as far as what differentiates good players from great players, in my mind good players and great players are not so black and white in a sense. Great players should be better than good ones in a bunch of little ways, but particularly different in the aspect that great players will try to see what they can do better always whereas good ones remain complacent. I think the idea that there is some magic factor beyond that that differentiates them is ridiculous, and instead the difference is due to the culmination of many factors.
other guy was on top of 20m, not tom. I cant say who the other guy was.
I didnt care that ft removed the tables at that point, it was more like a hallmark for what everyone had already knew had happened (action died there). I barely played there at the time
Tom dwan is probably worth 7figs or so in theory but not sure about his liquidity
i get used to the attention, you can get used to anything really
feels good mostly overall
It might be still possible to make a million from scratch from online poker, but it would way damn hard in comparison to how it used to be... i think maybe between .005% to .001% might be able to do it?
PLO has been more profitable than nl on the whole for some time, i mean live it is played way more in places that are not china. Online in general is dying.
I did in fact play wcg a number of times over the last few years... I am up something like 30+ buyins at cash and another 10+ at sngs or so. That being said I did not think he was easy ofc, and often didnt play from fear of the worlds greatest hunl player
Maybe some euro sites are good for playing hu cash, I really dont know. I've had students play on them, im sure mid stakes is on a bunch of sites.
Currently I basically play every game for money if it is possible to have an edge, Ideally the ones where biggest edge is possible. You probably have to study less for most other games overall to win, but there is little action and edges are often thinner. 2-7 limit td is the worst game in that edges are tiny, variance is huge, and you will have to really work on your game to beat anyone good.
I guess online poker will eventually be legal in the US, but i would not count on it creating a second boom
I dont know who the top 5 nl players are in order, I do not think things are so black and white. I believe I am somewhere in top 3, but i wouldnt even state exactly where. I think doug and dong would be in the group for sure today, but it appears that they have basically quit hunl... I also thought Kaby and Ike were very good.
pio is for sure not a waste of time, I personally learned things from it and some of the biggest winners use it as well. Some very good players respect it, but I won't say who for now. In my opinion it is ironic that he believes it to be a waste of time since many of his proteges act as though nl use fixed betsizes themselves... I thought doug and dong were much better than his other proteges, and and i wish they would play me some more