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Look Out: Michael Katz

Look Out: Michael Katz

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Jun 29, 2011


Michael Katz is a 27-year-old poker professional who lives in San Diego, California. He got his start playing poker while attending Towson University in Maryland. He played in small games with friends and then started to go to Atlantic City on weekends to play in live cash games. After he graduated, Katz decided to see what could happen with poker, and he moved to Vegas, passing on a couple of job opportunities that came his way as a result of his business management/finance degree. During the first three years of his poker career, he played in a lot more cash games than tournaments, but now, he plays in more tournaments. The decision to switch came after watching friends like Eric Baldwin and Adam Geyer achieve success, so he was encouraged to follow in their footsteps and play more tournaments. Katz has racked up $1,206,439 in career tournament earnings since 2006, ...

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