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Titan Poker Team - Jordan McAllister

Jordan McAllister

Name: Jordan McAllister

Country: Canada

Take a moment to meet Jordan McAllister from Canada. Jordan started playing poker at the age of 15 and entered the world of online poker when he turned 18. The Titan Team Country Final Tournament was his biggest win ever and he is excited to represent the Titan Team at the ECPokertour event in Salzburg, Austria.

Well done! You're officially the best Titan Poker tournament player in your country! How do you feel?

It took a few days for the win to finally sink in, but I am excited to start playing some high profile tournaments. There were a lot of solid players in the finals and it is an honour to be part of Team Titan.

What do you like to do when your not playing poker?

I am usually studying or spending time with my friends. I also try to stay physically active each day by playing soccer or working out at the gym.

What's your educational background?

I graduated from high school in 2007. I just began an arts degree at University of Manitoba.

How long have you been playing poker and how did you get started?

I’ve been playing poker since I was 15. I started by playing small cash games with friends. I’ve been playing online since I was 18.

What's your biggest win so far either live or online?

This tournament has been my biggest win yet.

What's your poker philosophy?

Study the game, put time and effort into playing and it will pay off eventually.

What's your life philosophy?

That is a work in progress. I do not have one yet.

How would you describe yourself?

I’m young and energetic. I like to have a good time and I am really easy going. However, when it comes to sports or poker, I get very competitive.

What's your favourite music/movie?

My favourite movie is American pie 2. I listen mostly to country music.

Which poker player do you aspire to be most like and why?

I aspire to be most like fellow Canadian player Daniel Negreanu. He is a great role model and a class act. He also has the tremendous ability to make great reads. He plays the player more than the cards.

Do you prefer online or live tournaments and why?

I prefer online tournaments because I’ve had a lot of experience with them. Titan Poker has been excellent in helping me develop my playing skills online by offering so many tournaments at different price ranges and skill levels at all hours. I may soon prefer live tournaments now that Titan Poker has given me this opportunity to play in some prestigious tournaments.

Any key moments you remember from the Titan Team Country Final Tournament?

There’s one moment that stands out to me. Heads up our stacks were about even. My opponent was raising almost every hand, I called a raise with 5,6 suited. The flop came 7,7,10 and he bet out quickly at around 12,000. The way he was playing I thought he would try to slow play any kind of made hand. I figured it was a bluff and I raised it to 25,000 putting almost half my stack on that hand. After some time he folded and was down to around 35,000 in chips.That hand put me up to around 100,000 chips and was probably the key moment for me.

Which tournament/country is first on your list as a new Titan Team member and why?

The only tournament I know I will be attending as of now is the EC poker tour event in Salzburg, Austria. I’ve never been to Austria before and I am eager to see the Alps. With Titan Poker being the host of this event, I’m excited to try and do well for the site, and to try and make a name for myself.

What do you plan to do with the prize money from each tournament if you win?

My first goal is to pay for school and then put some of the prize money into my Titan account online. I might also play some more live tournaments with the winnings.

Any advice to other players hoping to be a part of the Titan Team?

My advice is to continue to learn the game and improve on your skills. You can do this by keeping an open mind when taking advice from other players. Reading books about poker is also a great way to improve your game. You should then have a better chance to take advantage of the opportunities that come your way.

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Read Jordan's February EPT Copenhagen 2009 Blog

Read Jordan's March Casino Regina 2009 Blog

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