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When I Was A Donk: Owen Crowe

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Jan 21, 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. Owen Crowe was one of the original online poker tournament superstars. The Halifax, Nova Scotia native racked up nearly $2.8 million in internet winnings before switching his attention to live tournaments. Since then, he’s added another $2.5 million in live scores, which includes a 15th-place finish in the 2008 World Series of Poker main event and a fifth-place showing at the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure main event. These days, when he’s not traveling the world playing live poker tournaments, Crowe spends his time grinding cash games in Los Angeles. Here, Crowe explains one of the biggest leaks in his game during the early stages of his career. “When I was a donk? More like, when ...

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