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David ‘ODB’ Baker Is ‘Fueled By His Legacy’

Long-Time Pro Having a Monster Year With Both A WPT Championship and WSOP Bracelet In 2019

by Steve Schult |  Published: Sep 25, 2019


As the poker world continues to evolve and the games get gradually tougher over time, more players have become specialized in one specific game or format. These specialists might focus on tournaments, others on cash games, some on no-limit hold’em, and others on mixed games. David ‘ODB’ Baker never bothered to find a niche. The 47-year-old poker pro has found a way to stay at the top of the poker world for most of his 15-year professional career while also establishing himself as one of the most well-rounded poker players on the planet. Baker plays high-stakes cash games and tournaments, and is proficient in just about any poker game you can think of. Most impressively, he’s been sustaining success and staying on top of strategy changes while other long-time pros have struggled to adapt and have fallen off the map. “I mean, I was playing when, if it was three-bet ...

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