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The Top 10 Moments at the 2011 World Series of Poker

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Aug 24, 2011

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The 2011 World Series of Poker saw memorable victories throughout a run of preliminary events that crowned 57 gold-bracelet winners in June and early July. Notable professionals won their first bracelets or added to their trophy cases, and a European invasion showed the increased footprint of European players in the post-Black Friday poker world. In one case, a player who did not attend made headlines, and in other cases, the events themselves made news thanks to unexpected growth. Collected below are the top 10 performances, victories, and stories from this summer at the Rio. 1) Brian Rast Wins Two Bracelets and the $50,000 Players Championship Brian Rast boosted his career earnings to $3 million after an incredible summer that saw him earn his first two gold bracelets and $1.95 million. He took home $227,232 in prize money and his first gold bracelet for topping a field of 765 players in ...


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