General Information about David Oppenheim
Unlike many other players nominated on the 2019 Poker Hall of Fame, David Oppenheim has yet to win a WSOP title or a major title. But what makes Oppenheim distinct from other nominees is that he crushes many high-stake cash games all the time, such as the high stakes games in Bobby’s Room.
David Oppenheim is an American player from Calabasas, California. He was born March 7, 1973.
David Oppenheim’s Poker Career
Oppenheim started his poker career at the age of 19 – during his second year of college. No doubts, he has become one of the greatest cash game players of all time. Through his success, he came a spokesman of Full Tilt Poker.
Furthermore, Oppenheim’s total earnings when it comes to live poker exceeded $3,000,000 as of 2011. The 46-year-old American has been one of the unsung heroes in Poker, as he isn’t shown on TV all the time like his colleagues.
During his recent induction as a Poker Hall of Fame member, he said: “Being recognized as one of the all-time greats by my peers is truly humbling, and I am honored to have been selected to the Poker Hall of Fame. I have been so fortunate to be able to do what I love for a living. I never planned to be a professional poker player; rather, it was a passion that became my job. People often ask me, how does one become a professional poker player? The answer is hard work, and that goes for everyone that plays at the highest level. From the time I began playing, I was incredibly passionate about poker, and it led to me being able to travel this road that has been traveled by very few. Again, I am extremely grateful to be receiving this honor. Thank you.”
Oppenheim top cashes include Event 2 – $50,000 Players Championship on July 2010 where became third, and he went home with $603,348 as prize money. Other top cashes are Event 45 – $50,000 The Poker Players Championship (9TH place finish and $142,197 as cash prize), $50,000 Poker Players Championship (7th place finish and $124,410 as cash prize), No-Limit Hold’em Championship Final Table (3rd place finish and $117,500 as cash prize), and Event 11 – World Championship Seven Card Stud (3rd place finish and $93,060 as cash prize).
On June 28th, 2019, Oppenheim participated in the just concluded 2019 WSOP’s ($50,000 Poker Players Championship). He finished 7th place in that event winning $124,410.
Again, on July 6th, 2019, Oppenheim took part in the $250 No-Limit Hold’em $100 Bounty $15k GTD in the 2019 Summer Poker Series and finished 2nd place, winning $1,655 as prize money.
Oppenheim’s Playing Style
David has been a winning side game player ever since he started playing poker. He likes playing aggressively against his opponents. Through this style, he was successful on all forms of limit poker, but short-handed limit hold’em was his specialty. Oppenheim never fails to watch his opponents very carefully and use his methods to win games, no matter if the opponents are strong or weak.