Player Profile: Taylor Caby

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So far the players we’ve featured were offline pros. Let’s take a look at a very young man who is well known in the online agen slot online world as Green Plastic. So what do we know about Taylor Caby? He was born in 1983, studied Finance at the University of Illinois, and is known to be one of the best heads up players online. To gain a bit more insight into this young man, here are parts of an interview that PokerNews had with him. Enjoy!

Q: Where did your screen name Green Plastic come from?

Taylor Caby: In college, I really got into Radiohead. The song “Fake Plastic Trees” is one of my all time favorites, and Radiohead’s unofficial (now its semi-official) fan website was I used to go there all the time to check out stuff about the band. What’s kind of interesting was that my first and second choices for my name were also Radiohead songs, “No Surprises” and “Let Down,” which both were taken. I emailed UB customer support to have them add an account for me (I wasn’t sure if it was allowed) and gave them those three choices. The guy emailed me back and said Green Plastic was mine, and that he loved Radiohead too. In my opinion, all of these names would have been suitable, but I do find it funny how it just so happened that Green Plastic was available and will forever be my poker identity. Some of my friends call me GP now because they know it bugs me to be known as just some kid who plays online poker.

Q: Do you prefer virtual poker to the kind found in a brick and mortar establishment?

Taylor Caby: The reason I love playing online is that it is convenient. If I have an hour to spare during the day, I can log on and get a few hundred hands in. It’s nice to be able to interact with people when you are at the casinos, but this doesn’t make up for the fact that you can play more tables at a time online and it is more convenient. Frankly, I get bored when I’m playing live unless it is with a lot of my friends or at a fun table.

Q: Would you say that poker is gambling? And, if you think so, why then is it a unique form of gambling? What are its advantages over, say, roulette?

Taylor Caby: Poker is gambling because there is some element of chance. However, it is a skill based game with luck involved as opposed to a game based entirely on luck. For the skilled player, playing poker is similar to how the card counter can win money at blackjack. If you are counting cards at blackjack (which is against the rules and will get you thrown out of the casino because you CAN win) you cannot win every time but on average you will win. This is how it is for me in poker. I know I’m not going to win all of the time, but, over numerous sessions, my skill will prevail over most players so I know I will eventually turn a profit. Other casino games such as roulette, craps, and slot machines offer no way for players to win in the long run.


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