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When I Was A Donk: Danny Wong

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Jun 20, 2018


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. Danny Wong burst onto the live tournament scene with a big second-place finish at the Bellagio Cup back in 2006, earning $561,115. The L.A. poker pro then won a $2,500 prelim at the Five Diamond World Poker Classic for another $319,420, before returning to the Bellagio Cup final table the next year, taking third for $361,480. In addition to a win at the Legends of Poker and another final table at the WPT World Poker Challenge, Wong also went deep in the 2012 World Series of Poker main event, banking $465,159 for finishing 14th. Wong has come close to winning a bracelet on a few occasions, taking fifth in the 2008 $1,500 limit hold’em shootout ...

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