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When I Was A Donk With Upeshka De Silva

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Nov 22, 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. Upeshka De Silva broke out on the live tournament circuit in 2013 and has since banked nearly $2 million in earnings. The poker pro from Sri Lanka won his first World Series of Poker bracelet in 2015, taking down a $1,500 no-limit hold’em event for $424,577. He followed that up by making the final table of the World Poker Tour Legends of Poker main event in 2016 for $198,720, and then won his second WSOP bracelet in 2017 in a $3,000 shootout event worth $229,923. Here, De Silva talks about his how ego affected his results. I was a donk last week to be honest. (laughing) But when I first got into poker, I was ...

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