David Williams Wins 2010 WPT Championship

David Williams wins the 2010 WPT Championship.

He fell just one short of winning the WSOP Main Event in 2004 (fuck, was that really 6 years ago? was Bush really just finishing up his first term? was he really a two term president? is Obama actually a US citizen?) but last night David Williams and his new look were able to get it done at the 2010 WPT Championship, taking home the tour’s biggest title and a top prize of $1.53 mil.

The win marks Williams’ first ever WPT title and brings his tournament winnings to over $7 mil lifetime.

Finishing in second was Eric “BaseBaldy” Baldwin, Card Player’s Player of the Year in 2009. Obviously playing for the win, Baldwin seemed okay with his runner-up winnings of just over a million, telling Mike Sexton afterwards, “Second place is bittersweet but I’ll wipe my tears with seven figures.”

As everything you just read implies, Phil Hellmuth did not win. The 11-time WSOP bracelet winner once again came up short of grabbing his first WPT title, this time bubbling the TV final table, finishing in 7th place.

Here’s what the top 6 looked like:

1st Place: David Williams – $1,530,537
2nd Place: Eric Baldwin – $1,034,715
3rd Place: Shawn Buchanan – $587,906
4th Place: David Benyamine – $329,228
5th Place: Billy Baxter – $246,921
6th Place: John O’Shea – $199,888

For a complete wrap up of the WPT Championship, click here.

7 Responses

    • No Free Cheese

      April 26, 2010 6:09 pm, Reply

      Squizza, sounds like you don’t have a sense of humor. Maybe someone can change that for you?

  1. Da Man

    May 18, 2010 9:07 pm, Reply

    Did he floss that diamond encrusted toothpick at the final table? Did his pocket Hobgoblin-Wizzard beat out Baldwin’s Ace-King? At the victory party did he roust some dude drinking champagne by asking “WTF are you?” So many questions left unanswered…

  2. tonyhe

    March 6, 2011 10:36 pm, Reply

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