Lowery made history at Harrah’s New Orleans over the weekend, capturing his ninth Circuit gold ring and $16,000 in prize money
Dan Lowery has not been playing that much poker since the arrival of his son Gus in 2016 as he wants to spend more time with his family, but his every WSOP Circuit appearance since then has pretty much “been gold”, as the player himself puts it.
Over the weekend, Lowery took part in a $400 buy-in, single-day No-Limit Hold’em event at Harrah’s New Orleans and claimed his ninth career gold ring from the series and his third piece in two months. He emerged victorious over a field of 179 entrants to capture the piece of WSOP Circuit jewelry and further cement himself as one of the most accomplished players in the history of the series.
While poker is one very important aspect of Lowery’s life, being a family man and devoted father has become his number one priority in recent years. Following his latest WSOP Circuit triumph, the player told Circuit staff that he has been struggling this year “because I’ve kind of hated being away from home” and that he tries “to make it count anytime I’ve been anywhere.”
Apparently, being a family man has proved good for his career as he has won five gold rings from the WSOP Circuit since his son was born three years ago.
Lowery’s Latest Victory
As mentioned above, the $400 No-Limit Hold’em Lowery won over the weekend drew 179 contenders who generated $59,070 for the event’s prize pool. The prize money was split into payouts for the top 18 finishers, with min-cashes being worth $792. Lowery scooped just under $16,000 for being the last man standing.
Down to the unofficial ten-handed final table, Lowery was second in chips with 358,000. Chris Lane was leading the final ten at the start of that closing stage of the tournament with an overwhelming stack of 882,000 in chips. Richard Touchstone with 335,000 was rounding out the top three chip counts.
Lowery was the only former WSOP Circuit champion of the final ten runners for the top prize and the gold ring. All remaining players were guaranteed a min-cash of $1,151, but all eyes were set on the $15,952 top prize that eventually went to Lowery.
Kris Kent was the now nine-time gold ring winner’s final opponent. Despite his efforts, Kent did not stand a chance against his much more experienced opponent and he had to settle for the second-place prize of $9,856.
Lowery’s latest win brought his WSOP Circuit in-the-money finishes to 68 and his winnings from the series to $1,140,153. The player said that the WSOP in Las Vegas will be his next stop. The longest-running tournament poker series will celebrate its 50th edition this summer, starting May 28 through July 16.
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