BY TOM SOMACH
Lukasz Dumanski, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, won WSOP Event #42, a $1,500 buy-in, pot-limit Omaha high-low eight-or-better tournament with 687 entrants and a total prize pool of $937,755.
He earned $227,454 for the big win.
Finishing as runnerup was Dave Bach of Athens, Ga., USA, who took home $139,725.
Earlier, Robert Cheung of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, won WSOP Event #38, a $1,500 buy-in, no-limit Texas hold ‘em tournament with 2,278 participants and a total prize pool of $3,800,970.
He earned a whopping $673,628 for the victory.
Coming in second was Richard Murnick of Upper Montclair, N.J., USA, who took home $417,117.
In other WSOP action, Fred Goldberg of Hollywood, Fla., USA, won Event #40, a $1,500 buy-in, mixed-limit Texas hold ‘em tournament with 620 entrants and a total prize pool of $846,300.
He adds $204,935 to his bank account for the triumph.
Finishing in second place was Rene Mouritsen of Copenhagen, Denmark, who wins a not-too-rotten $125,895.
Earlier, Greg Hopkins of Redondo Beach, Calif., USA, won Event #37, a $2,000 buy-in, pot-limit Texas hold ‘em tournament with 599 participants and a total prize pool of $1,090,180.
For his winning effort, Hopkins hops home with $269,274.
The runnerup was Jason “Chicago Kid” Newburger, who is actually from Vernon Hills, Ill., USA.
He earned $165,707.
Top poker pro T.J. Cloutier of Richardson, Tex., USA, finished 11th in the tourney and walked off with $10,902.
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