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David Williams

David Williams
GPI rank: 397
WSOP Bracelets: 1
WPT Wins: 1
Total Live Earnings: $9,141,120
Nationality:
United States United States
Last Seen in: 2022 WSOP Online
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Biography

David Williams was born in 1980 in Arlington, Texas. After he finished High School, Williams was accepted to both Harvard and Princeton, however, after a short while of studying at the Princeton University he decided to return to his home state and study economics at Southern Methodist University. It was at that time when Williams became famous for his card-playing abilities, which, however, had nothing to do with poker. He earned over $30,000 playing Magic: The Gathering and was considered one of the best players in the world.

After some time Williams discovered Texas Hold'em which appeared to be much more profitable than Magic. In the year 2004 came Williams' big brake when he reached the WSOP final table and took home $3.5 Million after finishing second and falling only to Greg Raymer in a heads-up battle. Just a few months later Williams again finished second in a major poker event, this time losing to Daniel Negreanu at the WPT Borgata Poker Open final table.

His first big win came in 2006 WSOP when Williams won his first WSOP bracelet in a $1,500 Seven Card Stud event and collected $163,118 as the first place prize. Another huge live tournament win came in 2010 at the WPT World Championship with Williams finishing first in the $25,000 event and collecting $1.5 Million. Some of his other big tournament achievements include 4th place finishes at the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star event in March 2006 and WPT Mirage Poker Showdown two months later.

When it comes to online poker, Williams' biggest achievement is the 2009 World Championship of Online Poker Event #42 ($2,100 8-Game) title. Williams, under the screen name “RugDoctor”, defeated Alexander “joiso” Kostritsynin to collect $107,800 as the first place prize.

As of 2010, his total live tournament winnings exceed $7,900,000. Over $4 Million of these winnings came off the WSOP tables, while the biggest part of the rest of them were collected at the WPT events.

After his 2004 second place finish at the WSOP Main Event, David Williams signed a sponsorship deal with Bodog and represented the site for almost 7 years. However in 2010 his deal with Bodog expired and he decided to join the team PokerStars.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #71: $1,111 One More for One Drop
156 $4,341
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #68: $1,000 Million Dollar Bounty
397 $3,510
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #53: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha
18 $23,327
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #45: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed
6 $58,606
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #32: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
9 $15,080
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #30: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed
91 $2,702
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #24: $1,000 FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold'em
94 $2,340
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #19: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller
9 $120,457
2022 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
211 $3,006
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #80: $3,000 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha
23 $10,692
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship
688 $17,500
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #55: $400 Colossus
979 $700
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #50: $600 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack
95 $1,407
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #32: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
9 $13,989
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E
41 $3,522
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix 6-Handed
41 $3,315
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #24: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack
225 $963
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,000 FLIP & GO No-Limit Hold'em
117 $2,155
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #14: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
2 $50,842
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #4: $500 The Reunion No-Limit Hold'em
1814 $800
2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #30: $600 NLH 6-Max Championship
60 $1,226
2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #24: $400 NLH Monster Stack
159 $593
2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #16: $600 PLO8 6-Handed
37 $1,237
2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #14: $500 No-Limit Hold'em
2 $55,664
2021 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #4: $500 NLH Super Turbo
142 $650
2020 WSOP.com Online Bracelet Events
Event #7: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Knockout Deepstack
104 $961
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #85: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed
26 $12,678
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #80: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em, Pot Limit Omaha
147 $2,308
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #64: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em
77 $8,213
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #43: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet
26 $4,192
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #67: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty
39 $2,772
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #49: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed
70 $4,665
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #41: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha
78 $2,732
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #23: THE MARATHON - $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em
115 $5,369
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #64: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
19 $28,290
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #59: $3,000 Omaha Hi-Low
6 $49,817
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
65 $3,962
2014 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€10,600 Main Event
24 €36,700
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #45: $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold'em
18 $7,697
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #18: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
120 $2,302
2013 PokerStars.com EPT London
Main Event
78 £9,500
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 35: $2,500 Mixed Hold'em
30 $5,195
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
23 $7,116
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 7: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
4 $36,470
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 3: $3,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha
14 $9,644
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #39: $2,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em/Omaha
24 $9,223
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #35: $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship
25 $17,987
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 50 - $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha World Championship
26 $28,651
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 28 - $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha w/Rebuys
16 $54,003
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 27 - $1,500 No Limit Holdem
50 $11,060
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 16 - $2,500 H.O.R.S.E.
31 $6,941

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