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Capture the Flag: Thomas Keller

Capture the Flag: Thomas Keller

by Brian Pempus |  Published: Jul 27, 2011

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Thomas Keller has been a fixture at the World Series of Poker since his bracelet win in 2004. That summer the poker pro outlasted a field of 254 players in a $5,000 no-limit hold’em event to take home $382,020 in prize money, as well as put his name on the poker map. These days Keller was still a familiar face at the WSOP, but put in the majority of his hours at the high-stakes mixed games in the Rio Hotel and Casino live-action room. The Phoenix native, who got his first taste of poker in limit hold’em home games and later found himself playing as high as $200-$400, played only a handful of events this summer, thanks to sweet nosebleed action in side games. Card Player caught up with Keller to talk about the migration to mixed games, for himself as well as what seems like the majority of the ...


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