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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

How chess helped Staszko in his poker!

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Hello everyone,

We've just got another update on chess player-turned-poker player Martin Staszko. It has just been announced that this year’s WSOP Main Event runner-up Martin Staszko, has just been signed on as the newest recruit to Team PokerStars Pro. The 35-year-old Czech pro earned $5,433,086 for his WSOP runner-up finish, plus a whole lot of kudos culminating in his now representing the world’s biggest online poker room.

Around 5 years ago the talented chess player decided to turn his attention towards playing poker and, as he explains:

“Playing chess taught me how to endure long sessions by the table. Chess also required much more preparation, which is not needed for poker. So compared to chess, poker playing is a piece of cake with much higher earnings.”

Here is our previous post on the champion.

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  • At November 30, 2011 at 2:40 AM , Anonymous volkswagon said...

    if you guys keep putting up such news people will give up chess

  • At November 30, 2011 at 6:40 AM , Anonymous sebastian wolff, ny said...

    love is love - those who love chess won't get lured @volkswagon of course the money is good in poker but then so it is in tennis, in business and so many other things. :)


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