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Old 07-13-2010, 01:32 AM   #1
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Pokermetrics: Advanced Database Analysis for SHNL

Almost universally, my clients tell me they were hesitant due to the price and not understanding the process and that they wished they hadn't waited. Often it takes the mix of positives recommendations from respected peers and a bad downswing to motivate them to get a review. With one exception I receive extremely positive feedback after the review with the main comment being that they wished they had done it earlier. The majority of my clients return for reviews. That one exception came back 6 months later and had another review, it just took him a while to understand the value of my perspective. My perspective is unique and sometimes disagrees with popular opinion but everything I do is backed by data and leaves little room for subjective opinion.

You will not regret this investment. I believe that less than a 10x return (and I expect much more) for my client is a failure. If you have any doubts read my reviews in the comments.

I'll attempt to better explain what exactly I do but first let's talk about solvers.

I like solvers, they've opened my eyes to some important concepts and are helpful in spots where population and database analysis don't offer clear answers. I've regularly found that solvers predict the future of the game (as the games become tougher solver derived strategies become more profitable and more closer reflect what I see in database/population analysis). No question they have a huge role in poker.

However, for most there are two issues with solvers.

We play in games where our opponents make tons of mistakes, and solvers can, and regularly do, lead you to solid but sub-optimal strategies. Put together enough slightly to moderately sub-optimal strategies and your win rate is minimal. The question that has to be answered with any solver generate strategy is if that strategy is intrinsically superior or is it a strategy that works best in games with opponents who see millions of hands vs you, can pick out your ranges perfectly, can develop perfect strategies to exploit you and can execute those strategies.

My analysis and experience from hundreds of reviews will help you answer that question.

Second issue is understanding the full solver strategy. When implementing a solver derived strategy many players get the first move/sizing right but get subsequent lines and sizing wrong. Those mistakes potentially kill any intrinsic value of the strategy. Most solver strategies are significantly more complex than standard strategies and it's no surprise they are difficult to properly execute.

Assuming a reliable sample, my analysis will clearly tell you if a solver strategy, or any strategy, is working. While a bit more difficult I can potentially tell you how to adjust your solver strategy or if you should abandon that strategy.

Following is a basic explanation of my process to help you better understand what I do. In all, I spend at least 10 hours on your game figuring out exactly where you're missing value and how you should adjust. When I'm done you'll have ~4 hours of video and a written report which shows crystal clear data backing up my conclusions. You'll have HM2 filters with target frequencies and win rates to evaluate your progress. You'll know both in a macro and micro sense where you need to improve and what you do well. I spend whatever time it takes to do a complete review.



I run about 2200 filters on your database. For each filter I run on your database I also run it for a comparison group. The first four columns show the results of each filter for your database. The third column is the margin of error for your win rate. If you are outside the margin of error when compared to the winning reg group then your win rate is flagged orange. If you are significantly outside the margin of error your win rate is flagged red.

The fifth and sixth column is the frequency and profit for the winning reg comparison group.

The last column is the impact factor which is the number of bbs difference between your results and the winning reg group's results over your sample size for that specific filter. The difference in value shows us your mistakes. We're looking for large negative impact factors paired with flagged win rates.

The primary purpose of the winning reg group is a measuring stick. How much should you win when you flop tpgk+? If you are making significantly less it is likely that there is a problem. When you flop air how after should you win the hand? If you winning at a lower frequency you are missing key aggression. How often should you fold flopped thin value? Even if your game style is different or the games you play are different from the comparison group this is a valid comparison. And I don't stop when I see the difference between you and the comparison group. I dig into your game and figure out exactly why you are under performing. If the differences is solely due to differences in game or game style I'll show you how that is working for you (e.g. your smaller average pot size hurts value range win rates but helps air range win rates and is overall net positive). If the differences are a result of your mistakes I'll show you those mistakes.

The above screen shot reveals the macro issues. I could write a few thousand words about the data in this section but I want to keep this relatively short (in your video review I'll go into full detail).

