When you think of the best all-around tournament poker players of all time, who do you think of? Phil Hellmuth? Johnny Chan? Doyle Brunson? All good choices, but does the name "Allen Cunningham" ever enter into your head when you are making your list? It should.
Allen Cunningham took down another tournament yesterday when he won the 2007 Vegas Open (NPL) at the Venetian. This was an extremely tough tournament with a great field. Sure there were only 57 entrants, but every one of those players were extremely tough. It was a $15,000 buy-in tournament, and the field was littered with poker greats.
Cunningham bested the extremely tough David Singer in heads-up play to take down the $325,105 first prize. Singer, for his troubles, went home with $203,191. Antonio Salorio, "Toto" Leonidas and Nikolai Evdakov rounded out the top five finishers.
If you doubt how good Allen Cunningham is, look at his resume. He has around $10 million dollars in life-time tournament earnings; he has five WSOP bracelets; he is one of only five players to ever win a bracelet in three consecutive years, and he finished in fourth place at the 2006 World Series of Poker. He also has a couple of WPT final tables to his credit as well. And the scary part is: he's only 30 years old.
Not only that, but Cunningham is an extremely nice guy who is well-liked by just about all of the poker pros. He deserves all the success that he is currently having.
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