Elio Fox, a US poker player was the winner of the fourth and final bracelet of the 2011 WSOP Europe. The US poker community was thrilled that an American from New York was able to take a bracelet as the WSOP came to the end.
Elio Fox, managed to beat 592 contenders in the main event whihc was worth a €10,000 buy-in. He emerged as a winner to take home his first bracelet, the title, and of course the highest prize of €1.4 million ($1,927,310). Elio Fox has had a good year since he also won the Bellagio Cup VII that took place in Las Vegas.
While this was a great event, the final event was played at the ballroom in Hotel Majestic Barriére – but only had a few spectators and lacked the usual loud cheering. When it came down to the end, and Fox was eyeing the prize pool of €5,692,800 ($7,836,414) he still was up against many big names in live poker. As the live poker professionals started fading out one by one, starting with Max Silver, Jake Cody, Shawn Buchanan, Dermot Blain, Brian Roberts, Moritz Kranich, and finally Chris Moorman, Fox must have realized that he had it in the bag.
In the end, Elio Fox made a call and flipped over A 10 and the board was dealt with 6 4 3 6 8, which made his Ace high enough for him to win this final and take home the bracelet as the winner.
The official results and payouts for this event are as follows:
Elio Fox came in first and took in a prize of €1,400,000 and 2,400 Card Player POY Points
Chris Moorman came in 2nd and took in a prize of €800,000 and 2,000 POY Points
Moritz Kranich came in 3rd and took in a prize of €550,000 and 1,600 POY Points
Elio Fox had entered 17 bracelet events at the WSOP in Vegas this year and he did not win in any of them. While speaking to the media, he said he was lucky to run this course and would want it for him to continue.
The WSOP Europe was held at Cannes, in France for the very first time and has turned out to be the most successful event with the number of people and the money being higher than all the previous years. Elio Fox has carved his name in history as the fifth champion at the WSOPE, after the likes of James Bord, Barry Shulman, John Juanda, and Annette Obrestad.