Won hand/lost hand is the core of the review. Those frequencies and win rates reveal your fundamental issue. For this database the issue is won hand win rate, specifically when hands go to showdown. When this client wins a hand, he's not winning as much as he should. Over his sample this has cost him about 7900bbs or 79 buyins (that's difference in won hand impact factor and lost hand impact factor, you have to consider both as difference in game style will impact both areas).

From experience I know that this issue is usually value extraction. A mix of missing bets or raises, small sizing and possibly variance. In the review I'll identify the specific issues.



Next, I want to isolate the problem areas through flopped ranges.

Again, I could write a few thousand words on what I see here but to keep it simple there's a value extraction issue (first line, saw flop tpgk+). When flopping tpgk+ they won 5364bb or 54 buy ins less than the comparison group. Similar to the overall data the issue is their win when value hands go to showdown. Thin value, draws and backdoors all have good win rates or are within the margin of error. There's a smaller issue with flopped air. The problem is low wwosd which reflects missing aggression. I'll review post flop bluffing in high success bluff spots to identify missing low/no equity bluffs. I'll give my client specific spot filters with target bluffing frequencies.



To further isolate the issues I review win rate by pot type. With these general saw flop filters the comparison group works as an excellent measuring stick regardless of your game style, if you are under performing there is likely an issue related to that spot.

Results in multiway pots, limped pots, and 3BPs are solid. This issue is when seeing the flop as the opener and seeing the flop in 4B pots.

From here I do a detailed review of post flop play focusing on value and air ranges. I'll determine if value issues are only as the opener and in 4B pots or if the issues are more general and are just more heavily impacting those two areas.

To keep this sort I'll skip covering that part of the review. Post flop the report and filters break down every possible line by pot type (SRP, 3BP, limped pot, multiway pot) by multiple hand values and I use that data to identify your specific mistakes.

Once I've completed the review I'll detail each issue, this is how I would detail the value extraction issues:



I'm sure this is still pretty confusing. In the videos I go into extensive detail. I probably go into to much detail but it will all make sense once you've completed the videos and I'm happy to answer any follow up questions.

When I've finished with your review you'll have clear evidence of your issues, what I think will fix the issue, filters to review your play and filters to measure your improvement. Most clients have 2-4 core issues along with a number of smaller fine tune opportunities.

I'm constantly refining Pokermetrics and improving my ability to interpret the data along with developing a more in-depth understanding of how one aspect of your game can impact another aspect. Your review benefits from my hundreds of reviews and thousands of hours I've spent thinking about how to parse and use data to improve my ability to analyze your game and improve your win rate. I spend a lot of time studying how the game of top winners differs from that of marginal winners. More recently I'm working more with Piosolver and figuring out how to evaluate solver adjustments and finding the common mistakes.

This year I've seen the biggest jump in my ability to fully evaluate my clients game. The difference between now and 1-2 years ago is huge. At this point it's rare when I can't identify the source of an issue.

The Review

While I can review samples as small as 75K hands, I recommend a 150K hand sample size (filtered 4-6 handed). More is helpful to reduce sample issues. You should send me the largest possible sample which reasonably reflects your current game. With smaller sample sizes like 75K hands we have to depend more on my experience in low frequency spots.

My comprehensive review includes the Pokermetrics report which shows the results of ~2200 filters next to the same date for the comparison group, ~4 hours of custom video reviewing your report line-by-line, detailed written report and HM2 filters to measure future results and replay hands in your problem areas. I spend about 10 hours on each review and I don't stop until I'm satisfied. On top of the 10 hours I spend reviewing your game, you benefit from the information I've gained through hundreds of reviews and my insider view of the games of many big winners.

In addition there is extensive population data allowing you to fine tune your preflop game and post flop analysis to see reg on reg and rec on reg frequencies in all the major spots.

Pricing

$990

I give a 10% discount if the majority of your hands are played at 100NL and below.

Please email Support@AJacksonPoker.com for payment options. Bitcoin is preferred (1% discount).

For lower stakes players check out this alternative. I'm also very interesting in growing my staking . We're focused on 25-100NL SHNL grinders. We'll improve your game and win rate. Our goal is to have you playing higher making it a win/win for both parties. Even if you don't need a stake this is a great way to get high level coaching. We're also open to CFP deals.

