Amir Lehavot Wins WSOP 2011 $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em

WSOP 2011Israeli Amir Lehavot picked up $205,065 for winning the WSOP 2011 $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em tournament at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Lehavot, who now lives in Weston, Florida, was also collecting his first WSOP title and, of course, a bracelet after overcoming 248 other competitors and in particular South African Jarred Solomon in heads-up play

Johannesburg native Solomon – who left with $354,460 for his second place finish – just missed out on becoming only the South African to collect a WSOP title after Cape Town’s Mark Vos secured the 2006 $2,000 no limit hold’em event.

What is particularly strange about Lehavot’s victory is that no other player has managed to lift a second bracelet in this event, with the 40-year-old becoming the 48th Pot-Limit Hold’em winner in WSOP history.

Final table finishes and payouts from the $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em event:
1. Amir Lehavot (Israel) – $573,456
2. Jarred Solomon (South Africa) – $354,460
3. Sam Stein (USA) – $264,651
4. Stephen Chidwick (UK) – $198,927
5. Tommy Vinas (USA) – $150,453
6. Nicolas Levi (UK) – $114,525
7. Eric Cloutier (USA) – $87,702
8. McLean Karr (USA) – $67,596
9. Michael Benvenuti (USA) – $52,406