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Generation Next -- Chris Klodnicki

Chris Klodnicki Embraces Insanity in Moderation

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Sep 04, 2009


Living on the lunatic fringe has served soft-spoken Chris Klodnicki well over the past few years. Toss a little well-timed patience and a touch of perseverance into the mix and you’ve got potential for success. Klodnicki should know. Since graduating from Lehigh University with a finance degree in 2007, he’s stockpiled $2.1 million in cashes from live and online tournaments combined. During the 2008 World Series of Poker main event, he was battered down to 3,000 in chips on the first day, only to come storming back to have a stack of 60,000 by day’s end. “In a tournament that’s as deep as the main event, you have to stay patient,” said Klodnicki. “With so many weaker players, it’s really important to avoid marginal spots. I have no problem pitching a hand if I believe that I have only a small edge. There will be much better spots later on, ...

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