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When I Was A Donk With James Gilbert

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Mar 13, 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. James Gilbert won his World Series of Poker Circuit ring in 2012, taking down a no-limit hold’em event in Atlantic City for $50,106 to kick-start his career. The Bensalem, Pennsylvania-native continued to grind it out on the circuit and in 2014, he won the first event of the Borgata Fall Poker Open for $184,902. The very next year at the Borgata Spring Poker Open, Gilbert took third for another $97,558. After a deep run in the 2015 WSOP main event, Gilbert returned to Borgata for the World Poker Tour main event, taking second for $434,598, the largest score of his career. Gilbert picked up another six-figure score in 2017, finishing third in a $1,500 bounty ...

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