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When I Was A Donk: Doug Lee

When I Was A Donk: Doug Lee

by Brian Pempus |  Published: Aug 10, 2011


Doug Lee is one of the most colorful and aggressive no-limit hold’em players on the circuit today. The Canadian poker pro started cashing in major tournaments back in 2004, and since then has accumulated $1.1 million in career earnings. His poker accomplishments include a World Series of Poker Circuit win in 2005 for a whopping $695,970, as well as a long history of success at the Venetian in the casino’s Deepstack series. He won another event at the Venetian just this past April — a $300 no-limit hold’em event, for about $13,000. All told, he has cashed 26 times in his career, six of which were wins — he usually makes his deep runs count. Here, Lee talks about his migration to the small-ball strategy for the early stages of no-limit hold’em tournaments, and why changing his approach has worked well, especially after he established a loose and crazy image ...

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