Thomas L.: I think that the games I play in have a pretty high reg turnover rate, that said I am pretty versed in many of the regs. I’m not sure how much that helps me out though, because in general I tend to avoid regs, and historically I’ve always done much better เว็บสล็อต 289 new games then in games I’m used to. However, playing 2/4 for so long has crippled my ability to beat 1/2 as hard as I used to.
DS: How so?
Thomas L.: People just tend to play a lot differently at 1/2 than at 2/4, I don’t really know why. Just generally more passive and overly potcontrolling really good hands. So I end up value-towning myself a lot there. Also, it’s probably largely psychological.
DS: I know you have gotten coaching from a few professionals. I’m wondering what your general thoughts on your experiences are?
Thomas L.: I got coaching from Parlay Slow, along with a session or two of coaching from DJ Sensei, shootaa, and sauce123. I haven’t experienced dramatically different monetary results since getting this coaching, but I think it’s helped me think a lot more deeply about the game and about why I make the plays I’ve always made. I’ve also done a little bit of 100nl to 200nl full ring coaching and helped a few people out a lot, which I enjoyed. I don’t know that coaching is really worth it though, because so much of poker is just in focusing and not tilting. Which no coach can begin to teach. Also, most coaches aren’t exceptionally good at poker.
DS: You live in the ATL, so how does poker affect your street cred there?
Thomas L.: Lol. No one cares, not even my family. Its the biggest awkward anticlimax whenever I tell anyone what I do for a living.
DS: How was your life before poker and how is it now?
Thomas L.: My life before poker was reasonable. I had a good paying job and I went to school. My life since is good. I really like that I have zero financial worries ever, and can buy anything I want within reason whenever I want it. There are cons though. I don’t like how lazy I can become with such little structure in my life. I think its no better no worse all factors considered.
DS: A beginner on FTR private messages you and asks you one piece of advice you could give him for a jump start of his poker career. What would it be?
Thomas L.: Play as much as you possibly can and never play out of your bankroll. There are awful regs in my game who STILL make huge money just because they play alllllll the time within their bankroll, grinding at their tiny winrate.
DS: Where did the name Renton come from?
Thomas L.: Mark Renton was the main character of the movie Trainspotting. Originally my scheme was to be Renton on Party Poker, and be a different Trainspotting character on each of the major sites.
DS: Alright, last question, what do you see as your future with poker?
Thomas L.: I see myself making between 100 and 200k a year at mid stakes games for the next few years. Maybe I’ll get really good and move up, but realistically I’d just like to continue making good money and saving up, and eventually investing and never having to work again.
DS: Alright, thanks for the interview, and good luck!