Latest Reactions From WSOP 2011 Final Table As Three Remain

After around 10 hours of play at the 2011 WSOP Main Event Final Table on Sunday, three pros still remain in contention for poker’s most prestigious title, as well as the $8,711,956 first place prize. They are Pius Heinz from Germany (pictured right), Ben Lamb from USA and Martin Stszko from the Czech Republic.
Athough their aspirations are still intact, six of the November Nine, however, found their WSOP dreams come suddenly to an end for another year. Despite the enormous payouts for their hard efforts, the players understandably were still disappointed to now find themselves on the sideline of the action, and so here are some of the reactions of the players after they hit the rail:
Sam Holden Eliminated In 9th For $782,115
“Hmmmm out in 9th AJs vs AKo of ben lamb. Kind of thin shove but i think it was ok. Thanks again to everyone for the support!…He (Heinz) came in with guns blazing.”
Anton Makiievskyi Eliminated In 8th For $1,010,015
“I don’t know what happened. I don’t know how I’ll feel like in an hour.”
Commenting on the raucous casino crowd cheering on during the game, Anton said:
“I don’t think it affected my play but I don’t like it. It sometimes was too loud during the game.”
Badih Bounahra Eliminated In 7th For $1,314,097
Eoghan O’Dea Eliminated In 6th For  $1,720,831
Commenting on a crucial hand played between himself and Heinz with around 44 million in chips at stake,  Heinz then shoved all-in over O’Dea’s bet on the river of 8.2 million with O’Dea then folding his ace-high.
“Yeah, it probably killed me a bit.”
Phil Collins Eliminated In 5th For  $2,269,599
“Busted in 5th, short of the goal but obviously a great accomplishment. Thank you everyone so much for the support!”
“I’m happy with the money, but not with the result.”
Matt Giannetti Eliminated In 4th For $3,012,700
“When you get close to something you dreamed about and you don’t get it, it sucks. Who won fourth place last year?..nobody remembers.”
The remaining three players will now enjoy a break on Monday before returning on Tuesday at 9 p.m. EST to play down to a champion. Blinds will begin at 600k/1.2m and an ante of 200k with the players stacked-up as follows:
Pius Heinz (Ger) 107,800,000
Ben Lamb (USA) 55,400,000
Martin Stszko (Cze) 42,700,000

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