David Williams (card game player)

David Anthony Williams ( * June 9, 1980 in Arlington, Texas) is a professional poker player and Magic: The Gathering player. He was a student at Princeton University and later studied economics at Southern Methodist University.


His first trip to the Magic Pro Tour, he made the end of 1990. Even before he starred at the World Championship in Toronto in 2001, he earned over $ 30,000. In this championship, however, he was disqualified for dovetailed cards.

He was then suspended by the tour and was dedicated to the game of poker. He initially played only on the Internet but for high stakes. After his suspension he had some success in Magic events, but focused on poker.


Williams taught himself no limit Texas Hold'em tournaments to play. He was later trained by Marcel Luske and became friends with Noah Boeken, another apprentice Luskes.

David Williams came into the public eye by his performance at the World Series of Poker 2004. He won the buy-in on the Internet and made it the main event in second place behind Greg Raymer to prove and received 3.5 million U.S. dollars.

Four months later, he could reach the second place at the Borgata Poker Open at the World Poker Tour and win U.S. $ 573 800. In spring 2006, Williams was able to reach two other final tables on the WPT.

Williams won his first WSOP bracelet at the World Series of Poker in 2006 in a $ 1,500 Seven Card Stud tournament as he defeated John Hoang heads up.

David Williams was after the World Series of Poker 2004 by Bodog, but since 2010, sponsored by PokerStars where he also serves as team -Pro. In 2010 he won the WPT Championship for himself and won more than $ 1.5 million.

To date, he won 8,088,481 dollars in poker tournaments.


  • Hendon mob
  • Poker player (United States)
  • Bracelet winner
  • Americans
  • Born in 1980
  • Man