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Dash Dudley Wins 2019 World Series of Poker $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

Poker pro Defeats Field of 518 Entries To Win His First Bracelet And $1,086,967

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Dash Dudley has won the latest championship gold bracelet at the 2019 World Series of Poker. The 32-year-old poker pro from Lansing, Michigan overcame a field of 518 total entries to win the $10,000 pot-limit Omaha championship, securing his first WSOP gold bracelet and the massive top prize of $1,086,967.

“The reason I play cards is because of [my mother], primarily. She used to have a game, way back, when I was 13 or 14 years old, and they’d play dealer’s choice,” said Dudley, introducing her to the media in attendance after he had taken down the title. “I watched for quite a bit, and finally I decided to jump in and try it out. And they crushed me. They were playing no-limit seven-card stud – it was maybe the only no-limit seven-stud game in the country. They were putting a lot of pressure on me when I had no money. But that’s kind of how my mom got me into poker and she’s been such an influence my whole life, helping me out. We’ve been through tough times, and she’s always been there for me.”

In addition to securing his first bracelet and the biggest score of his career, Dudley was also awarded 2,100 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win. This was his first final table finish of the year, but it alone is enough to catapult him into 36th place in the 2019 POY race, which is sponsored by Global Poker.

Dudley came into the fourth and final day of this event as the chip leader with 6,550,000. which was good for 33 big blinds when play resumed with eight players remaining. Dudley scored his first elimination of the day when his ADiamond SuitQHeart Suit10Heart Suit6Diamond Suit made a full house to beat the QDiamond Suit10Club Suit9Heart Suit9Diamond Suit of Andrey Razov on a KSpade SuitQSpade Suit5Diamond SuitAHeart SuitAClub Suit runout. Razov earned $125,215 as the seventh-place finisher.

Jeremy Ausmus2011 WSOP main event sixth-place finisher Eoghan O’Dea was the next to hit the rail. O’Dea got his last chips in with pocket kings, only to run into the pocket aces of fellow former November Niner Jeremy Ausmus. The 2013 WSOP Europe pot-limit Omaha event winner and ended up making two pair with his live cards alongside the aces to secure the pot, sending O’Dea home with $169,173 for sixth place.

Kyle Montgomery ran into the pocket aces of James Park, earning $232,680 for his fifth-place finish. Park picked up aces again in an all-in confrontation, calling the shove of Ausmus after a flop of QHeart Suit6Club Suit4Club Suit. Ausmus had a wrap draw with 9Club Suit8Diamond Suit7Spade Suit5Spade Suit. Park’s AHeart SuitAClub Suit8Spade Suit3Spade Suit would have to dodge a lot of bullets. The KClub Suit on the turn and the QSpade Suit on the river were both safe, though, and Ausmus was knocked out in fourth place ($325,693).

With that Park took a lead into three-handed play, with more than twice as many chips as the short-stacked Dudley. Park started to pull even farther ahead before Dudley found a key double up with trip eights beating the trip threes of Park on a double-paired board. Dudley then doubled through Joel Feldman, once again with pocket aces beating pocket kings. With that Dudley took the outright lead.

James ParkPark finished off Feldman, with his 10Club Suit10Diamond Suit7Heart Suit6Club Suit besting Feldman’s ASpade SuitAClub Suit7Diamond Suit5Spade Suit. The board came down KSpade SuitKHeart Suit5Club SuitJDiamond Suit10Heart Suit, with the river ten giving Park a full house. Feldman was awarded $463,814.

Park and Dudley began heads-up on roughly even footing, but things quickly turned in Dudley’s favor. By the time the final hand arose Dudley had more than a 2-to-1 lead. In the final hand Park raised to 1,600,000 with the QDiamond SuitJDiamond Suit9Spade Suit5Spade Suit and Dudley three-bet to 3,600,000 with KHeart SuitQHeart SuitQClub Suit10Spade Suit. Park called and the flop came down JClub Suit6Diamond Suit2Club Suit. Dudley bet pot and Park called for his last 5,875,000. Dudley was ahead with his pair of queens, and the AHeart Suit on the turn and 10Diamond Suit on the river kept his lead intact. With that Park was eliminated in second place, earning $671,802.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Dash Dudley $1,086,967 2,100
2 James Park $671,802 1,750
3 Joel Feldman $463,814 1,400
4 Jeremy Ausmus $325,693 1,050
5 Kyle Montgomery $232,680 875
6 Eoghan O’Dea $169,173 700
7 Andrei Razov $125,215 525
8 Will Jaffe $94,380 350

For more coverage from the summer series, check out the 2019 WSOP landing page, complete with a full schedule, results, news, player interviews, and event recaps.