Interview with TIMOFEY KUZNETSOV "Trueteller"

Interviewer:
Hi guys! Today we have Timofey Kuznetzov with us, or Trueteller as some of you will know him. We're going to talk to him about a new site he's involved in: APC, AsiaPokerConnect.com.

Interviewer:
Hello Timofey, thank you for taking the time to do this interview today, we know you have a very busy schedule. Before we get into the business end of things, how have you been? How has your poker game been?

Trueteller:
Hi Greg, I am good. I'm finally on a short vacation from poker in Sochi, been playing non-stop last 6 months. There was a lot of big Asian action, some people sent in the poker hospital so it got slower for now, but I hope nurses do the job fast :)

Interviewer:
By the way, congratulations on your No-Limit- Hold’em Short-Deck early this year in Jeju, great stuff.
Anyway, let’s get down to it. Tell us more about APC, what’s it all about?

Trueteller:
Thanks Greg. Yes APC is a portal introducing access to the exclusively Chinese games to the wider poker market. There are many games on Chinese apps that are good to play, if you can get in. However, the organizers of these games limit access to players from China exclusively; they don’t usually allow any foreign players. As far as possible, they try to keep pros and winning players out. But APC lets players, and pros, from the rest of the world finally get in on the action.

Interviewer:
How does APC get these players in where they couldn’t before? How do you know these guys?

Trueteller:
Well, the guys who operate this site have really strong links in the Asian poker industry, and from that they’ve worked out a deal with Chinese game organisers that let foreign players in and keep everyone involved happy. I first knew them through my old friend Mikael Thuritz, then after we started working together we met with guys from the crew live and got to know each other better. We’ve been through many interactions since at highstakes and everything they did was smooth and professional, all the conditions were clear and transparent, no money transfers were delayed once… I’ve dealt with them many times and I absolutely trust them to operate fair and deliver on their assurance to the customers of APC.

Interviewer:
Great to hear, thanks for sharing this with the wider poker community. Thanks again for taking the time to do this interview. I wish you continued luck in your games.