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||Jamie Gold's World Series of Poker Main Event Bracelet Up For Auction|
|2||Doyle Brunson Bows Out Of World Series Of Poker|
|3||Final Table Set In European Poker Tour €100,000 Super High Roller|
|4||Quest For Online Gambling In New Jersey: Colony Capital Fires Back At PokerStars|
|5||Tiger Woods To Host Poker Tournament In Las Vegas|
|6||Gambling Lawsuit: Did Ivey Notice Defective Cards At London Casino En Route To Winning $12 Million?|
|7||Ultimate Bet Cheating: Russ Hamilton Admits In Audio Recording, 'I Did Take This Money'|
|8||Steve O'Dwyer Wins European Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event|
|9||Steve O'Dwyer Leads Star Studded European Poker Tour Grand Final Final Table|
|10||High-Stakes Online Poker: Gus Hansen Approaching $10 Million Lifetime Losses On Full Tilt|
|1||Gambling Lawsuit: Did Ivey Notice Defective Cards At London Casino En Route To Winning $12 Million?|
|2||Ultimate Bet Cheating: Russ Hamilton Admits In Audio Recording, 'I Did Take This Money'|
|3||High-Stakes Online Poker: Gus Hansen Approaching $10 Million Lifetime Losses On Full Tilt|
|4||Nevada To Add Gambler To 'Black Book' For First Time In Nearly Four Years|
|5||Phil Ivey Sues London Casino For Allegedly Stiffing Him On $12.1 Million|
|6||High-Stakes Poker: Last Year's Biggest Winner Online Still Struggling In 2013|
|7||A Look At The Ultimate Poker Software: Nevada's First Real Money Online Poker Room|
|8||High-Stakes Online Poker: Gus Hansen Now Down $6 Million Since The Fall|
|9||Ben Tollerene Talks About Losing $1.7 Million In Single Session To Viktor Blom|
|10||Mike Matusow Wins 2013 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship|