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Capture the Flag: Terrence Chan

by Brian Pempus |  Published: Dec 28, 2011


Poker pro Terrence Chan has been beating cash games for years, once playing as high as $1,000-$2,000 limit hold’em on the Internet. In his time away from cash game tables, Chan has managed to accumulate more than $1 million in tournament earnings. He also has recently found a passion for the mixed martial arts, training and fighting competitively in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay Thai boxing, western boxing and wrestling. He found poker after he started sneaking into casinos to play blackjack at 18. He got drawn to “the weird-looking poker tables.” Years later, after humble beginnings at $4-$8 limit hold’em, he was playing nosebleeds online. These days Chan plays as a HeroPoker sponsored pro, while still traveling the tournament circuit. Card Player caught up with the Vancouver, Canada resident to talk about his background in cash games. Brian Pempus: So you started out playing limit hold’em cash games right? Terrence Chan: ...

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