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AskThePRO with Tomáš "Masuronike" Kubaliak 

Yes indeed! A very special end-of-the-year AskThePRO coming up with His Undisputably Omnipotent Highness TiltBook Duke The Great Lord Of Oh Momma Council Fuck Yeah You Betcha I'm Good, Tomáš "Masuronike" Kubaliak!

Formalities first, we would like to invite all our TiltBook members to watch and participate in the very last AskThePRO episode of 2013 on TiltBook.com that will take place on the  Christmas Day - Wednesday, 25.12.2013 at 20:00 CET!

As is the tradition, you can begin to post your questions even right now and when the session begins, our this week's hero will choose and answer your best and most interesting ones in a course of exactly one hour (during which you can still post more questions)!

This week's special guest: Tomáš MasuronikeKubaliak

Also crowned as the "embracer of downswings", this high stakes hyper sit & go player, lousy husband and a shamelessly try-hard father is best known to all of you as the Founder of TiltBook.com. With the end of the year being right in front of the door just like an angry neighbor after having a bucket of horse poop thrown at his window, Masuronike will join the very last AskThePRO of the year to summarize and answer any questions you might have regarding his poker career or TiltBook as well as his leaks in husbandry.

We hope you will will the AskThePRO section with whole bunch of great and fun questions and give Masuronike a hard time! Along with the classic $20 AskThePRO prize, by asking a question this week your are qualifying for a possible bonus in our upcoming TiltBook Christmas Tournament Series, so do not hesitate!

See you on the Christmas Day - Wednesday, 25.12.2013 at 20:00 CET!

Sorry, you can't post questions at the moment.

