The new face on the streams of the twitch channel Pokeroff is a player from Minsk Ilya Gulevich. Meet the pok in the interview format, and in the near future, already on the poker broadcast on twitch channel of our site.
– Why did you decide to start a streaming career?
Coincidentally, I have long wanted to try myself in streaming. I like to communicate with people, to laugh, to have fun. Now, on duty, I do a lot of something similar: I often communicate with partners via conference calls. In fact, this is the same stream. And poker streams are even more fun. You can learn many stories, tell about yourself. And the stream’s aura disciplines, motivates and makes you show yourself in the best light.
– Who do you like most of the poker streamers?
I watched Inner’s streams, a little Lorem. All other poker streams were dry. Also Ben “bencb” Rolle looked three times – he thinks interestingly. But I watch the stream, rather, to feel the atmosphere of the streams and get some flavor and style.
– What are the three main components of streamer success?
- Be able to get and keep an audience, to be fun and interesting to make viewers want to come back.
- Hanging tongue. You can tell interesting things and do it dryly, dully, dully, without emotion, and even funny jokes will not be funny.
- Skill. No one is interested in watching people who fly out in the first five minutes after registering in a tournament. You need to understand something in the game so that people are interested in looking at you, to develop with you, to see your mistakes and how you correct them.
– I know that you play MTT, cash and Omaha. What discipline do you feel you are a regular?
I don’t know, I have always liked to “perform in a mixed style”. After all, I am reg cash + MTT.
MTT is always fun and perky, big prize money, a lot of weak players. I like to dominate, dominate and humiliate. And cash because it is a deep, serious discipline. In cash, you learn endurance, the ability to think and see the weaknesses of your opponents.
Essentially, what is the difference between tournaments and cash. In cash, you need to be not only a qualified player, but also be able to quickly find vulnerabilities in the opponents’ game. In MTT, due to the fact that tables and tournaments change, you have to play with regulars on whom you do not make profit, and against weak opponents you do not need to know and understand the intricacies of the game. Most of the opponents are weak and they play in a standard way. It is enough just to be competent to break tournaments (I mean offline or ABI 30 MTT). In the cache, adjustment for opponents is much more important. And if you have an advantage of 3-5 bb over a weak player, more than the rest of the regs, this gives a colossal profit at a distance.
– What are you going to stream?
Of course, MTT. Kesh is of no interest to anyone. Cash is a head-up, table selection, expectation of good hands. Everyone likes MTTs: you can win a lot of money, weak opponents, different buy-ins, different achievements, cups.
– What ABI do you consider working now?
I only play MTT in series. WCOOP at PokerStars and WSOP Online at GGPOKEROK are now playing very high – ABI $ 500. On a regular basis about ABI $ 50.
– What is the working limit in the cache?
On the Internet NL100 – NL200. In a live game NL1K.
– What win rates?
2.2 bb per 100 for Zoom.
– Aren’t you playing regular tables?
To play the regular tables, you need to devote 6-7 hours a day to poker, because at regular tables, selection and certain time ranges are very important in which weaker opponents from certain countries play. Since I don’t have such a tight selection and tweak ability, I play mostly 80% of the time Zoom, the remaining 20% being regular tables.
– How much time do you spend studying in poker?
Let it be 4-5 days of play and 1 day of training. In the summer I caught a fierce downstream. It was a life record for me. So I started watching a lot of vidos, a lot of streamers. I do the training only by video and only by my distributions. I look at the hands that I played poorly to understand why I lost.
– Give advice to newcomers who will be reading this interview, where to start? Where not to waste time on your poker journey?
If someone came to me now and said that he wants to learn how to play poker, I would do my best to dissuade me from this occupation, taking into account the psychological factor. But if a person is still firmly decided to take this path, then I would advise you to play a lot (especially at micro-stakes) in order to understand which hands you usually lose with. And for each limit, you need to take your own coach.
Recently, to one friend who decided to storm offline, I advised the NL10 – NL25 coach. This is because it is important to build a base: how to lose less, how to build a bankroll, stop losses, time frames, food and rest gaps, and so on. And build basic ranges so that when we are in position with strong hands, we lose less money due to the fact that our range is stronger than our opponent’s.
For a beginner up to NL25 – NL50, I would recommend playing 100K hands and taking 2-3 trainings from a coach. And this has already helped to earn $ 500 – $ 700 per month with a regular skating rink. And then it’s a matter of technology: you need to connect solvers so that you can understand combinatorics and hit the flop. In fact, prior to NL25, no understanding of combinatorics is needed. You just play strong range. Throw it out where necessary. Where necessary, you put all-in. And that’s all – money in your pocket.
– And what, so it was possible? I’ve lost so much time!
Well, sorry (laughs). Didn’t know you were interested in this. And then already on the knurled one.
In fact, poker players have two problems: psychology and bankroll management. Everyone is not playing according to their bankroll, especially during the downstream. For example, when I recently got into Downstream, I filled in much more than I needed to. Although you could have just stopped skating for two months and saved a lot of money. If you solve the issue of psychology and bankroll management, then all problems will sink into oblivion.
– What can you say about the solvers. At what stage should players buy Simple Postflop or PioSolver? And do I need to purchase?
