The drought is over for poker professional David Williams! Williams won the WPT World Championship at the Bellagio Casino with pocket deuces, beating Eric Baldwin’s pair of aces by getting a third two on the turn!
This marks the first WPT win for David after being runner-up at the Borgata Poker Open in Season III and finishing 4th in both the Bay 101 in Season IV and the Mirage Poker Showdown in Season V. The win was worth a $1.5 million payday for David! "It’s pretty awesome to have my first one be the biggest one," Williams said.
I am sure the win will be a great confidence builder and coming just a few short months away from the 2010 World Series, I would make David a favorite to earn another WSOP bracelet. He won his first bracelet in the $1,500 7-Card Stud event. And had a Main Event finish in second place, losing to poker pro Greg “Fossilman” Raymer.
In a press release from Bodog yesterday:
Bodog.com Poker Pro David Williams Wins WPT World Championship
For Immediate Release
Apr. 27, 2010
KAHNAWAKE, QC // After coming in fourth-place in two World Poker Tour (WPT) tournaments and second in another, Bodog.com Poker Pro David Williams can cross yet another poker milestone off his bucket list – winning a WPT event. Best of all, of all the WPT events to win, William’s took down the most prestigious, the WPT World Championship, held at the Bellagio Casino in Las Vegas this past week.
From the start of the tournament Williams’ was feeling good about his chances, so much so that in a post-victory interview with WPT.com, he said of his friends and family: “I told everybody to come down… I said I’m going to win today and I want everyone to be here with me and to experience it.” Sure enough, win he did, and he did so while his mother lead a huge cheering section of his closest friends and family, including fellow Bodog.com Poker Pro Evelyn Ng.
William’s is no stranger to the Poker spotlight, having played in the biggest poker tournaments around the globe and some of the most popular Poker TV shows in the industry, but Williams’ truly cemented his status as one of Poker’s elite at the 2006 WSOP* where he won his first bracelet. Make this year your year. Qualify for the World Series of Poker* through Bodog.com and you could be on the fast track to Poker superstardom.
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