Don Williams is a professional poker player who was born in 1940. He is well known for his total lack of emotion when playing poker which makes it extremely difficult for fellow players to read him.
Williams’ first cash at the World Series of Poker came in 1982 when he also picked up a gold bracelet for his efforts by placing first in the $1000 Seven Card Stud event. He also earned $56,000 for this event. He did not cash again at the WSOP until 1985 and again when he did it was to claim first prize and $85,500 in the same event. The following year he cashed at the 1986 $10,000 No Limit Hold’em World Championship Main Event by finishing in eleventh position and picking up $12,500 in prize money.
Williams’ also cashed in the $1500 No Limit Hold’em event in 1986 and his fifth place finish earned him $22,688. In 1987 he won total prize money at the World Series of Poker of $148,770 and included in this was $12,500 for another Main Event cash.
The next year Williams again pulled in the money with another four cashes totaling $135,490. He also earned his third World Series of Poker gold bracelet in the $1000 Razz event for which he netted $76,800.
Williams’ cashed four times at the World Series of Poker Main Event and this was from a total of 24 WSOP cashes which earned him over $800,000. His total tournament earnings so far are over one and three quarter million dollars.
His last cash at the WSOP came in 1995 but he continued to do well in other poker tournaments right up until 2005.