2011 WSOP Results So Far: Week 5 Recap

Since WSOP 2011 began on May 31st almost five week ago, 53 out of the scheduled 58 events have now been completed at the prestigious event in Las Vegas.
Following Weeks 1, 2, 3 and 4 recaps, here are the results for Week 5:
Event 42: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha championship
US pro Ben Lamb won this event after defeating a field of 361 players over four days to capture a career first winners bracelet, and the $814,436 top prize. Lamb has now earned $2,296,400 from live tournaments and an additional $1,131,871 playing online.
Event 43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
Brazilian pro Andre Akkari overcame a field of 2,857 players over four days to win a winners bracelet, and take home the $675,117 first place prize. Akkari has now earned $938,766 from live tournaments, $2.2 million playing online and also becomes only the second Brazilian player
ever to win a WSOP bracelet. 
Event 44: $2,500 Seven Card Razz
US pro Ralph “Rep” Porter collected a second career WSOP bracelet, after triumphing over a 363 player field to win the $210,615 top prize. The former equity options trader has now earned $1,507,786 playing live poker tournaments.
Event 45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
US amateur Ken Griffin, 34, overcame a field of 2,890 players to take down the $455,354 first place prize. The former US marine’s remarkable victory was his first score at a WSOP event.
Event 46: $10,000 Six-Max No-Limit Hold’em Championship
US pro Joe “ender555” Ebanks won this event after defeating a 474 strong player field to take down the $1,158,481 top prize. Ebanks becomes WSOP 2011’s first million dollar prize winner and has now earned $1,612,780 from live tournaments, as well as a further $3,048,470 playing online.
Event 47: $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low-8 or Better
 
US amateur Owais Ahmed overcame a field of 450 players and Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi heads-up, to win his first WSOP bracelet. The Pakistani-born 27 year old took three days to win the $255,959 top prize and now boasts life time earnings of $321,244.
Event 48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
US online pro Athanasios Polychronopoulos defeated a field of 2,713 players over four days to collect the $650,223 first place prize. The 27-year New Yorker has also won an impressive $2,000,656 from his online endeavours.
Event 49: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit)
US pro Leonard Martin, 56, won this event after seeing off 308 competitors over three days to claim his first WSOP bracelet, and the $189,919 top prize. Predominantly a cash player, Ukranian born Martin has now earned $348,835 from live tournaments.
Event 50: $5,000 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em
French pro Antonin Teisseire overcame a field of 814 players over four days to capture a WSOP bracelet and the $825,604 top prize. The 45 year old has now won
$1,362,400 from live tournaments.
Event 51: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight-or-Better
US amateur David Singontiko defeated a 946 strong player field over three days to take down the $268,235 top prize and a gold bracelet. It was the 21-year-old Californian student’s first ever WSOP event.
Event 52: $2,500 Mixed Hold’em
US pro Matt Matros had to overcome a field of 580 players on his way to collecting the $303,501 first-place prize and a career second WSOP bracelet. The 34 year-old Card Player columnist has now earned $1,902,038 from live tournaments.
Event 53: $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold’em Championship
US player Marsha Wolak defeated a field of 1,055 players to win a WSOP bracelet and the $192,344 first place prize. The Florida lady has now earned $219,911 playing live tournaments.

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