Capture the Flag: Ryan Laplante
by Brian Pempus | Published: Nov 27, 2013
Ryan “Protential” Laplante is a 23-year-old American living in Las Vegas. He has been playing professionally for more than three years, and during that time has recorded two WSOP final tables. He has played more than 25,000 tournaments and has more than $1.5 million in tournament earnings, but has honed his poker skills at the cash-game tables. Laplante believes ring games are a great way to gain the ability to play postflop. Card Player had a chance to speak with the CardRunners coach about some basic cash game strategy. Brian Pempus: Can you talk about the importance of position in cash games? Ryan Laplante: Position and poker go hand in hand. Poker, simply put, is a game of information. The more information you have over the course of a hand, the larger your edge can become. In cash games, position matters more so than in any other game type, due ...
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