What I offer: Individual coaching for 6-max and full-ring Limit Hold'em cash games.
My background: I've been playing online poker since January 2004 almost exclusively in LHE cash games. I joined 2+2 shortly after I started playing and I've been contributing to the LHE strategy forums ever since.
I'm a CardRunners Guest Pro doing LHE videos. In my videos I analyze interesting hands from my recent play with a focus on common recurring problems. If you have access to CardRunners, viewing my videos is a very good way to learn more about how I teach. I currently play online cash games including 20/40, 15/30, 10/20, 8/16, 5/10, and 4/8 across several sites. I mostly play 6-max because that's where most of the action is, but I'm also happy to play full-ring when the opportunity arises. I move around a lot because I strongly believe that finding the best possible games and targeting the bad players is more valuable than anything else one can possibly do to improve one's win rate. I'm a steady 2-3 BB/100 winner in all the games I play.
Preflop: I play 6-max with a 30/20 style that strongly emphasizes position, discounted flops, and exploiting bad players. Compared to most good players I play very tight UTG and in situations where I'm facing multiple bets. If you learn preflop play from me this is what I will be teaching.
1. You play 200 hands of your best poker at an online site that is supported by Hold'em Manager (HEM). Put the hand histories in a zip file and email them to me.
2. I review the 200 hands by myself using HEM's replayer. I analyze every hand where you saw the flop and make notes.
3. While I am reviewing the 200 hands you should be doing the exact same thing. Make notes and write down any questions you have. This is an optional step but it will greatly increase the value of my feedback if you have already thought about the hands.
4. We discuss the hands over the telephone or Skype. Each of us has the hands in HEM so it is easy to see which hand we are doing. The discussion begins with AA and proceeds through all the hands down to 22. I give my feedback on each hand and answer all of your questions. If you are not familiar with the sort of feedback I give you should read a few of my posts at 2+2 or CardRunners.
Pricing: The initial program costs $600 which covers at least two hours analyzing the hands and at least four hours discussing them. Further coaching depends on the needs and desires of the student at an hourly rate of $100.
Contact info: The best way to reach me is to send me a PM at 2+2. Except for an occasional vacation I log in virtually every day.
Things I believe:
1. Poker is about money but it should also be fun. Most people don't take golf or tennis lessons in hopes of joining the pro tour. They take lessons because the game is more fun if you play well. I really enjoy studying poker and analyzing hands. I hope that in addition to making poker more profitable for my students I can also help them appreciate the game and enjoy it more.
2. It's really wrong the way certain authors and coaches pass off their pet theories as generally accepted expert play. There are a few things about my game that are not really standard. If you've read lots of my posts or watched my videos you probably know what some of them are. I believe in my ideas and I'm happy to share them, but they will always come with full disclosure.
3. Winning poker is not about being brilliant. Solid sensible poker gets the money in every game I've ever played. I don't try to outsmart people or be extremely clever. I bet and raise when I have it, I make cheap bluffs when my opponents seem weak, and I showdown my hands. You will rarely see me pouring lots of money into a pot and then folding at the end.
Links to some of my posts:
Floating in BB defense
Missed overcards (3 posts)
Learning how to think
When to stop raising
Multiway with a maniac
HU turn play with a big hand (3 posts)
Overcalling the river
AA under pressure
Bad tables and variance (2 posts)
Turn card trouble (2 posts)
Relative position and big pots (2 posts)
Avoiding the wringer (2 posts)
Strategy of never 3-betting a stealer HU in the BB (3 posts)
Turn bet or free card? (3 posts)
Postflop strategy: bluffing and value
3-way WA/WB (2 posts)
"One-card hands" (3 posts)
Tough turn decision caused by misplayed flop (2 posts)