It was a good week for Smart Spin members! We promoted a few $60's players to Diamond group, so they can start battling other regs at $100 Spin & Go's!
But we are also happy because TomP147 joins our team as a new hand judge!
It's a huge step for him and he worked really hard for it. He has beaten all Spin & Go limits and now he sits comfortably at $100's! You may also remember him from hitting a jackpot at $60 Spin & Go. He was fighting for $600,000 and we've also made a session review of his game for HighStakes Spins series, so you are welcome to watch it - it's free for everyone!
But for now, let's focus on a player, not on a single tournament:
Graph only from $100 Spin & Go's
Smart Spin: Hello TomP147, it's so nice to talk to you! So, you just took another step in your Spin & Go journey, you've become our hand judge on Wednesday. I'd like to congratulate you and also ask: how hard did you work for it?
TomP147: Hello, it's my pleasure. Thank you :) Yes, I'm very happy because for me it's a reward for all months of grinding many hours and hard working on my game. I'm always trying to be better than the day before - I'm spending more than 160h a month on poker and these are the moments when you see that you are doing
Smart Spin: As I've heard, before you were
TomP147: The main reason was in 180-man you are limited - you can play only from ~17-2/3 (Polish time) and in other hours traffic isn't good enough. Also, you have to play at least 6-hours session. In Spin & Go's it's a lot easier to plan your day and balance poker with other aspects of life. Another reason is in 180-man you are mostly playing autopilot push/fold game which can be boring after some time. Spin & Go's are very dynamic - there is a lot of preflop and a lot of postflop game and you have to be very focused all the time because there is a huge room for mistakes. That's why they are most profitable games at the moment and in my
Smart Spin: I know it may be somehow private, but I hope you will share your story with our members. I've heard you dropped from the uni to play poker.
TomP147: I didn't drop but I took
Smart Spin: You started
TomP147: First of all, I was very motivated because I had clear goals and I knew exactly why I'm playing and learning. I was (and I still am) thinking bigger. I think
A lot of people don't believe they deserve it or they have to be lucky to make their dreams come true. In my
Smart Spin: Also, we cannot forget you hit the highest multiplier available - 10,000x. It was at $60 Spin & Go and I am sure you gave it a lot of thought since then. How was it when you played this tournament? Do you regret anything? Did it change you somehow?
TomP147: It was
Smart Spin: As a
TomP147: I'm always trying to explain everything as good as I can. I'm one of the judges who moved all the way up from $7's, so we still remember what uncertainties and doubts we've got earlier. My main goal is to help people avoid mistakes I made and help them to not make the same mistakes again which will help them improve much faster. Of course, by being a judge I'm also learning myself when I post my opinions about hands, so it's
Smart Spin: So, going back to your absence from taking education. Do you plan to ever come back? Because it seems like it's not going to be this
And yes, in 2 days I'm moving to Clarks' place and I can't wait for it. He is
Smart Spin: Do you have any idea, any view on what you are going to do in, let's call it, a "grind house"? And what do you want to achieve in the next half a year?
TomP147: We will do analyses, reviews and some small challenges. In the next half
Smart Spin: Good luck!