Dwyte Pilgrim just won his third WSOP-Circuit gold ring — an
unprecedented impressive feat. I sensed he was doing something special back in May, when ESPN was conducting its fantasy WSOP draft. Thought I nabbed a real gem for the 71st pick.
LOL, Go ESPN scouting team!
Here’s an interview after his most recent win in a $300+40 NLH at WSOP-Rincon (in San Diego).
He started out this year pretty friggin’ amazingly. Take a look at his Hendon Mob stats:
* a victory in a $300 event at the Southern Poker Championship in Biloxi
* a 2nd-place in a $1k event three days later
* a final table in the $5k main event at WSOP-Tunica
* a victory in a $1,500 event at Foxwoods
* a final table in a Venetian Deep Stacks event
* a semi-deep run in the NAPT-Venetian main event
* a final table at the Chicago Poker Classic main event.
All this building up to his win a few days ago in San Diego. He also won the main event at WSOP-Rincon last year. In fact, since his first final table some 15 months ago, Pilgrim’s had only one brief drought — June through August 2009 — during the WSOP. (Doh!)
He hasn’t even crossed the million-dollar mark yet in lifetime winnings. But with four 1st places and eight final tables so far in 2010, he’s currently 4th in CardPlayer’s Player of the Year race.
You can follow @DwytePilgrim here.