About David Levi

What do the eyes tell
David Levi

Poker has a long history in the United States with many of its legends hailing from the country and its biggest games played there. But in more recent years, the game has become a truly international pastime and has witnessed people all over the world taking a shot at becoming the next great player. David Levi is one such player.

Born in 1962 in Tel Aviv, Levi grew up in Israel where he eventually became a paratrooper in the Israeli Defense Forces as well as a renowned soccer player.

When his soccer career was derailed by a knee injury, Levi packed up and headed to the United States. Los Angeles became his new home, and also the place where he was introduced to poker.

Perhaps fueled by his love of competition, something that had been missing from his life since he quit his soccer career, it didn't take long for Levi to become a regular at the Bicycle Club in Bell Gardens, Calif. Unfortunately, Levi’s love and enjoyment of the game didn’t translate into success: the Israeli nearly lost all of the money he’d brought to the United States as he played poker and tried to improve his game.

Confidence was key for Levi, as was moving to medium stakes instead of trying to make big bets and big wins right away at the higher limits. With this change his game started to improve, as did his luck - he was approached by some financial backers whose support enabled Levi to return to the higher stakes and enter tournaments, where he met with great success.

Throughout his poker career, Levi has won more than $2 million in tournament money with several cashes at World Series events and quite a few tournament wins at various levels. Despite these achievements, he has remained a fairly low-profile poker pro. This may be the result of his tendency to play tight, which doesn’t always make for good TV when producers are picking what to show in televised events.

His success, however, was enough to eventually get him to move from Los Angeles, where he'd been living with fellow tournament player and friend Amir Vahedi, to Las Vegas. Much of his poker career is now spent playing in tournaments, which he finds more fulfilling due to the focus on competition rather than cash - something he believes differentiates tournaments from cash games.

When it comes down to it, though, Levi still misses the competition from playing soccer and finds that poker doesn't completely fill that void. Eventually, when his tournament schedule allows, Levi would like to get back in the game by coaching youth soccer.

Until that day, we'll continue to look for him in the tournament world as he racks up cashes and wins to add to his poker resume.

Tournament Placing

Place Winnings Tournament
27 $7,965.00 WSOP 2016 - Event 64 - $3000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Split 8 or Better
62 $3,059.00 WSOP 2016 - Event 57 - $1500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Split-8 or Better
204 $6,357.00 WSOP 2016 - Event 41 - $1500 MONSTER Stack No-Limit Hold'em
179 $2,544.00 WSOP 2016 - Event 29 - $1500 No-Limit Hold'em
123 $2,317.00 WSOP 2016 - Event 26 - $1500 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better
43 $2,633.00 WSOP 2016 - Event 15 - $1500 Eight Game Mix
33 $2,990.00 WSOP 2015 - Event 39 - $1,500 Ten-Game Mix
3 $100,676.00 WSOP 2015 - Event 24 - $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
112 $3,276.00 WSOP 2015 - Event 12 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
20 $5,120.00 WSOP 2014 - Event 30 - $1,500 Stud Hi-Low
38 $4,423.00 WSOP 2014 - Event 27 - $1,500 HORSE
489 $1,797.00 WSOP 2013 - Event 58 - Little One for One Drop
39 $5,458.00 WSOP 2013 - Event 31 - $1,500 PLO Hi-Low
95 $2,595.00 WSOP 2013 - Event 15 - $1,500 HORSE
17 $6,551.00 WSOP 2013 - Event 5 - $2,500 Omaha/Stud Hi-Lo
248 $2,771.00 WSOP 2012 - Event 38 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
162 $4,043.00 WSOP 2012 - Event 9 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Re-entry
130 $3,531.00 WSOP 2012 - Event 2 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
325 $35,492.00 WSOP 2011 - Event 58 - $10,000 Main Event World Championship
124 $3,106.00 WSOP 2011 - Event 30 - $1,000 Seniors Championship
48 $3,526.00 WSOP 2011 - Event 25 - $1,500 Stud Hi-Lo
228 $2,308.00 WSOP 2010 - Event 47 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
296 $1,894.00 WSOP 2010 - Event 34 - $1,000 Seniors Championship
163 $2,518.00 WSOP 2010 - Event 13 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
368 $27,469.00 2009 WSOP - Event 57 - $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em World Championship
162 $3,629.00 2009 WSOP - Event 32 - $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em
60 $7,237.00 2009 WSOP - Event 28 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
75 $5,293.00 2009 WSOP - Event 28 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
22 $3,645.00 2009 WSOP - Event 16 - $1,500 Seven-Card Stud
104 $3,581.00 2009 WSOP - Event 7 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
43 $3,691.00 2008 WSOP - Event 41, Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit)
14 $7,110.00 2008 WSOP - Event 26, Seven-Card Razz
15 $10,284.00 2008 WSOP - Event 22, H.O.R.S.E.
15 $25,991.00 2008 WSOP - Event 14, World Championship Seven-Card Stud $10,000
31 $4,574.00 2008 WSOP - Event 3, Pot-Limit Hold'em
121 $58,570.00 2007 WSOP - Event 55, World Championship No-Limit Texas Hold'em
43 $10,485.00 2007 WSOP - Event 19, No-Limit Hold'em
3 $229,540.00 WPT Season 6 - Mandalay Bay Poker Championship
13 $154,705.00 WPT Season 5 - WPT World Championship
16 $14,948.00 WPT Season 5 - World Poker Challenge
40 $6,787.00 2006 WSOP - Event 34, No-Limit Hold'em w/re-buys
14 $137,280.00 2006 WSOP - Event 20, H.O.R.S.E.
30 $3,758.00 2006 WSOP - Event 18, Pot-Limit Hold'em
25 $6,097.00 2006 WSOP - Event 8, Omaha Hi-low Split
39 $6,815.00 2005 WSOP - Event 37, $1,000 No-limit Hold'em w/re-buys
19 $3,580.00 2005 WSOP - Event 8, $1,500 Seven-Card Stud
25 $11,010.00 2005 WSOP - Event 7, $1,000 No-limit Hold'em w/rebuys
25 $7,560.00 2005 WSOP - Event 6, $2,500 Short-handed no-limit Hold'em
28 $3,375.00 2005 WSOP - Event 5, $1,500 Omaha High-Low Split
84 $3,975.00 2005 WSOP - Event 2, $1,500 No-limit Hold'em
20 $20,730.00 WPT Season 2 - Jack Binion World Poker Open
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