One of the biggest stories from this week’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) is David Bach becoming the summer double bracelet winner when he won the $ 10,000 HORSE on Sunday.
Bach topped the top 150 players in the world for the $ 383,208 first prize and cemented his position as one of the best mixed game players in poker today.
The final table reads like the Who’s Who of the top players with Daniel Negreanu and Jason Mercier competing in one of the toughest events on the WSOP visit dewa poker.
Comparing this to the final table from his first win the summer 10 days earlier, Bach said, “It’s a tougher opponent. A tougher chip stack situation. On June 8, Bach won the $ 1,500 Dealer event for $ 119,399 after beating 364 players.
With a supportive family now, the 45-year-old poker pro from Athens, Georgia, describes how his responsibilities affect his game.
“It makes me play better,” he said. “Sometimes, when I feel like things are coming out a little because poker is an emotional game, I will remind myself by looking at something or thinking of my family that I am playing for them.”
He married his wife in Las Vegas in 2009 when he won the $ 50,000 to $ 1,276,800 Poker Players Championship and had his name engraved on the Reese Memorial Trophy. They now have children and supporting their families means putting in the money. These two wins came at the right time.
“I really want to have a good summer to make up for it, and it’s great to have financial security when you have a family,” Bach said. The right family / poker balance is hard to find, but I hope Bach continues his success both at home and as he feels.
At press time, the $ 1,000 No-Limit Senior Age Hold’em Championship was still going on, but it’s clear the event is growing. This year’s Seniors event, open to players over the age of 50, has a record-setting field of 5,389 players compared with 4,499 last year. One reason for the growing popularity of this event is the friendly atmosphere that is palpable in Rio. I’ve reviled my husband a few times at this event, and it’s like a family reunion!