He’s got more nicknames than P. Diddy: The man, the myth, the legend. Black Phil Ivey. Big sldick. The Bronx Donkey Bomber. Google Earth. A Rick Mahorn for the 90′s.
Now, add one more title to Dwyte Pilgrim: World Poker Tour champion.
That’s right, Pilgrim’s QuestTM ended tonight with a WPT Borgata Poker Open crown.
For the win, Pilgrim banks $733,802. He defeated Kia Mohajeri heads-up for the title. Tweeted BJ Nemeth after the win:
This may be the funnest final table I’ve ever covered. @OleGSmith‘s bracelet victory was more meaningful & emotional, but this was pure fun.
After the win, Pilgrim fell to the ground and began crying. The crowd gave him a standing ovation. President Obama called his cell phone and congratulated him.*
It was emotional. It was heartfelt. It was fun. It was overdue. It was Dwyte Pilgrim.
Get full recaps including video (soon) here.
UPDATE: Some good pics of Pilgrim crying after the win here. Vid interview with Kimberly Lansing below where he reveals he’s about to enter a $175 and a $300 in the coming days. Keep grinding.