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Russian Player Ivan Trenkin "xquizzza" Scores Biggest Win Ever

Posted by Bradley, December 10, 2014

Russian poker player Ivan Trenkin started his online poker career playing at Titan Poker five years ago. He took a long break and only recently returned to the tables. On December 7th, Ivan, who plays under the nickname "xquizzza", outlasted a starting field of 1,543 players to take down the €30,000 Grand Sunday tournament.

For his first place finish, Ivan won €4,980, which he said was his "biggest prize ever in his favorite poker room". Ivan promised that an even bigger win was coming.

Ivan Trenkin

Other Titan Poker players finishing high in the money at the same tournament were "Rsaxo" from Lithuania, who placed 3rd and won €2,772; and "mimo666" from Colombia, who placed 4th and won €2,040.

We spoke with Ivan after his tournament win about his background and future poker plans.

Q: What do you do?

Ivan: I’m a professional poker player. I also like aggressive inline skating.

Q: How long have you been playing poker for and how did you start?

Ivan: I started playing 5 years ago. Professionally I've been playing for half a year. My first steps were on Titan Poker. After that there was a long break. I played different tournaments: SNG, multi-table SNG, MTT. Half a year ago I resumed my game at Titan Poker. Now it’s my favorite site for playing tournaments.

Q: Did you use any special strategy to win the tournament?

Ivan: Standard strategy for winning at tournaments.

Q: Are there any key moments you remember from the tournament?

Ivan: One of the key moments which could put an end to the tournament - it’s the hand when on the river community cards were ААс9с2с2. I called a raise from the opponent having K2 and lost from A10. Despite this I managed to pull myself together and recover the stack along with chances of winning.

Q: What do you plan to do with your prize money?

Ivan: I will simply increase my average buy-in. I may visit my friends.

Q: Do you have any advice for other players?

Ivan: Be strong and don't cry.

Q: What tournaments do you really like at Titan Poker?

Ivan: I like all the tournaments that run on Sundays, as well as those that run during the week including the Core, Encore, Frenzy, Prime, etc.

We congratulate Ivan on his tournament win and wish him huge success in the future.

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