In a brief exchange on Twitter this week ESPN featured poker professional David “Doc” Sands confirmed that he was, “to a certain extent” retiring from poker. The one-time World Poker Tour Super High Roller Champion boasts over $5.7 million dollars in lifetime earnings and the ability to have talked Erica Moutinho into marrying him.
He was asked about the rumor of his retirement by none other than the Godfather of Poker himself, Doyle Brunson
Sands, replied in the affirmative noting that he’s traded in his poker card for a stint at a hedge fund.
So while you may not see Sands putting in the volume he used to, poker is one of those things that just when you think you’re out…it pulls you back in. So, perhaps we’ll see him again.
It was just a couple years ago that Sands was named a “One To Watch” by the WPT.