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When I Was A Donk: Rep Porter

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Jun 24, 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. Rep Porter is a two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner with more than $2.4 million in career live tournament earnings. His first bracelet came in 2008 after taking down a $1,500 six-max no-limit hold’em event. He won his second in 2011 after coming out on top of the $2,500 razz event. He also went deep in the 2013 main event, banking $573,204 for his 12th-place finish. The University of Washington graduate and former equity options trader also plays high-stakes mixed games and is a lead content creator and instructor at, a site dedicated to helping players achieve better results through better decisions. Here, Porter talks about a mistake he made while playing in ...

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