A Second WSOP title for David Baker
We are more than halfway there and the World Series Of Poker is going strong as we get closer and closer to the main event. Until we get to see who will win the diamond and gold bracelet, we can focus on the great players that manage to get their hands on a gold one and the attractive first prize. There are quite a few types of poker that are available for this series and H.O.R.S.E. is one of them where the competition is very high and the final table is usually the hardest; especially if we consider the high buy-in events.
Event #32, $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. is the perfect example of a very tough final table; between all the final eight players, there were 25 gold bracelets. Needless to say that winning such a final table would be a great accomplishment by any of the remaining players but David “Bakes” Baker proved to be the best and took home the $451,779 as well as the golden bracelet, his second one.
Since we mentioned that it was a tough final table, here are some of the names that David Baker outplayed: John Monnette started as the chip leader followed closely by Phil Ivey who already has 8 bracelets to his name. Phil Hellmuth, the pro that has won a record of 12 WSOP bracelets throughout his career started the final table in fourth place, behind Baker.
One by one, the final table became less crowded and soon we were looking at a heads up game between David Baker and John Monnette. The latter had a small advantage with 2.95 million compared to 2.39 million chips but Baker started dominating the match and quickly made a pretty big chip lead over his opponent. Although Monnette was looking like he will come back at one point, “Bakes” made a 4:1 lead in a Stud round and won the game quickly after that.
It was a nice final table to watch, mostly due to the big names but also due to the great plays made by Baker. The Rio Casino will continue to be a big attraction in Las Vegas as the WSOP carries on but there is also an alternative for regular poker players to enjoy the game. Online Casinos offer the best way to play the most popular gambling games. The best option for beginners is that they can play for virtual money and just have fun, something that cannot be done in a traditional casino.
Of course, if you want to play for real cash and see how it feels to win a big prize pool, online poker tournaments are very popular and a great way to show your skills. Most of the big poker rooms offer special tournaments where online players can win a paid ticket to the WSOP main event and go up against the best of the best. Playing online is surely a great alternative for those that can’t always make it to a traditional casino and it can also be much more fun and more profitable.