The Comprehensive Review

The comprehensive review is around 4 hours of custom video reviewing your report line-by-line and looking deeply into your problem areas. I spend significant time between videos figuring out exactly where you game is off and drawing connections between spots. Included is a conclusions videos which goes over each of your biggest opportunities for improvement in detail.

It comes with a detailed written report and custom HM2 filters so you can evaluate and track your future results in your problem areas.

The advice you get with my comprehensive review falls into 4 categories:

1. Clear advice on how to adjust your game. For example, I find that a client's 3B bluffing in the SB is 50% higher than average and bleeding money while adding no additional value to the top of their ranges. My work with population analysis (my population analysis is included with the report) shows that it's very unlikely ranges that wide will be profitable. I'll include a HM2 filter with target win rates for that exact spot and you can run it in the future to see if your 3B bluff results improve. You can also use the filter to replay old hands and analyze your decision process. As I go through the report I’ll also check related spots like flop cbet value and bluffs in 3B pots and address any issues after the 3B which are impacting your 3B bluff win rate.

2. I'll show you all the spots where you game is working and where you can expand your ranges. There's a huge amount of value derived from the confidence of knowing what is working in difficult to analyze spots such as flop cbet range construction, light defenses vs min opens, light calls vs 3Bs, play vs turn bets, etc. Countless times I've had clients investing major time adjusting areas that are performing well above average. You'll have more confidence in your play when things aren't going well and you'll trust your decision making process in marginal spots.

3. Filters to look deeper into underperforming spots where the cause isn’t clear. This is usually value ranges with low win rates and average or tight frequencies, this is most common in lower frequency post flop spots especially 3/4B situations. With smaller sample sizes in higher variance spots it's difficult to determine if it's a play or variance issue. Sometimes this will happen in higher frequency spots, for example flopping value as the preflop opener. Regardless of the spot I'll give you as much information as I can regarding what is off and you'll have filters to review your play and measure your future results.

4. Stat and population tendency advice. If there's a spot where I think stats or population data could impact your decisions I'll breakdown that spot. If you use one of my HUDs I'm happy to talk in depth how I think you can use my HUD in your problem areas.

I can guarantee when I'm done you'll know what you do well and the very specific aspects of your game that need work.

Privacy

A concern to some players is allowing access to their hole cards.

The hands come directly to me using Dropbox which is protected on my end by 2FA. Only myself and my in office assistant will have access to your hands.

If you want to be absolutely sure, here's how you can change your screen name:

When you do an export out of HM2 or PT4 your hands will be saved in a few Notepad files. Open up the notepad file and go to Edit->Replace and replace your screen name. It can take several minutes. A simple screen name like 'HERO' works, just don't choose a name used by another player. If you have more than one screen name you can change all screen names to that single name. Notepad++ can be used to change your screen name in multiple notepad files and is much faster. Highlight all the files you want edited, right click and select NotePad++. Search->Replace. Enter you current screen name in 'Find what' and the replacement name in 'Replace with'. Click 'Replace All in All Opened Documents'. Repeat for each screen name. 'Save All'. Zip up and send to me.

To avoid any appearance of conflict of interest my strong preference is that you change your screen name.

For population analysis purposes I will autonomize your hands. Hands with screen names are deleted a few weeks after the review, once I'm sure you have no follow up questions. If you do not wish your hands to be used for population analysis, let me know and I'll delete your hands.

How it works

Please upload your hands to Dropbox, Google Drive or any file share service.

Include a text document containing your email address, payment method, number of hands and screen name(s). Let me know if there are stakes or dates you want excluded. It will be helpful to include more details about your game. What are you working on? Where do you think your game needs work? How would you rate your use of your HUD? Are you using a solver program to adjust your game? What adjustments have you made? The more I know about your game the better I can review it, give me as much information as you want.

Share your hand histories with Support@AJacksonPoker.com

Send payment by your preferred method, email Support@AJacksonPoker.com for payment options.

I'll confirm that all you hands were imported and let you know when your review will be completed. It usually takes 5-7 days.

The report is done in Excel. If you don't have Excel I send the report and videos via Dropbox which includes Excel, you'll be able to open and read the report in your Dropbox folder.

