Cheyenne Poker Pro Is Back In The Money At The World Series Of Poker
After winning $133,000 at the World Series of Poker last year, Richard Dixon is back in Vegas gunning for a bracelet. The Cheyenne native is currently heading into Day 3 of WSOP Event #221, one of 155 players left out of 7,000.
Dixon has been on a roll recently. Last year, he won a contest held by poker legend Daniel Negreanu, who staked his entry into the World Series Main Event. After doubling his chip stack on day one of the Main Event, Dixon's luck appeared to run out when he was eliminated late in the second round. The next day, he entered WSOP event #74 and made the final table, finishing fifth out of 4,391 players in the field and turning his $1,000 entry into $133,868.
Since then, Dixon has compiled eight top-ten tournament finishes. Last month, he won an event at the Colorado Poker Championship in Black Hawk, pushing his career tournament winnings over $500,000 in less than four years. Don't be surprised if the former real estate agent makes another final table at the WSOP this year.