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Ott brothers alive in World Series of Poker

LAS VEGAS — Altoona native Dan Ott, who finished second at the World Series of Poker’s Main Event in 2017 to win $4.7 million, made it through the 2022 Main Event’s first day and nearly doubled his starting chip stack.

All players begin the Main Event with $60,000 in chips, but Ott’s chip total currently stands at $119,000. He, along with his brother Dillon, will continue play this morning at 11.

Dillon Ott is below starting stack level with $54,800 left.

Dan Ott won his first World Series of Poker ring in January when he won a Pennsylvania WSOP.com no-limit hold ’em event. Overall, he’s cashed in 16 career events in the World Series of Poker.

Dillon Ott has cashed in 14 career events, with his biggest cash coming in last year’s WSOP Main Event in which he finished 182nd and won $44,200.

More than 7,500 players have entered the 2022 Main Event, which is one of the biggest fields in the event’s history. The entry fee is $10,000.

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