This is a very time intensive process in which I run over 2200 filters on your game plus I spend most of two working days reviewing your game. I can only do two comprehensive reviews each week. I generally have comprehensive reviews back in 5-7 days, I sometimes get back logged with comprehensive reviews but it's never taken more than 10 days.

Private coaching

For advanced mid/high stakes coaching I highly recommend bandin. He's an exceptionally talented poker player who can clearly articulate his thoughts and enjoys coaching. He's organized, responsible and clearly enjoys coaching and mentoring like minded poker players. He and I have worked together since 2014 and he has a deep understanding of Pokermetrics and my HUD. You'll get a lot of value out of combination of Pokermetrics and his coaching. I'll show you exactly where your game needs work and as much information as I can regarding what you are doing wrong. I'll give you very specific filters with clear notes so you can isolate and replay hands with bandin.

I do private coaching as well. I limit myself to 2-3 package clients at a time so I can fully focus on each client.

Package coaching is 4.5 hours of coaching (generally 3 90 minute sessions) for $750. All sessions are recorded and sent to you after the session. I'm usually available early AM or morning for EU time zone players and evening for US time zone players.

I am generous with my time and my goal is that you feel you received a lot of value for your coaching investment.

I recommend having me do a comprehensive Pokermetrics review over private coaching with me. Private coaching is usually for players who want to do deeper analysis and improve HUD utilization. I've also helped a number of players transition from other games to SHNL along with serious amateurs looking to improve. I feel that I'm particularly good at developing and providing understandable strategies along with focusing my clients on what is important.

If you've purchased my Dynamic HUD I'll help you set it up and show you how to best integrate it into your game.

I'm very flexible when it comes to our sessions and I'll make sure we cover areas that concern you. All sessions are recorded and sent to you.

I do single session coaching at $250 for a 75 minute session if my schedule allows.

I'll also do recorded (not one-on-one) reviews $175 for a 75 minute review. You can send me a list of specific questions for me to answer. Recorded coaching is a great option for those who struggle to follow English in conversation and I've done many sessions this way for that reason. I can review FRNL databases using this method. A good FRNL database review usually takes 2 sessions.

Here's an alternative program for lower stakes players.

I'm also very interesting in growing my staking . We're focused on 25-100NL SHNL grinders. We'll improve your game and our goal is to have you playing higher making it a win/win for both parties. Even if you don't need a stake this is a great way to get high level coaching. We're also open to CFP deals.

The value of analysis based evaluation

A surprising number of poker professionals are resistant to spending money on developing their game through coaching. As the game advances poker will more closely resemble high level chess and professional athletics where top performers surround themselves with specialists. Most careers with decent pay require years of school and, at least for Americans, 5 or 6 figure debt getting that education. Be very selective where you spend your money but don't miss out on coaching that can potentially give you a massive return on your investment.

Almost universally, the response I get after the review is great surprise at the level of information and that they wish they had done this earlier. If any client has been less than extremely satisfied they've not told me. If you're on the fence, do it, you won't be disappointed. Read the reviews in the comments if you have any doubts. Many six figure winners use my database analysis and annual or bi-annual.

Database analysis is by far the best way to improve your results and gives you the best return on your coaching dollars. Database analysis fills the information gaps. Every aspect of your game is broken down into as many ranges and lines as a large sample of hands will allow. Alongside your frequencies and win rates you'll see how a strong winning reg constructs their game and their results with every part of their range. When we're done there will be no question as to where you have opportunities to improve and as much as is possible you'll know how you should adjust.

Given a sufficient sample size there's nothing subjective with database analysis. You'll get clear data about your game that will show you where you need to work on your game and often it will show you exactly how you need to adjust.

Traditional coaching can fail when the coach doesn't full articulate or understand the reasoning behind their lines. For many coaches, including myself, some of the factors that influence the line we take in a specific situation are considered at an almost subconscious level. It's easy to forget to include that information when breaking down a situation.

