2011 WSOP Results So Far: Week 1 Recap

Since the 2011 WSOP got underway almost a week ago on 31st May, there has already been 7 bracelets won at the prestigious event in Las Vegas.
Here is a quick recap of the story so far:
Event 1: $500 casino employees no-limit hold’em.
US player Sean Drake won this event after overcoming a field of 850 players over three days to pick-up the bracelet, and the $50,807 first place prize. Drake has now earned $87,024 from live tournaments.
Event 2: $25K Heads-Up Championship
UK player Jake Cody won 7 heads-up matches to take down the $851,192 top prize. Cody has now added a WSOP bracelet to his WPT and EPT titles and amassed $2,668,791 in live winnings.
Event 3: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8 or Better
US cash game pro Francesco Barbaro won this event for $262,283 after beating a field of 925 players over three days. The 37 year-old has now won $283,014 from live tournaments.
Event 4: $5k No-Limit Hold’em
US pro Allen Bari triumphed in this event after defeating a field of 865 players over four days to capture his WSOP bracelet. Bari has now won an impressive $2,984,026 during his tournament poker career.
Event 5: $1,500 Seven-Card Stud
US pro Eugene Katchalov outlasted a field of 357 players to take home his first WSOP title, and collect the $122,909 first place prize. The Ukranian born 30 year old has now won a staggering $6,338,588 since his first cash in 2004.
Event 6: $1,500 Limit Hold’em
US player Harrison Wilder won this event after besting a 675 player field over three days for his first ever live tournament cash. The 29-year-old collected $205,065 for his magnificent victory.
Event 7: $10k Pot-Limit Hold’em
US player Amir Lehavot took down this event after a three day battle which saw him overcome a field of 249 players on his way to picking up the $573,456 first place prize. He has now earned $1,541,574 from live tournaments.
Well folks, that’s the tale from the first week of the 2011 WSOP. Don’t forget to check back for regular WSOP updates as well as weekly recaps.

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