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This Week's Big Winner: James Calderaro Wins First WSOP Bracelet In $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championhsip

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Aug 30, 2017


Despite the hefty buy-in, the $25,000 pot-limit Omaha championship event at the 2017 World Series of Poker proved to be a big hit with the players, drawing a field of 205 and generating a total prize pool of $4,868,750. It was a sizable increase from the 184-player field in 2016 and the 175 runners in 2015. In the end, the title went to 51-year-old James Calderaro, who earned his first career bracelet and the huge $1,289,074 first-place prize. It was the largest score of the Florida-based poker pro’s career. Calderaro now has more than $3.5 million in live tournament earnings. In addition to winning a World Poker Tour title in 2014 at the Lucky Hearts Poker Open, he also went deep in the 2009 WSOP main event, earning $633,022 for his 13th-place finish. Here are the five biggest hands that propelled Calderaro to the win. Tournament: WSOP $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship Buy-In: $25,000 • No. of Entries: ...

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