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When I Was A Donk With Tyler Patterson

by Diana Cox |  Published: Aug 06, 2014

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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. Tyler Patterson has nearly $1.5 million in live tournament winnings to go along with his success at the cash-game tables. Since his first recorded major live cash in 2005 for $400 in a $120 no-limit hold’em tournament, Patterson has tallied 66 live cashes, with 24 of them coming from major tournament poker tours. His largest cash of $298,950, came from a third-place finish in the 2012 World Poker Tour Borgata Poker Open. Most recently, he won his first career World Series of Poker gold bracelet by taking down the $1,500 pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better event for $270,992. Patterson may have an impressive poker resume, but it did not come without a learning curve. Card Player spoke ...


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