Event 9: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry

Rast Going Deep

• Taso 23: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Outside of the 2011 World Series of Poker, Brian Rast was the top money winner last year. Not only did he win the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship, he also shipped a bracelet in a $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em event.

Most Money Won By an Individual at the 2011 WSOP (Excluding Main Event)

PlacePlayerMoney Won
1Brian Rast$1,952,443
2Phil Hellmuth$1,591,004
3Ben Lamb$1,331,832
4Joe Ebanks$1,179,031
5Chris Moorman$1,051,466
6Allen Bari$894,259
7Jake Cody$856,427
8Mikhail Lakhitov$851,058
9Antonin Teisseire$825,604
10Bertrand “ElkY” Grosspellier$811,639

Points of Interest:

  • Tom Dwan played in 54 of 58 bracelets events he was eligible for (no Seniors, Casino Employees or Ladies event).
  • Not only did Kirill Rabtsov earn the most cashes at the 2011 WSOP, he had one of the highest cash percentage rates among players in 2011 at 30.43%.
  • Even before the 2011 WSOP Main Event, Ben Lamb had already amassed $1.3 million in tournament earnings. His third place finish in the Main earned him an additional $4,021,138 for a total of $5,352,970.
  • Pius Heinz, by virtue of his Main Event win plus his one other WSOP cash, won $8,798,924 at the 2011 WSOP, the most of any individual.
  • Only Phil Hellmuth and Chris Moorman on the Top 10 money earners list did not win a WSOP gold bracelet—but both had runner-up finishes.

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