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Capture the Flag -- Ray Henson

by Kristy Arnett |  Published: Sep 04, 2009


Ray Henson has been playing poker professionally since the age of 21, and has successfully learned to balance family life with his chosen career. Although he rarely plays tournaments other than the World Series of Poker, he has accumulated more than $800,000 in lifetime tournament winnings; most notably, he finished 12th in the 2007 WSOP main event. Kristy Arnett: How did you get your start playing cash games? Ray Henson: My dad, who passed away a few years ago, was really into poker, and got my mom into it. They ran an underground game in Houston, so I got started playing in that game. Well, I started off dealing, and also played. I was working a job at the time as a manager of a retail store. I played the $4-$8 limit hold’em game at my parents’ house, and then I started playing other games. I played $15-$30 at another ...

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