Seth Davies is a 31-year-old high-stakes pro who originally discovered poker when he was simply in secondary school. The Bend, Oregon-native was a standout baseball player, and also was hired to play at the College of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. Nagging injuries and also surgical procedure kept him off the area, but it also allowed him to focus more on his development as a poker player.
Davies invested a handful of years grinding out a living online, as well as also moved to Mexico to continue playing after Black Friday. In 2016, nonetheless, he began to focus more on real-time events after putting together a series of big cashes. Davies won the WPT Spring Classic, and also completed second in the Hard Rock Poker Open main event later that summer. He also took 3rd at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $877,285, second at the EPT Barcelona high roller for $800,044, and he also made the final table of the Super High Roller Bowl Bahamas for a $1,020,000 rating. He currently has $8.8 million in occupation live tournament earnings.
Highlights from this interview include the death of poker’s middle class, freeroll origin stories, two grand slams in the same inning, a career cut short by injury, college in Vegas, treading water in Mexico, a nudge into the high rollers by Jason Koon, the Oregon money list, the ‘work’ of poker, a massive EV loss to Erik Seidel, reluctant sports bets, spending half his bankroll on a car, the unbeatable Ike Haxton, achieving maximum focus, and fainting on a roller coaster.
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