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When I Was A Donk – Griffin Benger

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Jan 30, 2019

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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. Before finding poker, Griffin Benger was a top-ranked professional video game player. The Toronto-native and his team even won the 2007 Counter-Strike Championship Gaming Series. But after dipping his toes into online poker, Benger realized that there was a lot more money to be made with his newfound hobby. Benger was just a bit late to the poker boom, but he made up for lost time by quickly becoming a dominant force online. He reached the no. 1 ranking in 2014, and has amassed more than $6.5 million in online tournament earnings, according to Pocket Fives. In 2016, he made the final table of the World Series of Poker main event, earning $1,250,190 for his ...


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