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Elio Fox Wins Bellagio Cup VII

Fox Tops a Field of 224 Players to Win $669,692


Bellagio Hotel and CasinoThe Bellagio Cup VII $10,000 no-limit hold’em main event came to a close last night at Bellagio in Las Vegas, Nevada. The tournament attracted a total of 224 players, which created a prize pool worth $2,272,800. The champion of the tournament is Elio Fox from New York City. He took home the top prize worth $669,692 and a $25,000 seat in the 2012 World Poker Tour Championship, which will also take place at Bellagio. Fox took his career earnings to $1,746,799 with the victory. The win was the seventh of his career but this was his largest cash by far.

The runner up was professional Hafiz Khan, who took home $379,640. The final table of eight who returned on Monday also included William Thorson, Ted Forrest, and Bryn Kenney. You can check out the final-table results below:

Final-Table Results:

1: ELIO FOX — $669,692
2: HAFIZ KHAN — $379,460
3: WILLIAM THORSON — $288,350
4: BRANDON MEYERS — $150,311
5: TED FORREST — $112,733
6: BRYN KENNEY — $91,260
7: DANIEL COLMAN — $69,787
8: JAMES HESS — $48,314

The top 27 players in the event cashed for at least $15,031. Many professionals cashed in the tournament and they included Isaac Haxton (26th place), David Benyamine (24th place), Justin Young (21st place), Michael McDonald (20th place), Lee Markholt (19th place), Vitaly Lunkin (18th place), Nenad Medic (17th place), Thomas Marchese (15th place), Nick Schulman (13th place), David Williams (11th place), and Brandon Cantu (ninth place).