Totally baffled by this "boku87" player
Iíve seen a couple of challenges from this ďboku87Ē guy on pokerstars
. He did a 100k challenge and a 10k challenge. Both are impressive, obviously the $5 to $10k is the better one but it has made me wonder a bit since hearing how many SnGís he does at a time to achieve such a feat.
I saw a video on youtube of him multitabling 50 at once. Not only is this just sick and I imagine very very exhausting but doesnít this just contradict everything Iíve learn over the past couple of months and all the reading and studying i have done?
The reasons i ask this are as follows:
Now donít get me wrong, i can see he is a very talented poker player but everything I have learnt about pot odds
/ hand odds/ trying to read people/ watching how others are playing and if theyíre bluffing or not etc etc the list goes on.
Iíve come to a conclusion that this seems totally irrelevant in his situation. No doubt Iím guessing he knows what heís doing but from seeing the video i donít care how good a player you are, even if youíre Tom Dwan or Phil Ivey but this just doesnít seem like playing ďpokerĒ to me.
For one, Iíve tried I think around 6 tables at once at the most and granted Iím still quite new to the scene but i think itís pretty much hard work trying to work out odds/positions etc when there is constantly a screen up to ask you to make your move. So you literally have a few seconds to make a decision so everything i learnt seems to go out the window as in reality it doesnít seem possible to take everything into the equation to make good proper decisions on if you should fold/call/raise/re-re-raise your opponents because you just canít keep track of whats been going on.
Now his video is even worse and like i say even if youíre the best poker player in the world, he literally has a box popping up to ask to make a move every second of even less. Now this doesnít seem good poker to me and i canít work out how he strings out a profit in this? Maybe because he has so many at a time, heís going to get lucky in a few and get to final tables etc because the volume is so so high. I donít care what anyone says and I canít/wonít believe that he can possibly implant all the required elements in poker (potodds/outs/position/bluffs/peoples betting patterns) to actually show good poker and stuff.
Iím totally confused yet he has made a profit over the long-term, anyone any ideas on this? It has totally mind boggled me big time.
Ps: Over the past couple of months Iíve noticed he barely made a profit of a ďtopĒ player. Like 1k in total? Yet this 2week challenge he managed 10k profit. Maybe he should just grind out the low limits like did then as he seems to make the money there much more??
Anyone with views on this to enlighten me would be greatly appreciated.
By the way, Iím not in any way shape or form slagging him off, heís clearly remarkable and it works for him but like I said everything Iíve learnt and what people tell me seems totally irrelevant?