Sponsored Player, Paul Gunn, Takes Second in €100K GTD

Badbeat com Sponsored Player Paul Gunn Takes Second in €100K GTD30 September 2011 (London, UK) — Paul Gunn, a sponsored player, took second place and pocketed €16.6K in the €100K GTD at Royal Vegas Poker on Sunday night. Gunn attributes his improved performance to the training he’s received from over the last two months. Fortunately for other players wanting to step up their game, poker training materials developed through’s mentoring program are now available free online.

Gunn described Sunday’s tournament, and how the confidence he’s gained from coaching has changed his game: “For the final hand the blinds are 50/100k and we’re pretty much level – I raised 200k – he pushes – I call instantly holding JJ – he turns over the 10c 8c, so I couldn’t be more pleased…until the flop comes Ac 2c Ad, Turn 7h and River 9c! I was gutted but at the same time chuffed with the result and knowing that I played the hand right.”

“I’ve learned to be pretty aggressive on the bubbles as people tighten up trying to cash more and floating in a lot of pots then bluffing. It worked a treat. Since I’ve been back with these last two months I can’t give my mentor Jon Huckle any higher praise. He’s given me the confidence to believe in my game.”

“This is a great example of what a good player can do with the correct tournament selection,” said Paul’s mentor Jon Huckle. “With some coaching he’s learned to control his daily spend on MTT’s and use his profit to buy into the larger weekly events rather than killing his bankroll. He’s managed to cash consistently and build his profit. It was only a matter of time until he hit big!”

“Paul has responded very well to our training and mentoring,” said founder John Conroy. “We’re so pleased with his development so far that we’re rewarding him with a seat at the £300 Deepstack live event at DTD Nottingham next weekend!”, the original and leading poker staking site, has been sponsoring and mentoring promising players like Gunn since 2005. This summer it made its revolutionary new MyGame poker training system, modeled on that experience, available free to anyone that wants to learn, win and transform the way they play. It builds players’ poker skills from the ground up by analysing actual play. Access to tutorials, the unique hands analysis tool, Report Cards, and Social gaming features are all free after registering a new account with any of Badbeat’s partner poker sites. A new iPhone app now enables MyGame poker trainees to compare Report Cards with others enrolled in the program and even get advice and access training videos from their phone.


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