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Generation Next: Everything Adds Up for Adam Sherman

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Nov 12, 2010

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Adam Sherman fell in love with percentages, algebraic equations, and poker as an economics and finance major at California’s Claremont McKenna College. During school, he easily made the transition from a teen’s obsession with the card game Magic: The Gathering to earning spending money by playing poker online. During his time at college, Sherman banked more than $40,000 in profits. By the time that graduation rolled around, he’d decided to postpone the security of a corporate cubicle for a shot at the poker life. It was a gamble that made sense to him. Since that fateful decision in the spring of 2009, he’s had no regrets. This past May, Sherman went on a tear online. He won the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker $3,150 four-max event, for $210,000, and then four days later lost a grueling heads-up battle with Kevin “BeLOW aBOVe” Saul for a second-place finish in the ...


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