Thursday June 7, 2012 : Wsop event 11
In event 11, the $1,500 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha contest, 970 players entered, creating a prize pool of $1,309,500.
It turned out to be one of the fastest-completed competitions thus far at the 43rd World Series of Poker as Vincent van der Fluit from Utrecht in Holland demolished the opposition to claim the $265,211 first prize and his first WSOP bracelet.
It was his best reward yet in 11 tournament cashes that include Aussie Millions and EPT competitions, boosting his earnings to date to around $400,000.
It took the young Dutchman just four hours from start to finish to emerge as the winner after a brief but tense heads up against finalist Charles Tonne after the duo survived a final table that seated players from five countries: Tristan Wade, Damien Lhommueau, Alexander Dovzhenko, Rodney Brown, Brian Garbe, Calvin Anderson and David Schnettler.
The quality entry field also included aces like McLean Karr, Isaac Barron, Michael Binger, Noah Boeken, Ryan D’Angelo, J.P. Kelly, Shannon Shorr and Sorel Mizzi.
Tonne's second placing brought him a prize of $164,132.