‘I believe that the future will be more informative, live and immersive.’ – INTERVIEW WITH ANDRÉ COIMBRA

CheckDecide is running the 1st Custom Felt Competition in these weeks!

Our partners use the replayer with customized skins, now it’s time to vote whose table looks the coolest!

We have 16 competitors – biggest names and rising stars, companies and individuals alike.

This is the last match in this round. OP-Poker, SpadePokerTV and Hedgehog Staking group already secured their place in the top4.

This match is between André Coimbra and BBZ Staking.

Today we are interviewing André Coimbra aka acoimbra, top class portugese poker pro and streamer. 

You had several successful bankroll challenges in the past, what’s your impression, how has the field changed over the years?

Fields are tougher now, with more players that have studied the game. However there is more information available for everyone and the quality of the information is better too, so it’s still very possible to study, improve and win!

Should you start your poker career today, what games/format would you study?

It would depend on my goals. Cash games provide a more steady income and a balanced life style, but tournaments are more exciting and suit streaming better.

What advice would you give to a beginner?
Never stop investing in your poker education and study.

You have sessions called „Poker conversations” and you are a dominant force in Portuguese poker streaming. Do you have a mission as a streamer?

Overall the mission is to provide the best possible content for my followers. The „Poker conversations” are interviews with top pros and I use my platform to learn as much as possible from them and share this information with the community.

What do you think of Twitch/Youtube as platforms and how do you see the future of poker streams?

Twitch and Youtube are very different animals. Even though both platforms allow video upload and live streaming, everyone streams poker on Twitch and mostly upload videos on Youtube. I believe that the future will be more informative, live and immersive. That people will be sharing more and more of their lives on these platforms, or maybe even on new ones.

What keeps you up at night? What plans do you have for the future?

Poker-wise I want to win a big live tournament and to reach an average of 1k people watching simultaneous overall. These are goals for many years, but right now I’m working on my game, creating content and planting the seeds to reach these goals.

On your Twitter account your description has the word ‘gamer’ in it. Do you have time to play games other than poker? And if yes, which games excites you the most nowadays?

Mostly Magic The Gathering! I played before at the highest level and I have a tendency to get really obcessed with it. However, right now all my gaming goals are in poker, so I tend to play a lot of MTGA during holidays and then just stop playing it, so that I can focus 100% on poker, just playing, thinking and dreaming about poker.

What do you like the most about CheckDecide?

It makes hand/tournament sharing very easy!

What kind of content can we expect to see from you at CheckDecide?

All my deep runs! Like this one for 49K.

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Thanks a lot for the interview & best of luck at the tables!

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Valdemar 'Luigi' Kwaysser

13 years as professional poker player 10 years experience as poker coach. Born Hungarian, living in Valencia, Spain. 36 yo, married, happy father of two. Founder of CheckDecide