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Capture the Flag: Rui Cao

Capture the Flag: Rui Cao

by Brian Pempus |  Published: May 24, 2011

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French poker pro Rui Cao is one of pot-limit Omaha’s rising stars. The 24-year-old received his training in competitive videos games at a young age, learning how to react quickly while also thinking deeply into a situation. Despite his young age, Cao is dedicated to beating the upper-middle stakes cash games online, and he has backed up the desire with about $160,000 in profits so far in 2011. However, the former computer science and finance student didn’t want to be a full-time poker player at first. “I changed my mind when the money I was winning got significant,” Cao said. “It’s actually really hard to balance school and poker. I would probably focus on my studies unless I’m sure that I want to play poker for the next few years, and that I can do it without any financial risks.” Cao said preparation is necessary in order to be fully ...


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