Poker Pro Bryan Devonshire's Amazing Upswing After Dire WSOP 2011

US pro Bryan Devonshire has been making a living out of poker since August 2003, during which time he has amassed $1,170,750 from live tournaments.
In addition, the 30 year old known online as “badbeatninja” has notched up a further $661,354 playing tournaments online, not to mention the thousands he has accumulated from cash games.
However, things started to fall apart for Devonshire on April 15th with Black Friday in the US, followed by his subsequent release from former sponsored site Ultimate Bet in May.
As well as losing his main source of income, which he expected to make half a million from over the next two years, Devonshire has $30,000 of his funds still stuck on UB, which all makes for some pretty tumultuous times for the young pro. As he wrote at the time:
“I’m driving to Vegas now. It’s depressing to have to commute for hours, get there, wait on a list and then play 1/15 of the hands I would normally play online.”
Nevertheless, Bryan Devonshire decided to give this year’s WSOP his best shot, although he soon wished he hadn’t. With a lone 155th place finish in the $1.5k NL event for $3,314 and just the Main Event to play, Devonshire wrote on his blog:
“Now after a shi**y WSOP, I’m left with the same cash bankroll that I had five years ago but way more pressure for financial stability with the family that I’m starting. I would have been debt free and a house paid for, instead I’m scared sh**less and am so overwhelmed that I don’t even know how to panic.”
He then closed out by stating; “My main event starts Sunday, day 1D. May I invoke my one time please?”
Now with just Day 8 left to decide who will be the 2011 November Niners, Devonshire is currently placed 15th out of 22 remaining players, and is already guaranteed a minimum $302,005 for making it thus far.
Bryan Devonshire will begin today on a 6.19 million stack with the blinds starting out at 80k/160k with a 20k ante. Despite having a fair bit of work to do if he is to book himself a place at the final table, it is probably fair to say things have already begun looking up for the talented pro.

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