Daniel Lowery Caps Off Career Year With WPT Seniors Win Just Weeks After His 50th
Seniors tournaments got a lot more difficult when Daniel Lowery turned 50 on November 25, and it didnt take long before he stacked the age-restricted field for yet another poker accolade in his hard-charging career.
By winning the WPT $10,000 Seniors NLH High Roller just weeks after his 50th birthday, Lowery likely became one of the youngest players to ever win an over-50 event. He defeated another familiar face on the scene, Judy Bielan, an accomplished player in her own right with well over $500K in tournament earnings and a long list of cashes on the WSOP Circuit and throughout Florida in 2023.
The win where Lowery beat out a field of 162 runners to take home $394,636 was also the largest score of his career, but its no surprise to those who have spent time around one of pokers road warriors.
The big prize sent Lowery over $3 million in earnings, according to the Hendon Mob, and it came just a week after his 18th-place finish in the $1,100 WPT Prime Championship for $53,500. It also caps off another banner year for the traveling player who gets it done in both large buy-ins and small.
Lowery started the year with a six-figure victory in the $500 Gargantuan at the WSOP Circuit stop in Durant, Oklahoma, where he picked up his 11th ring with the win his first of four on the year, and $102,511.
His next five-figure score came in March in the $800 Main Event in the RunGood Poker Series stop at the Bay Areas Graton Casino. Lowery picked up $88,870 for his second-place finish on a tour where he has become a regular face nationwide.
Daniel Lowerys Big Scores in 2023
|WPT $10K Seniors High Roller
|$500 The Gargantuan, WSOPC Durant
|$800 RGPS Graton Main Event
|$1,100 WPT Prime Championship
|$1,700 WSOPC Council Bluffs Main Event
|$400 NLH, WSOPC Cherokee
|$1,000 WSOP Super Turbo Bounty
Lowerys next WSOPC rings came in April on the international circuit in St. Maarten, where he won a $300 turbo ring event for $8,500, and at the Tunica stop, where he won the $400 opener for $16,739. He followed that up with a third-place finish in a $400 event at WSOPC Cherokee in North Carolina before he spent part of the summer in Las Vegas for the WSOP. Lowery cashed four times at the 2023 series, finishing up with a sixth-place run in the $1,000 Sper Turbo Bounty for $45,741.
He hit the road again after the series and continued to turn over cashes at RGPS events and on the WSOP circuit. It was the late August WSOPC stop at the Bay Areas Graton Casino where Lowery won his 14th ring in the $1,125 PLO tournament before he went to Baltimore and picked up another RGPS ring in the $400 bounty event during a stop in September.
After Baltimore, he went to Council Bluffs, Iowa for a third-place finish in the Main Event of that WSOP circuit stop, and then he returned to Graton in October to win another RGPS ring in Big O. Lowery sprinkled in a few more cashes at the WSOPC stops in Durant, Lake Tahoe, and at Cherokee before he returned to Las Vegas for the WPT World Championship series.
The $53,500 finish in the WPT Prime Championship would have been a great way to cap off the year for anybody, but the Seniors event title and nearly $400K is an exclamation mark on another great year for Lowery, who has become a hallmark of consistency and friendliness wherever he goes.
Lead photo courtesy of WPT and Wynn Poker.
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