Maxx Dansky Wins Card Player Poker Tour Choctaw Main Event
Nashville, Tennessee Resident Scores $152,008 Payday
Maxx Dansky was on his way back home to Nashville, Tennessee when he decided to stop off for some poker at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma. After four days of battling it out in the $1,000 Card Player Poker Tour main event, the 25-year-old poker pro emerged victorious, taking home the $152,008 payday.
Dansky spent his summer and the better part of the last year, trying to make it work as a live player in Las Vegas. After several close calls, he and some buddies decided to make a drastic move so that they could continue playing online poker.
“I’m on my way back to Nashville, but in a few weeks, we’ll be living in Costa Rica,” said Dansky. “We plan on doing it until the next WSOP, so I guess it will be like an eight-month working vacation.”
Though he’s happy to be getting back on the virtual felt, Dansky said that his win in the live arena gave him the ultimate sense of satisfaction.
“There were just so many opportunities that I had in the last few months,” he said. “I’m just happy that everyone went my way this time and I can let go of all that other frustration.”
Dansky defeated Miguel Hernandez during a quick heads-up match. Hernandez, a 28-year-old barber from nearby Dallas, Texas, earned $93,708 for his runner-up finish.
Here’s a look at the final table results.
|Place||Player Name||Winnings||POY Points|
|1||High-Stakes Online Poker: Niklas Heinecker Up $6 Million As 2013 Winds Down|
|2||Poker Hand Of The Week: 12/5/13|
|3||Poker Strategy With Ed Miller: Bluffing In Multiway Pots|
|4||Men Of Action: Bob Stupak|
|5||Dan Bilzerian Says He Won $10.8 Million Playing Heads-Up Poker At Stakes $5,000-$10,000|
|6||Google Glass Could Help Poker Cheats|
|7||Hansen In The Abyss $15 Million On Full Tilt Poker|
|8||Poker Pro Fends Off Two Robberies In One Day|
|9||A Poker Life: Steven Silverman|
|10||Crazy Gambling Stories From November|
|1||Dan Bilzerian Says He Won $10.8 Million Playing Heads-Up Poker At Stakes $5,000-$10,000|
|2||Hansen In The Abyss $15 Million On Full Tilt Poker|
|3||Poker Pro Fends Off Two Robberies In One Day|
|4||Poker's Thankful: Great Suckouts From 2013|
|5||Bryan Devonshire: It Can Always Get Worse|
|6||New Jersey Sees Full Launch Of Web Poker|
|7||Sheldon Adelson: 'Willing To Spend Whatever It Takes' To Thwart Online Poker In United States|
|8||Jay Farber Says He Is Buying A House, Ferrari And Aston Martin With His Poker Winnings|
|9||Borgata Allowing I-Poker Signups Ahead Of Launch|
|10||$14 Million In Full Tilt Poker Losses For Gus Hansen|