David Williams's Vital Stats:
David Williams was born on June 9, 1980 in Texas. He was living in Dallas, Texas and studying Economics at Southern Methodist University in 2004, when he came in second in the main of event of the World Series of Poker. Even though Greg Raymer took home the top prize, Williams still took home a huge $3.5 million prize for second place.
David Williams Notable Tournament Finishes:
Besides his incredible second-place finish at the 2004 World Series, Williams also took second place in the 2004 WPT Borgata Poker Open and won the 2004 Five Diamond World Poker Classic Limit Hold em event. In 2006, he finally got his hands on his own bracelet, when he won the $1,500 Seven-card stud event and $163,118.
In 2010, Williams finally won a big event when he took down the 2010 World Poker Tour Championship event at the Bellagio, winning $1.5 million.
David Williams's Losing WSOP Hand:
Williams was dealt A-4 and the flop came 5-4-2, giving him a pair of 4s, which he figured was the best hand. The turn was a 2 and the river another 2, giving Williams a full house, 2s full of 4s. Little did he know when he went all-in at the end, that Greg Raymer had a pair of 8s, giving Raymer a higher full house and the championship.
Where to Find Williams Online:
David Williams is a representative of Bodog.com.
David Williams Trivia:
- Before becoming a poker player, Williams was known for being a top-ranked player in the collectible card game "Magic"
- Like Greg Raymer, David won his entry to the 2004 WSOP main event through a satellite tournament at PokerStars
- Williams is driven, smart, and ambitious and began college at age 16. He also scored 1550 on his SATs.