WSOP 2011 – Amir Lehavot wins Pot-Limit Hold ‘em $10k

WSOP 2011 – Amir Lehavot wins Pot-Limit Hold ‘em $10k

Monday, 6 June 2011

The $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold ‘em Championship began Day 3 with 27 players in the money and the potential for a star-studded final table. Mike Matusow, Jennifer Tilly, Robert Mizrachi and Toby Lewis were all still in play but all fell short of the final nine.

Despite this we still had some names in the poker Who’s Who sitting at the final, among them McLean Karr, Sam Stein and Nicolas Levi. Eventually it came down to Amir Lehavot and Jarred Solomon with the former holding a 2.6-1 chip lead.

Despite this it was anybody’s game for a while as the chips shipped back and forth between players. However, Lehavot couldn’t be overcome and in the last hand he flipped up A-Q after calling Solomon’s shove with A-J, which missed the outs and ended the tournament.

Stephen Chidwick led the British challenge, eventually busting out in fourth. This month's cover star Chris Moorman cashed for the second time at this year's WSOP. We caught up with the online legend last month. Read the full interview here.

The full final table payouts were as follows:

1.Amir Lehavot $573,456
2.Jarred Solomon $354,460
3.Sam Stein $264,651
4.Stephen Chidwick $198,927
5.Tommy Vinas $150,453
6.Nicolas Levi $114,525
7.Eric Cloutier $87,702
8.McLean Karr $67,596
9.Michael Benvenuti $52,406

Tags: WSOP 2011, event #7, Amir Lehavot, Jarred Solomon, Stephen Chidwick, Chris Moorman