This week on Heads Up with Remko, Germany’s hottest player Steffen Sontheimer tells the story of his crazy year and the path that lead to his success.

  • 3:04 – Start of the interview
  • 5:40 – How does Steffen’s family follow along and view his life in poker?
  • 8:05 – How does the general public in Germany feel about poker, and do they know their fellow countrymen are crushing the game?
  • 14:00 – Career longevity and the life of a live pro.
  • 16:20 – Transitioning from online to live pro
  • 19:04 – Bankroll management, losing big and selling pieces for high roller tournaments
  • 25:30 – The best value high roller events of 2017, deciding on your ROI and markup and the impact of Bitcoin on the high roller scene
  • 36:25 – How many players worldwide would be +ev in the Super High Roller Bowl?
  • 41:05 – Steffen’s views on Negreanu, Juanda, and Seidel
  • 47:00 – The Purple Jacket, the Poker Masters and the 2018 Big One for One Drop
  • 55:45 – The first generation of German poker superstars: Reinkemeier, Quoss and Gruissem.
  • 1:01:50 – The atmosphere in high roller events, and the problem with excessive tanking
  • 1:09:30 – Live tells in the game, and adjusting to being a live pro
  • 1:14:25 – Steffen weighs in on the Dominik Nitsche vs Bryn Kenney discussion on GTO vs exploitative play
  • 1:20:27 – Are recreational players getting scared to play big buy-in events because the pros are getting too good?
  • 1:23:30 – It’s easier to become a top pro now than it was a few years ago.

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