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When I Was A Donk –- Lars Bonding

Top Pros Share Their Early Mistakes

by Brian Pempus |  Published: Aug 24, 2011

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In this 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. Lars Bonding is one of the most consistent and aggressive no-limit hold’em tournament players on the circuit today. The Danish poker pro started cashing in major tournaments back in 2005, and since then has accumulated nearly $2.4 million in career earnings. The Las Vegas resident had been on one of the most impressive tears in the history of online poker earlier this year — all before online poker was widely shutdown in the United States. Over the course of a few months, he recorded two wins and a fourth-place finish in the $200 buy-in PokerStars Sunday Warmup, which had consistently drawn more than 4,600 entrants each week. The run netted him about $250,000. In brick-and-mortar ...


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