This time we want to introduce you to Kenji from Lima, Peru. With the help of Best Poker Coaching, he realized where he can improve his game. His dream is to support his family and his personal goals with the income of poker.
How did you get in touch with poker and what made you decide to start playing?
When I was 13 years old, I got to know poker through my uncles and cousins, as they invited me to play. They taught me the basic stuff. I did not play very often.
When I began to study Electronic Engineering, I knew it was not for me, but I had to finish it to get a job to support my family financially.
One day while switching TV channels, ESPN was broadcasting a live poker tournament. Up until that, I did not know that you could win a lot of money playing poker.
From that point on, I became interested in this fascinating game again. I started playing with friends from school and I beat them the first we played together. Since then, I took poker more seriously (1.5 years ago), I saw it as an opportunity to leave the common routine.
When did you join our team at BPC?
Before joining BPC I played micro stakes MTTs. I did not make too much money. And because of that, I went looking for professional coaches, almost all of them were charging between $50 and $100 hourly. While searching in some poker forums, I found publications of BPC, but I had no money. I started studying poker by myself, watching some live Broadcasts on Twitch.tv.
Then I managed to reach some final tables until I managed to win a tournament. Then I decided to join BPC in February this year.
How did BPC help you to improve your game?
BPC showed me how badly I played poker in cash games (I was a big loser in NL2, NL5, NL10).
I’m really happy about how my game improved! From the start, I was a really dumb fish, now I know that I can easily beat the micro-stakes! Thanks to BPC! I would’ve like to have been on the coaching sessions, I know that I would’ve improved faster than this!
I only want to play on higher limits and beat those regs. Just doing what I’ve been told, step by step. I need to improve the little mistakes that I make sometimes! Also, how to manage tilt. It happens sometimes, not like before anymore, but tilt is still there.
Where do you live and how is it to live there and what do you like a lot about it?
I live in Lima, Peru. The people here are great, you can meet a lot of people from other countries. Literally is the country without rules.
I especially love the food, there are a lot of types of dishes that you will like. If you come once to Peru, I recommend eating Ceviche!
What gives you the motivation to get back to the tables every day?
What pushes me to go forward is the idea of a better life, to travel around the world, to have time to do what I want, better amenities, and the most important thing to me is to give everything for my family to give them a better life.
Can you recall a special moment or hand in poker, which was interesting for you during your time in BPC?
I don’t have a special hand in poker by now. The only special moment that I have is when I climbed up the limits. I just need to play 2k hands more on NL10 to finish my 100k hands. So, I can play NL25.
Awesome, do you have any tips as motivation for your fellow grinders?
Put a goal in your mind, it is not going to be easy. When you reach that goal, you will feel better about yourself. Get a dream and make it happen.
If you could give 1 advice to your other players, what would that be?
You just need to put in the time and effort and you will see the results.
Thank you for your time Kenji.