Event: Limit Hold'em
Prize pool: $1,428,850
Prizes Paid: 18
1st Daniel Idema (Canada) -- $378,642
2nd Matthew Gallin (United States) -- $233,944
3rd Barry Greenstein (United States) -- $169,512
4th Steve Landfish (United States) -- $125,120
5th Domenico Denotaristefani (United States) -- $94,029
6th Justin Smith (United States) -- $71,897
7th Isaac Haxton (United States) -- $55,908
8th Richard Brodie (United States) -- $44,207
9th Nick Schulman (United States) -- $35,51
11th Darren Woods (Lincolnshire) -- $28,990
Vegas 11 Stats:
• Dan is a 26-year old pro from Vancouver, Canada.
• He finished second in this same tournament last year after having a 12:1 heads-up chip lead.
• Barry Greenstein was vying for his fourth bracelet.
• Nick Schulman is the first player to make three top ten finishes in 2011.
• Dan was the only Canadian on an otherwise all-American final table.
• Eighth place finisher Richard 'Quiet Lion' Brodie was one of the creators of Microsoft Word.
• 11th place Woods won Event 19's $2,500 six-handed Limit event.
• Attendance declined from last year by 19 players.
"It’s a tremendous honor [to win]. A lot of great players have gold bracelets and it’s such an honor to be part of the world. There were a lot of big-name pros. It was a bit intimidating in such a field on the last day. I was very happy and fortunate to be here.
"[On the final hand] I flopped two pair; that’s a pretty big hand heads up. Fortunately, [my opponent] had a big pocket pair and I was able to win a nice pot. I felt very fortunate to get there last year and this year, as well. Last year, I got very unlucky when we got heads-up. Mind you, I ran very well to get heads-up. I would say it is a surreal experience. It really hasn’t all sunk in yet.
"I started playing poker with my brother Adam. Then, there’s Sean Buchanan, who I think is one of the best players in the world, and he’s from Canada on the west coast. Greg Mueller is another. Zach Fellows, Matt Jarvis – there are just so many good players. There are so many great players from Vancouver. I think that makes all of us better, in the end."
World Stategy of Poker - Peter Costa
Image courtesy of wsop.com; words Nolan Dalla.
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Event 1 - Sean Drake
Event 2 - Jake Cody
Event 3 - Francesco Barbaro
Event 4 - Allen Bari
Event 5 - Eugene Katchalov
Event 6 - Harrison Wilder
Event 7 - Amir Lehavot
Event 8 - Sean Getzwiller
Event 9 - Matt Perrins
Event 10 - Geffrey Klein
Event 11 - Viacheslov Zhukov
Event 12 - David Diaz
Event 13 - Andrew Badecker
Event 14 - Tyler Bonkowski
Event 15 - Brian Rast
Event 16 - John Juanda
Event 17 - Aaron Stuery
Event 18 - Foster Hays
Event 19 - Darren Woods
Event 20 - Jason Somerville
Event 21 - Bertrand Grospellier
Event 22 - Elie Payan
Event 23 - John Monnette
Event 24 - Mark Radoja
Event 25 - Chris Viox
Event 26 - Oleksii Kovalchuk