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When I Was A Donk – Matt Stout

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Apr 29, 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. Matt Stout has been a constant in the poker tournament scene since 2006. In addition to the $3.6 million he has earned online, Stout has also done quite well in the live arena, racking up another $3 million in winnings. The New Jersey native with the gregarious personality has multiple World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour final tables on his resume, including a runner-up finish in a $3,000 buy-in six-handed no-limit hold’em WSOP event for $313,370 in 2013 and a fifth-place finish in the $3,500 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown for $308,501 in 2014. Here, Stout talks about his earliest playing style and why it didn’t always work. “I’ve kind of gone back ...

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