On July 9, Sunday was an awesome day for Dieter Dechant, who won 2017 WSOP's Event #19: $365 GIANT No-Limit Hold'em, an event which started on June 9 at 7pm. The event drew a massive number of 10,015 participants, building a prize pool of $3,004,500.
This is actually an inaugural tournament event for the 2017 WSOP, and 56-year-old Dieter Dechant was lucky enough to emerge on top, winning his firs[...] Read more » 2017 WSOP: Dieter Dechant wins The GIANT - $365 NLHE
Joined: Aug '10
Age: 52 (M)
Gratz to the winner of this amazing WSOP No.19 Event with over 10k entrants! A prize pool over $3 million Dollar are great and it must be a great feeling to be a part of the final table in this massive field of players. And this elder guy was the lucky bracelet winner .
To beat 10,000 players is certainly a very remarkable achievement ..... this man is damn lucky and of course this is an excellent motivation to play further ..... winning a quarter of a million is certainly also very cool
Joined: Mar '14
Age: 49 (M)
Congratulations to Dieter Dechant on winning the GIANT No-Limit Hold'em tournament. It must be an extraordinary feeling when you become a first time WSOP champion after topping the enormous field of 10,015 entries.
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 46 (F)
For 365$ buy in, you could and he did get almost 300k for it The best way to finish a tournament. Chasing a first position for 25 years is quite something. Working in a poker room makes it even harder not being able to do it, but i guess he was persistent and lived his dream.
Joined: Feb '12
Age: 47 (M)
"Number one is, never give up on your dreams That's the first Perseverance and taking advantage of the opportunities as they come Do not let them pass by I stayed in the moment Didn 'I think the next day or at the final table, I played one Hand at a time and the next thing you know is four days later and here you are, locals can compete and a 56 year old man can compete with The 22 and 25 year olds. " I was struck by these wise words of the winner, I feel totally identified since I am 48 years old and in life everything can.
Joined: Jan '14
Age: 44 (M)
Must be a winner in each game. And you are right, it is a great performance to beat 10.000 players. I was glad when I beat 1000-1300 players in BankrollMob tourneys with 5.63$ 1st position but this guy he beat 10,000 in the live tournament and won a large suml of money. Joy of indescribable for him