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A Wild Ride at the Poker Tables
We love a good winning story at PokerStars School so naturally, we were delighted when we saw that school member Glen 'ryggermortis' Clifton recently won an $11 Mini Saturday KO for $1,634.68. We grabbed him for a quick interview to find out more about him and what this win means to him.

PokerStars School: Tell us a little about yourself, what's your background, where do you come from?
ryggermortis:
Sure, my name is Glen and I grew up on fishing boats on the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada. Life's a roller-coaster, I got married, then divorced. A was a construction worker and crane operator for years until life took another turn when I became ill and forced out of work due to long-term illness.

PokerStars School: How did you get into poker?
ryggermortis:
My first introduction to the game was through friends that told me about Full Tilt Poker which was huge then. In the beginning, I use to play a lot of Pot Limit Omaha, mainly at the 5/10c tables.

PokerStars School: Who is your poker hero, the player you admire the most and why?
ryggermortis:
Well, that's an easy one, it would have to be PokerStars Pro Daniel 'kidpoker' Negreanu. Why, well if being the No. 1 player in the World is not enough, then being a fellow Canadian seals the deal.

PokerStars School: You won $1,634.68 in an $11 Mini Saturday KO, tell us about this tournament?
ryggermortis:
The tournament was tough going, a real minefield. I just played steady, nothing special until we just got in the money, then things took off. I started to rake in pot after pot, the tournament really came alive for me. There were one or two times where I thought I was a goner but won flips and eventually took it down for the win. It was a wild ride and a memorable moment for me.

PokerStars School: Did you buy-in directly, or gain entry via a satellite?
ryggermortis:
Hehehe, this is what makes it even sweeter. I didn't buy-in directly, instead, I won my seat via a $1 deadline tournament.

PokerStars School: What are the best tournament results of your poker career to date?
ryggermortis:
This is certianly one of my biggest wins in a while, but a few years back I did also win a $3.30 Bounty Builder and also a Big $3.30 tournament in the same year.

PokerStars School: What is your favorite format? Is it mainly tournaments, or sit & go's, cash games, spin & go's?
ryggermortis:
Mostly tournaments for a long time now, I really enjoy the buzz from them. For years I played a lot of Bounty Builders but now I'm in the groove of the 'Big' tournaments on PokerStars.

PokerStars School: Do you follow a strategy when you play poker? Sort of like a checklist while you play?
ryggermortis:
Not so much, I just consider myself to be a patient player, and wait for the cards to come.

PokerStars School: What tips or advice would you recommend to other players just starting off?
ryggermortis:
I would say to players not to get distracted while playing. If you do need to type a message to a friend during a tournament work out a shorthand text system or something, just don't miss out on the action at the tables, lol. Mostly just be persistent and have patience. I would also like to take the opportunity to wish everyone out there good luck at the tables!
 
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Player 'ryggermortis' has been credited with T$25 as a token of thanks for sharing his story. Would you like to share your story? See here for more details.

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