David Baker has won the Event #66: $1,500 Limit Hold’em in the 2019 World Series of Poker. Steve Baker had to be resilient to overpower a strong field that comprised of 541 players. From the onset, Baker started strongly and was the chip leader at the end of Day 2 and Day 3. He won $161,139.
Apart from the first-place cash prize, he also won a WSOP gold bracelet taking his bracelet tally to two. He won his first WSOP bracelet during the 43rd edition of WSOP after taking down Event #37: $2,500 8-Game Mix for $271, 312. Also, building up to the 2019 WSOP, Baker had bagged more than $1 million when he won the WPT L.A. Poker Classic.
Here’s what he had to say after the win:
“It was a huge burden. All my friends had more bracelets than me, so I’ve been really wanting to get No. 2 for a long time and finally did. I’m thrilled. I think it’s pretty obvious I wear my heart on my sleeve when it comes to the WSOP and what it means to me.”
He also disclosed that he had several prop bets with a bunch of his friends
“I have six or seven bracelet bets, a few for more than others, so just to bring those home [was nice]. I live for the pressure and I wanted it.”
David Baker wins the final table
The final table began immediately after Greg Mueller, Danny Woolard, and Kenneth Donoghue were eliminated in 9th, 8th, and 7th places respectively.
Chicong Nguyen was the first to be eliminated after his king-seven fell to Brian Kim’s Ace-six. Nguyen took home $24,574.
Chris Ferguson was next to be sent to the rails marking the end of his 3rd 2019 WSOP final table. Ferguson has been having an impeccable campaign with 15 cashes in 2019 WSOP so far.
Ruiko Mamiya was eliminated in the fourth place for $47,747.
Three-handed play didn’t last long and after a few exchanges, Baker managed to maintain his chip lead by eliminating Dominzo Love in third place.
At the start of the heads up play, David Baker had a 3:1 advantage and Kim didn’t stand a chance. Kim earned $99,564 for his second-place finish.
Final Table Results
|1||David “ODB” Baker||United States||$161,139|
|2||Brian Kim||United States||$99,564|
|3||Dominzo Love||United States||$68,353|
|5||Chris Ferguson||United States||$33,948|
|6||Chicong Nguyen||United States||$24,574|
|7||Kenneth Donoghue||United States||$18,118|
|8||Danny Woolard||United States||$13,609|
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