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Generation Next -- Lars Hougaard

Another Hazardous Hougaard

by Rebecca McAdam |  Published: Jan 01, 2010


Lars Hougaard should not be mistaken for just another 21-year-old wannabe hot shot, nor should he be dismissed as the brother of a big name pro. Yes his game is influenced by that of his older brother Jesper, but Lars has single-handedly proven his worth with numerous respectable cashes online. The Dane, who named himself “MiniKipDK” on PokerStars, as a play on “KipsterDK”, his brother’s nickname, has now moved out from his sibling’s shadow and is in search of a spotlight of his own. Rebecca McAdam: How did you get into playing poker? Lars Hougaard: Growing up as the youngest brother of three, naturally I always looked up to them and followed in their footsteps. They were both great athletes and doing well in sports. When my brother Kresten won the Danish championships in trampoline, I decided to try that out as well. My brothers and I competed in everything ...

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