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When I Was A Donk With Kevin Schulz

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Jun 10, 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. Kevin Schulz is a professional poker player from Palatine, Illinois, a suburb of nearby Chicago. The 28-year-old former table tennis champion and sky diving enthusiast spent years grinding online before making the transition to live poker tournaments. In 2012, Schulz got his first taste of live tournament success when he finished fourth in a $5,000 no-limit hold’em event at the World Series of Poker for $267,792. Then, in early 2015, he took down the $10,000 buy-in PokerStars Caribbean Adventure main event for $1,491,580. Here, Schulz talks about why he wasn’t so great at holding onto his winnings early in his career. “There aren’t a lot of specific hands that stick out in my mind as ...

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