As the World Series of Poker Online series gets underway on the GGPoker Network, we check in with some of the Natural8 ambassadors (aka Team Hot) to ask them about their WSOP grind, get advice for first-timers, and try to predict who will walk away from the online series with a new piece of poker hardware.
Germany’s Henri Buehler may be better known by his screen name ‘Buehlero’. The 23-year old Buehler can be seen grinding the World Series of Poker (and much of the Natural8 tournament schedule) on his popular Twitch channel where nearly 50K followers watch him experience the highs and lows of the life of a MTT pro.
In 2019 Buehler picked up his first live results at the World Series of Poker, cashing twice including a deep run in the $800 NLHE Deep Stack (Event #37). But his big score during his trip to Las Vegas came with his runner-up finish in the Venetian DeepStack Championship Poker Series where he earned a career-high live score of $255,938. While he won’t be making it back to Las Vegas this summer, he will be battling for bracelets on Natural8.
What is your schedule like for the upcoming World Series of Poker events on Natural8?
I just recently started grinding again after taking a few weeks off, so I’m really hungry for the series. I’m going to play on most days.
Which particular event are you most looking forward to playing?
Definitely the Main event, exciting buy-in, large field. Let’s bring it on!
What would it mean to you to win a WSOP bracelet this year?
A lot! I’ve lost two heads-ups for a trophy and I’d love to have something that reminds me of my poker journey and there’s really not a greater trophy than a WSOP bracelet!
How will the WSOP events change your normal playing schedule?
Instead of playing some smaller buy-ins to fill my screen, I have all the big WSOP events and also the side events. That means more buy-ins and probably fewer tables, so I can focus better.
What’s your typical day look like when you’re playing online? Do you have a routine you follow before or after you start playing?
I make sure I get enough sleep, then eat healthy during the day and get a workout in or play sports. I like to have a bit of time to relax before I start my session, so I’m not rushed and unfocused at the start. After a session, I get some fresh air then straight to bed.
What is your favorite way to unwind or celebrate after a big win or score?
Usually, I just chill a bit on the terrace and get some fresh air and appreciate everything. I’m usually a bit exhausted and it’s tough to really understand how you feel with so much adrenaline. The next day you really feel the success and I like to do something with friends and get a nice breakfast or dinner.
What would you tell people playing in a high pressure, prestigious event for the first time ever?
Everyone makes mistakes, so don’t worry about potential mistakes you might have made during a session. Just focus on the hands ahead, there’s always time to review hands after the session, so don’t beat yourself up during it.
Tell us one player you think will win a bracelet this year?
Claas Segebrecht. He’s been working with Dominik Nitsche on the DTO app and spent lots of time in the lab. Keep an eye out for him!