Ivan_Helsing's interview

We continue to get to know the players better. Van_Helsing is with us today!

Do you prefer EV-profit or rakeback? What is more satisfying? 
Since my main income comes from rakeback— it turns out that it’s rakeback. But I don't play a lot of tables and try to keep EV at the near-zero mark (by profit). It doesn't always work out, but in my opinion it's the most optimal way to play.

How do you work on your game?
I'll be honest: I work very little on the game, which is probably why I'm still sitting on 5s. When I do get my hands on the theory, it’s my friend Mouakk who helps me with this.

How many hours does a standard session last?
The standard session is 2 hours, an hour of rest, and then a new one. The working day is 8.5 hours. I try to play strictly according to the schedule, it makes it easier for me.

How do you feel about bad beats?
I take bad beats quite painfully, so I try to avoid such moments as much as possible. How? I'm just trying to go all-n in at the first opportunity :) I know that this does not give maximum EV, but as they say, mental health is more important :)

Dogs or cats?
I love all animals, but dogs are closer to me in spirit.

How many tables do you play at the same time?
I play 5 tables. I've tried more, but it's getting uncomfortable, the red line sinks a lot and pulls down the sweet EV.

Oct 28, 2021

ProNation_Drake's interview

Do you prefer EV-profit or rakeback? What is more satisfying?
I think that in 2021, most people play rakeback, and I'm no exception. Initially, when I came to spins, I used to play for quality without any rakeback, but now I found a balance to increase the number of tables and at the same time show a good game. I write notes for all hands, during the game I read them and remember which reg was playing against me and how.

How do you work on your game?
I don't spend much time working on the game, since I spent a lot of time earlier to find a certain balance of lines and now I try to use them as well. If there are difficult hands, I can sort them out in the solver so that in the future I could play a specific spot in a more balanced way

How many hours does a standard session last?
I set a goal for the number of tournaments per day, I play for about an hour or two and there can be from 5 to 10 such sessions during a full working day.

How do you feel about bad beats? 
I haven't been reacting much to bad beats lately, after all, time and bankroll affect things. But in general, if there is a long negative streak and opponents reach their 5% at all tables, it can make me lose my temper, after which I finish the session and can make this day a day off.

Oct 19, 2021

Orthodoxxxx's interview

Today we are talking to Orthodoxxxx, the only person who has been playing in the pool since its appearance, and this, so that you understand, was April 2016!

— Let's start from the very beginning. How did you start playing poker?

— It's hard to remember the very origins, but I started when I was at school.

— You can't do it until you're 18! :)

— It only attracted me.

— Have you registered an account in a room?

— No, at that time I was playing offline. My brother went to Moscow underground gambling dens and he was also playing small stakes on Pokerstars. He would often play at night. I had to be in bed, but I would come to him and watch him play.

— So, you can say that your family ties brought you to this world.

— Yeah. And then I gradually got into the taste. I went to gambling dens with him, sometimes he sat me down at the table, which was very inspiring. And then, when I turned 18, I could already register (I didn't register until I came of age, following the law). I got 50$ on Pokerstrategy and played one-dollar HU.

— Do you remember what year it was?

— It's been a long time, 2009-2010, approximately. Then I was rather having fun. There was a period when I haven’t been playing at all, for a whole year. During my university days, I downloaded the Pokerstars app. And just then, the spins appeared. I entered there from my phone, began to spin, starting with three and seven-dollar ones, I played it like a fish. I brought my bankroll to a thousand and decided that it was time to approach poker more professionally, to study the theoretical basis.

— Did you start studying it by yourself or did you join something?

— At first, I studied more by myself. And when I set out to study everything thoroughly, Hyperschool appeared. At the start, it gave me a wonderful boost. At that time, it was the top content, thanks to those training sessions that I could go such a long way. Although in retrospect, I understand that I was playing very badly then :) It was just enough to beat that field. But I have made my fundamental steps in poker over the past two years.

Aug 31, 2021

Benyya's interview

Two weeks without an interview! We don't know how you're holding up. We can't take it anymore. Benya, help us out.

Do you prefer EV-profit or rakeback?
I have always played only for profit, but, having not received a single bonus from Pokerstars for all this time, I thought about switching to another room. Unfortunately, on GG poker I’ve met some bot-like opponents, so wait for me at Partypoker now.

How do you work on your game?
I work on my game mainly in GTObase. In addition, after more than four years in poker, I still do not hesitate to take training sessions.

How many hours does a standard session last?
Previously, I could sit down to play for 4 hours without a break, but over time I came to a scheme where I play for an hour, with small pauses. Refreshing your mind is still important. The problem with this scheme is that a ten-minute pause can turn into a full-fledged weekend :)

How do you feel about bad beats?
I think that negative periods have little effect on my game and mood. But, for example, this year, after a three-month zero period, I decided to take a month off to reset my head.

Dogs or cats?
I have been rooting for cats since childhood!

