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This week on the Cracking Aces podcast we were joined by special guest David "Lefty" Diaz. Lefty has been grinding poker forever, doing a lot of his work down in the south with Mintzy. He's lived a fascinating life, starting with when he almost died of cancer at 4 years old:
Yes you heard that right, he had his arm amputated at 4 years old. He also won a WSOP bracelet in 2011, and made the fold of the Main Event with 15 players remaining.
Definitely check out our interview with Lefty, and hit us a subscribe while you're at it too!
And in other news, Cadillac Williams continues to run well, but this time it's at the poker table:
PokerNews - Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Carnell “Cadillac” Williams is continuing to run well in Florida as he recently took down a weekend poker tournament at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa for $16,915, his biggest live poker score to date.
The former professional NFL player, who spent five years on the Florida football team after being drafted in 2005, got through a field of 185 players in the July 23 $400 buy-in Triple 30’s No Limit Hold’em event, ultimately defeating Winter Garden's Ryan Hogan during heads-up play, who in turn took home $10,430, according to Seminole Hard Rock staff.
In 2015, the former Tampa Bay star took down a $300 event at the Spring Break Poker Classic in Biloxi, Mississippi for $7,753, his career-best up until now. Williams got through 74 entrants and defeated Thu Tran during heads-up play.
But poker is a part-time thing for Williams, who is in his third season of coaching at Auburn University, his alma mater. In addition to working as the running back coach for the Auburn Tigers, Williams serves as the team's recruiting coordinator, according to the team's website.
Pretty sick. He isn't the first football player to jump into the poker streets, following the likes of Richard Seymour and Calais Campbell.
I always think it's cool when athletes come into the poker world. It makes a lot of sense- to be an elite professional athlete you need to work and train and think about football 24x7, and there are similar attributes that come with being a top poker player. I've said this a few times- I'm currently obsessed with studying poker, and the more I learn the less I seem to know. It's such a complicated game it drives me nuts.
We have lots of cool stuff planned for the Fall with poker content. Onwards and upwards, my friends.
Oh, and thank you Adam22 for the shout out. Well said.