Interview with Qi 'qihu00' Hu


You've made more than a million dollars from husng hypers (rb included), being one of top regs back in the days when I started working with High Stakes Rail :-) I had possibility to view some of your HH and it was def one of the reasons, why I've become successfull midstake husng hyper reg at euro sites. So first of all I want to endorse you and say – Thank You! :-)

Charles Hawk: You haven't played on Pokerstars for few years now. Please tell to my readers, where have you disappeared? What are you doing now as your main activity?

Qi 'qihu00' Hu: Haha, I've far from disappeared but I did have my Supernova Elite year in 2012, and then by the middle of 2013, I made the decision to reduce my volume drastically and become a stay at home father. My first son Jeremy, was born in June 2012, and after the one year maternity leave for my wife, she was ready to go back to work, and I was ready to take on the next step in my life as a father. I did quickly find that as much as I love my kids, being a homemaker is a bit boring and my competitive fire needed some spark. I did however play a lot of board games online during that time and became a top player in Settlers of Catan, Dominion, and 7 Wonders.

Bertie 'bigstealer' Bayley 


Charles Hawk: Have you started to win straight away when transitioned to Spins? How are you improving nowadays, how do you study Spin and Go's theoretically? What tools do you use while grinding and while off-tables?

Bertie 'bigstealer' Bayley: No I lost for about 1 month actually and was kinda tearing my hair out but after some trial and error/figuring out the population tendancies/plenty of HU study I got there and started 4 tabling them pretty comfortably.

I used all sorts of stuff but most of the study was PIO related. Occasionally I'd use flopzilla for the exploitative stuff but that was it really. I built my own HUD on HM2 (didnt join the pokertracker dark side) with lots of pop ups by stack depth which was super useful. It was amazing to start with how poorly people defended their limps HU vs BB raise and many of these guys were coming from $30-$100 cartels.

This week I tracked 34 players - 14 showed profit, 9 had losses and 11 were break-even. Winners combined for about ~$65,000, losers for ~$26,000. "noqqx" played biggest sample - 1445 games.

v2the3 Won The Most (+$12,251 after 251 games)

HSR weekly report #231: Biggest Winner - ''v2the3''; Biggest Loser - ''IKSecret'' 

This week I tracked 34 players - 21 showed profit, 6 had losses and 7 were break-even. Winners combined for about ~$103,000, losers for ~$18,000. "noqqx" played biggest sample - 1065 games.

v2the3 Won The Most (+$31,811 after 351 games)

Zack Koerper

Few days ago Zack Koerper put a video up on Youtube of 50 tabling – CLICK HERE. As he claims, first time anyone has ever done something like that for Youtube. I interviewed Zack about it as well as asked some other questions.

Charles Hawk: how it felt, and what was the results?

Zack Koerper: oh well the results weren't good i don't want to focus on that as I spent an entire year 30-45 tabling and often over 50 so I do have results 50+ tabling. But that particular session went bad.

Zack Koerper: I just want to do a cool video for Youtube as my channel there is small so wanted to do something unique that would interest people.

Charles Hawk: tell me more about 30-45 tabling. How is it even possible?!

Zack Koerper: that was the EV the first time I ever experimented 50 tabling lol. 185 games in 2.6 hours and they weren't hyper turbos.