One of the most recognized cash game players in the poker world, Golser was born and raised in Salzburg, Austria. He had his first poker experience at 17 years old with some of his friends. The games were played during parties or get together but the poker games were never that serious. When he was 21 years old, there was a new poker club that opened in his town. He went in to try his hand with seven card stud Texas holdem, he had never heard of that game before but he enjoyed it and soon became a regular on the table.
He became one of the most successful poker players in Europe, but in online game was where his money is. He learned from online games a lot and he has improved his tactics and skills by playing online all the time. But his career really started in a local casino where the manager invited him to play the tournament. The prize was $40,000 and a seat in tournament if Champions of 1999. The tournament was in Las Vegas and hotel room and air fare was included in the prize. He’s not successful I the tournament as he was not familiar with Omaha High-Low, but he tried his hand in cash games and earned himself $90,000 in two weeks. The amount may not be as big as he is earning now, but on those days, it was quite a big win for him.
His success in the cash game inspired him to travel around Europe to play the biggest cash games; he was unstoppable for almost four years on the road. He did not have a losing trip while he was travelling thus he became one of the most feared cash game players around. He has mastered the game like no other. He displays patience, great hand selection and position play in poker tournaments and he knows how to manage his bankroll in cash games. He pays attention to the way the game is played and not how he wants it to turn out. He manages to stay cool even when beaten down, showing off steam and losing your temper would just mean more losses as you lose control and lose your head in the game.
He had a lot of beating in the past. This is what made him a feared cash game player -- because he is aggressive and is not afraid to lose everything. But such is not the case, a game is just a game but at the end of the day, the reality is, he lost a lot of money. It was a long losing streak and he tried to gain back his lost every day, but he just kept on beaten down by his opponents. He realized in the end that what he needed was not a good and strong hand, but a good and restful vacation. He needed to clear his mind and feed his soul. He was getting too caught up in the game that somehow he lost his balance. But now he is ready to take on the poker world again – finding his center and being more stable in his game than ever before.
He can do both tournament games and cash games, but he is known for his cash game skills winnings. But he wants to change that soon and plans to join big tournaments like the coming WSOP. He wants to win many of these tournaments to be able to bring back a bracelet to his girlfriend and his son. He misses the success and the elation of big tournament success. He wants to be a part of all that and more.
With his skill and experience, he became one of the most feared cash game players around. With flexibility, patience, and attention at the poker table, no doubt he can soon be one of the most feared tournament players in poker. This is very possible given his talent, not to mention his edge -- the secret language of the game that every champion poker player understands.
Common Misspellings: Marcus Golser, Markus Golsar, Marcus Golsar, Marckus Golser
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