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When I Was A Donk With Joe Tehan

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Sep 27, 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. Joe Tehan burst onto the live tournament poker scene in 2006 when he took down an event at the L.A. Poker Classic for $244,179. He followed that up with a win in the World Poker Tour Mandalay Bay main event for $1,033,440. In 2010, he also won the North American Poker Tour Los Angeles main event for $725,000. In total, the New York native has earned nearly $4.5 million in live tournaments. Here, Tehan talks about an infamous hand he played in 2011. In 2011, in an Epic Poker League tournament, I made what some might consider to be a donk play. The hand got a lot of attention and was talked about for a ...

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