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When I Was A Donk – Fatima Moreira de Melo

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Dec 23, 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. Fatima Moreira de Melo is a woman of many talents. Born in the Netherlands, de Melo became a star on the Dutch national field hockey team, becoming a world champion at the 2006 Women’s Hockey World Cup. She earned three Olympic medals, including bronze at the 2000 Sydney games, silver at the 2004 Athens games, and finally gold at the 2008 Beijing games. Her fame landed her gigs on both local and national TV stations and she even managed to find the time to earn a master’s degree in law while also working as a professional singer. To top it all off, she decided to pursue poker as her next career. During her short time ...


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