by , Jun 23, 2012 | 8:06 pm

David Baker

Today’s WSOP Bracelet Boxscore

Craig McCorkell $368,593 – Event #36 $3,000 NLH Shootout
David Baker $271,312 – Event #37 $2,500 8-Game Mix
Dung Nguyen $607,200 – Event #38 $1,500 NLHE
Jan-Peter Jachtmann $661,000 – Event #39 $10,000 PLO

For the second time this summer, a long suffering poker player has finally picked up their first WSOP bracelet. Following in the steps of Andy Bloch, David “ODB” Baker won the $2,500 8-Game Mix event to earn his first ever WSOP tournament after 27 cashes.

Baker’s first WSOP cash came back in 2004 and he made six final tables with three 3rd place finishes before this event. He had over $1,000,000 in career earnings at the WSOP but now can be included amongst the champions. Call him “ODB” or “The Original” but you now you also call him a WSOP bracelet winner.

On a side not, have two players with the same name won bracelets in the same year? I will have to ask Nolan Dalla or Kevmath.

Link Dump

Tweet o’ the Day – Say what you want about Shaun Deeb, but if he’s able to keep a 12-time bracelet winner away from a WSOP event then he must have him hooked on the line pretty well.

Nevada Gaming Commission Approves First Online Licenses – BLUFF Magazine has a run down of the current state of affairs regarding online poker. Biggest news of the week was the Nevada Gaming Commission approving an Internet poker license to two companies. Baby steps.

Poker Chip Stack Art Shots – Everybody likes pretty pictures. Especially in poker, when reading is secondary to 140 characters of snark or lengthy, grammar-challenged forum posts. Matt Showell at PokerListings has all the chip-porn you can get on his latest Picture Book.

Einhorn Enters $1 Million Buy-In Poker Tournament – David Einhorn, co-founder of Greenlight Capital Inc., has thrown his name into the ring to participate in this year’s $1,000,000 Big One for One Drop event at the WSOP. This brings the number of “confirmed” players in the event up to 42. Einhorn has one WSOP cash to his resume, he finished 18th at the 2006 WSOP Main Event for $659,730. He promptly turned around and donated the entire prize to charity.

What Event Would You Like To See Added to the WSOP Schedule? – The BLUFF video team asked Erik Seidel, Lauren Kling, and Sorel Mizzi what events they would like added to the WSOP.

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