David Prociak from Kissimmee, Florida achieved victory in the $1,500 Buy-In Seven-Card Stud High-Low Split Event, receiving his first WSOP title. The tournament lasted for three days at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
The winner pocketed $156,546 and this amount is supposed to be his biggest payout for the entire career. In addition, only this summer he managed to get his first cash prize in poker tournaments. This is not surprising taking into account the fact that David Prociak has been playing poker since 2015 only.
The prize pool of the tournament exceeded seven hundred thousand dollars. David Prociak was able to beat 520 opponents. Those who took the leading 79 places received cash prizes. Among them there were the following renowned poker players: Arash Ghaneian (a 15th-place finish), Phillip Hui (a 16th-place finish), Andy Bloch (a 23rd-place finish), Denis Ethier (a 28th-place finish), Daniel Negreanu (a 30th-place finish), Daniel Idema (a 38th-place finish), Aaron Steury (a 40th-place finish), Francesco Barbaro (a 43rd-place finish), Carol Fuchs (a 46th-place finish), Svetlana Gromenkova (a 48th-place finish), Tony Ma (a 55th-place finish), Joe McKeehen (a 61st-place finish), Frankie O'Dell (a 65th-place finish), Naoya Kihara (a 73rd-place finish), Ben Yu (a 71st-place finish), Mike Leah (a 74th-place finish), and Allen Cunningham (a 77th-place finish).
In the heads-up series Prociak met Brandon Shack-Harris. In the final hand the 33-year-old business owner from Florida collected two pairs. This combination was sufficient to defeat Mr. Shack-Harris. So, Brandon Shack-Harris had to be content with his second place and
$96,750 collected in the tournament.
Apart from Shack-Harris and Prociak, there were a lot of notable poker players at the final table: John Monnette (a 3rd-place finish and 66,601 dollars), Alex Livingston (a 4th-place finish and 46,652 dollars), Louis Russo (a 5th-place finish and 33,263 dollars), Gaurav Kalro (a 6th-place finish and 24,148 dollars), Jameson Painter, (a 7th-place finish and 17,855 dollars), and Calvin Anderson (an 8th-place finish and 13,452 dollars).