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