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Capture the Flag: Jared Bleznick

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Oct 29, 2010


Jared Bleznick is a 23-year-old college dropout from Roslyn, New York — and he’s won millions. For the past six years, Bleznick has made his way up the online-poker ranks and is now one of the most feared high-stakes players in the game, playing regularly in $200-$400 pot-limit Omaha and $400-$800 mixed games. Card Player caught up with him to talk about how he got his start in poker, an infamous heads-up match with Jean-Robert Bellande, and why he’s tired of people tapping on the glass. Julio Rodriguez: How long have you been playing poker? Jared Bleznick: I found poker when I was 17 years old. It was getting big on TV, and my friends and I started playing $20 cash games and tournaments. Most of them stopped playing, but I just kept going. I never took a break, not even when it was time for college. I’ve been playing ...

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