Through fine tuning your game you add a fraction of a bb to your bb/100 win rate with each adjustment. Pokermetrics is designed to show you a series of spots where you can find that fraction of a bb. Collectively, if consistently executed, these adjustments will add significantly to your win rate.
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:37 AM   #2
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I'm a former student of Alan's, just wanted to put in a good word.

I believe I bought 5-10hrs of coaching from when he was last doing it, and since then have had several talks with him over skype.

I think he explains his approach pretty well. He's very stats-intensive (if you remember his stoxpoker vids you'll know he used a huge hud layout), which I think is a great thing for struggling small stakes players. He's always been one to work a ton in HEM away from the tables and it shows through his coaching.

His experience with Jared Tendler definitely shows through his coaching too. I've always had a tilt problem and he indirectly helped me with that simply with his attitude towards the game and his general approach to poker.

His level of professionalism is worth noting. I don't think he was ever late for a session and I don't expect he will be - he's just too organized. Like he says, he never minded going over 5/10/15mins with his sessions if his time permitted either.

He used to charge more - for $600/5hr / $150/hr, he's a steal

-Taylor L., former stoxpoker microstakes coach
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Old 07-13-2010, 11:39 AM   #3
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I met Alan about two years ago when we were placed in a study group together after purchasing Slow Habit's book. Since then he has been hands down the biggest influence in my poker development. He is the quintessential professional and I have tried to emulate him starting with his "mission statement" that he wrote outlining his road map to poker success to his use of a few key hud stats that have worked amazingly well at the tables. I still go over hands with Alan and in my opinion he is one of the best at analyzing opponents and exploiting them. He is one of a select few players that I would stake my reputation on as a coach. Anyone that wants to see my results for past 2 years can pm me.

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Old 07-13-2010, 02:53 PM   #4
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Alan hasn't been my coach, so I can't recommend him from the perspective of one of his long-term students. I lived with him for a couple of months in Thailand, and that experience is where my recommendation comes from.

Primarily, I have been impressed by his professionalism and commitment to both his own game and to his students.

He has been generous enough to spend a non-trivial amount of time talking over issues I've had with session and tilt management, as well as spending several free hours with a struggling 50nl player that lived near us who was in danger of not being able to make it as a professional player.

I have also been able to overhear several of his paid and non-paid coaching sessions since we worked in the same room for quite some time.

He has played millions of SSNL/MSNL hands as a winning player and can also articulate his thought processes and help you develop yours. From a coaching standpoint, he seems particularly adept at quickly spotting leaks of hist students as well as helping them determine where they want to go with poker and how to get there. I'm sure that I would disagree with him on some minor issues, but I don't know anyone I agree 100% with on poker strategy.

I also know that he is going to give you everything he can for your money. From what I can tell, paying for an hour (or more) of gets you a lot more of that of his attention. He would often bring up issues from his time with a student to get input from me and other winning professionals.

Quite simply, he's not a sexy TV personality, training site pro, or high stakes player, but I know for a fact he's played more SSNL/MSNL hands at a significant win-rate than a large % of the coaches you'll find making videos just b/c they ran hot for 100,000 hands and have a sexy playing style.
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:21 PM   #5
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I decided to get coaching from Alan after seeing his video series on stoxpoker and being a breakeven reg at 1/2 for too long. I had on and off coaching with him for the last year.

Since he's a grinder himself he knows what you go through in the middle of a downswing and understands you, which on its own had alot of value for me. He's a really nice guy, he's passionate about the game and loves to talk strategy. It didn't take long before I felt he really understood how I think about the game and we tried to improve that. He helped me avoid a couple of marginal high variance spots and we found some spots where I just spewed money or where my gameplan wasn't developped yet.

He's always prepared to go the extra mile; I've emailed him a couple of times with some tough hands I couldn't figure out or wasn't sure about and always got a very quick and helpfull reply, even if it's been a while since the last coaching. Also I think 80% of the coaching sessions were over 75min.

Overall I feel like his coaching combined with my own hard work has improved my game alot.

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Old 07-13-2010, 05:22 PM   #6
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I coached Alan for a while about 1-2 years ago and got to meet him in person once. He's a genuine person, has his head on straight, and thinks about poker really well. Alan is one of those people who "gets it" and has had life experiences outside of poker, which I think is hugely important when considering a coach. He's not some kid who is going to flake out, as many coaches do.

