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When I Was A Donk With Elio Fox

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Jul 18, 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. Elio Fox broke out on the poker scene back in 2011, when he won the Bellagio Cup VII for $669,692 and followed that up by taking down the World Series of Poker Europe main event for $1,870,208. This summer, he won the $10,000 turbo no-limit hold’em event at the 2018 WSOP for his second bracelet and $393,693, following it up with a runner-up finish in the $100,000 super high roller for $1,798,658. In total, the New York native has won more than $5.5 million in live tournaments, which is roughly what he’s cashed for online as well, playing under the name ‘smokrokflock.’ Here, Fox talks about a better approach to defending your big blind. “I ...


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