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    Thursday, May 26th, 2011 by t2admin

The World Poker Tour Championships were this past week in Las Vegas and many of the world’s best players competed in the two major tournaments at the event. With online poker players not having anywhere to play high-stakes action right now, many pros have been hitting the live poker tournament circuit in order to try and big up some much needed prize money. Two familiar names ended up winning the two major tournaments at the WPT Championships including Scott Seiver and Erik Seidel.

2011 $25K WPT Championship Event

Scott Seiver ended up winning the WPT Championship this year and added another $1.6M to his career live earnings, which now sits at over $4.5M. Seiver wins most of his money playing high stakes heads up poker and many pros won’t even play against him because he’s simply amazing at heads up poker. His aggressive nature at the table is perfect for shorthanded play and he proved he isn’t just a heads up specialist this past week.

There were roughly 220 players in the WPT Championship this year and the final table was played 6-handed. Seiver started the final table in great position to win, as he had plenty of chips to throw around. Farzad Bonyadi ended up heads up against the young Seiver, but he wasn’t a match for the heads up specialist. Below is a breakdown of how the final table ended up finishing along with how much each player pocketed.

• Scott Seiver – $1.6M
• Farzad Bonyadi – $1.05M
• Galen Hall – $589K
• Roger Teska – $371K
• Tony Gargano – $278K
• Justin Young – $225K

2011 $100K WPT Super High Roller Event

Only the best of the best enter the elusive $100K Super High Roller Event and basically every player in the event is well-known. Pros love battling it out in this massive event, as the top couple players always win most of the prize pool. Erik Seidel and the very popular Erick Lindgren ended up playing heads up against each other to determine the winner. Seidel started the heads up battle with a lead, but he lost the lead and had to fight back to eventually take down the title. There wasn’t a huge playing field in the tournament due to the huge $100K buy-in, but Seidel still ended up winning over $1M.

• Erik Seidel – $1.1M
• Erick Lindgren – $700K
• Daniel Negreanu – $448K
• Vivek Rajkumar – $336K
• Justin Bonomo – $224K

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