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When I Was A Donk – Asher Conniff

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Aug 03, 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. Asher Conniff broke out on the poker scene in a big way back in early 2015 when he won the $560 buy-in $1 million guarantee event at the Borgata Spring Poker Open. A couple of weeks later, he had plans to go on vacation with his family, but instead he accidently registered for and won a satellite into the $15,000 buy-in WPT Championship. With no choice but to play in the event or lose his buy-in, the Brooklyn native won the tournament, along with the $973,683 first-place prize. The 28 year old is now a regular on the tournament circuit and has amassed more than $1.6 million in earnings. Here, Conniff recalls a hand where ...

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