After claiming his first WSOP gold bracelet with a victory in smaller Pot-Limit Omaha event a few weeks ago, Proulx had a shot at another title in Event #55. The $10,000 entry Pot-Limit Omaha World Championship event saw another great field of players enter and Proulx managed to navigate his way through the shark tank to once again have a seat at the final table. Proulx rode the wave of momentum from his previous win to reach this final table, and with fellow Canadian Trevor Uyesugi from Lethbridge, Alberta at the final table with him, Proulx had some national support within reach.
He clawed his way to reach heads-up with noted poker pro Daniel Alaei but the experience and skill of Alaei proved to be too much for Proulx on this day. Alaei came away with the victory and now has three WSOP bracelets in his short career, to go along with five WSOP final tables. Alaei is a clutch finisher when he gets deep in a tournament and proved that to Proulx on this day. For his second place finish, Proulx walked away with $350,803 and another notch on his resume to prove that he is a world-class Pot-Limit Omaha player.
Finishing 2nd is nothing to gawk at, especially considering Proulx already claimed a bracelet in a smaller Pot-Limit Omaha event in 2010. With a 1st and 2nd on your resume from the same year in the same game sends notice to the rest of the world that Proulx is a top-notch Omaha player and that he should be successful in this game for many years to come.
Having already earned his undergraduate degree in computer science from Laval University in Quebec, and with plans of returning to complete his Master’s, Proulx will continue to play poker on a part-time basis. However, if he has continued success like he has at this year’s WSOP, Proulx’s definition of part-time might be in constant change given how successful he is at Omaha.
Yet, with a young daughter already, and another child on the way, Proulx is ready to spend some time with them and his great showing at the 2010 WSOP will help provide for them. “The family is expanding and that’s a pretty nice gift for the family” Proulx said after his victory.
Yes it is Miguel, but you are also a pretty nice gift to Canada and its thriving poker scene.