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Nate Avenson

Playing poker for a living takes a lot of research

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Making a living playing poker? Many people might think this is unrealistic.

But Nate Avenson of Park Rapids has made it a reality.


The 28-year-old started playing poker at local events in 2003. He was working for a restaurant at the time and got hooked on poker after playing recreationally a few days a week in a local league.

After a while Avenson began frequenting an online poker forum, Pocket, to learn more about strategy.

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Anna Erickson
Anna Erickson is editor of the Wadena Pioneer Journal.
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