One player that knows this very well is Georgi 'Terranis' Denov from Bulgaria who shared with us his video from when he won a $1 for $100 dollars. We caught up with to find out more about his winning moment...
PokerStars School: Tell us a little about yourself?
Terranis: My name is Georgi and I come from Bulgaria. I'm 33-years-old and I work for Coca Cola in the city of Vratsa.
PokerStars School: How did you first get into poker?
Terranis: It was back in 2011 when I began to play a little poker with my friends and that's how I first learnt the rules of the game. After about a year I created my PokerStars account and began playing some smaller tournaments. I made a handful of final tables which I was really happy with but no big wins yet.
PokerStars School: When did you first join PokerStars School and what do you like most about it?
Terranis: It was back in 2012 when I joined the school and the school has been a great resource for me. In the early days I was able to grow a small bankroll from some school promotions. I put this to good use at the table by practising with all the knowledge I learnt from the videos and articles here. I have also found the Poker Forum to be a very good place to pick up strategy advice and tips.
PokerStars School: Which poker player do you admire the most?
Terranis: My favourite player I would have to say is Tom Dwan. He's the player I first watched on videos and on TV, he was my poker idol. From him I learned the importance of reading my opponents, and also how to make a good bluff, Dwan was brilliant at that. Also, he is an excellent player at heads-up games as he's very aggressive. I have been studying his style for years and I try to play like him.
PokerStars School: Why do you think poker, especially Spin & Go's are so popular?
Terranis: I think poker, in general, is so popular because it's so convenient. Players can play anywhere they wish, at any time, for real money or just for fun. There's a huge selection of formats to choose from, from long MTT's to quick games like Spin & Go. For me, I really like the Spin & Go format as they are fast and I can play a lot of them in a short space of time, for maybe an hour or two after work. They are a perfect variant for players who don't have a lot of free time.
PokerStars School: Tell us about your winning moment?
Terranis: My biggest win so far was this $120 spin. I was very happy when I saw that we would be playing for this amount. It only took 45 hands but it was hard work as I had two very aggressive opponents to contend with. As soon as I realised this I took a tighter approach until it got to heads-up and then I played a more aggressive style too. My winning hand was with pocket 2's as you can see in the video.
PokerStars School: What tips or advice would you recommend to beginners?
Terranis: My main advice to beginners would be to fold more. As a beginner, I used to play far too many hands. Fold more and play tighter until you develop a strong game. My next advice would be to learn everything you can here at school. Take advantage of all the articles and videos to learn from here. Also, use the poker forum for posting hands for review and asking your questions about strategy.
Player 'Terranis' 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.