They honestly say that until 2016 I was a chuikoreg: I understood which opponents were making which mistakes and how to exploit them. I had an understanding of combinatorics from the university, I studied well, I am familiar with mathematics and game theory. But I didn’t have poker bases, basics, ranges. But getting to know PioSoilver was a revelation for me. Many solutions are revelations because they are not intuitively understandable. I started to figure out why the solver advises one thing in situations where I would play very differently.
If you have a well-developed sense of combinatorics, then up to NL100 a solver is definitely not needed. It all depends on what to play. If these are regular tables, the solver is not needed, since you are playing a pure exploit. The main thing is to select tables well. And you will still earn because people will freeze and give you money themselves. Zoom with NL100 needs a solver, as people from higher limits go down to NL100 and NL200. If earlier people with NL1K played NL500 because there was no game, now the same regs can roll NL200 because someone rolled, someone starts over after a break. Now the NL200 roster is strong. Last year was weaker: everyone was in quarantine. This year, everyone returned from a remote location to their jobs, and the clearing became strong. Few people donate, only at some hours.
– Tell us how you started learning PLO. How is it going? Are you good?
Last year, from February to May, everyone started skating online. There was a large influx of recreational players and a super sweet field. And it turned out that my friends in the conference were printing $ 5K – $ 7K per month along with rakeback with a tight grind. But there was no offline game at all.
Then it started offline. On one of the Minsk series, one VIP arrived, with whom we played super-expensive Omaha $ 5 – $ 5, but the straddle reached $ 160. There was a total of 30-50k at the table. And my understanding of Omaha is zero. At this table I was bekker one guy, and later I decided to shoot this Omaha myself: I read a couple of articles, watched a couple of vidos. And 2 days out of 7 I also played Omaha. And I realized that even regulars make huge mistakes on tilt. This is a very interesting and dynamic game. We played a mix of 4-5 cards.
So I started studying Omaha, took training. And in 3 months he beat PLO25, PLO50 with a win rate of 5 BB / 100 on 110K hands, which is a good result for a beginner. Then I climbed to PLO100, played 20K hands to zero and realized that I was not very good for Omaha on the Internet. The guys play really hard. And you can’t make money at micro-stakes, it’s not very interesting to play. And if there is no development, then you don’t want to move to a higher limit because you don’t beat it. No development – no desire to ride.
I started to break into offline, and there they play only Five Card Omaha. At first I thought it was an absolutely identical game. It seemed to me that the renji would be similar. But this is a completely different game with completely different ranges. In fact, this is a game of bluffs and equity, there are much more of them than in regular Omaha or Hold’em. In Five Card Omaha, it is much more important which cards you have in your hand, which opponents are against you. In ordinary Omaha, it is profitable to spin some hands on the flop or turn, but not in Five-Card Omaha, because you have to play more multi-pots, the equity is shifted and there is no point in going 500 big blinds per coin.
For the past six months I have been playing Omaha from time to time once or twice a week only in good lineups offline. And I think I’m hitting her, but the swing there is colossal.
Recently there was a pot of about $ 5K, where I pressed the pass on the river with the fourth nuts after raising and reraising when one opponent had the seventh nuts and the other was bluffing in a three pot. Offline Omaha is interesting, but the display is colossal.
– Do you play PLO cash on the stream if the viewer asks? For educational or entertainment purposes.
Of course, this can be easily arranged. It will be especially interesting to see how an offline player will play it. I think the viewers me once … t (“Criticized” – censorship) and it will be just funny to watch me play poorly.
– When is the next stream?
Next week, most likely Friday. (note: the conversation took place last week)
– Are you worried?
There is excitement. I was on two or three streams with Dima Yurasov as a guest, but I myself have never been in front of the audience. I will feel naked, the audience will “criticize” me (censorship), I will be nervous and say all sorts of nonsense.
– Our Twitch-channel is “lured” in terms of aurka, we even won a bracelet recently, I think it will add a percentage in the number of entries.
“I’m invincible at all-ins, uncle – calm down!”: Yurasov won a WSOP Online bracelet
– Blitz. I ask a question, you answer quickly, without hesitation.
– How many years is poker left?
Internet – eight (the favorite number of the Japanese). I think alive in the foreseeable future will not die.
– Should Americans join the general pool?
Under Biden, no.
– Will you ever win a WSOP bracelet?
Yes, this year.
– Top 3 MTT players from the ru-community?
Hard. Veeea, Lorem and ale6ka.
– You won’t even take our Tourist?
Nope, I won’t.
– Well, you are impudent! Good.
This is a blitz, the answers are not discussed! (laughs)
– Top 3 MTTs from the rest of the world?
It’s subjective, right? Ben “bencb789” Rolle, Andras “probirs” Nemeth and let Francisco “Tomatee” Benitez
– Tomatee – unexpected.
Yes, he is stoned all the time.
– The coolest female poker player?
Marina “PokerStars” Khatskevich. And now I’ll google – Vivian Saliba.
– So she’s a fish?
So I thought you were asking your favorite?
– No, I mean, who is the best of the girls to play skill?
Then Tatyana Barausova.
Aidan, thanks for the conversation, good luck on the Pokeroff streams!