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When I Was A Donk With Amit Makhija

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Sep 02, 2015

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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. Amit Makhija has been playing poker professionally since 2008 when he started travelling the tournament circuit. Since then, he has racked up $2.6 million in live tournament earnings and millions more playing online. His biggest score came at the 2008 WPT Legends of Poker main event, where he finished second for $563,320. In October of 2014, he chopped the Card Player Poker Tour main event at the Bicycle Casino for another $135,980 and most recently he finished second in a $25,000 buy-in High Roller event at the Aria for $134,770. Here, Makhija recalls a mistake he made during a deep run in the WSOP main event, when he finished 47th for $156,293. I was very ...


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