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Online Player of the Year Spotlight: Jordan “Jymaster11” Young

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Nov 26, 2010


Jordan “Jymaster11” Young has had an up-and-down year. He’s been up online and down in live play. Despite his struggles in the brick-and-mortar arena, you can’t ignore the success that he’s had on the virtual felt. The 23-year-old has dominated online tournaments this year to the tune of nearly $600,000. In August, Young made headlines when he took down two Sunday majors on the same night, earning a combined $240,000 for winning the $750,000 Guaranteed and Sunday Brawl tournaments on Full Tilt Poker. In this interview, Young explains the obstacles that he encountered on his way to tournament success, and why he’s poised to stay at the top for years to come. Julio Rodriguez: What was poker like for you when you were first picking up the game at Michigan State University? Jordan Young: I was really horrible with bankroll management. I would play $1-$2 or $2-$5 cash games in ...

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