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When I Was A Donk – Ankush Mandavia

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Nov 08, 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. Georgia poker pro Ankush Mandavia began to turn heads on the high roller circuit back in 2015 and in 2016, he put together his best year yet. He started off by taking third in the $100,000 super high roller at the PCA for $787,640 and then won his first WSOP bracelet in the $5,000 event for $548,139. He finished off the year by winning the $25,000 high roller event at the WPT Five Diamond Classic for $403,532. Mandavia has earned a total of $4.4 million on the live circuit, to go along with $3.1 million in winnings from online tournaments. Here, Mandavia talks about his aggressive start in live poker. Back in 2010, maybe 2011, ...

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