David Baker Wins WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event #19
David Baker Wins WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event #19
No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Draw Lowball Championship Attracts Record Field

David Baker was the winner of the $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Deuce-to-Seven Draw Lowball championship at this year’s World Series of Poker.  He topped one of the toughest and most experienced fields ever assembled for any WSOP event.  About half of the entrants were former WSOP gold bracelet winners.

Baker is a 23-year-old professional poker player from Bloomfield Hills, MI.  He is enjoying a breakthrough year here at the WSOP, having previously final tabled the $50,000 buy-in Poker Players Championship, where he finished sixth.  Baker is a dedicated poker pro who started playing seriously while in college.  He gradually improved to the point he was making a living at the game, mostly toiling away in online poker games.

Baker collected $294,321 in prize money for his first WSOP victory.  But winning the gold bracelet seemed to have more meaning.

“Now, when I say I’m a professional poker player, it has real meaning,” Baker said.  “The WSOP gold bracelet gives real meaning to claiming you are a poker pro.”
The $10K Lowball Deuce tournament, one of the longest-running WSOP events which dates all the way back to 1973, crossed the 100-player mark for the first time.  There were 101 players who entered the three-day competition.  The top 14 finishers collected prize money.  

The star-studded competition attracted a swarm of former WSOP champions.  Gold bracelet winners who cashed in this event included Erik Seidel, John Juanda, Daniel Negreanu, and Yan Chen.  It should be noted that Chen has now cashed in the last three Lowball Deuce events.  He won his first gold bracelet last week in Event #14.

John Juanda became the second player at this year’s WSOP to make three final table appearances.  Vladimir Shchemelev, from St. Petersburg, Russia was the first.

A full report will be posted shortly.
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