The $1,000 PLO tournament turns into a payday of over $122,000 for the winner
Another first-time winner of a World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet has been crowned, outlasting 663 entries in the $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) 8-max tournament. The winner is Guy “PhilLaak” Dunlap, who won, besides the bracelet, the first-place prize of $122,780 after fighting for the 12 hours that this tournament lasted. Dunlap may not be as well-known in the poker world as some others; however, he has amassed over $106,000 in live tournament winnings and has additional six-figure winnings from online poker events.
The event was played on Wednesday evening and attracted a total of 385 players with 277 rebuys for a 663-entry field and a total prize pool of $629,850. Dunlap is from Portland, Oregon and, according to HendonMob, his career-best until this latest win was a $26,104 prize for finishing third in the Pendleton 2011 Fall Poker Round-Up $500 Main Event. Besides the success he has found playing poker online, Dunlap also recorded several victories in smaller live events, and now he has a WSOP bracelet to brag about.
The final table of this PLO tournament had Dunlap facing Shane Daniels in the final heads-up; and Daniels would have to settle for $82,069.45. Third place went to Todd Sladek, who won $56,749.48. Other notables at the table were Anthony Zinno, who finished eighth and won $11,526, and Robert Kuhn, who finished 15th and took home $5,416.71. Nathan Gamble and Erik Seidel were also at the tournament but didn’t make it to the final table, either.