I have always been a very math oriented person. As such, my first experience with gambling came in a statistics class in 1999 in my 3rd year of physics studies in Germany. We had to calculate the Risk of Ruin for certain conditions in a blackjack team. I was immediately hooked by the analytical nature in games of chance and set out to beat them. This started with card-counting and other things in blackjack in 2004 and later developed into poker in 2006.
I was a late bloomer to the world of poker forums, having only discovered the twoplustwo forums in late 2007. I did participate vigorously, running the micros digest for well over a year and joining the new DC at the time when they merged with 3bet.net. Ever since that time, I have taken my limit hold'em poker game to the next level, rising steadily from an initial 200$ bankroll to taking shots at 10/20 on a consistent basis.
I play under "bellatrix" or "bellatrix78" on US-friendly sites. Please contact me if you need graphs or references.
I coach full ring and 6-max limit hold'em for students up to $2/$4 online. My coaching is geared mainly for the beginner wanting to take the first step out of the micros, beyond watching videos. My main coaching language is English, but I can also teach in Spanish and German. My online coaching program focuses on 3 areas.
Thorough Session Review: You send me 100 hands you played in a session (folds included) and I look over them privately. We later meet on Skype for about an hour and go over certain crucial hands and decisions. Most importantly, I point out to you common problem spots and leaks I see in your game and give you exercises to work on certain key points. 2 hours.
Sweat Session: You play a session at your normal game and stakes for 30-45 minutes while I watch over Teamviewer/Skype. While you play, I ask you questions about the hand currently playing, without actually telling you what to do. The last 15 minutes we discuss decisive hands or some key points deeper. 1 hour
Common Spots: You send me 10-15 hands of a common spot, e.g. "turn play with unimproved AK" and we go over the hands and discuss under which board textures, opponent reads, potential later street implications we would take certain actions. 1 hour
Rates: 75$/hour. Discounts available for regular students
"I highly recommend Bellatrix as a coach. She has a great understanding of the math of the game, and she can explain clearly where youâ€™ve missed some key concepts. She has a no nonsense approach to talking poker. She helped me go from being a fish out of water playing HUHU to being comfortable and confident both playing on HU tables and in starting new tables."DougL