Alaei Becomes Fourth Youngest Player To Win Five Bracelets

Published on June 11th, 2015 8:41 pm EST

Daniel Alaei - Archived photoEarlier this week, Daniel Alaei overcame a stacked field of 157 players to take down the $10,000 Omaha High/Low Split event at the World Series of Poker. Alaei's victory earned him $391,097 and the fifth World Series of Poker bracelet of his career.

With his win on Wednesday, Alaei joins a distinguished group of players who also have five bracelets - this group includes:

Gary Berland
David Chiu
Allen Cunningham
Chris Ferguson
Berry Johnston
John Juanda
Scotty Nguyen
Stu Ungar

Daniel Alaei, at the age of just 30, is now the fourth-youngest player in World Series of Poker history to have won five bracelets. Only Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey and Allen Cunningham have accomplished this feat at a younger age.

A few more points to note after Alaei's victory:

1. Daniel Alaei is a closer. Alaei has made eight World Series of Poker final tables and has five victories

2. $4 million in WSOP earnings. After this victory, Daniel Alaei has $4,178,533 in total WSOP earnings


Daniel Alaei is a very skilled poker player who excels in a number of different games. This combination means that Daniel Alaei may end up challenging for the all-time bracelet record by the time his career draws to a close.


Filed Under: The World Series of Poker

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