Dan Ott’s Massive Payday at the World Series of Poker

August 4, 2017 at 1:55 pm Leave a comment

Dan Ott’s hopes of winning the 2017 World Series of Poker came to an abrupt end at 12:10 a.m. MST on Sunday, July 23. But the $4.7 million he ended up taking home isn’t a bad consolation prize.

Ott ’15 Altoona participated in the World Series of Poker this year for the first time, taking part in its no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em main event. He made it to the final two, where he went 1-on-1 with the eventual winner for 66 hands.

Unfortunately for Ott, his tournament ended because of an unlucky break—he went all in and had the odds firmly in his corner, but the final card to appear on the board gave his opponent the hand and the championship. You can watch how it all went down at the top of this post.

Despite the rough end, Ott didn’t seem too disappointed.

“The cards didn’t go my way,” Ott says. “But I got second place in the third-largest main event ever. I can’t complain about that.”

Bill DiFilippo, online editor

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