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Lukasz Dumanski Wins Event No. 42

Winning In Style, Lukasz Dumanski Style


Sporting a brightly colored green-and-orange garment-of-sorts, and drinking a beer, Lukasz Dumanski showed us how to take down a bracelet in a style all his own. Event No. 42 was as unique as its winner's outfit. It was the only pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better event at this year's World Series of Poker. The $1,500 event attracted a field of 687 players and generated a prize pool of $937,755.

Dumanski came out on top of a final table featuring a couple of familiar faces: George Danzer, whom some may remember from last year's main event, and Chad Brown, a former Hollywood actor and recent tournament poker powerhouse. Both were present and vying for the bracelet.

The final table began with David Bach ($502,000), Brown ($390,000), Dumanski ($358,000), James Tolley ($282,000), Gene Timberlake ($143,000), Danzer ($116,000), Thomas Hunt ($114,000), and Mark Wilds ($96,000).

After a tough threehanded battle, Dumanski and David Bach found themselves heads up. Dumanski held more than twice the chips Bach did. In the end, Dumanski's A-A-Q-3 held up against Bach's J-J-6-3, and the gold bracelet was won. Bach takes home $139,725 for his second-place finish. Dumanski took home the first-place prize money of $227,454 and the coveted gold bracelet.