Poker News: Interviews Poker Phenom David Williams

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Poker Pro David Williams, runner up in the 2004 World Series of Poker, sits down with to discuss life as a pro, this years World Series, and life changing money. sat down with Poker star David Williams to discuss the poker life and how winning $3.5 million in the 2004 World Series of Poker (WSOP) changed his life.

PokerLizard: In the 2004 WSOP, you finished in 2nd place, winning $3.5 million. How has your life changed since the WSOP?

David Williams: I answer this question a lot. Besides the money and the small fame, it really hasn’t changed that much at all. I have less worries about my future, I was able to take care of my family and I know everyone will be ok financially. I still do the same thing each day. I sleep late, stay up all night and play poker every day.

PokerLizard: You followed up your success at the WSOP with a 2nd Place Finish at the WPT Borgata Open in Atlantic City and won the $1,500 Limit Hold’em event at the Five Diamond World Poker Classic. How satisfying was it to prove to the poker community and public that you have skills and weren’t just lucky at the WSOP?

David Williams: It was very satisfying. The Borgata runner up finish wasn’t quite enough in my eyes. I was proud, but felt that I still didn’t get far enough. I really felt that I played the best heads up, and made one mistake. Winning the Limit event at the Bellagio actually felt the best. I was so happy to finally have a 1st place. Nothing compares to being the last man standing in a tournament, no matter how small.

PokerLizard: How different is this years WSOP for you? Is there any sense of pressure to perform since you’re well known?

David Williams: The only pressure I feel is from myself. I think that is why my results haven’t been good at this years WSOP. I am in some weird “funk” and can’t get things going. I feel that I am playing well, but I am doing something wrong I am sure. There is no other explanation for my poor performance at this years WSOP.

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