When I Was A Donk – Barry Woods

by Julio Rodriguez | Published: Mar 28, 2018

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Barry Woods

In this particular series, Stake me to play asks leading pros to return to their humble beginnings and supply insights concerning the mistakes, escapes, and deficiencies they needed to overcome to be able to better their games.

Barry Woods is a Los Angeles businessman who frequents the high-stakes money games from some of the finest on earth. Woods is frequently seen playing the web-streamed Live at the Bike! and most recently appeared on Poker After Dark.

Woods continues to be effective in the championship arena. In October of this past year, he won the $25,000 high roller occasion at Aria for $256,500. At March of 2016, he took third in the $1,500 World Series of Poker Circuit main event at the Bicycle Casino for $103,080, ending behind Jamie Gold and ultimate winner Antonio Esfandiari.

Here, Woods talks about his difficulty of playing too many handson.

“At the beginning of my poker career, I played a lot of hands. I mean, I didn’t move the card space to fold, so that’s for certain. My Voluntarily Put Money In Pot (VPIP) was 200 percent, I was calling in the match alongside me. “

“I had been an act seeker. In the start, I had been playing possibly once weekly, at best. Normally the massive match they’d at Live at the Bike! . And, so as to obtain some activity… if you’re simply likely to be there for five hours, then you don’t just want to play two hands. “

“You know, I say that, but I bet that if I had played three or four times a week, I still would have played all of those hands. You can’t win if you’re not in the hand, essentially. I believe that it ‘s in my nature to be competitive and obtain involved. I’ve managed to rein it over time, but I see more than my fair share of flops. “

“The gap in the middle now and then is that I’m taking into consideration than just my two small cards. I would perform a great deal of hands and obtain myself into trouble, but today I’m able to folding every once in a while (laughing). “

“Based on a recommendation from Jamie Glazier once I had been in Australia, I had been having a rubber band on my wrist to sort of remind me to not obtain overly angry at the desk. You know, I could look down , and recognize that I didn’t need to play eight hands in a row. But after six months of that, I didn’t want it . I will just kind of tell when I’m beginning to obtain out of line and make the correction. ”

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