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Generation Next - De Korver Fulfills Poker Destiny

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: Jan 01, 2011


Pieter de Korver burst onto the international poker circuit with a massive win at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo in 2009. The Team PokerStars pro took home €2,300,000 after coming back from next to nothing at a roller coaster final table. The following year he took down the $1,000 no-limit hold’em six-max event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for $110,050. It’s easy to see the colourful Dutchman has a strong passion for the game and has become a character who enhances any event he enters by just being there. The friendly 28-year-old feels a great sense of belonging in the industry for many reasons, which he explains to Card Player. Rebecca McAdam: What did you do before poker? Pieter de Korver: I was a student studying leisure management. It was five years ago. I did my internship in Indonesia, I did golf event management, and I actually only ...

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