PokerStars School: Tell us a little about yourself?
RayPinu: I'm a 40-year-old Canadian. After suffering a head injury I was left unemployed but on the upside, I've lots of time to play poker.
PokerStars School: How did you get into poker?
RayPinu: I first saw it on TV, and then started playing it with friends. I love the combativeness of poker and I really want to learn more and be the best at it that I can be. Honestly, I'm not that long playing poker and only created my PokerStars account back in April of this year.
RayPinu topped the leaderboard with 253 points.
PokerStars School: Who is your poker hero, the player you admire the most and why?
RayPinu: I'm just not familiar enough with professional poker players to have a favorite right now, maybe when I get to know more about them I will pick one or two to follow.
PokerStars School: You won the Initiation League in May, tell us about this, was it easy or hard?
RayPinu: I never won anything like this in my life! I think I'm still in denial. It was fun and I'm looking forward to moving it up to the next level although I'd be surprised if I can do the same at the Masters.
PokerStars School: What was your best tournament result of the month?
RayPinu: That came on the 14th of the month when I won a tournament. I also finished 2nd on two occasions which really helped me in the points standings.
PokerStars School: What is your favorite format? Is it tournaments, sit & go's, cash games, or spin & go's?
RayPinu: It would have to be Sit & Go's for sure, I play a lot of those. I do play some tournaments but I don't like the rebuy formats.
PokerStars School: Do you follow a strategy when you play poker?
RayPinu: I like to play a slow and steady game and try not to mess up in the early stages. For the most part, I play a tight and aggressive style.
A win on May 14th helped RayPinu reach the top.
PokerStars School: In what way has the School helped you improve your poker game?
RayPinu: I think the most important thing I've learned from PokerStars School is what hands to play, how to count outs, and how to bet correctly. Most importantly the school has taught me to have more patience playing the game.
PokerStars School: What tips or advice would you recommend to other players just starting off?
RayPinu: Be patient, play good hands aggressively, and don't bluff too much.
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