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When I Was A Donk With Matt Stout

Top Pros Share Their Early Mistakes

by Brian Pempus |  Published: Oct 05, 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. Matt Stout is the true definition of a grinder. With 214 career cashes between live and online, the poker pro has managed 13 wins and $2.8 million in earnings. He has achieved that multi-million-dollar figure even though his largest score is $265,710 from a third-place finish at the 2009 World Poker Finals. The Lock Poker pro recently moved to Costa Rica to resume online play after a strong showing at this summer’s World Series of Poker, where he cashed five times, including a final table in a $1,500 no-limit hold’em event. Stout also had a shot in the main event, finishing in 186th for $47,000. Card Player caught up with Stout to talk about the ...


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