WSOP 2011 Main Event Results: Key Facts And Top 50 Positions

The 2011 Main Event started with 6,865 hopefuls back in July and reached its ultimate exciting conclusion this week, after German pro Pius Heinz, 22, was crowned this year’s winner of the hugely popular Event 58: $10,000 N0-Limit Hold’em Championship.
Here are some key facts and results from the 2011 Main Event which concluded Monday night at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas:
1: The Main Event field of 6,865 entrants was the 3rd largest ever recorded at the tournament. Represented were players from 85 different countries, with 4,604 participants from the U.S. and 2,261 from the Rest Of the World (ROY).
2: Male participants made up 96.5% of the field, with this year’s last woman standing being Erika Moutinho (USA) who finished in 29th for $242,636.
3: Pius Heinz became the first German player ever to make a final table of the Main Event, let alone take down the whole tournament. He also became the competition’s fourth straight winner to be 23 years old or younger.
4: Pius Heinz received $8,715,638 for his first place finish, the 4th biggest amount ever received by a Main Event Champion. The largest prize was won in 2006 by Jamie Gold ($12m), followed in 2008 by Peter Eastgate ($9,152,416) and in 2010 by Jonathan Duhamel ($8,944,310).
5: German pro Pius Heinz became the 7th non-American player to win the Main Event since it started in 1971. ROY winners are as follows:
1990: Mansour Matloubi (UK) for $895,000
1999: Noel Furlong (Ireland) for $1m
2001: Carlos Mortensen (Spain) for $1.5m
2005: Joe Hachem (Australia) for $7.5m
2008: Peter Eastgate (Denmark) for $9,152,416
2010: Jonathan Duhamel (Canada) for $8,944,310
2011: Pius Heinz (Germany) for $8,715,638
6: At the 2011 Main Event, from the starting field of 6,865 players, those players finishing between 693rd and 622nd received the minimum pay-out of $19,359. Some of the notable names who rode high at this year’s event included 2005 Winner Tony Hachem in 37th ($196,174), Erick Lindgren in 43rd ($196,174) and Allen Cunningham in 69th ($108,412).
7: Noone since 1997 has managed to win the WSOP Main Event more than once, and this year was no exception. Players who have managed to achieve this remarkable feat in the past are Johnny Moss (1971, 1974), Doyle Brunson (1976, 1977), Stu Ungar (1980, 1981, 1997) and Johnny Chan (1987, 1988).
8:  Lastly, here are the final 50 finishing positions at the WSOP 2011 Main Event:
1st   Pius Heinz    $8,715,368    
2nd   Martin Staszko    $5,433,086    
3rd   Ben Lamb    $4,021,138    
4th   Matt Giannetti    $3,012,700    
5th   Phil Collins    $2,269,599    
6th   Eoghan O’Dea    $1,720,831    
7th   Badih Bounahra    $1,314,097    
8th   Anton Makiievskyi $1,010,015
9th   Sam Holden  $782,115   
10th  John Hewitt    $607,882     
11th  Khoa Nguyen    $607,882     
12th  Bryan Devonshire    $607,882     
13th  Kosta Mamaliadis    $478,174     
14th  Scott Schwalich    $478,174     
15th  Andrey Pateychuk    $478,174     
16th  Ryan Lenaghan    $378,796     
17th  Sam Barnhart    $378,796     
18th  Kenny Shih    $378,796     
19th  Aleksandr Mozhnyakov    $302,005 
20th  Gionni Demers    $302,005    
21st  Chris Moore    $302,005    
22nd  Lars Bonding    $302,005    
23rd  Andrew Hinrichsen    $302,005
24th  Gregory Kaplan    $302,005    
25th  Jerry Van Strydonck $302,005
26th  John Paul Kelly    $302,005    
27th  Kyle Johnson    $302,005    
28th  Philipp Gruissem    $242,636    
29th  Erika Moutinho    $242,636
30th  David Sands    $242,636    
31st  Steve Brecher    $242,636    
32nd  John Esposito    $242,636    
33rd  Nelson Robinson    $242,636    
34th  Nicolas Fierro    $242,636    
35th  Guillaume Darcourt    $242,636
36th  Hilton Laborda    $242,636    
37th  Tony Hachem    $196,174    
38th  Frank Sinopoli    $196,174    
39th  Mario Silvestri    $196,174
40th  James Page    $196,174    
41st  Tri Huynh    $196,174    
42nd  Fabio Sousa    $196,174    
43rd  Erick Lindgren    $196,174    
44th  Ruben Visser    $196,174    
45th  David Bach    $196,174    
46th  Stephane Albertini $160,036
47th  Thomas Koral    $160,036    
48th  Stuart Tuvey    $160,036    
49th  Feming Chan    $160,036    
50th  Matthew Kay    $160,036

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