David Kitai Embodies Perspicacity in the Poker Landscape

The poker arenas have attracted many people from all the corners of the world. There are players who have written their own stories in the poker books by leaving a mark at global circuit events.

David Kitai is a Belgian-based player whom every purist would want to rub shoulders with or share a table. He has not only ranked #11th in the Global Poker Index in 2014 but was the first professional player from his country to notch a World Series of Poker bracelet. His outstanding performance is cemented by his inclusion in the top five tripartite crown winners sharing the pedestal with the likes of Roland De Wolfe, Jake Cody alongside Gavin Griffin.

This hegemony is occupied by those who have contemporaneously won the EPT, WSOP bracelet and WPT. His notable winning milestones have one common strand, joining the poker arenas for far-reaching rewards.

Kitai placed 6th in the $5,000 no-limit tournament at the 2008 World Series of Poker Tour and has final tabled the EPT to place third on the same year in Barcelona. He emerged 4th in the World Champion Pot Limit Hold’em in 2009 to garner $183,638. However, 2011 was his luckiest as he went ahead to win the World Poker Tour Celebrity Invitational tournament to rake in a bountiful $100,000. Kitai has also cast his net wider to venture, he played at the PokerStars.com EPT, Berlin where he seized his first title that came alongside €712,000. He returned to the WSOP reinvigorated in 2013 to clinch the second bracelet where he confounded critics by winning against Cary Katz in a heads-up battle to rip off a bountiful $224,560.

Viewed through his accomplishments, one cannot deny he has left a permanent tinge in the global poker industry. This is buttressed by plethora earnings that he has gained at live tournaments that are above $4,900,000. Recently at the WSOP in 2014, he played a $3,000 NLHE Six-Handed to wring out $508,640.