David Williams

Returning to Turning Stone

I had an interesting trip recently -- kind of a trip back in time, in some ways. It started with a call from the guys at Poker Royalty asking me if I wanted to be included in this new project, a poker show called "Poker Night in America" that was designed to be a little more focused on personalitie...more

by David Williams on October 14, 2013 5:54 AM

Cabo San Lucas, SCOOP, and Phil Ivey's Chef

After a pretty uneventful run at the EPT Monte Carlo I made a last-minute decision to go to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to play the final week of SCOOP tournaments. My fiancé Yvette and I love Cabo and travel there at least once a year, but we hadn't taken our daughter Lili with us yet. It had the potent...more

by David Williams on July 23, 2013 6:59 AM

The queen-nine villain

I've told this story to a lot of my friends and a few of them refused to believe it was true. They couldn't comprehend why anyone in their right mind would make this play, but I'm telling you--it happened. I was at the Commerce Casino, playing a $1,000 mega-satellite to the L.A. Poker Classic main...more

by David Williams on June 4, 2013 8:58 AM

Silver Linings

I look forward to the PCA every year, not only for the awesome tournaments, but also for a chance to continue a long-running tradition. Noah Boeken is one of my best friends from the Magic community and for years now we've shared a room at PCA. This year, Nacho Barbero joined us and when the three o...more

by David Williams on March 15, 2013 6:40 AM

Grinch no more

After busting not one, but two entries in the WPT Doyle Brunson Classic at Bellagio, poker was pretty much done for me in 2012. The next weekend, I was supposed to fly to Toronto for a Magic tournament and part of the reason I was excited to go was because I could play on PokerStars from Canada. I h...more

by David Williams on February 19, 2013 7:17 AM

Adventures in Foie Gras

Since my last update, I took a couple of short trips with my fiancé Yvette and our daughter Liliana. A few days before Thanksgiving, we flew to Texas to visit my mother. She got to spend some quality time with Lili and for Thanksgiving dinner, we drove out to my uncle's house. Yvette was able to mee...more

by David Williams on January 10, 2013 3:00 PM

Talk about magic...

I wanted to give an update -- about me, but also about my daughter, Liliana, who is now about 20 months old. It's kind of challenging to write about, actually, because to be honest it is hard to put into words just how amazing it is to have Lili. Ever since Lili was born, it's been nothing but a ...more

by David Williams on November 9, 2012 6:27 AM