Event 11 of the 2012 WSOP Goes to Vincent van der Fluit

Vincent van der Fluit bested a field of 970 players in Event 11 of the 2012 World Series of Poker, becoming only the fourth Dutch-born player to win a WSOP event. The win was worth more than just the $265,211 in prize money to the 24-year-old online poker pro.

"I had two very frustrating summer; then this year I land in my first event and win it. It's sort of a weird contrast," Van DerFluit said after his victory.

In 2010 and 2011 he recorded four cashes, but his deepest run came in a $2,500 Mixed Hold'em event when he finished 15th for $14,936. In his own words, he "never really got close."

The final hand of the event came with blinds of 15,000/30,000, Van Der Fluit raised to 60,000 from the button. Holding 1.05 million chips, Charles Tonne made the call. Tonne checked the Ac-5c-2d flop and Van Der Fluit continuation bet 65,000. Tonne quickly check-raised to 315,000 and Van Der Fluit re-potted it on top of him. Tonne moved all in without hesitation and Van Der Fluit called.

Tonne showed Qh-Tc-9c-5h and Van Der Fluit tabled Ad-Jc-7c-2c. The Ac on the turn gave Van Der Fluit an unbeatable flush, leaving Tonne was drawing dead.


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