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When I Was A Donk – Linda Johnson

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Feb 14, 2018

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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. Linda Johnson was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2011, becoming just the second woman to receive the honor. Dubbed “The First Lady of Poker” by Mike Sexton, Johnson has spent more than four decades in the game and seen if from every possible angle. As a player, Johnson became the third woman to ever win an open event at the World Series of Poker. As an advocate for player and dealer rights, she helped found the Tournament Director’s Association, serving on the board. She also helped start the World Poker Tour, working as the studio announcer for the first six seasons. These days, Johnson is a partner with Card Player Cruises and ...


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