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On Friday, August 12, playing under his Titan Poker nickname “oleg12345”, Aleh Plauski from Belarus defeated 301 other starters to take down the Friday $ 60,000 Guaranteed for a first prize of $ 16,822. The next night, Aleh proved his tournament skills once again when he finished sixth in the $ 35,000 Guaranteed for a prize of $ 9,776.
“The deeper I am in tournament, the more aggressive I play,” Aleh says of his poker strategy.
Aleh has won a total of $ 1,806,295.46 in his online poker career and until recently he played at Full Tilt Poker. He is currently ranked in 6th place on CardPlayer Magazine’s 2011 Online Player of the Year Leaderboard.
“I have been playing poker for 7 years,” Aleh told us. “I started with freerolls and a no deposit bonus.”
We asked Aleh if he recalled any memorable hands from the Friday night tournament.
“I called the flop and the turn and was going to call a river bet with ace high when I was heads-up with the winning hand.”
In the final hand of the tournament, Aleh was holding pocket sixes to his opponent’s pocket fives. The fold came 7 8 6, giving Aleh a set, but also giving his opponent an open-ended straight draw and hopes of staying alive in the tournament. The turn brought a second eight, and the river delivered a king, sealing Aleh’s victory.
We asked Aleh what he plans to do with his prize money. “Invest in other tournaments,” was his reply.
Do you have any advice to other players?
“Believe your instincts. Be patient, disciplined and keep going.”