Van Der Fluit wins PLO Event 11

Becomes fourth Dutch champion in WSOP history

Updated: June 8, 2012, 3:00 PM ET
By Andrew Feldman | ESPN.com

Vincent Van Der Fluit defeated the 970-player field to win his first bracelet and $265,211 in the $1,500 pot-limit Omaha Event 11. Better known as "Vingtcent" online, his fast-aggressive style led to a final table that played out in approximately four hours. This was his first WSOP event in 2012 and a great relief to the poker pro who had two consecutive years of struggles on the WSOP felt.

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WSOP.com Vincent Van Der Fluit, known better as online pro "Vingtcent ", won Event 11 of the 2012 WSOP.

"I had two very frustrating summers, then this year I land in my first event and win it. It's sort of a weird contrast," Van Der Fluit said after his victory to the WSOP.

The 24-year-old Van Der Fluit became the fourth Dutch champion in WSOP history. It was his fifth WSOP cash and his first career six-figure score. His previous best WSOP finish came in 2011 when he finished 15th in the $2,500 mixed hold 'em event. Despite being a WSOP champion, he remained modest after his victory.

"I like to think I'm a very well-rounded player," he said. "I definitely feel like my PLO and mixed games are really good. I've worked on my no-limit game a bunch which I think -- especially in tournaments -- is pretty up to par with most good players. Am I the crème de la crème? I don't know. Maybe, maybe not. I think it's better for someone to look at my game objectively and decide that."

Anyone watching the final table might argue that he's not giving himself enough credit. He maneuvered through a tough final eight that included former bracelet winner Tristan Wade and WSOP Circuit champion Charles Tonne. Van Der Fluit pushed the action often and continued that aggression all the way through the final hand when he got Tonne's chips in the center in great shape, holding a flopped two pair and flush draw against Tonne's middle pair and weaker flush draw. Van Der Fluit hit the flush on the turn and wrapped up a brilliantly played final table with the great heads-up comeback.

"It's really nice and I think it suits me to have a bracelet," he said. "There are so many such great players that don't have a bracelet. It's just me getting lucky."

Other notable finishers include McLean Karr (20th), Terrance Chan (26th), Oleksii Kovalchuk (36th), Michael Binger (44th) and Noah Boeken (50th). Tony Cousineau finished in 59th and extends his lead in the unfortunate category of most cashes without a WSOP bracelet (50).

Below are the complete results of Event 11 at the 2012 World Series of Poker:

Event 11: Pot-limit Omaha
Buy-in: $1,500
Entries: 970
Prize pool: $1,309,500
Players in the money: 117

1. Vincent Van Der Fluit ($265,221)
2. Charles Tonne ($164,132)
3. Tristan Wade ($102,690)
4. Damien Lhommueau ($74,536)
5. Alex Dovzhenko ($55,025)
6. Rodney Brown ($41,249)
7. Brian Garbe ($31,375)
8. Calvin Anderson ($24,186)
9. David Schnettler ($18,896)
10. Galen Kester ($14,954)
11. Mitch Mitchener ($14,954)
12. Stephen Wolfe ($14,954)
13. Daniel Sindelar ($11,995)
14. Milad Jorshari ($11,995)
15. Susie Zhao ($11,995)
16. Ronnie Baugh ($9,742)
17. Adam Adler ($9,742)
18. Fabio Breitfuss ($9,742)
19. Michael Christiansen ($8,014)
20. McLean Karr ($8,014)
21. Matthew Warn ($8,014)
22. Christopher Drake ($8,014)
23. Steven Gorder ($8,014)
24. Kevin Boudreau ($8,014)
25. Tristan Clemencon ($8,014)
26. Terrence Chan ($8,014)
27. Matthew Maggard ($8,014)
28. Stephen Su ($6,691)
29. Howard Andrew ($6,691)
30. Michael Horowitz ($6,691)
31. Michael Hatfield ($6,691)
32. Senovio Ramirez ($6,691)
33. Jeremy Schofer ($6,691)
34. Isaac Baron ($6,691)
35. Martin Leclerc ($6,691)
36. Oleksii Kovalchuk ($6,691)
37. Dustin Dobrilovic ($5,657)
38. Nick Jivkov ($5,657)
39. Karim Jomeen ($5,657)
40. Joseph Marchal ($5,657)
41. Bryan Pena ($5,657)
42. James Morgan ($5,657)
43. Brad Peeples ($5,657)
44. Michael Binger ($5,657)
45. Ryan Young ($5,657)
46. Leroy Baca ($4,832)
47. Henry Fulkerson ($4,832)
48. Chris Ruby ($4,832)
49. Joe Poole ($4,832)
50. Noah Boeken ($4,832)
51. Gregory Ronaldson ($4,832)
52. Thomas Brabham ($4,832)
53. Jonathan Poche ($4,832)
54. Jeffery Tims ($4,832)
55. Jordan Siegel ($4,177)
56. Elie Payan ($4,177)
57. Bradley Craig ($4,177)
58. Jamie Rosen ($4,177)
59. Tony Cousineau ($4,177)
60. Scott Greenhill ($4,177)
61. Eric Samuelian ($4,177)
62. Noah Bronstein ($4,177)
63. Srott Oreilly ($4,177)
64. Chris Viox ($3,666)
65. David James ($3,666)
66. Vladyslav Semenenko ($3,666)
67. Ryan Schmidt ($3,666)
68. Sean Patrick ($3,666)
69. Sholom Lipszyc ($3,666)
70. Nathan Hagens ($3,666)
71. T.K. Miles ($3,666)
72. Jiaqi Xu ($3,666)
73. Ryan D'Angelo ($3,260)
74. Richard Brendel ($3,260)
75. Herve Le Lan ($3,260)
76. John Myung ($3,260)
77. Jordan Simoneau ($3,260)
78. Jeffrey Lennon ($3,260)
79. AP Phahurat ($3,260)
80. JP Kelly ($3,260)
81. Michael Ferrell ($3,260)
82. Michael Downey ($2,933)
83. Calen McNeil ($2,933)
84. Daniel Fuhs ($2,933)
85. Shannon Shorr ($2,933)
86. Ryan Stauffer ($2,933)
87. Adam Laskey ($2,933)
88. Andrew Klivan ($2,933)
89. Ozzy Sheikh ($2,933)
90. Carl Maddy ($2,933)
91. Ismael Bojang ($2,697)
92. Michael Katz ($2,697)
93. Sorel Mizzi ($2,697)
94. Kevin Pionkowski ($2,697)
95. Anton Ionel ($2,697)
96. Ryan Tepen ($2,697)
97. Howard Smith ($2,697)
98. Keith Clarke ($2,697)
99. Yuebin Guo ($2,697)
100. Aaron Duczak ($2,488)
101. Jeffrey Brown ($2,488)
102. David Inselberg ($2,488)
103. Mark Davis ($2,488)
104. Frank Calo ($2,488)
105. Marco Lang ($2,488)
106. Thomas Pettersson ($2,488)
107. Robert Shuptrine ($2,488)
108. Padraig Parkinson ($2,488)
109. Roy Thung ($2,488)
110. Nathaniel Armstrong ($2,488)
111. Manig Loeser ($2,488)
112. Allan Le ($2,488)
113. Oliver Dinand ($2,488)
114. Jonathan Aguiar ($2,488)
115. Hien Truoung ($2,488)
116. Vitaly Lunkin ($2,488)
117. Choriwe Gauthier ($2,488)

Andrew Feldman is ESPN.com's Poker Editor. He is the host of the Poker Edge Podcast and co-host of ESPN Inside Deal. Andrew has covered the poker industry for ESPN since 2004.

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