Scarmaker: Hey man! Thanks for doing the AskThePRO, I think I have heard about you before once or twice. In the retrospect, are you happy that the Entraction network closed down and you had to move to PokerStars or would you rather still play there ?
December 23, 2013 06:48
It was more easy money at entraction where I just needed to put some volume and had almost guaranteed some money with mostly 100+% rkb. But I can win more at stars and I don't know where TiltBook would be if I still play at entraction so yes, I'm happy they closed that network.
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 20:10
fulixas: Hey fishmaster! Will you ever try to play normal and concantrated and dont fish? Why you are such a bad poker player? "embracer of downswings" That's the proud yeah? MORON! xD Nah, I think you are very great poker player :) Killing it like a boss, but just you are unlucky. I wish you best christmas best presents and best cards in HYPERS! GLGLGL
December 23, 2013 09:53
I honestly think my skill isn´t good enogh to play highstakes games but I don't know how but I'm winning money there
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 20:13
Scarmaker: Ever thinking about the possiblity of eventually making it to the Team PS Online?
December 23, 2013 14:17
Yes, I already sent application when all supernova+ players received email about PS want 2 more online PROs, but didn't receive answer yet and no online PRO was announced. I thought I'm good for their marketing with my challenge but probably my english suck and CZ/SK market is not big enough or THEY ARE JUST SCARED OF TILTBOOOOOOOK
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 20:16
willyekiller: Hi Thomas I have to ask why you do not play MTT??? MAYBE you can not play GOOD poker :) p.s.This last was a joke :))))
December 23, 2013 14:22
I don't like life of MTT players, sitting there for big amount of hours and waiting for 1 lifechanging prize, I'm more grinder than this
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 20:19
Trippinn: Ok spill the beans, who is the reg who really irritates you and why? If you could remove one reg from your games forever who would it be and why? Which reg do you really admire and why? When you sit at 6max all year with mostly a bunch of regs you will build up an unspoken bond with each other, are there any regs you would like to sit down in real life and have a beer with?
December 23, 2013 14:35
I think anyone irritates me, I don't feel anger on any player tbh. That's really hard question about who I want to remove from my games. I would say Quadchrazs plays well, a lot and play ok, but he is playing just $60/$100 games where we have still a lot of free money. Guys like bigbluffzinc, Pokerger or Cejakas are really good imo but they don't play that much. I would like to remove czechpepe because he is really good and he is going to play a lot with me next year. I really admire jorj95 because he is the only hyper sng grinder who is the best in terms of skill and the biggest grinder.
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 20:26
and yes, I would definitely like to sit down in real life and have a beer with bigstealer and TheDrunklife because they looks like really nice guys but I'm a little bit worried if they would understand me much to have good feeling from anything than good czech or slovak beer :)
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 20:27
Scarmaker: How would you deal with the situation if my hourly became so big that the current paychecks from you would left me unmotivated to do all the work in time?
December 23, 2013 17:36
I would sit on every table where you play and create staking/coaching group of players who would do the same. If that would not be enough to decrease your hourly I would probably employ Gus Hansen because he will never have bigger hourly than what I give you
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 20:29
VeraPohlova: What do you think bothers everyone and should be banned?
December 23, 2013 17:37
I don't understand you Mrs. Vera, sorry :(
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 20:29
masuronike: I like jokes/fun etc and feel free to ask me anything weird/stupid/troll me but it would be great if at least 50% question will be serious, thx!
December 23, 2013 17:37
mrmagurk: do you use a hud?? and if so what stats do you use??
December 23, 2013 18:38
I can't imagine life without HUD and I use a lot of stats, don't have time to explain it whole. But I can talk about it in next strategy article
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johnaz: do you think you could beat Scarmaker in HU CG
December 23, 2013 21:56
Definitely if we make it 50bb max, because that's good compromise to my hypers and his boring 100bb cash game
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 20:31
MartinsTT: What point at poker was your "life changer"? Like when u really felt u know how to play and climb up limits. What happened and how did u managed to do this. You had coach or u studied hard urself? Also i want to ask why u like hyper turbos? Is it becouse action, dynamic or easy supernova? Sry for my english
December 24, 2013 00:12
When I read book from Colin Moshman Sit and Go strategy. I won $3.5k from $200 after reading this book in very first month after I finished my school, that was really big help for start of my poker career
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 20:32
nicusor93: Hi masuronike :) if you choose to change your game what will be? MTT / Cash / other SNG? If your child choose to play poker what will be your answer? If yes, you will help him? I wish you best christmas near your familly and a happy 2014 !:)
December 24, 2013 00:18
other format of SNG and poker would be probably unbeatable or not really profitable in 16 years, but I would be disappointed if he will want to work 8hours/day in regular boring job
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:04
drm008: Hi Would you fold AA on the bubble?
December 24, 2013 00:24
Yes if something happen to my son and I need to run to help him
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 20:34
phasE89: Could you PLS send me $5 on PokerStars?? thx. On a more serious note, there are 14k registered users on Tiltbook. Are you satisfied with this number? If yes, at what point did you say to yourself "woah, I did not except Tiltbook to grow so much"? If you are still not satisfied, is there any number at all you would be okay with?
December 24, 2013 01:50
$5 has been sent to "phasE89". I'm not satisfied with that number but I found out it's much more about quality of content because if there is anything to read, nobody will come regularly and atm I'm satisfied with quality of content so goal for next year is to bring big number of users who want to read that. I would be okay at 50k users because at this point any Ivey, Negreanu, Galfond or Durrrr can easily send TiltBook to poker history.
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 20:37
Quadvquadme: Do you honestly believe that any hypers with 4 to 5 regs in a table at 60+ limit are beatable pre rakeback
December 24, 2013 04:11
Yes, I can find 5 regs with which I can be profitable pre-rkb
