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Generation Next -- Bryan 'theczar19' Piccioli

Online Poker’s $2 Million Man

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Sep 03, 2010


Bryan Piccioli’s poker education began at home. As a child, he grew up watching his father trade pots around the kitchen table while playing hold’em with friends. The game piqued his curiosity, so he went online and grabbed some play-money chips on PokerStars to learn more about it. His father had taught him well; by the end of his high-school senior year, he had built up a bankroll of more than $3,000, without ever depositing a cent. “I started with play money,” said Piccioli. “A few years ago, people would buy your play-money chips, so I sold 2 million in chips for $20. I then turned that into $3,000 in the first three weeks by winning a $10 tournament for $2,800. So, the fact is, I’ve never had to deposit my own money online.” Recently, Piccioli exceeded the grand total of his play-money chips by going over the $2 million ...

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