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Brandon Shack-Harris Enjoys Breakout Summer at World Series of Poker

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by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Oct 01, 2014


Every summer, a player emerges from seemingly nowhere to take the World Series of Poker by storm and plant their name firmly on the poker map. In 2013, that player was mixed-games phenom Matt Ashton. In 2012, it was main event champion Greg Merson. The same can be said for previous breakout players Ben Lamb, Ville Wahlbeck, Brock Parker, Tom Schneider, and Jeff Madsen. The 2014 summer series was no different, with 33-year-old poker pro Brandon Shack-Harris racking up six cashes, four final-table finishes, and his first career gold bracelet. In total, the Chicago, Illinois resident banked $1,415,510, which was roughly 11 times the $126,924 he had earned in four previous WSOP trips. Even more impressively, Shack-Harris’ cashes all came in diverse events against stacked fields of the world’s best players. With so much firepower in his poker artillery, it may appear that poker is Shack-Harris’ first love, but the ...

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