Maxx Dansky decided to stop off for some poker at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma, when he was on his way back home to Nashville, Tennessee. The 25-year-old poker pro emerged victorious, taking home the $152,008 payday, after four days of battling it out in the $1,000 Card Player Poker Tour main event.
Trying to make it work as a live player in Las Vegas, Dansky spent his summer and the better part of the last year. He and some buddies decided to make a drastic move so that they could continue playing online poker, after several close calls.
Dansky said that he is on his way back to Nashville, but in a few weeks, we’ll be living in Costa Rica. They plan on doing it until the next WSOP, so he guesses it will be like an eight-month working vacation. Dansky said that his win in the live arena gave him the ultimate sense of satisfaction, though he’s happy to be getting back on the virtual felt.
He said that there were just so many opportunities that he had in the last few months. He is just happy that everyone went his way this time and he can let go of all that other frustration.
During a quick heads-up match, Dansky defeated Miguel Hernandez, who earned $93,708 for his runner-up finish. Hernandez is a 28-year-old barber from nearby Dallas, Texas.
In another piece of poker news, the annual Arizona State Poker Championship returns to the ARENA Poker Room at Talking Stick Resort, Aug. 10-14, this summer. Talking Stick Resort will also welcome professional poker player, actress and TV personality, Tiffany Michelle as a special guest host of the thrilling competition, in addition to the more than 1,000 participants the tournament’s $1 million prize pool is expected to draw.
Director of poker at Talking Stick Resort, Kent Odekirk said the Arizona State Poker Championship is one of Talking Stick Resort’s biggest events, and this year they expect it to be even better, with the addition of Tiffany Michelle as their official host. He added that Michelle will truly add a new level of excitement she’s on hand to interview players before and after the tournament, as one of poker’s most prominent figures.
Michelle will serve host as for the final day of the five-day tournament for the Arizona State Poker Championship. A designated number will compete producing the semi-finalists who will compete on day four for a seat among the final 10, on days one, two and three. The top 10 players will bluff it out until a champion is crowned on day five.Tags: Arizona State Poker Championship, Choctaw Casino Resort, Maxx Dansky, WSOP