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David 'ODB' Baker Wins Second World Series Of Poker Bracelet In $1,500 Limit Hold'em

Veteran Poker Pro Defeated 541 Entries To Earn $161,139


After Tuesday’s action at the 2019 World Series of Poker, both prominent poker pros named David Baker have two WSOP bracelets.

David ‘ODB’ Baker won his second bracelet in the $1,500 limit hold’em Tuesday afternoon in dominating fashion. Now, both he and David “Bakes” Baker each have two bracelets to their name.

Baker defeated a field of 541 entries and netted $161,139 for his efforts. His second WSOP victory comes seven years after his first when he won the $2,500 8-Game Mix at the 2012 WSOP.

Runner-Up Brian Kim“It was a huge burden,” Baker told WSOP reporters about having yet to add a second bracelet to his resume. “All my friends have more bracelets than me. I’ve been really wanting to get number two for some time, and I finally did. I’m thrilled.”

Baker has been quietly putting up a solid summer and with just a couple weeks left in the summer, Baker still has aspirations of passing Dan Zack for the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year lead.

“This is cash nine or 10 and I have a first and a third,” Baker told reporters after his win. “But I have to put another bracelet on the board.”

His second career WSOP win was one of the most dominant performances seen this summer. With two tables remaining on Day 3, Baker opened up a massive chip lead over the field and never let it go. When they reached the final table, he was far and away the chip leader with 1,770,000 and limits of 20,000-40,000.

Greg Mueller busted in ninth, Danny Woolard was eliminated in eighth, and Kenneth Donoghue was out in seventh before the final six players bagged up chips to play down to a winner on Day 4. By the time Day 3 came to a close, Baker bagged up nearly 2,500,000 and had 100 big blinds, compared to Ruiko Mamiya’s 62 big blinds, who started Day 4 second in chips.

Along with the money and the bracelet, Baker picked up 840 Card Player Player of the Year points. His second bracelet gives him 3,336 points on the year and puts him in seventh place in the 2019 POY race, sponsored by Global Poker.

When Day 4 got underway at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Baker picked up right where he left off. He extended his chip lead as Chicong Nguyen busted in sixth and moved over the 3,000,000-chip mark when he eliminated Chris Ferguson in fifth.

Chris FergusonFerguson got the last of his chips into the middle with A-3 and couldn’t suckout against Baker’s pocket nines. Ferguson picked up $33,948 and Baker officially had more than double the chips of second-place Mamiya.

Over the course of the next couple of levels, Mamiya became the short stack and Brian Kim was squarely in second, but Baker had already accumulated about two-thirds of the chips in play.

Kim eliminated Mamiya in fourth and Baker disposed of Dominzo Love in third. Love’s third-place finish was his first-ever WSOP cash and left Baker heads-up with about a 3:1 chip lead over Kim.

Over the next 18 hands of play, Baker won a ton of pots and left Kim with less than 8 big bets. Just a few hands later, Baker picked up pocket jacks and Kim was dealt A-9. A nine-high flop sealed Kim’s fate. The rest of his chips went in on the flop and Baker’s hand held up.

Kim picked up $99,564 for his runner-up finish.

Final Table Results:

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 David Baker $161,139 840
2 Brian Kim $99,564 700
3 Dominzo Love $68,353 560
4 Ruiko Mamiya $47,747 420
5 Chris Ferguson $33,948 350
6 Chicong Nguyen $24,574 280
7 Kenneth Donoghue $18,118 210
8 Daniel Woolard $13,609 140
9 Greg Mueller $10,418 70

For more coverage from the summer series, check out the 2019 WSOP landing page, complete with a full schedule, results, news, player interviews, and event recaps.