Pius Heinz, new world champion and Duhamel offers a buy-in to 1 M$

Obviously, must be put into perspective. Winning a bracelet at the WSOP, even that of the Main Event does not to the best player in the world, but let's say that this is about us and gives us a lot of visibility. According to tradition, the winner of the Main Event is declared "champion of the world of poker".


The World Series of Poker are for several years the most prestigious series of poker tournaments in the world and the main event $ 10,000 (the Main Event) is since that time, the most prestigious of this series tournament (and probably the most prestigious tournament in the world).


In 2010, the tournament was won by Jonathan Duhumel, Poker_John on PokerCollectif, but this year, this title goes to the German Pius Heinz, the first German player to win the prestigious bracelet and $ 8.7 million that goes with it. Having read many commentators write about this tournament and most importantly, this final table, analysts agree that the level of play on this final table was particularly strong. We are far from the years Jamie Gold or Chris Moneymaker. Since 2006, the caliber of the players on the final table of the Main Event of the WSOP is increasingly strong. Players are more and more educated, and competition is fiercer every year.
The top 5 reads as follows:

1 Pius Heinz (GER): 8. 7 M$

2 Martin Stazszko (TCH - REP): 5, 4 M$

3 Ben Lamb (USA): 4 M$

4 Matt Geer (USA): 3 m$

5 Phil Collins (USA): 2. 2 M$

This year, despite the "black friday" 6865 players from 85 different countries enrolled in the Main Event of the WSOP.

Congratulations to Pius Heinz for this victory, he who was far from being the favorite until the final table action is launched.

Jonathan Duhamel will participate in The Big One for One Drop


Speaking of the world champion of poker, Jonathan Duhamel recently confirmed that he will participate in the tournament The Big One for One Drop, a tournament that will be held from 1 to 3 July in Las Vegas, Nevada.

He said in an telephone interview with the Journal de Montréal: "it's the most prestigious tournament ever held in the history of poker. So, I wanted to be part. Yes, the price is ridiculously large, but it is a page of history that turns. We will find the best players in the world and the rich businessmen who are manic poker. The combination of the two will create an interesting dynamic and a great challenge for any participant.

For those interested, please be aware that the price of entry to this tournament is 1 m $, making it a fairly elitist tournament. Duhamel will pay for all this sum from his pocket and gave no details about the people/agencies who had taken actions in his tournament, in other words, his "stakeux". During this tournament, 11.1% of the buy-in will be awarded to One Drop and Duhamel will give a 5% additional to the body if he wins a scholarship (5% of his purse in other words).

For the less well-off (even the high rollers of PokerCollectif would be reluctant to pay 1 M$ out-of-pocket to attend a tournament), Loto-Québec, through its casinos in Quebec will organize a series of satellites to participate in this tournament. 1 seat will be guaranteed for the event. PokerCollectif will give you more details about this in a few weeks.

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