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This Week's Big Winner: David ‘ODB’ Baker Earns First World Poker Tour Title At LA Poker Classic

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Apr 10, 2019


The 2019 World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic $10,000 no-limit hold’em main event attracted a field of 546 total players to create a $5,169,270 prize pool. Over the course of five days of action at The Commerce Casino, the field was narrowed down to a final table of six players, with play halting on March 6. The final table resumed on Monday, March 11 at the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas inside Luxor Hotel and Casino, the first of three delayed WPT final tables. After more than eight hours of intense poker action, David ‘ODB’ Baker emerged victorious, capturing his first WPT title and the top prize of $1,015,000. Baker outlasted a final table that included top poker players Steve Yea, J.C. Moussa, bracelet winner John Smith, WPT champion Matas Cimbolas, and four-time WPT winner and record holder Darren Elias. “It kind of sounds corny, but it really means so much to me,” Baker told the WPT after his ...

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