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Capture the Flag With Susie Zhao

by Brian Pempus |  Published: May 10, 2017


Poker pro Susie Zhao is widely regarded as one of the top mid-stakes cash game players in the country. Zhao, who calls Los Angeles’ Commerce Casino her home base, is a $5-$10 and $10-$20 grinder who uses a loose-aggressive (LAG) style of play. Though she focuses on cash games, Zhao does have two deep runs in the World Series of Poker main event over the last five years. Her skills on the felt led to her recently joining the team of instructors at The Poker Academy. Card Player had a chance to speak with the poker pro about her card-playing career. Brian Pempus: Do you think a cash game is a good place to network with people? Susie Zhao: Absolutely. I think that the best cash game players are the most respected poker players anywhere, in any casino around the world really. You’re there [at the table] every day. You ...

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