Few professional poker players can boast a live tournament record as accomplished as David Williams. After graduating from the Magic: The Gathering scene he’s become one of the most high profile pros playing the circuit, and he’s got the results to match. Like so many of his peers, he made the switch from trading cards to playing cards look easy, and since then he’s been bringing home the big money.
He arrived on the poker scene in style in 2004 when he finished runner-up in the biggest live poker tournament of them all - the World Series of Poker* $10,000 Main Event. David played a brilliant tournament but fell just short. The second place prize was a huge $3,500,000, which meant David now had the bankroll to play in any game and enter any tournament he wanted. He took full advantage, and his run of results since has been incredible. Just a few months later he finished second at the WPT Borgata Open good for $573,800, before winning a side event at the World Poker Classic. Next up was a final table at the WPT 101 Shooting Stars, and a cash in the WPT Championship event. By then it was time to go back to the Rio in Las Vegas for the 2006 World Series. David got straight into the action and won his first bracelet in a $1,500 7-Card Stud event. That victory netted him $163,118, and just days later he nearly repeated the feat finishing second in a $5,000 2-7 Draw Lowball event for $256,091. In the space just a few years David had risen to the top of the tournament game, and the big live results have just kept on coming. He’s a big competitor online as well, with a World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) title to his name - an 8-Game tournament, good for $107,800. He again proved his live credentials in 2010, when he took down the WPT $25,000 Championship event for $1,530,537.
Las Vegas resident David still plays Magic in his downtime away from poker, and he also enjoys travelling, watching TV and collecting sneakers. He’s a well-known and popular face on the poker circuit and joins many of his friends on Team PokerStars Pro. You can find him at the tables as he plays using the screen name ‘dwilliams’ (formerly known as ‘RugDoctor’).
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