Saturday, July 16, 2011
Did you notice this?
There have been 50-some bracelets awarded at this year's WSOP. Did you see the winner of Event #12, Triple Chance No Limit Holdem? Some guy named David Diaz? David Diaz? Huh? Besides the great first name (David), who is he?
David is a guy whom I play against in local tournaments. He and his family, immigrants from Honduras, came to Memphis when he was four-years old. One of the great things about Memphis is that it has excellent health care. The University of Tennessee Medical School is located here. St. Jude Children's Hospital is also here. David had cancer and says that it saved his life.
Some young guys are full of themselves -- that's a turnoff to me. David's not that way. He's just a regular guy and nice as he can be and I'm very happy for him.
You can see an interview with Diaz on Poker News here -- notice the blue Memphis University Tiger tee shirt. Also notice he has only one arm. I don't know this for sure, but I'm guessing that the arm was a victim to his cancer.
You can also see an interview on YouTube here.
Image taken from the WSOP news site. You can see it here.