On May 11, pablito_21 decided to invest $215 in the special partypoker $500K Guaranteed Sunday and it turned out to be a superb decision. Why? Because when the dust had settled on one of the largest tournaments held at partypoker in recent times, pablito_21 had chopped with sweetster and turned that $215 investment into $83,471.48.
From Zero To Hero
Like many online poker players, pablito_21 discovered poker while in the midst of his studying and began playing freeroll tournaments.
“A friend introduced me to the game and although I wasn’t really interested in any kind of gambling at the time (still not actually), the ‘skill’ aspect of the game interested me and I quickly started playing online. First I played freerolls, but at the time partypoker had a smallish no-deposit bonus; which allowed me to build an actual bankroll there,” pablito_21 told the partypoker blog.
You’ve Come A Long Way Baby…
Pablito_1 has come a long way since grinding freerolls and can now be found playing tournament with buy-ins ranging from as low as $1 and up to $500, mainly in the online arena due to the flexibility it afford him.
“As I am a recreational player, I just play what fits in my schedule and what I enjoy, without any real form of game selection. I mainly play online, but due to becoming a father recently I really can’t put in much volume anymore. If I find the time, I’ll try to make it to a fun live tournament, but that doesn’t happen that often.”
With him looking up to players such as Daniel Negreanu, Martin Finger and Ole Schemion, it is no wonder that pablito_21’s tips for success include playing aggressively and sometimes unconventionally.
His five tips for poker success are:
- Don’t autopilot when playing
- Think outside of the box
- Don’t blame or loathe variance, but rather embrace it
- Think not only of your villain’s range, but also how they perceive yours
- You can’t win if you fold
In addition to being able to incorporate those five snippets of gold into you game, pablito_21 believes players need to be disciplined in their approach to poker, have intelligence and plenty of mental stamina.
Despite having more than $83,000 in his back pocket pablito_21 doesn’t plan to ditch the day job and turn professional at poker, citing that he enjoys playing as a hobby. He does however, plan to play plenty more tournament at partypoker so look out for the name pablito_21 at a table near you.