David Baker Wins Eight-Game Set at the WSOP 2012

David Baker Wins Eight-Game Set at the WSOP 2012 June 25, 2012 June 26, 2012 Tim Glocks https://www.poker-online.com/author/tim
Posted on  Jun 25, 2012 | Updated on  Jun 26, 2012 by Tim Glocks

David Baker, a skilled poker professional and very lucky player recently proved that his good fortune was working in his favor at the World Series of Poker 2012 being held at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Baker who uses the handle “Bakes” has been winning several bracelets at this year’s WSOP and took down a HORSE event with a buy-in of $10,000 much to everyone’ surprise. It would seem that the player has got even better at his game and took the title and World Series of Poker 2012 gold bracelet for event number 37.

At the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. championship event, Baker defeated both Phil Hellmuth and Phil Ivey – two of the biggest names in the world of professional poker and thereby made the community sit up and take notice of him. Baker won as much as $451,779 for his troubles and this win made the poker player a WSOP bracelet winner for a second time.

In his more recent run in with WSOP poker events, Baker had to sit down with Greg “FBT” Mueller in what turned out to be a difficult and very entertaining heads up showdown between the two players.

Mueller was a worthy opponent and began the contest of heads up play with a strong hold on the chip leader position. Mueller had a chip lead difference from Baker by ratio of 4:1 and most players thought that the game would be an easy win for the former. However, David “ODB” Baker pulled a rabbit out the hat when he sat down to it and walked away the winner.

This event was a mixed poker event and saw the players trying different types of poker games beginning with 7 Seven Card Stud and then moving on to Omaha Hi – Lo poker. There were two rounds of Omaha Hi – Lo and this later ended with a session of Stud Hi – Lo poker. It then moved to Triple Draw Lowball and hold em.

After Baker had won, he commented,

It feels amazing. I’ve always known that if I just kept getting there and kept giving myself shots that I would run well late in the tournament, and that’s basically what happened. I got short in this one, actually I had a lot of chips starting at the final table, and things didn’t really go my way kind of midway through the final table. I think my experience really helped when I got short.

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