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 20:39
Quadvquadme: ^_^ who are your 5 least favourite regs to play with
December 24, 2013 04:12
if you mean in terms of skill this is my list - BBZ, B3RTstare, czechpepe, Cejakas14, Pokerger1XXX
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 20:40
Trippinn: Games are evolving quickly, Do you think your edge against an average Hyper player is as big as at the beginning of the year? Do you think that edge is now smaller, because opponents have and are quickly improving their games ? With that being said; games getting tougher, less fish more coaching sites etc where do you see poker for yourself in the next 5 years? Quit? Still grinding but lower ROI? would the stress of swings be worth it?
December 24, 2013 14:27
I'm scared of number of new players who are in coaching/staking stable, in 2014 there can be like 20 new really skilled opponents and I'm afraid PokerStars need to find new format interesting for fishies if we want to earn big amounts next few years or we need back all fishies from Italia, France, Spain and USA.
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 20:42
MartinsTT: Your worst mistake in poker, or what you regret
December 24, 2013 14:56
Bankroll management when I wasn't in stable
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 20:45
Aitu22: Is it TB in red numbers or not? Are you satisfied with way how you monetizing this project?
December 24, 2013 15:35
Hahaha, my income from TiltBook is $500, you probably don't want to know how many times I beated this number in costs. If anyone would be happy about how TiltBook was monetized, we have definitely winner for the worst businessman ever
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 20:44
adyB77: Hello! Everybody knows you had some huge downswings. Do you think the facts, like having a nice family and creating such a big poker community (which honestly I believe it'll be the future in what it concerns sharing/posting/discussing everything is happening in online/live poker world), kept you motivated in all those "dark" moments? Also, I'd like to ask you something just for fun: Let's say you are playing in a live tournament, a big live tournament. And there's one guy who annoys everyone, is rude to everyone, who slowrolls everybody everytime he has an occassion. And you are with this guy at the table, in position, he is OOP, he bets all in on the river and you have the absolute nuts, like 4 of a kind, str8 flush or something. Do you slowroll that guy or not, and why (it would be interesting if the answer would modify if he already slowrolled you or not). Anyway, I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, to congratulate you for everything you've done for this community, and of course, GL at the tables!
December 24, 2013 17:22
No it doesn't motivate me in that dark moments, but thx to these 2 things I know I need to break that downswing because I need another money. And I would call him in the very last second of timebank after singing We are the Champions
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 20:47
steliansis: Hi bro ;) I haven't asked questions here from a long time ago so i forgot how to do that but i will try :P.How did you started playing poker. Who learned you and why do you prefer Six max SnG hypers. If there wasnt 6-max SnGs Hyper what game were you going to play. What was the first amount of Money that you deposited and were they profitable. Do you think you will play someday in the WSOP. Thank you, good luck at the tables and Merry Christmas
December 24, 2013 17:38
I had some coachs and I play it because it's format where I'm winning most and I spent most time working on my game at 6max hypers
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:05
sierinsh: Hey, i have 1 question ;) Which is better breakfest and why? Pancakes with fruit jam or bacon with eggs?
December 24, 2013 18:56
I can't imagine anything where I am bigger fish than in healthy food
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 20:48
andrepardalf: 6max hyper turbo grinder why? is 500 chips...what´s your range for this kind of game? Wich mistakes you try to avoid?
December 24, 2013 19:58
try to look at my strategy blogs and I try to avoid every mistakes tbh :)
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:06
pitbullSVK: can u imagine that you will just randomly pick some guy(s) and learn them evrthing u know and probably make them successful? and what´s your biggest poker goal? :)
December 24, 2013 21:04
wow, how do you know this is my goal for next year? :)
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:06
Scarmaker: Are you planning on scamming me for more or less than my previous employer?
December 25, 2013 01:58
probably less but NEVER SAY NEVER
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:07
masuronike: Do you think you are the best All-around player in online poker?
December 25, 2013 10:08
Yes, you are actually my HERO
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:02
Trippinn: You just got a magic lamp for Christmas!! What's your three wishes?
December 25, 2013 12:58
Work less and have enough money to do everything with my family and enjoy life, its all about this
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:07
BTW my family is healthy atm, tha'ts why I don't want this wish from magic lamp
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:09
djalexlee: Thanks for doing this Thomas, what is your advice to someone who wanna climd the sng lader to higher stakes. How to get better, improve, handle swings, roll management. All the best for you and your family.
December 25, 2013 13:41
Find good coach and purchase software
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:09
bepoker555: I wanna get better at poker, but I don't have the time to make studies about it, is there a way how to become a pro? and how did you become one? ;) thank you
December 25, 2013 16:56
No, there is no other way :) it means I became pro by putting disgusting amounts of hours to poker
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:10
Ciulan: Hello there, are you going to play nose bleeding limits in future ?:D
December 25, 2013 16:58
If $500 6max hypers are nosebleed, then yes
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:10
dexon303: How much longer do you see yourself playing poker? What have you got in mind for your future after you stop playing?
December 25, 2013 17:34
I don't enjoy poker atm so if I run more profitable business than poker, I would like to retire from poker
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:11
neversc4r3d: what´s your best gift on christmas?:)
December 25, 2013 18:16
happy son
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:11
ProBlackbird: Hello Masuronike! So how did you become a poker player that you right now? I doubt you start on high stakes right from the start.
December 25, 2013 18:57
"it means I became pro by putting disgusting amounts of hours to poker" - copy paste answer
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:13
Zelikis: Hello, I want ask your opinion about MTT? Sorry I bad in English
December 25, 2013 19:13
easy and really profitable time consuming game
