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When I Was A Donk -- Nam Le

Top Pros Share Their Early Mistakes

by Brian Pempus |  Published: Jul 27, 2011

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In this new series, Card Player asks top pros to rewind back to their humble beginnings and provide insights regarding the mistakes, leaks, and deficiencies that they had to overcome in order to improve their games. Nam Le is considered to be one of the most consistent no-limit hold’em players on the circuit today. The young California poker pro started cashing in major tournaments back in 2004, and since then has accumulated a massive $6 million in career earnings. His list of poker accomplishments is staggering: He won the 2006 World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star for $1.1 million, finished second in the 2008 WPT Festa al Lago Classic for a nearly seven-figure payday, and won the 2008 APPT Macau main event for $474,000. All told, he has cashed exactly 100 times in his career, including nine outright wins. Here, Le talks about one of his earliest mistakes when ...


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