Dustin Dirksen

Dustin Dirksen

Nationality
United States
United States
GPI Rank 4,513
Total Live Earnings $2,054,165
The Hendon Mob Data provided by The Hendon Mob

Biography

One of the most accomplished poker players to come out of the state of Iowa is Dustin Dirksen, a law school graduate who runs several businesses while also playing poker on the side. A high-stakes pot-limit Omaha (PLO) crusher, Dirksen has also compiled an impressive tournament résumé.

According to The Hendon Mob, he has more than $1.8 million in lifetime earnings (as of Summer 2022) dating back to 2006. That includes a career-best score of $600,000 for finishing sixth in the 2009 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) Main Event.

Dirksen has come close to winning a World Series of Poker (WSOP) gold bracelet on several occasions having made eight final tables. Among those he has three runner-up finishes with the first being in the 2007 WSOP Event #35: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em for $381,381.

In 2021, he took second to Kevin Gerhart in Event #62: $1,500 PLO Hi-Lo 8 or Better for $115,440, and a year later finished runner-up to Daniel Zack in the 2022 WSOP Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship for $272,408. In the latter, Dirksen and Zack battled in a back-and-forth heads-up match that lasted a grueling seven hours!

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #55: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
40th $3,431
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #50: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
55th $25,148
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #45: $1,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
69th $3,621
2023 World Series of Poker
Event #10: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship
4th $101,709
The Return - A Borgata Championship Event
$5,300 The Return ($3,000,000 Guaranteed)
87th $10,967
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #63: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
16th $23,521
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #48: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed
8th $14,831
2022 World Series of Poker
[Online] $1,000 PLO 6-Max
43rd $2,780
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #24: $1,000 FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold'em
143rd $2,000
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
2nd $272,408
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #62: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
2nd $115,440
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #49: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship
4th $97,199
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #31: $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw
34th $2,674
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,000 FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold'em
133rd $2,000
2021 World Series of Poker
WSOP.com (NV/NJ) Online Bracelet $400 NL Hold’em Ultra Deepstack [2x Re-entry]
133rd $635
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #5: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
26th $4,749
2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #7: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER NLH - $1M for 1st [Final Day], $5M GTD
101st $7,361
2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #6: $200 FLIP & GO NO-Limit Hold'em [Go Stage], $1M GTD
137th $2,156
$10,000 Wynn Millions ($10M GTD)
$10,000 Wynn Millions ($10M GTD)
64th $41,997
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event, $25M GTD
222nd $20,124
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #76: $400 FORTY STACK No Limit Hold'em
108th $1,847
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #58: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship
86th $10,721
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #55: HK$8,000 No Limit Hold'em Asia Championship, HK$8M GTD
273rd $2,855
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER, $5M GTD, $1M to 1st
525th $2,859
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #46: $500 Deepstack No Limit Hold'em
250th $1,181
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #47: $1,000 Short Deck No Limit Hold'em
12th $5,166
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #44: $2,500 No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
38th $7,454
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #42: $400 PLOSSUS [Day 2], $1M GTD
8th $20,643
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #15: $1,000 PLO 8-Max HR
73rd $1,701
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #14: $3,200 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller
33rd $8,293
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #10: $600 No-Limit Hold'em MonsterStack
242nd $1,007
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #3: $400 No-Limit Hold'em
109th $979
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #8: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em
13th $14,615
2019 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$25,000 PokerStars NL Hold'em Players Championship
51st $69,100
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #19: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha
257th $876
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
6th $69,971
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #26: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
91st $3,722
2014 Mid-States Poker Tour Running Aces Harness Park
Main Event
5th $17,152
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #39: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
4th $112,214
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #30: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
75th $5,720
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 36 - $2,000 No Limit Hold'em
61st $7,866
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 24 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em
48th $8,380
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 36 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
125th $4,008
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 23 - $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em
5th $135,757
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 35 - $1,500 No Limit Holdem
2nd $381,381
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 22 - $5,000 No Limit Holdem
22nd $20,034

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