Ivan Potocki, Poker Player and Writer

Ivan PotockiIvan Potocki is a veteran Titan Poker player who was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and spent part of his childhood under war conditions. He studied English language and literature and discovered Texas Hold’em while in college. After working different jobs he turned to poker full time and this serves as his main source of income.

We are proud to list Ivan Potocki as one of our contributing poker writers. Read his articles about poker:


Forget about Being the Nice Guy at the Table
It's one thing to be friendly with your fellow players, but that has nothing to do with your play. People often mix this up. Play to win.

Why a Hyper Aggressive Approach to MTTs Really Works
Aggressive players play for the win, for first place, right from the first hand dealt. It works for them and we are left wondering what has just happened.

Grinding Local Tourneys - The Not-So-Pretty Side of Poker
Going from online grinding to live grinding can bring financial results, but at a cost. Everyone will have a different experience.

Will There Be Another Poker Boom (Anytime Soon)?
We need a new poker boom - it doesn't take a genius to understand that some sort of Moneymaker-like effect would do wonders for the game.

Turning Pro in 2015
Becoming a full time poker professional has certainly lost some of allure since the “golden days” of the last decade. Here are important factors to consider before going pro.

Sports Stars and Poker – A Match Made in Heaven?
Poker, like any other game or sport, needs its heroes. Sports stars can help promote the game and bring in new blood; they may end up becoming top players as well.

Poker Players as Ambassadors for the Game
Players play important roles as poker ambassadors who promote the game, but not all players want to be the center of attention.

Keeping the Passion for Poker Burning
Poker is a fun and exciting game but it also has a darker side padded with disappointments and bad luck. How do you keep your passion for the game burning?

Maintaining Your Focus at the Poker Tables
Maintaining a concentrated poker focus on the game through its ups and downs can be quite a challenge. Here are tips to keep your thoughts from wandering.

The Allure of Big Poker Tournaments
Although poker comes in many shapes and forms, there is no denying that it's at the big poker tournaments where the magic happens.

Take Advantage of the Poker Table Dynamics
Poker games consist of players with certain traits, and they blend and mix to create poker dynamics. You need to utilize knowledge of the poker table dynamics.

How to Play Big Stack in a Poker Tournament
If you have a big stack in a poker tournament, it is not your duty or your mission to eliminate players. You are there to take home the prize, not the scalps.

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