Mediterranean poker cup (1st May - 11th may, 2015)
Where are you from?
I am from Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. I am 25 years old and have been playing poker for nearly 5 years. For the last two years I have been paying considerable attention to the game. I played different poker varieties but Texas Hold’em is my favorite.
Do you play online?
Actually, I play only online and this is my second live tournament. I have been to the EPT in Malta and came here afterwards. I suppose that the next poker series I will visit is Merit Poker again.
Why did you like Merit Poker event?
Because I travel with my wife, I have found the best combination of poker tournament and holiday here, in Merit. We both liked the place very much. Sea, sun, very tasty food, first-class services – what else a poker player would want? I arrived at 5 p.m. and sat down to the table at 7 p.m. to play, and won! This is simply incredible, perfect welcome.
Were you successful in Malta EPT?
I won a satellite and played the Main Event but lost on the second day. I planned to play cash games here but then decided to try myself in a tournament. That’s why I am very happy and pleased with myself because of my success in Cyprus. Then I have won a satellite to the Main Event, too but was out of the game in the second day. Maybe, it’s not my event after all.
What is easier to play – online or live?
Well, I am used to the online games and now that I have tried the live, I should say that online everything is much easier. In live tournaments you play with real opponents, who you see for the first time and do not know anything about their strategies or skills. Anyone would need time to monitor the opponents, their weak and strong points to adjust his own strategies. Online game is times faster than live, that is why it’s more difficult emotionally to play live games. But on the other hand, you get tired of the monitor; you have to spend all your time inside the house if you play seriously and online does not give you friends as live tournaments do. Here you can go around meeting new people, discussing your game and having good time.
We wish you the best of luck for the future and hope to see you at Merit Poker events again!