David Williams Bio

David Anthony Williams is a professional poker player.

Williams was self taught to play no-limit Texas Hold’em tournaments. He was mentored in poker by Marcel Lüske, with whom they both had a mutual friend in the Netherlands, Noah Boeken. Williams’s poker success was capped at the 2004 World Series of Poker. He won his buy-in through an online poker site and made it to the finals of the main event, ultimately finishing second to Greg Raymer, but still winning $3.5 million for the runner-up prize. His second-place finish is the best ever by an African American in a WSOP Main Event, besting Phil Ivey’s 7th place finish in 2009. Four months later, he finished second at the Borgata Open World Poker Tour where he collected $573,800. David Williams became a member of Team Bodog after the 2004 World Series of Poker.

In March 2006, Williams made a second WPT final table, finishing 4th for $280,000. Two months later he made another WPT final table, again finishing 4th. In 2010, he won the WPT World Championship, beating Eric Baldwin heads up and wining over $1.5 million.

Williams now has his own blog that offers an inside look at his personal and professional life. Williams won his sole WSOP bracelet in 2006 in the $1,500 Seven-card stud event when he defeated John Hoang.

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