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Capture the Flag - Kenny Tran

by Brian Pempus |  Published: Mar 04, 2011


Cash-game professional Kenny Tran has been playing live poker in California for more than a decade, and has been through the gauntlet, both on and off the tables. The 36-year-old pro grew up in Vietnam before coming to the United States and finding a low-paying job at McDonald’s. Tran, who owns a bracelet from the 2008 World Series of Poker heads-up championship, learned the game under the most modest of circumstances and eventually made his way up to playing in some of the highest-stakes games in the world. Card Player caught up with the Full Tilt Red Pro to talk about how his childhood helped him develop the skill set to succeed at poker, how he fared at the tables in 2010, and what the live cash games are like in the current economic recession. Brian Pempus: Can you talk about learning the game while you were working at McDonald’s, ...

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