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Poker Players Championship 2011 – Phil Hellmuth, Gus Hansen Lead the Pack

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Jul/04/2011
Poker Players Championship 2011

Familiar faces were among those atop the leaderboard of the 2011 Poker Players Championship, the World Series of Poker’s second most prestigious event.  Phil Hellmuth and Gus Hansen were right up there while Scott Seiver sat on top with the most chips.  Seiver has won just shy of $4 million in career live tournaments.

The Phil Hellmuth watch continues as he is gunning for a 12th WSOP bracelet, having come close on two occasions during this year’s tournament.  Hellmuth cashed out in 2nd place at two World Series of Poker events.  

This year’s PPC featured a $50,000 buy-in that attracted 128 players, up from 116 last year. The total prize pool will be $6,144,000, with over $1.7 million going to first place. The top 16 players in total will be paid, with even 16thplace paying over $100,000.

After the first two days of play, 74 players remain in the running.

 

1

Scott Seiver

800,000        

+25,000

Las Vegas

NV

United States

2

Vladimir Shchemelev

745,000        

-85,000

Wilmington

-

Serbia

3

Matt Glantz

700,000        

+63,500

Lafayette Hill

PA

United States

4

David Oppenheim

670,000        

-

Calabasas

CA

United States

5

Brian Hastings

660,000        

-90,000

Ithaca

NY

United States

6

Gus Hansen

630,000        

+30,000

Monaco

-

Monaco

7

Phil Hellmuth

600,000        

-30,000

Palo Alto

CA

United States

8

Sebastian Ruthenberg

580,000        

-50,000

London

-

United Kingdom

9

Jon Turner

570,000        

+40,000

Henderson

NV

United States

10

Josh Arieh

550,000        

+180,000

Alpharetta

GA

United States

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

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