Ryan Wiseman began playing online poker while a university student in 2003. Within a year, having studied many poker books with his poker-playing friends, he had become successful. Eventually they settled on one type of game — the no-limit Texas Hold’em sit-n-go (single table) tournament. The game’s predictable durations (40–60 minutes) fit well into their daily routines. More importantly, SNG could be defeated systematically. By the middle of 2005, Ryan had won more than $100,000. He currently lives in Toronto.