I began playing and studying poker seriously in 2011, during University. My entire life I've always had a tendency to become obsessed with whatever appeals to me at the time, and this was certainly the case with poker. I found 2p2 and quickly started to spend vast amounts of time posting and thinking about the game.
I certainly started off slow; I had never really gambled before, and so playing 10nl seemed like the most I could handle, especially on a students budget. And to be honest, the game did not come very easily to me. It took at least a year of struggling, losing small deposits, and being a forum newbie before anything started to click.
Eventually, in my last year of University, I started to take playing a little more seriously; I had enough money from the summer to quit my job for my last semester, and started to put in more volume. By the end the semester, I had built a roll from $50 to well over $1,000 and was looking to start playing 50NL. I even thought I might not work during the summer before I started my 'real' job and just play poker. Unfortunately, life then dealt me a couple of beats, and I proceeded to implode my entire bankroll in one day playing games far beyond my means.
After taking the summer off to learn golf, I came back to poker in November of 2012. Finding deucescracked, I proceeded to take my game to a new level and climbed the limits rapidly, going from 5NL to 100NL in less than 3 months.
I was very pleased and excited to receive an offer to begin coaching with the team here at DC, and am looking forward to helping others achieve the same results I achieved and move up through the micros.
My game is very theory oriented. Playing your own range according to the way we understand EV works is (in my opinion) the basic building block that all players should start with. When you understand how money flows in a strategy versus strategy setting, you are able to build a default strategy that is profitable in any setting, and to identify the specific deficiencies you can exploit in an opponents game.
I offer coaching in two formats:
- Students can purchase hourly coaching at a rate of $60/hour. This can be used to either review hand histories, a video, or live play in order to find leaks that the student can work on themselves, or to discuss specific concepts chosen by the student.
- Coaching can also be purchased in bulk at a rate of $50/hour with a 5 hour minimum. This will be a more structured program specifically tailored with the student in mind. It will start with a video and/or database review where the student and I will identify concepts the student is struggling with and come up with a lesson plan to improve his or her game.