Hi, I have been playing poker since 2006 and was a 100$+ SNG regular for about two and a half years. In 2008, I gave NL 6max cash games a try, reached 600NL in about four months and was playing up to 1000NL on PartyPoker and Ongame Network. Since May 2010, I put in some effort to learn NL FR as well and played up to 400NL. Im mainly focusing on heads up SNGs right now and usually play 100s and 200s while still keeping an eye on the current state of 6max cash games.
It's really important for me to give my students the necessary concepts and tools to work on their own game. Because of my future job, I have a lot of experience in teaching and know how to maximize your learning process. IÂ´ve coached more than 125 cash games players and about 50 SNG students with a lot of success (see reviews). I always try to individualize the coaching sessions as much as possible and focus on the thought process of my students.
I offer cash game coaching packages (5 hours) in addition to my hourly rate:
25NL and Lower $375
Additionally, I offer heads up sng coaching packages (3 hours):
50s and lower $200
"I can only recommend DerBrain as a coach. I took his 5 hour package and i feel much more confident in my play than before. He is very very well prepared and he will discuss with you any question and he will ask you a lot of questions to make sure you understand what he is telling you."-Brigante
"I just want to let everybody know that Der Brain is a great coach and a really nice guy! I can really recommend him to anybody who needs to develop their game. I took 5 lessons and really felt that my way of thinking changed and that I'm now more confident at the tables. I have played poker for 4 years now (I play NL100/200 6 MAX) and wish I had done this much earlier..!"-widde_f
"I liked his teaching style alot. The exercises combined with questions that he asks during the coaching opened my eyes and got me thinking about the situations on a new level. I also think that he provided me with the proper mindset on how to improve my game on my own. Even though he is pretty busy with coaching he still has time to comment on handhistories between the sessions. With the lowered prices on the packages for micro players I see no reason not to choose DerBrain as a coach."-Parta
"Im a 50NL cash player and I finished DerBrains 5 week course a little while ago and definitely felt like it was a great value for micro stakes players. It was obvious to me that he has put a lot of thought into his program. ... I had a very positive experience working with DerBrain."-Krumpy
"The greatest thing overall during the coaching for me was that he has a good teaching style, makes sure you got the major points, he recaps, gives good exercises to work on your own that after the 5 hours of coaching you have the framework to improve furhter on your own."-Captain_V.
"At the end I wanna thank DerBrain for these hours of coaching. He was flexible enough to change his proceeding accordingly to my level of thinking and I was able to get the most out of it. I can recommend him as a pretty solid Coach for struggling players on the micro and smallstakes and I am sure he can improve your game, too."-Gefallener
"DerBrain definitely is a very good coach and furthermore he is a nice guy. He also always arrived punctually for the sessions. As said I mainly play NL200 and I am positive that anybody playing these stakes will get a lot of his coaching. I think I got a very good value for my $450 investment."-H. Huu
"I am pretty sure that he can help a lot of players to become better, because he can explain his thoughts and he is not just saying: "No, thats wrong" or "Yes, thats right.", he really thinks about the situations and tells you what he thinks would be the better play, if your play wasn't good. ... I am really happy to have a coach who helped me to become a better player and to be able to have the selfconfidence to beat nl200. DerBrain is a really nice guy and I could ask him questions on Skype and he would answer me as fast as possible. I am really happy with my investment and I think everyone who wants to become better is doing good to invest in his coaching lessons."-CivStar
"With all the positive Der Brain reviews, you all probably figure he is due for a negative review. Sorry, but you will have to keep waiting; this is another positive review. He is very professional. He is friendly, polite and punctual. He is also very well-organized and has planned ahead for each session exactly what topics he wants to cover. ... He will definitely help you find your leaks and develop a solid game as long as you put in the time and effort."-Finnsey
"Besides his extremely vast knowledge and open-minded attitude he also is just a really nice guy. He was always on time for every session and responded quickly on everything (also when I asked random things in skype ). He is a 'natural' teacher and highly valuable for anyone looking for a good coach.
I can highly recommand DerBrain to any player looking to improve and for the prices he is offering you can be damn sure this is one of the best investments you'll make in a very long time."-Zuberi
"Der Brain is the right guy to turn to. If you are doing well Iâ€™m convinced that he still can help you to fix some leaks. Coaching was always a lot of fun and you can learn a lot. It definitely was a +EV investment."-WhoDoITrust
"DerBrain's coaching goes way beyond paying someone for advice. Its a package of getting to know where you are in your career, finding areas to improve upon, clearing up your thought process and getting tons of support and confidence. All delivered in an extremely professional package. I would greatly recommend him for anyone looking to give their poker career a kickboost."-Keruben
"Finished my 5hr coaching package with DerBrain about a month ago (been busy, sorry) and I couldn't be more happy."-sakana
"I can honestly say that I can recomend DerBrain to anyone looking to improve his game. I've been playing Holdem for 4 years and although I've been a small winner at the micros for most of the time, I can say that my game in all those years never saw such improvement than in the past few months. ... Do not be like me, and wait for a few years before you figure out that on your own you are just able to be a small winner at the limits that you play and that you will never improve without help. DerBrain is a great choice if you decide that its finaly time to get help and I can promise you that you will never regret it."-bitbad06