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Schaefer wins shootout at WSOP

Leaving poker behind and heading to Army training June 15

Updated: June 12, 2012, 3:24 PM ET
By Andrew Feldman | ESPN.com

In 2005, poker was everything to Brandon Schaefer. Joining the game with the Moneymaker boom, he lived up the life as an online professional poker player, turning online victories into entries in events around the world. He captured the 2005 EPT Deauville title and followed that up a month later with a runner-up finish at the EPT Grand Final. He pocketed more than half a million in six weeks and was a rising star in the game. As he continued to play, he realized there was one thing holding him ...

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