Maurice Hawkins started his poker career by chasing an armed burglar out of his house, injuring himself with an injury that ended his hoping for a football career.

Maurice Hawkins

Until his injury, he was a scholarship student, but then moved back home to Daytona Beach in Florida and began playing poker. Since then, he has won $ 2.6 million, became the first at the top nine WSOP Circuit events and was voted the 2016 Promoter of the American Poker Awards. I came home, my thighs aching after six hours of training Hawkins explained during a break from the last two tables of the $ 1,5k WSOP Moster stack event. The football team had organized the day with the athletes and I had won around 350 dollars. For some reason, the guys believed in athletics that they had a chance against Footballer in the short-range print and they were ready to bet on it.

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I return to my room, hear a knock at the door and my roommate answers. He just had a girl there and we just hung out. Suddenly I hear the clattering of crockery a loud crash someone throws him to the ground and calls for me. I’m a candidate on the black belt, but hesitate to get out. I do not want to get into an argument with someone who has a gun, no matter who it is. I look through the door and they hold a rogue at the back of my roommate. I tell the girl that she may be quiet and disappear through the window.

I open the door a little and the person with the gun tries to get through the door. He holds the gun right in front of him, and I hit the door in his face, then hit his throat and break his right knee. Now the rifle is lying on the floor, my roommate grabs it and the second attacker escapes. I run after him get him to grips but in the pursuit in both thighs, I attach a muscle fiber.

This happened just before I could get hold of him and the police came. First, they wanted me to actually be injured but after talking to my roommate and seeing his injuries, they understood what had happened. That was the end of college for me. I went home for a month back to Daytona Beach and started playing poker.

Hard years as a young professional player

Hawkins says he was successful with poker in Florida. He started with Sit and and when the state changed the laws to the cash games, he learned to beat them. He earned a bankroll of over $ 300,000 and was in a steady relationship. However, after he bought a house, a hard downswing hit him and he lost everything. His girlfriend left him Hawkins says it was money. I was in Las Vegas, sad that my girlfriend had left me and I had been on a downswing for a year and a half. That must have been so 2007 or 2008. During this time, there were moments when I really did not know where the money came from.

Hawkins continued to play, and shortly thereafter, he met another woman. He remembers that one day after he has to know her he won two tournaments in a row in the Venetian. Five months later the two were married. Although the hard times lasted, his wife held to him. There was a time of about three months, because I could not afford any tournaments and we had to sleep on air mattresses with a friend.

I had told my wife back then that I was going to make it and she had believed me. In December, I won a tournament for about 20,000 dollars we moved into an apartment and built an existence from there. If one enters the name Maurice Hawkins on Google, one finds several reports on his behavior at the poker table and most of these reports are negative. He was repeatedly accused of being disrespectful of his fellow players. Hawkins made an explanation.

This is part of the game. I’m in attack mode. When gambled, I switch to attack and try everything to win. However, I still consider it a game. Many others consider it as their life. When you are at the table, everyone is in the game. It is quite different when you are not sitting at the table.

 

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Maurice Hawkins started his poker career by chasing an armed burglar out of his house, injuring himself with an injury that ended his hoping for a football career. Maurice Hawkins Until his injury, he was a scholarship student, but then moved back home to Daytona Beach in Florida and began playing...