This week’s poker news hones in on three big winners from this past week. Let’s take a look at who won, who they beat and how much they collected.
Donnell Dais Takes Home First Place In WSOP Online Event
Atlanta native Donnell Dais was able to win the $500 buy-in no-limit hold’em Turbo Deepstack event during the 2021 World Series of Poker Online series this past week. Dais had competed against a large field of 950 other entries but still emerged victorious. He took home the largest chunk of the $427,500 prize pool, reeling in $90,801.
The prize was a new career-high tournament win for Dais, as his previous highest was from a ninth-place finish during the 2018 WSOP Circuit Harrah’s New Orleans main event. He brough in $19,477 from that event.
Dais wasn’t the only person walking away with a big score from this event, though, as the top 99 finishers made a decent winning. Those top 99 players happened to feature a few big names as well such as Phil Hellmuth, Jeff Madsen and Bryan Piccioli.
Andrew Moreno Wins Wynn Millions Poker Tournament
38-year-old poker pro Andrew Moreno had himself a wonderful day at the Wynn Millions. He mentioned back in March that he was looking to get back to his winning ways following an extended tournament break and he appears to have done just that at the Wynn Millions Poker Tournament. He decided to compete in the $10,000,000 guaranteed Wynn Millions $10,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event and emerged victorious. There was a massive field of 1,328 other entries but none of them could stop Moreno.
With so many in the field with such a big buy-in, Moreno was able to take home $1,460,106 for his first-place finish. It was also the first seven-figure score of his terrific career. This win also smashes his previous high tournament earning of $210,623 that he earned from the 2016 WSOP $1,500 Monster Stack event.
Moreno also picked up 2,400 Card Player Player of the Year points for his finish. Adding onto his totals and catapulting him into third place in the current 2021 POY race with 3,547 total points.
Monster Stack Event At The World Series Of Poker Comes To A Close
Manig Loeser can now add another win to his collection. The German poker pro is already considered one of the most accomplished poker players in the world but he took it one step further this week when he picked up the win at the $600 buy-in no-limit hold’em Monster Stack event. He picked up $104,313 for his efforts.
It wasn’t an easy path for him, though, as he battled his way through over a thousand other entries in this event, which created a total prize pool of $560,520.
Loeser seems to just be piling on the achievements in his still-young poker career. This win now adds onto his victory at the Triton Poker Super High Roller event and the European Poker Tour. In total, Loeser has around $11.6 million in career tournament earnings. He still has every intention of claiming the triple crown though, with an EPT main event title and now a gold bracelet to his name. All he has left to do is win a World Poker Tour event and he is set.