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A Poker Life - Olivier Busquet

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Apr 15, 2011


Widely regarded by his peers as the best online heads-up sit-and-go player in the world, Olivier Busquet has made the transition to live-tournament poker and has earned more than $2.3 million. The man known as “livb112” and “Adonis112” has captured a World Poker Tour title and finished runner-up in a European Poker Tour high-roller event. Most recently, he made the “Elite Eight” at the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship, and he has made appearances on the television show Poker After Dark. The 29-year-old has come a long way in his five-year poker career. What started out as an unhealthy obsession that nearly ruined his life has blossomed into a lifestyle that has been just as rewarding as it has been profitable. This is his story. An Unhealthy Obsession Busquet was born and raised in Manhattan, one of two sons of French immigrants. His mother went to Cornell University and Columbia ...

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