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When I Was A Donk: Jamie Kerstetter

by Diana Cox |  Published: Jan 07, 2015


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. New Jersey native Jamie Kerstetter earned her undergraduate degree from nearby Rutgers University and then earned a law degree from the University of Michigan. However, after a couple of years spent in the courtroom, she decided she’d rather be spending her time in the card room instead. Kerstetter then spent 18 months in Mexico so that she could continue playing online poker. After online poker became licensed and regulated in New Jersey, Kerstetter moved back home to become a site representative for PartyPoker. In her short career, Kerstetter has already racked up more than $420,000 in live tournament winnings, including appearances at ten World Series of Poker Circuit final tables. Here, she explains her mindset ...

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