I'm sure Alan will approach his coaching the way he approached his study with me and his actual game play, which is a very professional and thought provoking manner.

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Old 07-13-2010, 09:47 PM   #7
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My experience with Alan has been wonderful. The main thing I look for in a coach is for him to be there when I need him and Alan always fulfills that necessity. He is also honest, friendly and hard working and takes a very serious approach to the game. He makes his living from the game he teaches which speaks for itself. Another VERY important aspect is that you can see his win rate and verify that he is a consistent winner. Many coaches can't teach the subject thoroughly because they themselves lose over the long term! Overall, Alan will improve your game and is an outstanding coach.
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Old 07-14-2010, 05:26 AM   #8
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Ive talked poker in person with Alan quite a bit and am sure that he is a very solid player and consistent winner. More importantly, he is a very stand up guy and a true professional. He sticks to a disciplined schedule (unlike just about every other poker player) and outlines entire lessons ahead of time for his students. I would recommend him to any small stakes player looking for a reliable coach to help plug their leaks.
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:06 PM   #9
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In the time that I've known and coached Alan,2 years or so, I've formed a similar impression as Wilt.

Alan' proven to be one of the most consistent people I've been around. Hard working, always prepared, asked a lot of questions and had a strong desire to get the most out of every session we had. He's a critical thinker than doesn't take things at face value and has a strong passion for learning. He's creative and able to come up with novel solutions to problems - and willing to put the time necessary to even get to that point.

Most of all Alan's just a solid good guy who when talking with him you can tell he cares about people and I imagine he'll work hard for you.
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:48 AM   #10
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what's your hourly winrate in HM?
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Old 07-17-2010, 03:04 AM   #11
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what's your hourly winrate in HM?

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Old 07-18-2010, 10:31 PM   #12
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I just saw this, just wanna say +1 to Alan being a very cool guy who understands poker. He thinks about poker right. That's puts him ahead of at least 70% of SSNL 'coaches' in my mind.
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Old 07-24-2010, 08:13 PM   #13
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Hey AJackson!

I'm new in this forum. Wanted to send you a pm, but been looking for like 10 mintues now, and cannot figure out how I send you one. I have to post a certain amounts of post before I can send pm's or something?

Anyway, I'm interested in using you as a coach, so if you could send me a pm that would be great.

Ps: I'm a student at Bangkok University
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:09 AM   #15
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cfiiiam, haven't gotten an email. Make sure you sent it to Support@AJacksonPoker.com.

If you did, let me know and I'll figure out what is wrong.
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Excited to see this go live after a lot of work. The responses from the first couple of guys were very positive. This was sent to me last night:

only 30 min into studying this thing after watching video but wanted to tell you that

THIS IS ****ING AWESOME
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Old 02-03-2013, 11:19 AM   #16
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Did you write in the report what is the best action to fix the leaks you find?
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:16 PM   #17
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I have purchased the Pokermetrics Analysis from Alan and want to note how truly incredible this is. I would consider it a necessary purchase for anyone serious about keeping up with today's 6max game.

It is the most comprehensive analysis of how winning players actually play ever done. I've worked with Alan many times and have nothing but nice things to say about him. I wish that I was his only customer.

After you study your report, there will be no doubt in your mind on multiple areas that will improve your win rate! I honestly think he should be charging way more.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:34 PM   #18
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Did you write in the report what is the best action to fix the leaks you find?
I do not as that would have to done individually for each report and it's already a very time intensive process to produce the report. I do have a number of general comments though out the report to help you evaluate it.

I provide a video and document with the report explaining how to interpret the report. Like I wrote in the OP it will take a serious effort to fully evaluate the report. And I do private coaching which will speed up the process.

Just finished a one-on-one coaching session with JK3A, the above poster, and his ability to interpret the report with only the video instruction was impressive. My biggest concern with Pokermetrics is that it's too complex for most players to interpret. My session with JK3A largely alleviated my concerns.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:18 PM   #19
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please correct me if i'm wrong
Your product is similar to HM 2 Leak finder, but little bit more specific finding the leaks?
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:32 AM   #20
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please correct me if i'm wrong
Your product is similar to HM 2 Leak finder, but little bit more specific finding the leaks?
I think Pokermetrics is similar to Leakfinder in that both use filters to help you find where you need to work on your game. However I think Pokermetrics goes about it in a much different way.

