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.
Today we are interviewing Ivan ‘ILS007’ Stokes from PokerDetox.
PokerDetox is one of the most accomplished stables in the poker community. Please tell us a little bit about the start!
Thanks! Nick (Howard) started the cash wing a few years back, and more recently I started the MTT wing at the back-end of last year.
What makes PokerDetox special, why should an aspiring player choose you instead of other stables?
I could give a long boring answer to this, breaking down all the things we think bring unique value to our students. But more than anything, I would say this: we care about our students and their success. We make it our personal responsibility to support them every step of the way, and to share a community together that’s inspiring, positive and a lot of fun 😊
What are the most important factors when evaluating an applicant? Should he already be a steady winner?
Not at all – an individual with an open mind, a willingness to learn new ideas and engage with a tight-knit community are the most valuable traits we look for. As a team we achieve much more than we could individually.
Which was the top moment of the stable so far?
There are two that stand out in my mind. The first is our big Sunday Million win on the special edition, so it was particularly huge! The second is the emergence of one of our players who just a few months ago was not yet ready even for our lowest buy-in level. He took on board our advice, continued with his $1 buy-in tournaments, got accepted a few months later and within a very short space of time now has the skill-set to be a decent winner up to $22 tournaments and I’m sure that is just the beginning of his story! This is the kind of dream story we hope for one day, and it’s a massive credit to the hard work and perseverance of that individual!
What kind of content can we expect to see from you at CheckDecide?
Most of our content will be restricted for our students. But we are going to share some nice runs and interesting hands publicly as well to give players an insight to our process of education.
Do you like your chances in the Custom Felt Competition against SpadePokerTV? 🙂
I’m proud of our logo and love the look of our custom table, so yes, I do! 😉
Thanks a lot for the interview & best of luck at the tables!
Thanks very much for interviewing us, truly a privilege! We are super pumped about the CheckDecide platform and think it’s one of the most exciting developments in online poker of late!
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