Landon Tice posted an “Ask Me Anything” on Twitter over the weekend, and the poker community responded in kind.
Fedor Holz, Allen Kessler, and David “Viffer” Peat all made appearances in the AMA thread, with some of the questions thrown at Tice a bit more cutting than others.
The 22-year-old Tice emerged as one of the most active and visible young players in the game over the past two years. Tice took down an MSPT title last November, and came up one spot short of his first World Series of Poker bracelet in July’s $1,000 NLH North American Open during the 2021 WSOP Online Bracelet series.
Tice also engaged in a highly-publicized heads-up challenge against Bill Perkins earlier this year. Tice and his backers ended the match early due to Perkins playing at an unexpectedly high level.
After opting out of the challenge, Tice drew criticism from some in the poker sphere, but he hasn’t shied away from responding to those critics in the aftermath. The Solve for Why coach generated plenty of discussion when he gave his 16,000 Twitter followers the green light to ask him anything on Saturday:
“Haven’t done an ask me anything in awhile so go ahead and ask away,” Tice tweeted.
Holz, Kessler Responses Highlight Tice’s AMA Thread
Fedor Holz is still just 28 years old, but already owns a career resume worthy of the Poker Hall of Fame. Anyone who follows Tice knows that the Las Vegas-based pro wants to achieve a level of success that puts him in the same category as players like Holz.
Holz appeared in the AMA thread with a general check-in on what Tice is up to:
@LandonTice How’s your life like right now? What do you have planned for the future?
“How’s your life like right now? What do you have planned for the future?” Holz asked on Sunday.
“I’m still in love with poker so spending a lot of time on it with friends and really enjoying it,” Tice responded. “I’m not too sure about the future yet, but mostly just going to keep the trend going of doing things that I find enjoyable and hopefully at one point be able to give back.”
Later in the thread, Holz asks Tice about the number of hands and win rate he’s achieved at various stakes. Tice responds that he’ll send a DM to Holz with that information, so the poker public stays in the dark about Tice’s total poker profits for now.
Twitter user Tommy Stokkeland asked Tice to name his favorite pro to compete against. Tice cites Jason Koon as the answer, contending that Koon is responsible for Tice’s passion toward the game:
@scott_seiver @Tommstok @JasonKoon He’s the one that got me to really care about poker it’s not really a fair fight.
“He’s the one that got me to really care about poker it’s not really a fair fight,” Tice wrote about Koon.
That response generates a bit of chagrin from poker pros like Ben Lamb and Scott Seiver, though Lamb later admits that he hasn’t yet played against Tice.
Allen “Chainsaw” Kessler isn’t quite as friendly as some of other poker pros that weighed in on Tice’s AMA thread. Kessler gets right to the point with his query for Tice:
@LandonTice Do you still overrate your skills and abilities, or have you humbled?
“Do you still overrate your skills and abilities, or have you humbled?” asks Kessler.
“Still overrated!” responds Tice. Perhaps predictably, Kessler’s question prompts at least one fellow poker pro, David “Viffer” Peat, to turn that question right back on Kessler:
@AllenKessler @LandonTice @AllenKessler Do you still overrate your skills and abilities, or have you humbled?
“I know my abilities and my limitations,” responds Kessler.
“I’m glad I don’t know mine,” replies Tice, who later in the thread refers to Kessler as the “goat.”