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When I Was A Donk With Chris Klodnicki

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Apr 12, 2017

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In this series, Card Player asks top pros to rewind back to their humble beginnings and provide insights regarding the mistakes, leaks, and deficiencies that they had to overcome in order to improve their games. Chris Klodnicki has been playing cards since high school, getting hooked on hold’em after his older brother introduced him to the game. Despite graduating with a degree in Finance from Lehigh University, Klodnicki opted to try his luck playing poker for a living. The decision proved to be a wise one, as the New Jersey native has gone on to become one of the more successful poker players in the game today with more than $8.8 million in live tournament earnings and another $2.5 million online. The 31-year-old has two high profile runner-up WSOP finishes on his poker resume. In 2012, he banked $896,935 in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship event and in 2013, he ...


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