Ship it to Dash, two times. PLO is not an easy game to play tournament wise. PLO has so many swings that it's really better suited for cash games because you can handle the swings much better. With tournament PLO, you have to run good and dodge multiple bullets for a sustained amount of time. Luckily for Michigan pro Dash Dudley, he took down a pair of PLO tournaments in 2019. Both of them were bracelet events and he now has two bracelets to add to his growing collection.
Dudley went out to the King's Casino in RozVegas for a shot at WSOP Europe glory. In the second event on the docket, the WSOPE kept everyone happy with a chance to win a PLO bracelet for only €550. In total, 479 runners took a shot. Only the top 71 places paid out with most of the big money set aside for the champ.
The final six for WSOP Europe Event #2 included Dash Dudley, Chris Back, Ming Juen Teoh, Denis Drobina, Ivo Donev, and Oshri Lahmani. Dash Dudley outlasted them all and picked off Chris Back during their heads-up bout.
For the win, Dash Dudley banked nearly $59K UDS. But it's the bracelet that's priceless. That's why you play the game right? For the bling! Or in this case, for the EuroBling!
Anson Tang bubbled the final table in Evet #2 when he busted in seventh place.
Other notables who went deep and cashed in WSOPE Event #2 included... Sebastian Pauli, Yehuda Cohen, Anthony Zinno, Shaun Deeb, Sebastian Langrock, Jeff Madsen, ODB Baker, Phill Hellmuth, Thai Ha, Robert Campbell, Jesus Ferguson, Daniel Negreanu, Martin Staszko, Roland Israelashvili, Manig Loeser, and Phillip Hui.
Meanwhile, in the aptly-named Opener... Jeff Lisandro made the final table and went deep in another WSOP-adjacent event, but he missed out on winning his seventh bracelet. Lisandro's run ended in 8th place, but his appearance at the final table was the big story in the opening event at the 2019 WSOP Europe.
Marcus Mondel bubbled the Opener final table in tenth place.
The final table of the Opener featured Jeff Lisandro along with Renat Bohdanov, Norbert Mosonyi, Eyal Bensimhon, Mykhailo Hryhoriev, Samuel Mika, Michal Kral, Rafi Elharar, and Ricardas Vymeris.
Notables who cashed in 2019 WSOPE Event #1 included... Chainsaw Kessler, Alexandre Viard, Amato Landi, Pierre Neuville, Roland Israelashvili, Hafthor Hlynsson, Andrew Bak, Oren Ram, Steven Lamb, Yan Li, Diana Volcovschi, Dominik Wohl, Massimiliano Patronicini, Ibrahim Erdogan, Andrei Berinov, Amit Golden, Elena Litvinyuk, Stephen Young, Roberto Benedetti, David Kurbel, Steve Jones, Ken Beckers and Alexandre Aubrun.
2019 WSOP Europe - King's Casino - Event 1-2
2019 WSOPE - Event #1 €350 Opener NL
Prize Pool: €302,541
Final Table Results:
1. Renat Bohdanov (Ukraine) €53,654
2. Norbert Mosonyi (Hungary) €33,112
3. Eyal Bensimhon (Israel) €23,386
4. Mykhailo Hryhoriev (Ukraine) €16,736
5. Samuel Mika (Slovakia) €12,138
6. Michal Kral (Czech Republic) €8,923
7. Rafi Elharar(Israel) €6,651
8. Jeff Lisandro (Australia) €5,026
9. Ricardas Vymeris (Lithuania) €3,853
2019 WSOP - Event #2 €550 PLO
Prize Pool: €226,100
Final Table Results:
1. Dash Dudley (USA) €51,600
2. Christopher Back (Canada) €31,825
3. Denis Drobina (Ukraine) €21,825
4. Ming Juen Teoh (Malaysia) €15,225
5. Ivo Donev (Austria) €10,900
6. Oshri Lahmani (Israel) €7,850