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Final-Table Takedown -- David Baker

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Jun 11, 2009

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David ‘Bakes’ Baker Bangs Heads With High-Stakes Cash-Game Pro Brian Townsend David Baker hails from Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. He turned poker professional in May of 2007 after being mentored by World Series of Poker bracelet winner Vanessa Selbst. He has won more than $2 million in online tournaments, including a first-place finish in the $530 PokerStars Sunday no-limit hold’em event, for $91,500, and a second in another $530 Stars event in March of 2009, for $66,715. Baker also finished second in a 2008 $5,000 Bellagio Five-Star World Poker Classic event, for $230,580. With $1.2 million in Card Player Online Player of the Year qualifying-tournament cashes, Baker is in the all-time top 10. Craig Tapscott: David, set this final table up for us. David “WhooooKidd” Baker: This hand occurred when we were six-handed. Brian “aba20” Townsend had just busted Chad “lilholdem” Batista in a giant pot to take sole possession of ...


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