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When I Was A Donk – Sam Panzica

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Nov 21, 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. Sam Panzica broke out on the live tournament scene in 2013 with three World Series of Poker Circuit titles. He added a fourth in 2015, and a year later took down an EPT Dublin event for $417,105. After finishing second in the Florida State Poker Championship in 2015, he returned a year later to win it outright for $117,282. He followed that up by earning his first World Poker Tour title, banking $354,335 in the bestbet Bounty Scramble. In 2017, he won his second WPT event, pocketing a whopping $1,373,000 in the Bay 101 Shooting Star. Last October, he almost repeated as champion in the bestbet Bounty Scramble, this time earning $210,783 for a runner-up ...

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