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When I Was A Donk With Matt Jarvis

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Mar 16, 2016


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 Jarvis got the attention of the poker world back in 2010, when he made the final table of the World Series of Poker main event and finished eighth for $1,045,738. The Surrey, British Columbia resident then proved he wasn’t a fluke in 2011 by winning his first bracelet in the $5,000 six-handed no-limit hold’em event for $808,538. Last summer, Jarvis went deep in the main event once again, finishing in 51st place for $137,300. In total, the Canadian poker pro has more than $2.3 million in lifetime live tournament earnings. Here, Jarvis talks about a close call he had in a tournament at the WSOP. In 2014, I found myself with the chip lead ...

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