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Seat 5: Nicolas Fierro -- 1,181,000

Nicolas Fierro

Prior to the 2011 World Series of Poker, Nicolas Fierro was barely a blip on the PokerNews' radar, but then he came out of nowhere. First, Fierro took third in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout at the WSOP for $198,096. He followed that deep run up with one in the WSOP Main Event where he finished 34th for $242,636.

Prior to those two scores, Fierro had $122,844 in live tournament earnings on record. He even cashed in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event back in 2010. After his successful summer, Fierro has gone on to win the $4,700 No-Limit Hold'em event at the Latin American Poker Tour IV Punta del Este/Americas Cup of Poker and also make a WSOP Europe final table. His final table run in Cannes saw him finish in third place and earn €53,426.

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