Robbie Strazynski


Winner of 2010 World Poker Tour Championships: David Williams

Remember David Williams? Probably best known for his 2nd place finish in the World Series of Poker to Greg Raymer in 2004, for the last few years David Williams has been “a name player” without too much else standing out on his poker resume. Not that I feel bad for him – a $3.5 million win at the WSOP SHOULD last you a long time. Anyhow, the name David Williams is once again on people’s lips, as this week he took down an almost 200-player field at the annual $25,000 buy-in WPT Championships for a score of over $1.5 million. The big story at this year’s WPT was the continued decline of the field size, down to 195 players from a high of almost 650 in 2007 – most likely due to the struggling economy that, apparently, has hit the “poker economy” hard too. Fact is, any $25,000 event needs…

Daniel Negreanu Buys In to HSP’s Last Season 6 Session for $341,000

So why is this headline interesting you ask? I find it amazing that Daniel Negreanu bought in for $341,000 after all the ups and downs he had the previous session – he’s stuck just $5,000 after the whole roller coaster ride (but over $150,000 since the start of this High Stakes Poker season). In general, since he’s such a popular figure in poker, I guess most casual poker fans expect him to be a big winner on High Stakes Poker (his history of bad luck on the show notwithstanding). Indeed, Negreanu still is a top player, but his specialty lies in his experience and talent in all major poker disciplines – people shouldn’t necessarily assume he’s an amazing Hold ’em player though. Fact is, he’s probably way better than you, me or the average Joe, but he’s openly admitted he’s not on the level of the big 3 – Phil…