David Williams won $3.5 million finishing second in WSOP – Judi Online
Williams had played in a pro tournament before, but he’d never played at the World Series of Poker. He figured he’d take a shot–if he played well, great. If not, he did his best. His best, as it turned out, was better than all but one player. Williams finished second and won $3.5 million. A few weeks later, he turned 24. He needs just two Judi Online more semesters to graduate from SMU with a degree in economics and a minor in math. After that he could go to work for the rest of his life…or not. Play poker for the rest of his life…or not. He’s young, rich and bright–and he has options.
So that’s it, right? End of story? Local kid makes good, wins money, enjoys fame? Not quite. Poker players are different–or at least this one is. Despite the good fortune, he remains tortured, beating himself up over what could have been instead of enjoying what is. The parallel life he could have led preoccupies him at times: He went to Princeton for a while, then left because it wasn’t for him; he never knew his dad; and he did well in the World Series, but if he had bested just one more player, he would have been a god instead of just another guy who didn’t win it all. He sometimes obsesses over that stuff, and he knows it, but he can’t help it, either.
“I think about the final hand every day,” Williams says. “I think about it all the time–the way it went down, getting so close to being the champion. I mean, it wasn’t about the money. OK, sure, it was about the money–the money was nice. It is nice. But it Judi Online wasn’t entirely about that. …