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World Series of Poker -- Daniel Alaei Wins $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

Alaei Banks $852,692 and Fourth Career Gold Bracelet


Daniel AlaeiDaniel Alaei won his first gold bracelet in 2006, taking down the $5,000 buy-in Deuce to Seven Lowball Championship. In 2009, he earned his second bracelet, winning the $10,000 Omaha eight-or-better Championship. The next year, he won the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship.

It turns out that Alaei is really good at winning the big buy-in Championship events at the World Series of Poker, because early Monday morning, he won the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship for a second time, earning his fourth career gold bracelet and $852,692.

Alaei, a 28-year-old California native, defeated a stacked field of 386 players, who created a total prize pool of $3,628,400. Though he normally focuses on high-stakes cash games, Alaei now has over $6.35 million in career tournament earnings, which is good enough for 55th place all time.

“It feels great to win,” Alaei said. “It’s been a few years. It’s nice to get this one, especially since I do not play as many as I used to. I gave the first [bracelet] I won to my father. He passed away in December of last year. So I have that one at home. The second one is with my mom. The third one is with my brother. And this one’s going to my wife. I promised her one two years ago and was finally able to fulfill that promise.”

Other notables at the final table included Alex Kravchenko, Tom Marchese and eventual runner-up Jared Bleznick.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Name Payout POY Points
1 Daniel Alaei $852,692 1500
2 Jared Bleznick $526,625 1250
3 James Wiese $380,836 1000
4 Tom Marchese $278,298 750
5 Numit Agrawal $205,512 625
6 Gjergj Sinishtaj $153,372 500
7 Sean Dempsey $115,637 375
8 Rory Brennan $88,061 250
9 Alex Kravchenko $67,742 125

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Photo Credit: Joe Giron/WSOP



9 years ago

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