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When I Was A Donk With Jimmy Fricke

Plugging Poker Leaks

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Sep 07, 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. Jimmy Fricke is one of the most popular players on the tournament circuit today. The Mahomet, Illinois, pro (known as “gobboboy” in the online poker world) is known for his friendly smile and fierce play on the felt. He broke out in 2007, finishing second to Gus Hansen in the Aussie Millions main event and has since racked up more than $1.6 million in tournament earnings. Here, Fricke discusses his mistakes when he was first making the transition from limit hold’em to no-limit hold’em tournaments and what he’s learned since. “I started out with limit hold’em, and although I think there are some benefits to coming from that background, the transition to no-limit hold’em ...


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