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Generation Next - James Ackerman Celebrates Poker Success With Good Friends

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Feb 18, 2011

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Cash-game professional James Ackerman attributes much of his success to getting a little help from his friends. He knows that reliable poker buddies can be a vital asset to his game’s growth, the same way that a savvy businessman knows that a Rolodex full of hot contacts is money in the bank. This is because some days, playing poker seems like a job that you hate. Sessions can be brutal, and it’s not always a party to grind out 80,000 hands a month online just to pay the rent. In the end, poker is just a game, but good friends who have your back, no matter how much you crush or go on tilt, are a precious commodity not to be taken for granted. “The best advice that I can give is to find friends who are at or near your skill level, and talk to them as much as ...


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