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When I Was A Donk With Ryan Leng

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Feb 27, 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. Ryan Leng has been a consistent Las Vegas grinder in recent years, with improving finishes summer after summer at the World Series of Poker. The Illinois-native came close to a bracelet in 2016 when he finished fourth in a $1,500 no-limit hold’em bounty tournament for $95,857. The next year, he returned to the WSOP and took second in a $1,500 no-limit event for $237,776, and followed up that performance with a deep run in the main event where he banked $176,399 for 41st place. In 2018, finally broke through for his first bracelet win, taking down the very same $1,500 bounty event he had final tabled two years earlier. This payday was worth $272,504, and ...

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