Ship it to Shiva Dudani, two times! The Chicago native won his second WSOP Circuit ring, but it's been a decade between big wins at the WSOP Circuit. Shiva Dudani took down his first ring event back in 2010. It occurred down in Southern Indiana with the 2010 WSOP Circuit in the Louisville area. He won a $350 Mixed PLO and PLO Hold'em event and earned a coveted ring. It would take him a decade and several final tables before he added a second one to his collection.
Dudani is no stranger to the Midwest poker scene, nor is he a stranger to Las Vegas. He cashed in 30-plus WSOP and WSOP Circuit events over the last decade. He banked over $616K in winnings during that span with his biggest score to date occurring last night.
He also won his first ring in 2010 when he was the runner up at the WSOP Circuit Council Bluffs, but whiffed by one spot.
Flash forward to 2020... Dudani took a shot at the 2020 WSOP Circuit Main Event in Hammond. It's practically his home casino and his backyard. The 2020 WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond had only a $1,700 buy-in and the Main Event attracted 989 runners this year at the Horseshoe. Only the top 149 places earned a cut of the total prize pool. In case you were wondering, this WSOP Circuit Main Event prize pool almost topped $1.5 million, but was a little wee short of that.
All the cheesecake was set aside for the top three with first place banking $258K.
Quarter of a million for a few days of work? Not too shabby, eh? In addition to the cash and the WSOP Circuit ring, first place also wins a freeroll into the 2020 WSOP Circuit Global Championship.
Voytek Glab bubbled the final table in tenth place, which paid out $20,876.
Notables who went deep and cashed at the 2020 WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond (Chicago) included... Josh Yoo, Greg Wilson, Jos Reichard, Jake Bazeley, Billy Webb, David Jackson, Jamey Kramer, Joe Messineo, Ajith Philip, Marcus Yofon, Kevin Wong, Eddie Recchion, Damon Chittenden, Joe Trezzo, John Dennehey, Andres Garcia, Matt Ang, Henry Zou, Alex Ziskin, Jason Alonzo, Heather Schichaskie, Johannie Hanner, Miguel Dabul, Jeff Hill, Ronald Bell, Matt Levin, Craig Trost, Bryce McVay, Ryan Jones, Royce Matheson, Nadya Magnus, Zu Zhao, Paul Ewen, Alex Yen, Frank Maggio, Bruce Knee, Won Lee, Juan Esparza, Paul Welke, Rodney Hobbs, Mark Fink, BJ McBrayer, Scott Buller, Billy Spiegel, John Castillo, Tim Gordon, Jeff Guss, Jose Martinez, Mike Hudson, Bryan Hacker, Bryan Levin, Jason Seitz, Aaron Johnson, Bill Pollard, Dejuante Alexander, Paul Fisher, Mack Ham, Amanda Heidbrick, He Haung, and David McDermott.
2020 WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Indiana (Chicago)
Prize Pool: $1,498,335
Final Table Results:
1. Shiva Dudani(Chicago, IL) $258,078
2. Casey Carroll (Grand Rapids, MI) $159,494
3. Bryan Skreens (Winfield, IL) $119,606
4. Patrick Steele (Chelsea, MI) $90,543
5. Sachin Bhargava (San Jose, CA) $69,197
6. Evan Bethyo (Buffalo Grove, IL) $53,394
7. Firas Sadou (Detroit, MI) $41,602
8. Hussain Sajwani (Chicago, IL) $32,732
9. Nicola Ditrapani (Streamwood, IL) $26,010