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What to watch today at the WSOP – Melanie Weisner looking for one for the ladies

June 24th, 2011 No comments

Melanie Weisner has a shot at a bracelet for the ladies when action resumes today at the Rio.

Hard Stops prevented any bracelets from being awarded from yesterday’s action at the Rio.  Probably the biggest story of the day was that of Tom Dwan making yet another WSOP Final Table and giving all those bracelet prop bettors of his a nice little sweat in the process.  With 6 players left in the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship, Durrrr held the chip lead after surging from the short stack earlier in the day.  But it seemed that Razz really became his undoing as he donated basically half of his chips late in the evening at that discipline, and eventually was bumped out in 6th when Shawn caught running diamonds on 6th and 7th street in Stud to flush Dwan and send him to the rail.  This was Durrr’s 4th career WSOP Final Table (most people forget that he made two of them in 2008), and his second largest WSOP score ever (he took down $134k after winning the $381k from the runner up finish last year).  It’s also his 3rd cash at this year’s WSOP, and who knows…maybe Dwan is heating up.  Lord knows that he’s had more opportunities than anyone else at the Rio having entered into around 2,432 events already (even more impressive considering that event #40 just started).

The reality is, whenever Dwan runs deep in a tournament, he’s the story.  His tables rail was a reported 3 people deep, Read more…

Top 2010 Poker Player Stories – #23 David Baker and David Baker

December 9th, 2010 No comments
David Baker

David Baker always seemed to gather chips this year at the WSOP ("Bakes" pictured left, "ODB" pictured right)

At the World Series of Poker this year, the name most commonly heard around the conference center of the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino was David Baker.  It seemed like every other day in the Rio the news would get around that David Baker was running deep in another tournament, and the response at first was “again?” and it make sense why.  Someone with the name David Baker cashed a total of 11 times for $1,309,980 while appearing at the final table of 4 of the 55 open WSOP Events, and making the final 2 tables another 4 times (including the Main Event).  And one of the 8 deep runs included David Baker winning a WSOP Bracelet.  The WSOP Player of the year race seemed a shoe in at that point, as the POY leaderboard kept popping up with more and more David Baker scores.  Then, we noticed that the name was there a second time.  That, and the fact that David Baker looked completely different just about every time that he made a final table. It didn’t take too long to figure out that there were two professional poker players that were both named David Baker, and both of them decided that 2010 was going to be a David Baker coming out party. Read more…