Dudley, McCue-Unciano Win Millions at WSOP

The big payouts kept coming at the World Series of Poker this week, as two more millionaires were crowned.

Both players that posted seven-figure cashes this week also claimed their first WSOP bracelets. First up was Kainalu McCue-Unciano in the Monster Stack $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em tournament. He was the last man standing from a 6,035-player field to cash $1,008,850.

To earn seven figures McCue-Unciano had to outlast Vincent Chauve in a heads-up battle that lasted more than three hours and saw the chip lead trade hands numerous times.

On the final hand of the tournament McCue-Unciano and Chauve both went all-in preflop. Chauve was in the lead when he tabled pocket tens, but McCue-Unciano had a few outs with Kc-6c. The flop sealed Chauve’s fate when it showed Kh-Jd-6d. Another King on the turn gave McCue-Unciano a full house and left Chauve drawing dead. For second place he collected $623,211.

The WSOP’s other new millionaire is Dash Dudley. He took down a 518-player field in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament to cash $1,086,967.

Dudley clashed with James Park heads-up to decide the tournament. At the outset of heads-up it was practically a coin flop with the two players nearly dead even in chips. Park had a miniscule lead with 15.6 million chips to Dudley’s 15.5 million. It only took six hands for all the chips to go to Dudley.

On the final hand of the tournament both players saw the flop – Jc-6d-2c – before Dudley bet enough to put Park all-in if he called. Park did call and tabled Qd-Jd-9s-5s for a pair of Jacks.

Dudley had Kh-Qh-Qc-10s for a pair of Queens. The turn was the Ah and the river the 10d, so Dudley’s Queens held up, winning the hand and the tournament. For second place Park pocketed $671,802.