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When I Was A Donk: With Benjamin Pollak

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Mar 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. Benjamin Pollak is coming off a fantastic year on the tournament circuit that started when he finished third in the World Series of Poker main event for a huge score of $3.5 million. The Frenchman followed up that dream run with a third-place showing at the PokerStars Championship Barcelona for $812,667, and a runner-up finish in the WSOP Europe €25,000 high roller for $538,928. So far in 2018, he’s made six final tables and cashed for $1 million. He recently picked up a victory in a $25,000 U.S. Poker Open event for $416,500. In total, Pollak has cashed for more than $8.6 million on the live tournament circuit. Here, Pollak talks about his early struggles ...


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