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Capture The Flag: Ryan Hall

by Brian Pempus |  Published: Dec 11, 2013

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Ryan Hall is a semi-pro poker player, but over his nearly decade-long poker career he has amassed around $1 million in career tournament earnings. He honed the skills necessary for a huge side-income from tournaments thanks to cash games. Starting with a free $2 on an Internet poker site in 2004, Hall has made his way to playing as high as $10-$25 no-limit hold’em. He is able to balance his cash game and tournament play with high school teaching and raising a family. He has two young boys. The 36-year-old Hamilton, Canada native took the time to talk with Card Player about some cash game basics that could help low-stakes grinders move up in stakes. Brian Pempus: Talk about learning how to play postflop thanks to cash games and why this is better, presumably, for your overall poker game. Ryan Hall: In cash games, you’ll get different types of pots. ...


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