ZOOM Student From Slovakia

Today we catch up with one more ZOOM student that is doing well in the Coaching for Profits program.

Jan started the program just a few months ago in NL10, and is already playing NL25.

Here is the interview with him:


How did you get in touch with poker and what made you decide to start playing?

It was a long time ago but I think it was in 2004 when I visited the US during summer and the WSOP was on the television.


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

I live in Slovakia now. It is quite okay and has enough stuff to do around.

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When did you join our team at BPC? And why did you choose to play ZOOM?

I joined in March/April this year.

I chose the ZOOM program because it gives me the ability to play a lot of hands. That is really good since I don’t have too much time to play due to my full-time job and my family.

The fact that I don’t need to worry about table selecting is also nice.


How is the ZOOM program? How do you like the material and the coaching sessions?

The program is excellent for beginners. It really teaches you how to think in various spots.

I can not say anything bad about the material and coaching sessions so far.


In which stake did you start, and in what stake you’re playing now?

I started playing NL10 and now I’m at NL25.

ZOOM is not an easy game to beat, yet you’re beating it! What does it take to succeed at this game?

Well, it took me (more than I expected) many hands to beat NL10.

I have issues with tilting and then playing too loose, not stopping when I supposed to, things like that.

Here are a few things you need to do to be successful:

  • Get rid of tilt
  • Be disciplined
  • Don’t get over aggressive and try to bluff and win every pot
  • Study a lot outside of the tables
  • Get a life outside of poker


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

My mortgage 🙂


If you could give 1 advice to your other players, what would that be?

Never stop learning and be ready to move down when you need to.

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