Gavin Smith, fresh off his WSOP Bracelet victory, joins Poker News Daily courtesy of “The Hijack Seat” which is hosted by Bernard Lee.

In this interview, Smith talks about what it was like to win his first WSOP bracelet. Smith won the bracelet at the 2010 World Series of Poker Event 44, the $2,500 buy-in Mixed Hold’em tournament. There were 507 entries in this event and the total prize pool totaled $1,166,100. The top 54 finishers collected prize money but Smith took the title and $268,238.

Smith became famous in 2004 when he played well in several televised poker events which were filmed at the Plaza Casino in Las Vegas, specifically a show called The Ultimate Poker Challenge. Because of his gambler’s attitude with hilarious prop bets and penchant for drinking and having a good time, he’s become one of the more beloved poker personalities on the tournament circuit. He has also appeared on High Stakes Poker and Late Night Poker, in addition to the NBC poker show “Face The Ace” which was sponsored by Full Tilt Poker. According to several databases, Smith has more than $4 million in tournament earnings during his career.

During the interview, Smith talked about his huge heads-up chip lead and how he allowed himself to think about the victory before it actually happened and what it meant to get the monkey off his back. He also talked about charity work away from the tables, and specifically a film called “Darius Goes West” which is about a boy with a fatal muscular disorder who is riding his wheelchair across the United States to raise awareness for wheelchair access.

Gavin Smith is a sponsored pro at Full Tilt Poker and Bernard Lee can be seen on the ESPN.com segment “The Inside Deal” during WSOP season. Lee is also the official spokesperson of Foxwoods Casino.

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