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Five Poker Winners From The State of Wyoming
The state of Wyoming is the 10th largest US state by area but the least populous. Only 576,851 people call Wyoming home, including a bunch of seasoned and up-and-coming poker players.
Wyoming is known as the Equality State thanks to its history of promoting equal rights, including being the first state to grant women suffrage. They may promote equality, but Wyomingians fight fiercely at the no-limit hold’em poker tables.
Richard Dixon On Course To Become A Million Dollar Man In Wyoming
Richard Dixon of Cheyenne, Wyoming, is ranked number one in the state’s all-time money listing. Dixon tops the charts with his $870,924 in live poker tournament winnings from 127 in the money finishes.
The 2017 WSOP saw Dixon walk away with a career-best score. He finished fifth in the $1,111 Little One for One Drop event, a result worth $133,868. Dixon came close to another six-figure prize a year later at the Heartland Poker Tour Colorado series. He was the runner-up in the $1,100 Main Event and banked $98,509.
Dixon is a keen online poker player, too, often travelling outside the United States to play on European poker sites. His 300 online cashes have netted him more than $200,000.
Jeff Heiberg of Wyoming Has a WSOPC Ring
Jeff Heiberg from Buffalo, Wyoming, got his career off to a flying start. His third-ever live cash weighed in at $38,270. Heiberg banked another $62,227 nine tournaments later, which coincided with his first victory. That win was in the $1,570 WSOPC Iowa Main Event and came with a WSOP circuit ring.
Heiberg cashed regularly since his WSOPC win, and almost became an MSPT champion in 2018. He finished second for $60,097 in the $1,100 MSPT Colorado event in Black Hawk. All Heiberg’s cashes total $414,229.
Michael Harris Is A Double HPT Champion
Michael Harris hails from Newcastle, Wyoming, and is third in the state’s winnings list. Harris occupies this lofty position despite only enjoying 11 cashes, and none since July 2018. This is because Harris has two large scores on his poker resume.
His largest came from only his second cash in a live event. He won the $1,650 Heartland Poker Tour Colorado Main Event in 2012 for $245,078. His third cash came six months later and was another victory. Harris finished first in the $1,650 Heartland Poker Tour Florence Main Event to scoop $95,663.
Only eight more cashes followed between November 2013 and July 2018. Will Harris ever return to the poker tables?
Gary Germann Is Looking For a Six-Figure Score
Gillette, Wyoming, is where you find Gary Germann, a talented poker player with $307,640 in winnings. Germann has cashes dating back to 2005, making him something of a poker veteran, meant in the nicest possible way of course.
His first cash 16 years ago was worth an impressive $41,705. That prize remained Germann’s largest for 15 years until he won $66,858 at HTP Colorado, a common haunt for Wyoming players.
Most of Germann’s recent cashes are from the Silverado Franklin Hotel in South Dakota. Germann’s last recorded result happened in November 2019, perhaps taking time off in 2020-21 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ryan Remington In The Hunt For His First Victory
Fifth in the Wyoming all-time money list is Ryan Remington of Gilette, who has $257,974 in cashes. Remington has 22 in the money finishes in his career and is still waiting for his first outright victory. He has come close twice with a pair of second-place finishes, both coming in 2019.
Remington was the runner-up in the $1,500 WPTDeepStacks Black Hawk for a career-best $54,305. Another second-place finish in the $1,110 MSPT Denver Poker Open resulted in a $52,636 score.