Episode 89 – Rory Young – Winning the WCOOP Super Tuesday

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In this episode, Rory “DeosOner” Young, winner of $174K in the WCOOP’s Super Tuesday, talks about what he does to control his mental state and stay confident during the game. Elliot and Rory dive into why studying, training your mindset, and controlling your emotions will always be important – whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned player. Listen in to hear a WCOOP Super Tuesday winner share what he thinks about short-cuts and strategy in cash and MTT games.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

[00:50] – Introducing Rory Young and his victories

[01:25] – Rory’s poker playing journey

[02:30] – The difference between online cash game players and MTT players

[02:35] – The baseline strategy is more compact with cash games; strategy changes a lot based on stack size

[03:42] – Moving to MTTs from Zoom

[03:45] –He got coached through the transition by MTT grinders

[04:25] – You can get through more spots in a shorter period with MTTs; he enjoys the adrenaline rush and pace of MTTs

[05:02] – The schedule is different with MTTs, you must play through and manage your mental state and thoughts

[05:50] – Advice on how to control your mental state

[06:10] – Use a coach and tools to guide your mental training and understand how to control your thoughts

[07:20] – The importance of continued learning and improvement

[08:30] – Seeing hands play out and focusing on mental game

[08:50] –Starting out in cash games helped Rory become more aware of the variance for MTTs

[09:27] – Separating yourself from the emotions during the game

[10:04] – Recalling his Super Tuesday win in the WCOOP 2018

[11:00] – His PokerStars interview and comment about simply having a good run

[12:00] – You must know how to capitalize when you run well

[12:30] – Energy, focus, and being driven by the fear of busting

[14:30] – Understanding his game and seeing the win as a launching point for improvement and growth

[15:20] – Rory wants to study and play the high rollers in a few years

[15:30] – Poker for Australian players

[15:45]– There will always be good live cash games in Sydney and Poker Masters online, but Rory believes professional players shouldn’t live in Australia

[16:40] – Rory believes people should travel, move, and make new friends to grow and push through personal limitations

[17:10] – Rory’s travels: He is happy having found a base in Victoria, BC with friends

[18:11] – Study recommendations

[19:00] – Find someone who is where you want to be in 2 years to help you and offer them something in return

[19:15] – Use PioSolver appropriately and talk to professionals who use the program

[19:53] – There are no short-cuts; to get to high-stakes you must study

[20:37] – The craziest tilt Rory has ever witnessed

[22:00] – Rory deleted all his social media accounts, if you want to find him you’ve got to hunt him down

3 Key Points

  • The learning and growing never stops.
  • Find someone who is where you want to be to mentor you.
  • There are no short-cuts; you must study



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