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Elio Fox Wins 2011 WSOPE Main Event

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: Nov 30, 2011


The WSOPE was held in Cannes, France for the first time and it turned out to be the series; most successful iteration since its inception, with attendance and prize money all exceeding previous years. New Yorker Elio Fox triumphed over a record field of 592 in the €10,000 buy-in main event to take home the title, his first bracelet, and the top prize of €1.4 million ($1,927,310). The 25-year-old poker pro, who earlier this year won the Bellagio Cup VII in Las Vegas, overcame the largest field in WSOP Europe main-event history filled with top quality poker professionals from all over the world to become a major contender in the Card Player Player of the Year race. When play got down to 12-handed, Fox accumulated enough chips for the lead and kept it upon entering the final table. After nine hours, he finished what he started to take the lion’s ...

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