David Matthew was born on April 4th, 1959, in the Caribbean island Antigua Canada and currently resides in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. He started playing poker a few years ago, when he was vacating with his wife in Las Vegas. Heedless to say, David Matthew found out that now only did he like the game, but was also good at it.
And so David Matthews started playing in various poker tournaments, focusing mainly on No Limit Hold'em tournaments. Soon enough he started winning cash in these tournaments, the first of which was the $1,000 No Limit Hold'em tournament of the Bellagio weekly tournaments in Las Vegas, on February 4th, 2005. David Matthews took the 2nd place in this tournament, along with $25,608.
It was almost a year later that David Matthews won the 1st place in a poker tournament for the first time. The tournament was actually a $1,000 Super Satellite to the WPT main event, on January 18th, 2006, and required a mere $250 buy-in. As a first prize David Matthews got only $10,400 – a relatively small prize, but it came along with a ticket for the WPT No Limit Hold'em main event!
And so, on April 2006, David Matthews went to participate in the WPT main event – the $25,000 WPT Championship of No Limit Hold'em. It took him a few rough days, but after making it to the final table and playing as best as he could, David Matthews – the relatively novice and amateur poker player – took the 2nd place of this WPT championship by storm, earning an overnight fame and $1,903,950. That is a story to remember, with a lesson that anyone can do anything if he only wants it enough.
David Matthews didn't quit playing poker tournaments after his grand winning. On the contrary, he had more spare time, now that he was well-funded, and could support himself and his family and still participate in many tournaments. Even though David Matthews won many tournaments since his big break, he still hasn’t repeated his greatest success at the 2006 WPT. Remember the name David Matthews, though. With a little help, luck and talent, lightning can indeed strike the same place twice, and quite easily, too.
David Matthew Quick Facts
Total Winnings: $2,487,351
First Place Finishes: 5
WSOP Bracelets: 0