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Final-Table Takedown -- David Williams

David Williams Leanrs to Value Patience the Hard Way

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Jul 01, 2010


Before discovering poker, David Williams was an avid Magic: The Gathering competitor. He first splashed onto the poker scene in a big way in 2004 with a runner-up finish for $3.5 million in the World Series of Poker main event. That same year, he raked in $573,800 for a second-place finish to Daniel Negreanu at the WPT Borgata Poker Open. In 2006, he captured a coveted WSOP gold bracelet in a $1,500 seven-card stud event. He has a total of $7,844,089 in lifetime tournament winnings. Event: 2010 World Poker Tour (WPT) Championship Players in the Event: 195 Buy-in: $25,000 First Prize: $1,530,537 Hand No. 1 Key Concepts: Putting your opponent on a hand range and acting accordingly; not making hasty decisions David Williams raises to 80,000 from under the gun with the 10 10. Scotty Nguyen calls from the cutoff. Craig Tapscott: You’re known as a very aggressive player. So, ...

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