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:12
Jerzin: Mobile / tablet / pc poker ? which do you prefer?
December 25, 2013 19:25
you can't play 15 tables on mobile/tablet
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:13
lessQQmoreAA: hello Masuronike, i just wanted to ask one simple question, did your life changed you when you realised that poker can be not only game about cards?
December 25, 2013 20:10
no my life didn't change but my strategy yes
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:14
FishFromSVK: How is it going with your "slimming challenge" after you have reached SNE? :D
December 25, 2013 20:14
3 kilograms down, fail. BTW you allways know how I run in poker if you look at my weight
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:15
kokoc778: How do you feel when someone crashes a premium hand, if you begin to "chase" the players coming in and garbage out of cards in his Raises?
December 25, 2013 20:15
Probably same as when I walk to grocery shop
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:16
szabbancsbet: What was your funniest poker moment, since you played poker?:)
December 25, 2013 20:15
Probably heads-up match with Royalgammer in first event of Scarmaker's league where I was sitout and let him win but I was huge chipleader so he needed to click raise A LOT of times haha
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:17
Trippinn: Tiltbook, where do you see its future how? How would you like to expand? Should we expect any exciting new changes in the future?
December 25, 2013 20:24
I hope something big happen here like someone set big challenge/goal next year exclusively at TiltBook and make it, but it's more about luck. I would like to bring a lot of players from Twitter and work on new features, players will come if TiltBook will have cool features and quality content, its about word of mouth imo. I don't want to talk much about new features but these are little hints - Goals, mobile version, chat, coaching section, selling shares, emoticons, Poker IQ test, better rank system. This is like 10% of what I want to do in 2014 :)
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:24
steliansis: How does it feel to lose from RoyalGamerr ? :D just kidding. Nice playing i hope to be with you on one table on the next Event.
December 25, 2013 20:24
steliansis: How did you come up with the idea of Tiltbook? And were you that good when you started Tiltbook? What was your pokerstars Vipstatus at that time.
December 25, 2013 20:26
at that time I was in middle of my $150 to SNE challenge so my status was probably Supernova and I was basically something between bad reg and semi-fish. The idea was at start of challenge when I was thinking what if I can do that, it can bring me attention and I can use it somewhere. Then I realized I dont want to spam my facebook friends about my poker results and whopaaa, we have tiltbook
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:26
Andre: Hi Masuronike! Some questions for you. 1. Whats your poker goals for 2014? What games/stakes will you play. 2. Would you quit hypers for good if every table had Jorj on it? ;) 3. Can cannibals be arrested for being under the influence of alcohol (e.g. drunk-driving) if they have eaten someone who was drunk?
December 25, 2013 20:31
Will write about my goals in blog after I finish SNE, but I would definitely not quit hypers if Jorj register every cash hyper because he is not good enough in them yet and one player doesn't mean anything in 6max hypers. Hard to answer something funny on your question as I'm tired after writing serious answers for 1.5 hours and realizing I need to earn 5k more VPPs today, sry :(
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:28
kramirez05: Hey how are you? what's the famous food from Slovakia would you recommend? Also were you able to choose 3 players yet to coached? Lastly i sent you a message, how come u didnt reply? :)
December 25, 2013 20:38
HALUŠKY MOJA HALUŠKY here is photo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halu%C5%A1ky I mostly ignore PMs if I don't know what to answer immediately or I have no time, thats why it's big opportunity to have me in AskThePRO, because I just have to answer all questions haha. And do you want to know if I already picked some players to my coaching group or if I want to coach someone?
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:31
kramirez05: Am I the only member from the Philippines who is active in tiltbook?
December 25, 2013 20:50
we have 53 registered users from Philippines but don't know if you are the only one who use it regularly
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:32
kramirez05: What would you say are the 3 most important things to keep in mind when playing the 6max hypers?
December 25, 2013 21:01
I don't really know but I can tell you what I have in mind when I play. "just don't click stop button in sharkystrator unless you have at least 120 minutes", "you need to wait another 15 minutes to go to toilet, pls wait" "why I'm so unlucky, want to cry"
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:34
pitbullSVK: .... second part of my question: Can i be that your goal? :D
December 25, 2013 21:22
if I randomly pick you than YEAH YOU CAAAN :)
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:24
Zelikis: I take 6 place in freeroll when i get 2 dollars?
December 25, 2013 21:26
ask scarmaker pls, he is the only member of TiltBook who really have a lot of dollars
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:35
andrepardalf: last question...your hand doesnt hurt ? XD
December 25, 2013 21:28
no, I have girlfriend
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:35
Zelikis: scarmaker
December 25, 2013 21:37
pitbullSVK: ...3rd part: How much students will you pick, and what conditions they must fulfil? :) proste po slovensky má šancu každý, či bude výber dôkladný a bude potrebné splniť isté podmienky :) thx
December 25, 2013 21:41
more info coming SOOOOOOOOOOOOOON :)
 photo masuronike December 25, 2013 21:51
pitbullSVK: and what about other formats of poker? have you been playing for example Omaha, Stud, Draw, 8-game or sth like that?
December 25, 2013 21:58
never, or just for fun few times in my life
 photo masuronike December 26, 2013 16:55
kramirez05: any update about the stickers? :)
December 25, 2013 22:26
I am going to send them at start of next year, too much work with that 7stars :(
 photo masuronike December 26, 2013 16:56
pitbullSVK: tie Tiltbook stickers by aj mna zaujimali :P pisal som ti PM bo som mal záujem o zopár a doterza si sa mi neozval :(
December 25, 2013 22:27
steliansis: What are these "students " everyone is talking about because i missed the point. Do you think in the time Tiltbook will be a place where stars like - Negreanu, Ivey, Hellmuth, etc. will join the site ?
December 25, 2013 22:54
If TiltBook reach 100k users, I'm sure guys like Negreanu register here
 photo masuronike December 26, 2013 16:57
Scarmaker: AskThePRO with Masuronike is now officially over but I am sure he will stop by to answer the rest! Congratulations to Trippin who wins $20 for the best question!
December 26, 2013 13:51

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