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Capture the Flag: Sami Kelopuro

by Kristy Arnett |  Published: Jun 02, 2009

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Sami Kelopuro is a 21-year-old poker player from Finland who is a self-made millionaire. Railbirds know him as “LarsLuzak” on Full Tilt, where he can be found playing the $500-$1,000 half pot-limit Omaha/half pot-limit hold’em games. His ultra-aggressive style makes for huge six- and seven-figure swings, but his talent and instincts have earned him millions. Kristy Arnett: First of all, tell me how you got started playing cash games. Sami Kelopuro: It was at the end of 2005. Some of my friends played poker, and I was invited to a home sit-and-go game. I got excited about the game and started playing online shortly after that. In the beginning, I played a little bit of everything — tournaments, sit-and-gos, cash games, heads up, shorthanded, and full ring. KA: What site was it, and how much did you deposit? SK: It was PAF, Ongame Network. I made a couple of small ...


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