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About Derk

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I’m 31 and live in Las Vegas, Nevada.  I’m originally from Louisville, Kentucky and got a bachelors and masters degree in computer engineering & computer science from the University of Louisville.  I spent a year as part of the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research at the University of Waterloo, but later quit work on a doctorate and pursued poker for a living.  I rose through the ranks, won the Full Tilt Poker high stakes SNG leaderboard, and was later hired to make videos for Daniel Negreanu’s PokerVT.com.  My work in poker has led me to some very suitable research topics, so I am attending UNLV and working on my Ph.D. there.  I still play, coach, and make videos for PokerVT, though.

My PokerVT.com profile/bio page is here, and my main website is here.