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When I Was A Donk – Neil Blumenfield

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Jan 02, 2019


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. Neil Blumenfield was one of the more entertaining stories from the 2015 World Series of Poker, with the then-61-year-old poker enthusiast tearing through the $10,000 buy-in main event field. The fedora-clad former software developer ended up finishing third, for a $3.4 million payday. Blumenfield also has a Heartland Poker Tour final table-appearance on his poker resume, and in 2017, he narrowly missed out on the final table of the World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star main event. Here, Blumenfield talks about a hand from his run in the 2015 WSOP main event. “I have a hand that comes to mind from day 5 of the 2015 main event, actually. A couple things going on ...

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