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When I Was A Donk – Mike Watson

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: May 11, 2016

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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. Mike Watson has been one of the most consistent forces on the tournament circuit for the past decade having amassed more than $9 million in live tournament earnings, along with another $3 million online. Watson has wins on the World Poker Tour, at the World Series of Poker, and, in January, he won the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure main event. The Toronto native who studied at the University of Waterloo currently sits in fifth place on the all-time Canadian earnings list behind notables such as Sorel Mizzi, Mike McDonald, Jonathan Duhamel, and Daniel Negreanu. Here, Watson talks about how he is able to learn from his mistakes and move on. I feel like I sometimes make ...


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