Marcus (or Crunky as he is known in the community) from Sweden finished his €60.000 Hu Soldier Coaching for Profits program.
We had an interview with him to get to know him better and ask how was his experience in the program.
Tell us a little about you. Where do you live and how is it to live there ?
I’m 29y young, father of two sons 2yo and 4yo and I live in Karlshamn, Sweden both in a house and a grinding apartment with a fellow grinder.
Marcus (Center) at BPC Camp in Marrakeck 2018 next to his program colleague Stefan.
When did you start playing poker and when you decided to take it more seriously?
I started when I joined BPC 3 years ago, yes a very long journey but I think I started to take it really seriously when I switched to the HU program 1year ago. I started with 6max nl2 and had failed shots at nl200 in the end when I decided to go HU instead. I started at nl50HU and right now I’m playing nl1K both HU and some 6max when the tables are good enough.
What is the biggest difference from before joining CFP to now?
Oh man, I have completely changed my life, I think that’s one part of why it took me so long, in the state I was in when I joined I would never have made it, but improving myself step by step and focusing on being just a little bit better every day have really changed my perspective, personality and everything around me. To be honest, even if I havent made any money from poker just this change to me would be worth all my time and money I have paid.
Say 3 things that you learned?
What it takes to earn money.How to live a good life. Even if its not taught directly they give all the tools to figure it out yourself.Poker obviously 🙂
How did you like the structure, material and coaching sessions on the program? Can you point one important thing you learned from each coach you had?
The Structure has changed a lot since I have been in the program for so long, I can just say that with every change it has improved.I will keep it to the HU coaches.
Gordon:Basically, I think he is the best in business, no one else comes close with the material I have seen from other sources.
To keep the game simple, Scott helped me get more disciplined and I think he is the perfect coach from small to midstakes in HU.
Since Lauri coached Scott it was easy to see where Scott got his style from, Lauri was a more advanced version of Scott and while still maintaining the discipline from Scott he helped me open up my game more.
What was the best part of being in the HU Soldier program?
Best part about HU is how fast you can earn 10K months.
17k month? easy
What do you think everybody should do in order to succeed? / Any advice for the other students?
Work harder, the problem I see a lot of people do and what I did myself before was playing too few hours. if you are 20yo without kids and a family it’s shameful to be below 250h per month if those that have family can put in 200h per month. do the work and you will be rewarded.
I thought about this some more, it’s also mandatory, at least it was for me to find someone outside of poker that really really care for your success, that will keep you motivated through the downswings and make you keep looking forward.
Now that you’re finished, what are your plans for the future poker-wise?
Earn alot more money! first goal is 100K. I’m also gonna travel and try to expand my network in the pokerworld.
Thank you very much for the interview Marcus! And congratulations again!
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