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Generation Next --- Paul Hoppe

Paul Hoppe Knows How to Tame a Destructive Ego

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Oct 01, 2010


There’s not much that Paul Hoppe is afraid of when he takes a seat at a poker table, live or online. He’s a fourth-degree black belt with Taekwon-Do International, and has been a head instructor at a dojang in the heart of New York City in Times Square. Early in his life, martial arts became an obsession for Hoppe, while at the same time he was intrigued by strategy games that applied the use of psychology to manipulate an opponent. It wasn’t long before he discovered limit poker and mixed games, and then went about the process of combining both of his passions to achieve a level of mastery. First, Hoppe had to learn how to learn to play poker. From thousands of hours as a martial-arts teacher, he began to understand the most efficient ways to learn new concepts and ideas. He applied these disciplines to poker, and found ...

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