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Profile of Pat Poels WSOP Bracelet Winner (...and our Buddy)

By Chuckmonster on Monday, 22nd August 2005 9:58pm
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Pat Poels took a gamble when he quit his executive-level day job to play professional poker full time.

Lucky for him, it's paying off.

Poels, who lives on the Gilbert-Mesa border in Dana Ranch, took home a gold bracelet and more than $270,000 in cash as the Hi/Lo champion at the June World Series of Poker in Omaha.

In July, the 36th annual World Series of Poker No-Limit Hold'em Championship netted him an additional $28,000.

But his new career hasn't been all winning hands.

Poels stumbled onto poker about five years ago during a vacation to Las Vegas. He said he started to play more often, winning a bit and losing a lot. A pro he befriended recommended a book to help him learn some poker skills. He started to study, and improve.

"It seems like something that's just luck, but it's not just a luck thing. There's a skill to it," he said.


[ I've got a secret, but I can't tell you yet. - Ed ]



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