Originally Posted by auchipod
Well you've already done the poker story thing so:
1. Who's taught you the most in your poker career?
2. How has playing underage affected you growth in the poker community? Any storys of beef/threats you may or may not have had?
3. Top 5 biggest influences in your game? (kinda coincides with 1 imo)
4. Whats your new sn?
5. Where the people you met early in your career underage as well and if not how did they react to you being underage? - infact was it a secret?
I realise my questions may be common knowledge to a few of you but not necessarily to everyone.
Happy birthday for yesterday, I wish you luck in the future.
for #1 and #3: I cannot really say who has helped me the most. There have been SO many people over the years who have contributed to my skill level that I simply cannot name them all. I'll list some for both MTTs and cash.
For MTTs: aaaaaaaa, TT_Fold, Bily Bibbit, Geoffras22, JP OSU, theczar19, HU4ROLLZ,w33ktight, and many others.
Cash: TakeItBack was probably the person who has helped me the most. He's most likely my favorite person I've met through poker. I met him when I was 14 playing 100NL HU before school at like 6AM (lol) and we've been talking almost every day since then. I've hung out with him a ton in real life now, making a few trips to California and a couple other places.
#2. Well, I certainly don't think playing underage gave me any edge at all against the field. What it did do was let me have an awesome hobby throughout my teenage years that netted me a lot of money. It had has some negative effects, but the positive has greatly outweighed the negative in every way. It helped me get my mind off of a lot of things and made me a lot more intelligent in a lot of ways.
There are so many ways real life situations relate to poker, such as EV etc. There's no way I would know all of these things if I hadn't started playing poker at a young age.
#4. I have the same screen names as always. They simply changed the account information on them.
#5. When I first started to meet people through poker, I always lied to them and told them I was much much older than I was. I tried to put on a different persona and fooled a lot of them for a long time. Not until I trusted someone did I tell them my real age. I started to become more lax with it the closer I got to 18. This wasn't the smartest thing in the world, and I should've just kept it a secret to 99% of people and only told those who I trusted a lot.
A lot of the people were absolutely shocked when I told them how old I was. How would they not be? A 13-16 year old playing poker at this level isn't too common.
Thanks for the well wishes.