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Capture the Flag -- Matt Hawrilenko

by Kristy Arnett |  Published: Aug 21, 2009

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Matt “Hoss_TBF” Hawrilenko is known as one of the best limit hold’em players in the world, and he has crushed the highest-stakes online games. He decorated his wrist with a World Series of Poker bracelet this summer by winning the $5,000 no-limit hold’em six-handed event. His mathematical background in poker made him a winning player, but his instincts and natural affinity for the game have put him among the cash-game elite. Kristy Arnett: How did you get your start in cash games? Matt Hawrilenko: The summer before my senior year of college, I got an internship in Washington, DC, and my friend and I waited until literally the last couple of hours before we headed down there to find a place to live. We just called the first place we found on the Internet that was cheap, and locked it up. It turned out that we were in the middle ...


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