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Poker Champ Heads to WSOP in Las Vegas

Jun 03, 2014 10:13AM ● By 16560

Southlake Style’s own September cover story Bryan Campanello is carrying on his title as the King of Cards.

When we last took a look at Bryan nine months ago, he won big at the World Series of Poker. The young cardsharp bested a field of 301 players to earn a bracelet, as well as $178,052.

Taking a trek to Louisiana was next on his to-do list. Bryan came to Harrah’s New Orleans to qualify for this year’s National Championship field. He was down to his last chance to punch his ticket, the $1,675 buy-in Main Event.

The North Texas native came into the final table with the big stack and faced a tough battle against Gary Friedlander. Ultimately though, Bryan was able to claim his third ring, his first Circuit Main Event victory, a $175,459 payday and – most importantly – the last Circuit seat into the WSOP National Championship.

Bryan headed straight to Atlantic City for the National Championship recently and will also make a stop in Las Vegas as part of the 10-week tour.