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When I Was A Donk: Hafiz Khan

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Dec 28, 2011


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 game. Hafiz Khan burst onto the poker scene in 2008 when he finished runner up to Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure main event for $1,094,976. The California pro has since put up consistently good numbers, winning an L.A. Poker Classic preliminary event for $285,569, and numerous online wins, including the UBOC 3 main event for $245,188. Most recently, Khan finished second in the 2011 Bellagio Cup VII main event for $379,460. To date, Khan has earned over $3.8 million in both live and online tournaments. Card Player caught up with Khan to talk about his early progression as a poker player. “Most players start off tight and then gradually loosen up their game ...

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