2011 Retrospective – Part 5

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2011. December 27. |
In the fifth part of our end-of-the-year retrospective, we revise what happened in May, 2011.
May

Bertrand ’ElkY’ Grospellier earned €525,000, winning the PokerStars European Poker Tour Grand Final High Roller event, defeating Benny Spindler heads-up. The €10,000 Main Event was won by Ivan Freitez for €1,500,000.

Scott Seiver won the $1,618,344 first prize of the WPT Championship Main Event, defeating 'Freddy' Bonyadi heads-up. In the Super High Roller event, Erik Seidel emerged as champion.

Want to read more on the WPT Championship finals? Click here.

After 7 years, Thomas Kremser, Tournament Director for EPT, has terminated his partnership with the PokerStars European Poker Tour. He stated he wanted to explore new adventures in the poker industry.

Want to read more on Kremser? Click here.


On 31st May, the 42nd World Series of Poker (WSOP) launched. Players were dealt into 58 different events for a total prize pool of around $180 million, plus the coveted bracelets.

Want to read more on the 42nd WSOP? Click here.

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