John Dibella Wins 2012 PCA Main Event

Anyone can win.

Score one for the old guys.

John Dibella, a 43 year-old stock trader from New York, defeated a final table stacked with 20-something Internet phenoms to capture the 2012 PCA Main Event.

Dibella and runner-up, Kyle Julius, chopped the top two spots. For the win, Dibella banks $1,775,000. Julius will take home $1,500,000.

The victory is Dibella’s first major tournament score. He had just over $42,000 in previous career earnings.

Faraz Jaka finished in third for $755,000 and Xuan Liu, a woman, came in fourth for $600,000.

Get full tournament results here.

In semi-related news, the $25,000 PCA High Roller is down to its final table. Jason Koon is the chip leader. In second overall and making his fourth PCA final table (and second High Roller) is Jonathan Duhamel. It’s nice to see some run-good after suffering through the ex-girlfriend-led-robbery.

Get full final table chip counts here.

* Photo courtesy PokerStars Blog.

 

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