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2018 WSOP: First Non-Bracelet Event won by Allen Cunningham for $14K

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Posted on 01 June 2018 by "T".

Even if there wasn't a WSOP bracelet awaiting the top winner, the prize money is reward enough for most poker players who have joined in on the opening event of WSOP 2018.

On May 29, 2018 (Tuesday), the $250 Daily Deepstack was the opening event to this year's WSOP, and the one who bagged the event was five-time bracelet winner Allen Cunningham. He managed to defeat a field of 298 players, claiming the top prize money worth $14,084.

It looks like the 41-year-old "Clever Piggy" is aiming to get that WSOP title no. 6 this year. Actually, it has been a very long time since he last won a WSOP title - he won the $5K Pot Limit Hold'em event for $487,287 back in 2007.

Allen Cunningham is a former Civil Engineering student at the UCLA. He started playing poker at Indian casinos at 18 years old. He is best known for his mild demeanor and analytical play. He was named Toyota Player of the Year at the 2005 WSOP.

His single biggest tournament win was back at the 2006 WSOP - he finished 4th place in the Main Event, taking home the $3,628,513 prize money.

Allen Cunningham currently lives in Las Vegas with girlfriend (also a poker player) Melissa Hayden and their dog.

Thanks to this most recent win, the American poker pro now has a total lifetime earnings of $11,726,459 in his poker career.

2018 WSOP - $250 Daily Deepstack (May 29, 2018) Final Table Results





Allen Cunningham



Wayne Hamon



Glen Black



Jonathan Glazier-Anderson



Mario Saur



David Campbell



Bradley Harris



Cid Penaflores



John Whilden




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13 comments on "2018 WSOP: First Non-Bracelet Event won by Allen Cunningham for $14K"

 CALICUL01/06/2018 17:41:42 GMT
A small prize for 1st place in this tournament. He does not even cover the entry amount in a buy-in tournament of 25, 50, 100 or 300 k. Instead Allen Cunningham's total earnings are excellent. I rarely heard of this player but 11 million and 266 k dollars earned in poker means enormous. That means this men playing poker very well.
 pochui01/06/2018 20:08:02 GMT
wow what a great win for allen Cunningham, now this prize money of course massively improved his overall earnings from mere $11,712,000 to whooping $11,726,459. fantastic coup he got here, most sincere congratulations to allen form pochui
 godoy02/06/2018 20:45:07 GMT
alk what in an event without wsop bracelet and the measm meisa of winning a tournament of my house playing on the site oline afff that shit the only thing that pays even and the atinosfera and so the money and trash near what and ter a world championship bracelet that dung
 ligador3703/06/2018 02:51:21 GMT
The bracelet would have been nice, in addition to the prize. Rare to see a tournament with such small prizes in the WSOP.
Anyway, such money always comes in handy, and you can pay for a ticket to another WSOP tournament.
Although he has won 11 million in his career, I suppose he must have money to play other tournaments with better prizes.
We'll see if he has the same luck in the tournaments that remain.
 Mober03/06/2018 06:49:01 GMT
A ver good reward for that buy in.
And the weird thing is that there wasnt many players in.
With only 259USD buy in i would expect more players in.
Probably they are in for the big money and not interested in change Smile
 damosk03/06/2018 06:52:29 GMT
Who needs a bracelet when you win a nice tidy sum of cold hard cash? I have often wondered about bracelets and whether they really are worth winning. It’s nice t have a trophy but the money is surely far more important! Or is it? What do you think? I’m sure there will be a few views on this and I am interested to hear them.
 Mober03/06/2018 06:57:23 GMT
Unless the bracelet has a value for me it is worthless.
It is exactly the same thing saying that you have won three first places in tournaments,
like saying, that you have won three bracelets.
Of course not all games awarding a bracelet. But so what?
In for the money, not the fame Smile
 pochui03/06/2018 10:14:21 GMT
well yeah for me too a bracelet unless being made from precious metals and having a real retail value really has no real lure or emotional attachment. cash is king and it is the only reason I would be playing such tournaments, unless I would be mega rich already and play just for excitement, or like a hobby etc.
 dule-vu03/06/2018 11:31:53 GMT
now this is very nice winning!for 250 $ to get over 14K and first place even he didnt get bracelet for this tournament!but in todays WSOP they give so many of them,so its strange to see how its different then WSOP before 5 or 10 years!
 Tony_MON7ANA03/06/2018 19:47:20 GMT
Very well done to Allen Cunningham for winning the $250 Daily Deepstack event. He is undoubtedly one of the most talented poker players in the world. He might win one or more WSOP gold bracelets this summer.
 godoy03/06/2018 21:52:39 GMT
it must be boring in the background to know that you won a world championship poker event and not having the bracelet that is what really corrode the done more good for the money won the more I think he would exchange the prize for the bracelet I would trade and you
 Gerimantas04/06/2018 19:18:23 GMT
Yes it is some interesting tournament, because something new to have no bracelet in poker tournament in world series of poker and this is tournament many people can play because buy in is only 250 dollars
 doubletop77705/06/2018 07:35:57 GMT
It's nice to read about Allen Cunningham doing well and comgratz to him. I havent read much about him lately which is surprising because he was always playing in the top tv games back in the day

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