The 2011 $25,000 World Poker Tour Championship title belongs to 26-year-old poker phenom Scott Seiver.
The Brown University graduate came into the final table in a near tie for the chip lead and was never really in danger of being eliminated. Once three-handed play began, Seiver steamrolled his competition, eventually knocking out Player of the Year frontrunner Galen Hall in third place. By the time heads-up play began, Seiver had jumped out to a 3-1 chip lead which he never relinquished. After making a straight on the river, Seiver got Farzad Bonyadi to commit the rest of his stack with two pair and sealed his victory. For the win, Seiver banked $1,618,344, bringing his career earnings to $4.5 million.