sponsored player puts mentoring to extremely profitable use sponsored player puts mentoring to extremely profitable use

Friday, 9 September 2011

Mentoring is one of the best ways to improve your game and one player who would certainly vouch for that is Anthony 'NotFolding' Goldfinch. The sponsored player has been with site for just three months but has put that time to extremely good use this week with two big wins.

First up was victory in the 185-runner, $10k Guaranteed event at Royal Vegas Poker which saw Goldfinch pocket €3,000. He followed it up with another win in the €3,000 guaranteed tournament at Poker Encore on Tuesday.

“Before I joined Badbeat I was spewing buy ins away like it was Monopoly money and didn't seem to be on the right side of any run good,” said Goldfinch. “After breaking my loss limit, looking at my hands and realising how bad I was playing, I was told to take a break for a while until some of the coaches could re-evaluate where I was at.”

“The next month I still had the odd spew monkey moment but I made a slight profit under the guidance of my mentor and started to get a real feel for the games. I reviewed some hands with my mentor who spotted some easy mistakes and helped me rectify them. I was down around 10k until he influenced and channelled my game and now I’m feeling confident enough to set myself a target of 10k - 15k profit for this month.”

Goldfinch’s mentor, Peter Hedlund, recognised something in Goldfinch from the start of their relationship and was delighted to his student's latest succes.

'When I started mentoring Anthony it was pretty obvious to me that he was a solid, winning player - but with pretty noticeable leaks and some poor results that didn't reflect his skill level,” said Hedlund. “During our mentoring sessions we've had very interesting theoretical discussions. That's one of the things that Badbeat can really provide - a deep, analytical environment for poker players that wish to be just a little bit better than the rest.' helps players build up their poker education by using its revolutionary (and free) MyGame software which analyses players' performance. Badbeat’s 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 free $50 bonus is on offer to the first 100 players to create a new account on one Badbet's affiliate sites such as BetfairPoker, GentingPoker, PokerTime, and Royal Vegas. Players can claim their $50 by emailing with their site and alias.

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