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When I Was A Donk With Faraz Jaka

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Aug 16, 2017


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. Faraz Jaka broke out on the poker tournament scene back in 2009, when he won more than $1.7 million and finished eighth in the Card Player Player of the Year race. His biggest score came in the summer, when he took second in the WPT Bellagio Cup V for $774,870. Since his start, the San Jose, California-native has banked more than $5.4 million in live tournament earnings and another $4.1 million online. He most recently made two final tables in the 2017 World Series of Poker, cashing for nearly a quarter of a million dollars. Here, Jaka talks about the trouble he used to have holding onto his winnings. I had really poor bankroll management ...

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