Aug 5, 2021

Fakeswitch's interview

We can't help but talk face-to-face with our players, we have developed a real addiction. Hey, Fakeswitch, sup!

๐˜‹๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜Œ๐˜-๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฌ ?
The truth is somewhere in between :ะ 

๐˜ž๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ง๐˜บ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ?
What questions! Cushion the swings and play more peacefully thanks to the pool EV.

๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ ๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ ?
Before I start I always review the previous session or some hands I have more doubt with. When I am more free from cramming the new concepts, I look at a few hands in solvers.

๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต ?
4 hours.

๐˜๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฐ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ง๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ด ?
I don't think about bad beats much. If something goes wrong I just quit the session or take a break. I try to always play with a fresh mind and to be 100% present.

๐˜‹๐˜ฐ๐˜จ๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ด ?

Jul 20, 2021

Chardonyay's interview

Today we’re interviewing a lady and we’re in a very excited state because of this. Can't wait to get started. Hi, Chardonyay!

Do you prefer EV-profit or rakeback? What is more satisfying?
Whatever is the most profitable for me at the given moment. Right now I prefer softer games and not too much volume, so I think I lean towards EV-profit. 

EV-profit is more satisfying. Beating the game and studying my opponents and max exploiting them is the goal. It's like taking apart a machine to see how it works, and then breaking it xD

Playing lots of hours for rakeback just isn’t my style, to me it has always seemed like lots of autopiloting. To me it’s boring, I like to be in the moment, fully immersed in the game. This is where I have the most fun.

How do you work on your game?
Mostly I review HH with solvers, and ask for advice from my (Nemesis Backing) coaches if questions arise. I take part in their coaching sessions as much as I can, and watch and take notes of theory videos. 

How many hours does a standard session last? 
On a typical day I play around 4 hours in a day, breaking my hours into around 1.5-2h sessions.

How do you feel about bad beats?
Mostly I don't care. But of course I'm not a robot, and if there have been many in a row, it can get on my nerves a bit. But then I remind myself that this is why this game is profitable.

Dogs or cats?
Dogs AND Cats!!! <3 And all other animals too!

How many tables do you play at the same time?
I try to play 6 simultaneously, depending on traffic. So, 4-6 mostly.

Jul 6, 2021

HS training pack

Wanna get a free training pack from HS? Nothing easier: buy a Preflophero subscription and acquire the pack as an additional bonus. 

For our pool members we offer an opportunity to purchase the subscription with a discount of 50%! So the price would be only 10$ per month. The post-payment is automatically included into the split at the end of each period. Made up your mind already? Let us know and we will activate your access.

Those who are not in the pool (for some bizarre reason) — 10% discount for Preflophero is still on the table. The promo code is hyperschool

Jun 27, 2021

Mouakk's interview

More interviews to the God of interviews! This time we're talking to Mouakk.

Do you prefer EV-profit or rakeback? What is more satisfying?
Playing for profit has its advantages, as well as playing for rakeback. Here you develop a different skill. To play a lot or to think a lot. Of course, the ideal option is to find a balance. I try to choose something in between.

How do you work on your game?
During each session, I note the hands that I don’t understand, a strange action on the part of the regulars or a difficult game situation. There are about 20-30 such situations per day. The next day, before the session starts, I look through them with a fresh head and evaluate them, trying to understand everything with the help of the programs.

How many hours does a standard session last?
My standard session lasts about 7 hours

How do you feel about bad beats?
"Bad beats", ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‰ sounds funny. I've been playing poker for 10 years now and there have been so many of them in my career that you just don't pay attention to them anymore. I usually think: "Well, there’s that. Again".

Dogs or cats?
Cats! My cat's name is Shami, but we will also get a dog :)

Jun 26, 2021

Invite your friends to the pool and double your bonus

So no one told you life was gonna be this way!
Clap your hands 4 times: after all, the news is just great.

We already offered bonuses for players invited under our referral program: for an invited player the first month in the pool is free, and you get his first monthly payment if he decides to stay in the pool after a trial month.

But now it has become even more interesting. Exactly twice as interesting as it was — only until June 30, though. 

Bring your f·r·i·e·n·d·s before this date, and your bonus for each will be doubled.

Jun 18, 2021

Luxon Payment System

We connect the Luxon system for payments in the pool. It is suitable if you play in the Partypoker and GGPoker rooms. There is no support for Pokerstars and Winamax yet.

Luxon does not charge any commission for internal transfers, deposits or cashouts. There may be a commission for conversion on the side of the bank or other agent outside of luxon when using a currency other than the account currency.

See a detailed review of the system.

Jun 15, 2021

Nemets1's interview

How do you work on your game?
Uhhhh. I can talk about it for a very long time. Long story short: every month I deal with one topic (for example, BU vs BB, SB vs BB raise pots):

  • watching training records, it gives an influx of new information
  • working in the Preflop and TRP simulator, bringing my skills to an unconscious competence
  • calculating exploits in the Simple (this is how I train my poker logic) and so on.

