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Generation Next: Robert Deppe

Generation Next: Robert Deppe Goes for Broke

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: May 24, 2011


Last summer, Robert Deppe rededicated himself to improving his poker game after a disastrous 2010 World Series of Poker. Nearly broke, he decided to focus on online play and make a run at winning the PokerStars TLB (Tournament Leader Board) for the year. The top finishers would receive cash bonuses along the way, as well as buy-ins for major live events around the world. To achieve this feat, Deppe went from playing about 700 online tournaments a month to playing nearly that many per week. This meant that at peak hours during the day, he could be playing nearly 30 events simultaneously, and 90 to 130 per day. That’s almost impossible to imagine. Yet, his results speak for themselves. Deppe eventually finished second in the PokerStars TLB race, and his game grew to a new level of insight. “Playing so many tournaments taught me a huge lesson about variance,” said ...

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