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Generation Next: Everything Adds Up for Adam Sherman

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Nov 12, 2010


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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