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Final-Table Takedown: David Baker Captures First Gold Bracelet at the 2012 World Series of Poker

by Cameron Yoos |  Published: Sep 05, 2012

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David “ODB” Baker is a 40-year-old professional poker player. He currently spends time with his 9-year-old daughter, his girlfriend, and traveling the world playing poker. David spends most of the year playing cash games, but can be caught playing occasional main events throughout the year and has found success at the WSOP. Even though David has had several good years at the WSOP (especially highlighted in 2010 by a 17th-place finish in the main event), he enjoyed a true breakout year in 2012. David finished this year’s WSOP with 8 cashes, 4 final tables, a 10th in the $50,000 event, another deep run in the main event, and his first WSOP victory. Event: 2012 WSOP Eight-Game Mix Players: 477 Entry: $2,500 First Prize: $271,312 Finish: 1st Hand No. 1 – Pot-Limit Omaha Key Concepts: Having a plan Craig Tapscott: Set this final table up for us. David Baker: The official ...


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