Here's what you need to know about David Hilton. He spent the past 12 months grinding PokerStars tournaments with the kind of intensity few can imagine. He had one-figure cashes. He had five-figure cashes. When it was all said and done, he picked up a prize worth another five figures: the 2012 PokerStars yearly Tournament Leader Board title.
David Hilton, one-time runner-up finisher at APPT Cebu and one-time Super Tuesday winner, is known as "dhilton12" on PokerStars. When all the TLB points were tallied earlier this week, Hilton had accumulated a startling 60,388 TLB points and edged "uaredead lol" by about 3,000. The result is a $50,000 PokerStars passport Hilton can use to buy into any PokerStars live event or big online tournament series.
You can find the full list of TLB standings on the PokerStars Yearly TLB page. Here are the top ten finishers from 2012.
PokerStars 2012 Tournament Leader Board results
1. dhilton12--$50,000 PokerStars Passport
2. uaredead lol --$40,000 PokerStars Passport
3. bob43155--$30,000 PokerStars Passport
4. UhhMee--$25,000 PokerStars Passport
5. dean23price --$20,000 PokerStars Passport
6. rh300487--$12,000 PokerStars Passport
7. UncaJ5--$12,500 PokerStars Passport
8. YugiohPro--$10,000 PokerStars Passport
9. woody1234321--$7,500 PokerStars Passport
10. Rounder63 --$5,000 PokerStars Passport
If the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure registration lists are to be believed, we'll be running into Hilton in the Bahamas in a few days. We'll be trying to track him down for an interview. In the meantime, keep your eyes on the PokerStars TLB page to see what the 2013 TLB race has to offer.
Once again, congratulations to David "dhilton12" Hilton for this 2012 TLB victory.
Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging