David Williams wins WPT World Championship

by , Apr 25, 2010 | 6:12 am

Season 8 of the World Poker Tour concluded Saturday evening with David Williams winning the $25,000 WPT World Championship, defeating Eric Baldwin in heads-up play. Williams collects $1,530,537 for his win, moving him into the top 20 on the all-time tournament earnings list. Shawn Buchanan’s third place finish meant Faraz Jaka became WPT Player of the Year. The full results from the final table:

1 David Williams $1,530,537
2 Eric Baldwin $1,034,715
3 Shawn Buchanan $587,906
4 David Benyamine $329,228
5 Billy Baxter $246,921
6 John O’Shea $199,888

The poker tournament circuit never stops though, as season 6 of the European Poker Tour holds their final tournament the €10,000 Euro Grand Final in Monte Carlo. Live coverage is available over at PokerNews and on the PokerStars Blog.

One Comment to “David Williams wins WPT World Championship”

  1. UK Poker News

    Thank goodness that the player working for UB didn’t come 1st, a pity that either of the Europeans didn’t win that would have been cool. Out of the final 3 I’m glad it was Williams that won. I wonder whether they’ll be more entrants next year, or, as someone predicted wrongly for this year, only 100 or so.
    The EPT Grand Final will make both the prizepool and number of entrants in this tournament look pathetic.