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When I Was A Donk with Dan Shak

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Dec 05, 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. Dan Shak has spent the last 14 years playing live tournament poker, racking up more than $9.9 million in earnings and a handful of high roller titles along the way. Although he considers himself to be semi-retired, the former hedge fund manager often plays poker with his laptop nearby, ready for a last-minute trade or a once-over during the break. Shak’s biggest score came in 2010, when he won the AUD$100,000 buy-in super high roller at the Aussie Millions for $1.2 million. He has also finished runner-up in the $100,000 super high roller at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, earning $846,700 in 2012 and $1,178,980 in 2014. He also won a $25,000 high roller at the ...


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