6/13/10 – David "Bakes" Baker (23) has taken the honours in event 19 at the World Series of Poker – the $10,000 buy-in 2-7 Draw Lowball Championship – after a tough three days against some of the best players in the business.
The final table included pros of the calibre of John Juanda, Erik Seidel and Eric Kesselman
It was Baker’s first WSOP bracelet, enhanced with the main prize check of $294,321 after he beat Eric Cloutier in the heads up. Third place was taken by George Danzer.
Remarkably, Baker has only been playing this genre of poker for five months.
"It makes me feel pretty good that I could develop basically a world-class Deuce game in five months," he said. The young player is enjoying a successful tournament thus far, having placed sixth in the $50 000 buy-in Player’s Championship at the beginning of this year’s World Series.
On his way to victory Baker knocked out five of the six other players at the final table, and demolished Daniel Negreanu in eighth place.
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