Greg Ronaldson – who is having quite the 2012 – has given an excellent insight into life as a professional poker player, revealing how it completely dominates his life.
The 28-year-old started the year in fantastic fashion, winning the $5,300 Heads-Up Event at the prestigious Aussie Millions. At this point, people started to take notice and following victory at the first WSOP Circuit Africa tournament, everyone wants a piece of the South African.
Those studying best poker sites note how Ronaldson conquered a field of 324 players to secure victory at the $350 No-Limit Hold’em event, before making the final table of the main event.
To say he is in a purple patch would be an understatement and there is no doubt he has gone from being unknown to one of the most exciting young players around. Even those looking at the best 32 red online casino review will recognise his talent.
Speaking about how he has made it this far, Ronaldson told pokernews.com: “My life is 98 percent poker, traveling to play tournaments and cash games around the world. I started playing poker with friends and really enjoyed the game. When I stumbled across poker online, I deposited $25 and the rest is history!”
He then continued by talking about his success so far this year, saying: It was my first trip to Aussie Millions, and I started really well, cashing in the first two events. I was really unlucky in the next four or five tournaments though.”
“After this I almost skipped the heads-up event to go watch the Australian Open but decided at the last minute to play the second flight.”
“I went into the event as a complete unknown and this definitely worked to my advantage. None of my opponents expected a tough match, and I was able to win three of my five matches without even using a rebuy card.”
“I was playing with a lot of confidence after my win in Australia but I still wanted to prove that I had the ability to take down a large tournament field. Coming into the final table I wasn’t even concerned with the prize payouts — it was first or nothing!”
Who knows what the rest of 2012 will bring! Any predictions?