The player “Rodrigo27” from Argentina achieved a very difficult and worthy achievement in the last LATAM LEAGUE of 888poker, so we are interested to know more about the back of his avatar, here is all Online players
Question:Rodrigo, first of all, congratulations on becoming the Latin American League champion in August. With one winner and two runners-up, you really stand out!
How long have you been playing poker, specifically at 888poker?
Rodrigo: I started playing poker in May 2020. My first platform was 888poker. I barely knew the rules of the game at the time and started building my credibility through the numerous freerolls out there. In fact, this is an incredible opportunity because it can be difficult for beginners to make the decision to fund their account to encourage them to get started.
Initially I played Sit And Go and as I felt more confident I started playing micro tournaments, always along with freerolls and SNGs. As time went on and my bankroll grew, I was encouraged to enter bigger tournaments such as the $109 Main Event. I’m currently playing Cash No Limit 2 with the aim of improving and increasing my stakes.
Question: What are your best live and online results?
Rodrigo: My best online result came at the Big Shot 109 Main Event, where I placed 134th out of 1,008 players and won $315 . I also finished first out of 514 players in the 888poker $500 PKO 6-Max event. My personal best result was 2nd place in an MTT event with 40 players for around $100.
Question: You spent time learning poker, how, where and what might be your advice?
Rodrigo: Yes, I took the time to learn poker and I recommend it to anyone who wants to improve. In particular, I learned about tournaments from Zero’s poker courses and learned about cash with the help of experienced trainers. I also think it’s important to keep an eye on bankroll development and your opponent’s statistics. Learning how to use the HUD has to be one of the best things you can learn about online poker.
Question: Is it better to play online or live, which one do you prefer?
Rodrigo: I think online play is better for a few reasons. On the one hand, availability is permanent and games can be played in parallel on multiple tables, speeding up the learning process. In a live game, it’s important to practice gestures, storytelling, and patience. On the other hand, the advantage of playing online is that you can easily keep track of your opponent’s statistics via the HUD, which can make difficult decisions easier. Finally, in Argentina at least, it’s cheaper/easier to play online because the buy-in prices are much cheaper than in casinos or other live events. I had the opportunity to travel to Brazil, where poker was declared a mind sport and sports clubs developed significantly, with tournaments held around the clock.
I think face-to-face games are more important than face-to-face games. It’s even better if you’ve gained enough online experience and are ready to add another level of difficulty and complexity to your game.
Question: What improvements and suggestions would you give us for the next LATAM league?
Rodrigo: Overall I think the league is very good, it has become a gathering place for Spanish-speaking players and the atmosphere is very camaraderie and friendship. Personally, it has allowed me to meet new colleagues. The limited rebuy tournament format is very comfortable for me because it allows us all to play more seriously and responsibly. It’s also worth mentioning that I, along with several other players, qualified for free tournaments on all dates of the league, which increased participation and made the proposal more interesting.
As a suggestion, I will say that I would like a bigger prize pool like the last date.
Question: What advice would you give to someone looking to get into the poker industry?
Rodrigo:I have a few suggestions, all equally valuable. First and foremost, manage your balance responsibly and never play a level with more than 10% of your bankroll. Always remember, this is a game and the possibility of failure is potential. If this happens, don’t be frustrated. Luck may happen to you in a moment, but making the right decisions will reduce risk in the long run. Especially for tournament players, variance has a greater impact.
Finally, study a lot, there are many concepts, formulas, and strategies that can improve your game and understanding. I would like to thank my study group and competition partners. Mainly Natalia, Fernando, Matute, Chiru, Emi and Chino.
Thank you for all your knowledge and support.
Question:Thanks for your time, see you at the poker table!