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Sole Survivor

by Ian Simpson |  Published: Sep 01, 2012


I still can’t get over it. I’m being paid to play poker professionally. Is this really happening or is it some awesome dream I can’t wake up from? I’ve been thinking a lot about people who want to take up poker professionally and my biggest piece of advice is this: Whatever you do, don’t burn all your bridges. Don’t jump up on your bosses desk swearing, ranting, and raving about quitting your job and leaving the 9-5 routine to play poker. You may just need a job from this person again one day, or a reference. Personally, I loved my day job as a teacher, but I couldn’t do justice to both teaching and the prize Paddy Power has offered me and so I have taken a year out to follow this Sole Survivor amazingness. I plan to go back into teaching or some other similar career as I know ...

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