David Williams won $3.5 million finishing second in WSOP – Judi Online24jamOn March 25, 2021 by Margarita Murphy
With 10 or so players at a table, ace-nine off-suit isn’t a terrific starting hand. But when you don’t have many chips left, and you have good position (you bet after most of the other players have acted), it’s worth risking it all and hoping for the best. When Williams returned to his table, his first hand, remarkably, was ace-nine off-suit. He played it for all his chips and doubled his stack by winning the hand against former WSOP Judi Online24jam champion Dan Harrington. “[Luske] didn’t have to help me,” Williams says. “It didn’t help his chances to win it all by making me better, but he did, and I can’t thank him enough.”
“I was coaching him a little bit because he’s a friend of a friend, and he became my friend,” Luske says. “He was nervous, and I was just trying to calm him down a little. I felt sorry for him–not because of the way he plays. He plays good. But I felt sorry for him because he was so nervous. I felt sorry for him as a human. It was like taking someone to the dentist for the first time. You try to tell them it will be OK and make them feel better. But then he settled down and played really good.”
David’s mom, Shirley Williams, was there to witness it all. She had come to Vegas for the first few days of the tournament, planning to leave if her Judi Online24jam son got knocked out or if he wasn’t playing well. Instead, he kept playing well, and she kept extending her stay. On the fourth day, she went to the airport, ready to go back to work as an airline attendant for Delta. David asked her not to leave. She said she’d hang around as long as he wanted, even though her bag had already been checked on her flight and shipped off without her. Unfazed, Shirley bought toiletries at Walgreens to hold her over until they rerouted her luggage.
It was worth it. Shirley is a poker nut just like her son. She got into it around Thanksgiving when she heard David was playing seriously.
“I was a little worried that he might lose money, and I asked him about it,” Shirley says. “He said–they weren’t his exact words, but you’ll get the idea. He said, ‘No, Mom, that would be an addiction, and I don’t have that.’ He told me not to worry, and I trust him.”
Before long, she found herself watching reruns of Judi Online24jam the World Series and reading books about poker. Now she talks about cards with her son and even plays in low-limit casino games when she can find the time. For Shirley, watching her son play against, and beat, some of the very same players she’d seen on television was almost too much. “I got to meet all my favorites,” she gushes.