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When I Was A Donk With Adrian Moreno

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Dec 06, 2017

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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. Adrian Moreno was an anonymous cash game grinder for years before he finally broke through this summer at the World Series of Poker. The 48-year-old from Ontario, California began his summer with a deep run in the $1,500 Monster Stack event, finishing in 23rd place out of a field of 6,716 for a $37,831 payday. He followed that up with a 19th-place showing for $26,070 in the $888 Crazy Eights event, which had a field of 8,120. He topped off his magical summer by besting 4,391 entrants in the $1,111 Little One For One Drop, picking up his first gold bracelet and the $528,316 first-place prize. Here, Moreno explains why he waited so long to ...


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