Meet “The Winter Soldier”


I write a blog series for, a poker training site that features prolific poker author Ed Miller as one of its founders.

My name is Kar Yung Tom and I am a 30 year old poker player from Montreal, Quebec. I figured I’d call my column the Winter Soldier as a reminder that I come from the Great White North. Let’s start off with a little gaming-related background about myself. Maybe I share some interests with some of you. When I was in high school and college, I was one of the top 10 chess players for my grade level in Quebec. At the same time, I was in the top 50 for my age group in Canada. I’ve come across a lot of people who have told me they have won a chess tournament or two back in the day, but in my case, I took chess very seriously. Eventually, my passion for chess died when none of my friends were willing to travel to tournaments with me anymore.

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