Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:05 PM Local Time
Bracelet Winner David Prociak Adds a Ring to the Collection
Florida standout takes down PLO event for $14k on home turf
Over the past couple years, David Prociak has added his name to the list of Florida’s elite poker players. The 2016 bracelet winner picked up his first WSOP Circuit ring on Wednesday, outlasting a field of 181 entries in the $365 Pot-Limit Omaha event. The victory earned him the top payout of $14,118.
Prociak, 34, is a part-time poker player from Orlando, Florida. As the owner of a small online shoe/clothing business, he is, by definition, an amateur on the felt. He’s a pro in practice though, having won a WSOP bracelet among dozens of other live results. In total, has more than $750,000 in earnings in his part-time career.
Still, Prociak reaffirmed his primary profession once again. “I’m an amateur poker player,” he said proudly. “But I want to be one of the best amateurs.”
After picking up the game online “a really long time ago,” Prociak took an extended hiatus earlier this decade. “When I started my business, I took six years off,” he said. “Cold.”
He got back on the bike in 2015 and picked up right where he left off. Last summer, Prociak won his bracelet in a $1,500 Stud Hi-Lo event, and he has posted tournament results across most poker disciplines. He said pot-limit Omaha is his favorite game, though.
Prociak’s face is a familiar one around the halls of Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood, too. He won its in-house Player of the Year race last year, and he proudly represents the poker community in his home state.
“I play the tournaments here and at the World Series [of Poker],” he said. “I’m trying to win one of everything.”