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When I Was A Donk – Ryan Olisar

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: May 10, 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. Ryan Olisar is a poker pro from Naperville, Illinois, who first gained the attention of the poker world back in 2012 when he finished fourth in a $1,500 no-limit hold’em event at the World Series of Poker for $252,379. Since then, Olisar has made two other WSOP final tables and has wins at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, PokerStars Championship Bahamas, and two titles at the Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza. In total, he has more than $1.15 million in career live tournament earnings. Here, Olisar remembers a mistake he made at his first WSOP final table. In 2012, after I graduated, I was playing poker but I’m not sure you can say that I ...


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