Simon 'SchNiblOr' Munz Profile
Posted by Bill "zimba" Seibert 2 years, 3 weeks ago
Simon "ScHniblOr" Munz is a respected poker professional who transitioned from the StarCraft gaming world. Munz initially climbed the Limit Hold'em ranks eventually playing the highest stakes online winning and losing hundreds of thousands against the likes of Patrik Antonius, David Benyamine, Bryce Paradis, Matt Hawrilenko and Joe "Nizot Skizared" Cassidy. Munz transitioned over time to No Limit Hold'em cash games and tournaments. In 2010, Munz made waves live and online. He finished second in the 2010 WPT Bucharest main event for nearly $125k and 85th in the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo in 2010 for $26,625. Online he has won the Sunday $200 with rebuys on PokerStars and the Daily $100 with rebuy each for roughly $32k. Munz was born in Germany in 1987 where he still resides.
Things you might not know:Simon "SchNiblOr" Munz splits his time between live and online play, divided between tournaments and cash games.
- Munz started playing StarCraft when friends organized LAN parties, starting with muchomaps, then on to lowmaps.
- Munz played Zerg and was most known through the GIGA and EPS seasons, even appearing on TV.
- Munz worked on his game through the PGTOUR-ladder, when it was introduced.
- Munz first heard about poker at the WCG Germany Finals in 2005. Some Broodwar players organized a game he watched and learned it could be a lucrative game.
- Munz started playing poker officially in October 2005 and faded from the StarCraft world when he realized he didn't have time to be good at both.
- Munz feels that motivation, ambition and endurance are keys to success.
- Munz feels that StarCraft skills like multi-tasking, thinking strategically and speculating on opponents moves with limited information transfer over to poker well. Also focusing on the moment and forgetting game results to play your best is ideal.
- Munz moved to Australia for a while with friends in his early 20's.
- Munz won a PartyPoker sponsored "WSOP for Life" package which allows him to play for free at the World Series of Poker Main Event for up to 20 years starting in 2010.
- Munz played 16 hours a day for several weeks to move into first place in the "WSOP for Life" contest. He admitted he topped out at 20 hours a day for five of the days but was able to cruise home in the end. Munz actually lost money during the challenge, around $40k.
- actually lost money during the challenge, around $40k.
Munz worked with poker mindset coach Tommy Angelo to work on improving his mental game.
- Munz can play 20-40 online tournaments on a typical Sunday. He prefer live play for promotional purposes.
- Munz played in the televised PokerHeaven European Cash Game finishing in second with €12,550 in profit behind Sammy George.
Munz interview during a break in a tournament and a segment from his European Cash Game show:
European Cash Game s02 2009 Episode 02 Pt1 by pokereastgate
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