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Robert Lancaster Williamson III was born November 7, 1970 in Dallas, Texas. Along with his three sisters he grew up and attended school sixty miles away in Granbury. Robert graduated with honors in 1989 and received numerous awards in high school academics as well as athletics. Not surprisingly, Robert III was voted "Most Ambitious" in his graduating class.

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Robert III continued his education with a full academic scholarship at Angelo Sate University in San Angelo, Texas. Robert III was involved in many organizations such as Delta Sigma Pi (Business Fraternity), Lambda Alpha Chi (National Honor Society), FREO (Financial & Real Estate Organization) and served as student body president for two consecutive years. Robert III graduated from ASU Cum Laude with a dual Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance and Real Estate in 1994. After college, Robert III had many successful endeavors as a restaurateur, a real estate developer, and a business consultant. With all this business success, Robert III left it all for his true passion, playing poker.

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Throughout his life RWIII has always played poker. He started at a young age playing primarily with his family. He first learned seven card stud before moving on to an education in Texas Hold'em. At the ripe age of 13, Robert III began competing against adults for real money. He first got a taste of Las Vegas poker between the ages of 15 and 16 where his passion really grew. By the time Robert III was in college he was playing 40 hours of poker a week.

In the early 2000's, after college and several successful years in business, Robert III started to play poker professionally and although he plays many games of poker, he is dubbed "Mr. Omaha" for a reason. Robert III earned his first World Series of Poker Championship bracelet in the 2002 Pot-Limit Omaha event. He won the 2002 Poker Open, has three additional gold bracelet wins and numerous final tables. RWIII is consistently ranked in the top 3 world players of Omaha and is the number one all time tournament earner in Omaha in the entire world. His Omaha tournament earnings have surpassed one million dollars!


Robert is also known as, "The Gentleman of Poker". He brings fun, class and dignity to all events. He was presented with the inaugural 2003 Brian Saltus award for poker citizenship, dignity, and class. The Brian Saltus award is as coveted in the poker community as the Heisman Trophy is in football.

Robert is a very kind, fun loving guy; and family is very important to him. When Robert plays in tournaments his three sisters and parents are often close by to cheer him on. In September of 2005, Robert III found the woman of his dreams and married Cate at the Bellagio in Las Vegas surrounded by their closest friends and family.

What does the future hold for Robert III, "Most Ambitious, Class of 1989", "Mr. Omaha", "The Gentleman of Poker"? Keep checking here to find out!