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David Daneshgar is the 2008 World Series of Poker No-limit bracelet winner who has been dominating poker games and tournaments for the past several years. A private investor and venture capitalist by profession, David could never ignore his incredible ability on the green felt.
Like most people, David started playing poker at home games with friends. It was during his high school days in Westlake Village that he first started crafting his talent. While attending the University of California, Berkeley his understanding of the game really started to develop. Shortly thereafter he was invited by the university to teach a poker seminar to students. It was such a hit that it was turned into a full time class!
After graduating with a degree in economics and business, he worked as financial analyst. While developing complex financial models by day, it was David’s true passion, poker, which consumed most of his thoughts. In 2006, David made the jump from amateur to professional poker player and the immediate results were shocking. In January he finished 1st place at the Borgata Winter Open pocketing $110,410. Soon after he won the “Winning O The Green” championship at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles for another $198,000. His international debut was no different, a 4th place finish at the European Poker Tour Barcelona. Along with a $211,000 payday he gained invaluable experience by battling poker legend Phil Ivey for the title. David ended the year in strong form, another $330,105 1st place win over an unbelievably tough field at the Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic. His remarkable debut to high stakes tournament poker was captivated by a ranking as high as #2 in the world! By year end he was officially ranked the #5 player of the year by Cardplayer.com and #3 player in the world by Bluff magazine.
In 2007 David started to focus his attention on a new brand of poker: high limit cash games. He used his aggressive style and superb reading ability to achieve great success at the Los Angeles area casinos. Hollywood home games with some of the worlds most famous celebrities and businessmen were no different. It was not, however, until the 2008 World Series of Poker, that David’s life long dream was realized. In one of the biggest fields in W.S.O.P history, David emerged victorious when his pocket 10’s held up against his opponent’s ace-eight to claim the title and the much-coveted W.S.O.P golden bracelet.