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Andy Frankenberger

Reflecting On One Of Poker's Best Rookie Years

by Brian Pempus |  Published: Sep 07, 2011


At 38 years of age, former Wall Street equity derivatives trader Andrew Frankenberger is one of poker’s rising stars. In the past year and a half of playing some of poker’s highest buy-in events, the New Yorker recorded a World Poker Tour win in 2010 and just this summer won his first World Series of Poker bracelet. Two-thirds of the way to poker’s version of a Triple Crown (a victory on the European Poker Tour rounding out the list), Frankenberger has turned his experience evaluating risk and reward in the financial markets into nearly $2 million in poker tournament profits — and he is still learning. Despite the rush of success, Frankenberger, true to the trader in him, was prepared to consider a change at the end of 2011 if he played the entire year as a professional and failed to turn a profit. It had been just months earlier ...

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