Nick "Stoxtrader" Grudzien Nick worked as a Wall-Street trader for ten years before leaving to play poker professionally, co-author Winning in tough Hold’em Games, and to spend more time with his wife and two children. He currently invests his time playing high-stakes, online cash games and traveling to a few of the bigger WPT and WSOP tournaments.
Equally competent in limit and no-limit play, Nick continues to study the game intensely. He started playing poker seriously in the fall of 2003 and rapidly moved up in limits until the spring of 2005 at which point he reached the highest cash games online. These are the games Grudzien has continued to play in. As Nick moved up in limits, he had the luxury of a stable job and initially considered poker to be recreation. Bankroll requirements and risk objectives can be much more lax when the limits you play are small relative to your current earning potential – this is a big reason Nick was able to move up in limits so quickly. Once Nick started playing $100-$200 limit hold 'em online, bankroll considerations started taking a somewhat more serious perspective. Since then he has always had 1,000 big bets in his bankroll for any limit hold 'em game in which he has played.
Nick founded Stoxpoker.com, which would later be acquired and merged with CardRunners.com.
He posts under the handle "Stoxtrader" on 2+2.
Pokercasts Featuring Nick Grudzien
|Episode 31||Pokercast Episode 31 - Nick Grudzien & Bryce Paradis||July 7, 2008|