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A Poker Life -- David Diaz

A Poker Life -- David Diaz

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Jul 27, 2011

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There’s no doubt that it took a little luck for David Diaz to come out on top of event no. 12, the $1,500 no-limit hold’em tournament at the World Series of Poker, but any help he received from the poker gods pales in comparison to the proverbial one outer he got as a child after he survived cancer. By all accounts, Diaz shouldn’t be alive. Growing up in his native Honduras with virtually no funds and limited access to medical facilities, cancer may as well have been a death sentence. Fortunately for him and his family, Diaz was admitted to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee and two decades later, is now completely cancer free. The 26-year-old has had to suffer through a lot of hardships in his life, but he’s since managed to overcome and persevere, creating new opportunities for himself through the game of poker. This ...


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