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Upswing Pro Daniel McAulay Takes Down $118,432 WPT Prize

Upswing Poker pro Daniel McAulay continues to turn small and mid-size buy-is into big tournament paydays.

McAulay’s latest six-figure cash came in the WPT World Online Championships on partypoker. McAulay took down the WPT #3 8-Max Mini Championship Wednesday morning, converting a $320 buy-in to a $118,432 winner’s prize.

The final remaining players in the tournament agreed to a deal when the tournament went three-handed, ensuring at least a $105,000 prize for all three. They then played on for the remaining $10,000 in the prize pool, with McAulay coming away with the win.

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High-stakes tournament pro Robert Romanello took the runner-up spot and $105,117 payday. Argentina’s Ivan Vilchez took third place, taking home $105,525.

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McAulay crushing the online tournament scene

McAulay’s win came in the midst of the WPT World Online Championships, currently running on partypoker. The two-month series plays as one of the biggest events on the online tournament calendar, with more than $100 million total on the line across the series.

The Upswing Poker coach took his share of that prize money with the 8-Max Mini Championship win. The victory marks the second time McAulay has turned a relatively small buy-in into a massive payday.

McAulay’s upcoming MTT Play & Explain for Upswing Poker Lab members reviews his win in the PokerStars MicroMillions Event #142 8-Max Main Event. The November 2019 tournament saw McAulay, known as “dougiedan678′ on PokerStars, come away with the victory.

That triumph came in a tournament with just a $22 buy-in. McAulay realized the mind-boggling accomplishment of topping a field of 59,779 players, earning $100,060 for the win.

New Upswing Lab content from McAulay on the way

The upcoming Play & Explain features McAulay reviewing his run through the $22 tournament, including detailed explanations of the key hands, thought processes, and strategies that led to the win.

McAulay poker resume includes significant success in heads-up cash games and multi-table tournaments, and he brings that experience to the Upswing Poker Lab. His first lesson in the Lab went up last month. It’s called Heads-Up 101, and it includes preflop ranges and strategies that will help you smash heads-up games.

The Upswing Poker Lab includes hundreds of hours of coaching materials from the world’s best poker players. The team of Upswing Poker pros includes Doug Polk, Ryan Fee, Nick Petrangelo, Fried “mynameiskarl” Meulders, Jason “JASON.MAC100” McConnon, Daniel “DANMERRRR” Merrilees, among other world-class players.

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