NL Heads-up Student Makes €10k in September!

September was a really good month for the NLHU students. Three of them got the magical €10k month!

You already met Gonchan and Dorin, now it is time to meet Scott, also known as “Fred” in our community.


When did you start playing poker and when you decided to take it more seriously?

I started playing after I finished University about 9 years ago. I started taking it seriously after about 6 months when I realized I enjoyed playing it a lot and started playing limit holdem.


Where do you live and how is it to live there and what do you like a lot about it?

I live in Swansea, Wales, UK. And I live very close to the sea which I really like. I moved here 5 years ago and think I will always live near the beach from now on because it’s so nice only walk for 2 minutes and being able to be on the sand. 

I moved here 5 years ago and think I will always live near the beach from now on because it’s so nice to walk only 2 minutes and being able to be on the sand.

Although the UK weather isn’t great in the winter!

This is the beach Scott mentioned!

When and why did you decide to join Coaching for Profits in the NLHU program?

I decided to join after deciding to quit limit holdem because the game was dying. I realized I needed a lot of help with NL because I was not very good at it!


In which stake did you start and which stakes you’re playing now?

I started playing NL 50 and now I play NL600.

Which poker formats have you played, and why HU is a better fit for you?

I have also played NL 6max but I used to play a lot of HU limit, so I think the NLHU game was a lot easier for me to get into.

Scott’s graph since he started in the program.

How did BPC help you to improve your game?

BPC helped in a lot of ways. The coaches help push you to be better every day.

I know a lot of people say this but Ivan has helped me a lot with my motivation and setting my daily schedule and my goals for the future. Jan “Somebody” helped me a lot with my logic and also Daniel and Nubson have helped me think about the game in a different way which has also added to my game.

What also helps is to have an awesome setup like Scott’s!

Who has been your favorite coach so far in the NLHU program, the one that influenced your game the most?

I think I spent the most time with Jan “Somebody” so he has influenced my game the most.


All in all, how do you like the program so far? Study material, coaching sessions, etc.

I really like it and I like the new schedule that BPC has put in place.


Has the BPC Community helped so far in any possible way? How?

I have made some good friends that I think will be friends long after I finish my CFP contract.


How was the Poker Camp in Cannes for you and what was the most important lesson you learned?

The poker camp was great and I think the biggest thing I learned was something Gordon talked in one of the seminars. 

He said to look at any problem you are facing right now and look at what has happened in the past. You need to compare both and figure out the best solution for your current problem.

Scott meeting Gordon on the BPC Poker Camp in Cannes.

In your opinion, what is the best part of being in the Coaching for Profits NLHU Soldier program?

It’s nice to be part of a community that will always be there to help you.


That is always room to improve, what you think you need to do to get even better results?

I have many spots that I’m trying to improve. Currently, I’m working on facing check raise spots and which hands to call down vs a 3 barrel. 

After finishing this, I’m going to work on cbet spots because I think I may be cbetting a little too light after having a coaching session with Nubson last week.


What gives you the motivation to get back to the tables every day?

Talk to Ivan “m1ndCtrl”. He will always help you get the motivation 🙂


From your progress so far in the program, how much time do you think it’ll take to finish your contract?

I hope to finish by December.


Any tips for motivation for your fellow grinders?

Talk to Ivan “m1ndCtrl”!


If you could give one advice to the other players, what would that be?

Keep working even when you have bad days and don’t take long breaks.

I say that because I know when I take even just a week off I feel like I lost a lot of information and it takes me a few days to catch up.


Thank you very much for the interview, Scott! Keep crushing at the tables, more €10k months are right around the corner!

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