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« on: February 06, 2013, 05:38:31 PM »

I first met Simon Deadman three years or so ago, when updating DTD Deepstacks

A cherubic looking twenty-something, who routinely would amass huge stacks, his boyish good looks seemingly luring gnarled old veterans into giving him chips, and creating an image completely at odds with the laggy lunatic they were in fact playing. Or might have been playing. If anyone ever got to showdown with him, which they rarely did such was the pressure he applied.



More often than not, back in those formative days, the stack would be distributed to all and sundry mid way through the final day and though he was in my "one to watch" notebook the big breakthrough was proving elusive. Through to mid 2011 there were six top fifteen finishes in DTD Deepstacks and Monte Carlos, DTD being his main venue for playing live, but no big scoop

This changed with his Deepstack victory in March 2011 followed by 3rd at GUKPT Walsall two months later and a 4th in the Goliath at Coventry after he returned from Vegas.

One good judge, who watches a lot of the DTD Deepstacks, says that the March 2011 Deepstack  win was really Simon's "lightbulb" moment. It just so happened that he finalled alongside two good friends, Tom High and Tom Kugelstadt and, in this judge's opinion, Simon knuckled down on that final table, was determined not to spew off and face the wrath of his peers afterwards. Knuckle down he did, and the rest is geography.

Here Simon is, with his poker mentors



and here he is, with some randoms found at the leisure centre



However it was the second half of 2012 that Simon has really come to the fore, with a second place finish at GPS Stoke and successive final tables at GUKPTs Coventry and London before, on his fifth GUKPT final table in just over a year, his win in Blackpool in November and then a cash in the GUKPT Grand Final, to continue the fantastic run

To start 2013 Simon then won WPT Dublin.



Now settled in Leeds, with his partner Shola Akindele, 2013 is set to be another big year for Simon

Simon, recently back from EPT Deaville, has kindly agreed to answer questions from posters for the next week or so.

Any subject....Simon will answer those he wants to answer....


So, questions please....
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 08:36:16 PM »

OK Simon's back, away we go....
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 08:39:36 PM »

Hi Simon

I have a question.  You went from being a decent player and then over a period of six months or so I noticed that your game improved considerably, making you a very decent player.  What would you say happened to make that improvement?  Was it anything in particular you did or just the natural progression of your game?
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 08:40:16 PM »

Also, do you think you'll ever get a sponsorship deal from M&S to wear their knitwear?
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 08:42:18 PM »

Which is best Leeds or Nottingham and why?


Favourite Subway order?


Toughest oppo in former stable K & K?



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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 08:42:50 PM »

Is A8 your favourite hand?
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« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2013, 08:45:25 PM »

Simon a couple of years ago you amassed big stacks and often didn't convert

What changed in your game in 2012 that changed this?

You seem to play more "smallball" and probably tighter than back then, is this a fair assessment?

Are these two questions connected?
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« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2013, 08:56:14 PM »

Do you currently just play live mtts?
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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2013, 08:58:27 PM »

Would you rather encounter ten duck-sized horses or one horse-sized duck?

And when was the last time you had a proper belly laugh at a table and why?
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« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2013, 09:02:12 PM »

Where in Leeds are you? How do you like it so far

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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2013, 09:26:59 PM »

Would you rather win a wsop braclet or see Shola win the braclet?
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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2013, 09:41:30 PM »

Do you believe you could make a solid career at £500 below tournaments in the UK? Could anyone? (Can change figure around if you want)

We've played a microscopic amount of cash together, do you still play cash at all? I mean obviously it'd be hard in the last three months when your fting everything but what did you do in Deauville for example?

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« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2013, 09:53:00 PM »

Who was ur toughest opponent u played against ?

Standard nandos order?

Does shola still. Coach you?

What's ur goals for this year?

I remember u kinda complimented me once, did u mean it or was it a bluff?
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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2013, 10:08:38 PM »



Have you thought about playing the gala £20 fo I hear its good value!!


Brown or red sauce with a bacon butty?
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« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2013, 10:12:14 PM »

You mind think I hate you for some reason, but genuinely thnk you're a v nice guy. No hating from my side <3

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