See how Michigan’s card sharks fared at World Series of Poker in Vegas

See how Michigan’s card sharks fared at World Series of Poker in Vegas

Might as well call him “Mad” Dash Dudley.

Dudley, a Michigan State wrestler-turned-poker player, bought in to just eight tournaments in this summer’s World Series of Poker circuit in Las Vegas, and made the money in five of them — including his third bracelet. He earned more than $1.1 million from the five cashes.

“It was huge. Probably my biggest summer ever,” Dudley said Wednesday night, back in Michigan, taking a quick break from playing a big-money game at MGM Grand Detroit. “It was a great time. Probably had the best run I’ve ever had. It was a great time.”

Dudley and fellow Michigan State alum Ryan Riess, the 2013 WSOP Main Event champion, led the large Michigan contingent during the summer WSOP series, which was wrapping up this week with the Tournament of Champions. There were 89 live tournaments and 13 online tournaments.

Before the cards were in the air for the Tournament of Champions, Riess stood 28th in WSOP player-of-the-year points, and Dudley was 30th.

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