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A Poker Life: Mark Radoja

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Dec 01, 2013


Last summer, Canadian Mark Radoja won the $10,000 World Series of Poker heads-up no-limit hold’em event, capping off a four-year run at the annual summer series that included 12 cashes, four final tables and two bracelet wins. All told, the 28-year-old Guelph, Ontario resident has banked more than $1.6 million on the live tournament circuit despite a very limited playing schedule. Although poker has made him wealthy, Radoja isn’t taking any chances with his winnings and has spent the last few years working to build a business that will support him financially when he inevitably chooses to make poker his part-time hobby rather than his full-time profession. Poker Beginnings Radoja grew up as the youngest of two children on a farm in a little town about an hour west of Toronto called Ariss, though his parents were far from farmers. His mother works as a certified accountant and his father ...

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