And the most important thing above all is consistency!

How many hours does a standard session last?
Approximately 5-6 hours

How do you feel about bad beats?
I don't care at all.

I used to tilt because I was losing to regulars I thought were weaker than me. Then, as I searched inside my head, I realized that the reason was uncertainty. That is, I tilted only if I was not sure of MY actions.

So now I perceive such emotions simply as a signal from the subconscious: "You don't know this spot very well! Go check the solvers!"

Dogs or cats?
Dogs definitely. Cats are too arrogant.

Jun 15, 2021

Tossukarla's interview

Here’s another interview for our series! Tossukarla, it’s your turn.

How do you work on your game?
I am a student and teacher in a stable. I study about 50h every month at least. Mostly SPF, gtobase and nr. 1 player lectures.

How many hours does a standard session last?

How do you feel about bad beats?
Dont give a ** usually, when they come a lot then I think that someone will pay :slight_smile:

Dogs or cats?
Dogs definitely!

May 28, 2021

Multipliers report

Hello everyone!

In March, on our streams, we discussed creating a report about large multipliers in the pool, which will allow us to track the integrity of the game. It is ready and already in use.

On our side, we’ve already checked the lost tournaments with multipliers of x100 and higher which were played in April — and found nothing suspicious. We also discussed that we would post HH of such tournaments in public, replacing the Hero name.

Here is the first batch of such HH

May 27, 2021

Magic Cards promo on Partypoker

Partypoker offers the Magic Cards promotion, where you can win up to $500 every day for entering the client.

It will continue until June 1. You can win tickets to tournaments and spins, money to your account or other bonuses. Players are given prize cards: one for entering the client, the rest - for $5 rake. The cards can be opened in the Promotions section.

Prizes are selected for each player individually. Among them there are tickets for freerolls and spins for $1-$10, free spins and $500 in cash. Here is one of the options for prizes and probability of getting one or another:

If a player gets the same gift during the day, it is not credited again. Freeroll tickets are valid for 24 hours, and other tickets are valid for 7 days.

May 15, 2021

Plastilin's interview

We're starting a series of quick interviews with our players, so get ready!
Plastilin, known by winning 3 x1000 on Winamax in a row, is the first. Here we go.

How do you work on your game?
I work on the game with a friend – Ilya PlayerOK, i participate in the creation of Preflophero and PostflopHero, as well as teach my friends poker from scratch. As they say, first I taught, and then i understood myself) In any case, such a diverse approach definitely contributes to progress.

How many hours does a standard session last?
Here everything depends on your free time. 3-4 hours a day, 9-11 hours if i play on the leaderboard.

How do you feel about bad beats?
Interesting question for a pool member :) I would replace it with something like "What can make you tilt?" Sometimes it is possible to start tilting because of long streaks, but definitely not because of individual hands.

I also regularly check the results in the pool at my stakes and get angry if i lose to someone by distance and chips. And as a result, i spend more time working on the game. That is the leak that keeps pushing you forward.

May 13, 2021

GTOBase: 5% discount with our promo code

We now present you our partners’ software, GTOBase with packs for Spin&Go and Hyper Turbo HUSnG: https://gtobase.com/

And that’s why it’s great for using:

— Comprehensive Solutions: almost all 2-way spots are covered with diverse pre and post flop bet sizings with solutions for all flops, turns and rivers;— Quick import and processing of hand history: you load the hand histories and they’re processed in the cloud;
— Leak detecting: use specialised reports to identify leaks vs GTO;
— Flexibility and autonomy: GTOBase runs on any browser and any OS. All calculations are performed in the cloud, so your PC resources won’t be used in calculations;
— InstaHand feature allows you to run instant analysis of any hand by copying and pasting from the clipboard;
— Continuous improvement.

Our special promo code is hyperschool. Press the “Subscribe” button in the Library section, choose your plan and enter the code in the special field.

Dec 18, 2020

Site Update

Hello guys!
We’ve updated our site. What’s new:

The calculators section https://hyperschool.ru/EVcalc/en
— We’ve added the EV and pool profit calculation for Heads-up of all speeds. Just in case, HU is available in the pool.
— The rake parameter is now on.
— The multiplier calculator contains flashes/nitros/ultras games.

The pool report section https://hyperschool.ru/poolreport/en/119/players/stake
— Player’s nickname is now clickable — the player’s results will open in the table.
— We have expanded the downloading options: now you can select a specific player, group, or filter and download what you see on the screen.
Anonymous players can now see their full data in the players table if they are logged in!
— A quick option to clean the search

Dec 15, 2020


You can use the new payment system MuchBetter for pool calculations. To ensure your privacy, we do not publish your phone number in the transaction list.

If you receive a transaction, your phone number will only be available to the sender. If you are a sender, the necessary data will be sent to your email address.

If there is an increased demand for transfers via Much Better, data sending may be delayed by 1 day. However, we will do our best to avoid any delays.

Payment system overview:

Nov 19, 2020 ยท update