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Generation Next -- Andrew Lichtenberger

Tournament Wizard

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Oct 02, 2009


Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger’s first World Series of Poker was a memorable one. He finished a table away from being one of the 2009 “November Nine” millionaires, taking home $500,557 for 18th place. The entire experience was a surreal one for the 21-year-old online cash-game specialist. “One hand at a time” became his mantra, never letting the media frenzy or the millions of dollars at stake obscure his focus or the enjoyment of the moment. “I tried not to take it all too seriously,” said Lichtenberger. “I knew that if I started thinking about the situation I was in, it would mess with my head and I’d lose my concentration. It was a completely awesome, invaluable experience.” Right from the start of his poker career, Lichtenberger was determined to conquer the game. When college classes collided with a love for poker, he was more than motivated to find success. “I didn’t ...

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