Daniel Alaei Wins WSOP Bracelet Number 3 At $10,000 PLO Championship

Daniel Alaei Wins WSOP Bracelet Number 3 At $10,000 PLO ChampionshipDaniel Alaei has just won the WSOP $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship, after defeating a field of 346 players to take down the $780,599 first place prize, as well as picking up a third career WSOP bracelet.
The 26 year-old poker pro from  Santa Fe Springs, California had to contend with an incredibly tough field of players, which included Tom Dwan, Phil Hellmuth, Jason Mercier and Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott, on his way to eventual victory.
However, by the time the final table of nine had been reached, many of the big names had been eliminated, with PokerStars pros Ludovic Lacay and Alexander Krevchenko perhaps posing the biggest threat to Daniel Alaei’s WSOP hopes.
Alexander Kravchenko exited in 8th ($85,180), while Ludovic Lacaymade it all the way to 4th ($262,208) before Daniel Alaei finally dispatched him to the rails. By the time heads-up play had been reached against Miguel Proulx, Alaei held a big chip advantage over his opponent and the last hand occurred after he was dealt a 7s-6c-5s-5h to Proulx’s Ac-Kh-Th-2h.
All the money made its way to the centre of the table by the turn, and with the board running out Ts-9h-5c-2c-Jh, Alaei set of 5’s was enough to defeat Proulx’s two pair, who then had to content himself with a runner-up position and $482,265 in prize money.
In the meantime, Daniel Alaei’s famous victory means he can now add the $10,000 Pot-limit Omaha Championship title to his other two WSOP bracelet wins at the $5,000 No-Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball w/ Rebuys ($430,698) in 2006  and the $10,000 World Championship Omaha Hi/Lo 8-or-better ($445,898) in 2009.
He has now earned around $5 million from live tournament cashes, and commenting on his latest WSOP win said; “It feels great. It never hurts to win another bracelet.”

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