Today we have a chat with Alessandro. He is successful in our HU program. So let’s meet him and see how he is doing.
When and why did you start playing Poker?
It was 8 years ago when I was about 19. A friend of mine introduced me to poker but I wasn’t attracted to the game at all, because I thought it was another stupid game to waste money on, like blackjack or any other casino game.
Once I understood you’re actually playing against other players, the casino takes only some fees and there were people actually making money out of it, I got interested and started playing and studying the game.
And why did you join BPC?
Basically, it was while I was not playing and I needed a good coach to follow up on me. BPC was quite interesting because they do make money only if I make money as well, so it must be legit to be sustainable in the long run.
I saw it as a win/win situation and decided to join. Furthermore, before joining I was making money only from rakeback playing mostly 6max but heads up is less boring and I knew I could have made money from the tables and not only from rakeback. The last thing is that I always had the issue of keeping my A-game during the day, knowing that I need to report my results to someone and reaching a specific goal helps me keeping my motivation high and working towards that goal.
The last thing is that I always had the issue of keeping my A-game during the day, knowing that I need to report my results to someone and reaching a specific goal helps me keeping my motivation high and working towards that goal.
Where do you live and how is to live there? What do you like or don’t like to live there?
I’m Italian but I live in London. I like the people here, the environment is really international and fast. This helps me pushing myself to keep the pace and continue to learn. What I do not like is the food and the lack of sun, I do not mind cold weather but the lack of light doesn’t make me feel good.
And what do you do outside of Poker? You are a fulltime player, right?
No, I have a daily job as well for the moment. I do play Crossfit and lift weight about 5/6 days a week, I read a good amount of books to continue developing my knowledge and in the last period I started to get interested in meditation as well.
How do you motivate yourself and do you have ideas/suggestions for others? Or do you have any rituals for motivation before you start playing?
My motivation comes from the pursuit of freedom, I’m tired of doing things other people want me to do. I just want to wake up and decide what to do every day for the rest of my life.
Poker can help me with this since I am my own boss and if on one day I do not want to play I can do it. It’s is really important to not start playing low volume, for this reason, it is fine for a few days but it doesn’t have to be always like that.
My motivation comes from my future vision of myself in which I am my own boss and completely free.
At the moment I see myself as a kind of slave because being an employee just helps the person I’m working for to make a lot of money and I get just a tiny portion, for my future I want this situation to be the other way round.
Additionally, I do not look at money as the goal but only as a tool that can help me to reach what I want. Money is just pieces of papers, nothing more. Just making money for the sake of it doesn’t make sense to me, you need a plan.
Alright, we wish you a great journey towards your goal of independence and are certain that Poker will help you with that!