United Airlines passenger Dr. David Dao, who had been violently eliminated from an overbooked flight after refusing to offer his seat up on Monday, was catapulted into instant worldwide fame following the incident’s phone cam video went viral, causing general public outcry over his rough manhandling.
United Airlines passenger David Dao, it turns out, has well over a quarter million dollars in winnings from real time poker tournaments.
Dao, it appears, is a pretty good poker player, with over $265,000 in live poker tournament cashes to his name, many from World Series of Poker (WSOP) events. One cash was as recent as 17 this year, when he played a WSOP Circuit event in Tunica, Mississippi and placed 11th for $1,191 january.
Dao, a Kentucky-based pulmonologist who told United he wasn’t willing to give up his seat after being randomly selected, claiming he previously to see patients in the morning, has seen his bloody reduction by way of a Chicago Department of Aviation security officer get viral.
According toHendon Mob,the largest online database of live poker outcomes, Dao has long enjoyed No Limit Texas holdem. In fact, a doctor has amassed an impressive poker resume that includes 29 cashes. Their earnings total over $266,000, aided by the majority that is vast from World variety of Poker (WSOP) and Circuit occasions.
His finish that is best was in 2009 at the WSOP Circuit $5,000 Main Event