Dan Ott is best known for his amazing run at the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event where he finished in second place for $4.7 million.
He quietly navigated his way through the final table by playing some extremely good poker. He was coached by professional player and 3-time bracelet winner, Doug Polk. It was evident from his play 3-handed that some of Polk’s tactics were present.
Incredibly, Ott had only ever had 2 live poker cashes prior to his huge WSOP score. His two cashes were for just $2,666 and $990. Both cashes were at the 2017 WSOP, in bracelet events.
2017 WSOP Main Event
Ott was quoted as saying “I started watching and playing with my friends. And then I started playing online and just kept studying the game. I heard these were some good tournaments and I finally had some money to buy in. I decided to take my shot at this, and the rest is history”.
Dan Ott has talked about nerves and how much pressure there will be on him at the final table. He was clearly composed during the final table which allowed him to make unexpected plays.
Ott was also sponsored by 888 Poker and Upswing Poker during the final table which will contribute to his net worth. It’s also possible that he will get further sponsorship deals off the back of his performance.
His aggression allowed him to take a good stack into heads-up play. Had he limped his way to heads-up play, he would have been steamrolled instead of putting up a great fight.
Dan Ott’s Net Worth
It is estimated that Daniel Ott’s net worth is $4.8 million. Given his clear poker skill, and now huge bankroll, expect to see him on the poker circuit for years to come.