Before I start with the differences I want to state that Leakfinder is a good product that will improve most player's game. I think for most players Leakfinder offers a better cost to benefit ratio. As a rule of thumb, if you've played less than a million hands of poker I think Leakfinder is a better choice for you. Pokermetrics is designed for moderate to high volume professional poker players who are interested in intensely fine tuning their game.

To start, we go into much greater detail which is why I suggest a minimum of 175K hands for the full report. I built roughly 1000 filters to create this report.

From Leakbuster FAQs

Leak Buster is the process of hundreds of millions of hands being analyzed and median ranges constructed for peak win rates. These Hand Histories were not submitted, they were farmed directly from the poker sites. A model was constructed from that of how these ranges relate and effect each other. Next a scoring algorithm was built from this model which ranks the data and how far it is from that peak mean, and a score from 1-10 is given for each statistical category based on the severity of the leak.

For example, if someone is calling 3-bets way too often, this means they are doing it with a non-optimal range and will be a significant leak (unless they are doing this consistently deep in position). The scoring system scores this kind of leak higher than say if you have a small leak because you're folding from the small blind a little too often.


This highlights where our approaches differ significantly.

I think there's a lot of value in their method as there will be a strong correlation between winrate and specific frequency ranges, i.e. A call 3B frequency of 20-27% is what most winning players are doing. If your 3B call is above or below that you are doing something wrong.

For many players the above will guide them in the right direction. However, imo, it's too general and presumptive for skilled professionals.

Another way to put it is in poker there are many different ways to win. One of the best midstakes grinders on the planet has a ridiculously low flop cbet and it works for him because he has an insanely good check/trap game.

I defend 3Bs more than most any other winning player, calling 3Bs ~42% verses most regs being between 20 and 30%. I can show you over my last million hands that I've made money with almost that entire range (I need to cut off the bottom 3-4% of my calling range).

With Pokermetrics I don't want to prejudge someone's frequency. My report will show where you are off along with comparison win rates. If your frequency is off of norms then compare winrates. If your winrate is equal to or better than the comparison group then it's very likely you are fine, you found a way to play that spot differently than most players.

The really big difference in the two products is that most of my report evaluates hand ranges. In the above Leakbuster quote they say they are using datamined hands which by definition only reveal holecards at showdown making hand range comparison impossible. For my comparison database all holecards are known. Allowing me to compare your flop cbet bluff frequency and win rate to the flop cbet bluff frequency and win rate of strong winning regs. Or your light flop floating or your light turn call...I believe the full report evaluates every spot and hand range where there is a half way reasonable sample size. And if I'm missing one I'll add it.

Pokermetrics does hundreds of range and winrate comparisons. For example in the 3B section Pokermetrics evaluates your SB 3B in 20 different spots using a combination of position and hand range. On top of that it shows you your coldcall results in the same 20 spots so you can evaluate 3B vs coldcall side by side.

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Old 02-04-2013, 03:33 AM   #21
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Alan has been my poker strategy coach for the last two years. A side from all the fantastic knowledge about he game that can easily be seen in any of the videos or the products he has released already, he is a kind, understanding and helpful person. I have nothing but good things to say about him and can highly recommend him to anyone. I have had the privilege to hear Alan talk about Pokermetrics for some time now and see how much time he has been put into it and now also the final product.

If you even suspect this product could be for you. It is!
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:32 AM   #22
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Is it possible to purchase the material you have created for your "No Cash Coaching" program?
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:57 PM   #23
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I used to be in Alans and Devins staking group and they have been one of the best influence on my poker game.
Alan attitude and enthusiasm in poker is a one of a kind.

I had a database analysis some while ago and it helped me find so many leaks and it helped me very much.

I defiantly recommend coaching from Alan, it will help you fix so many leaks.
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Alan is a HM/ stats god .. nothing more to say
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:34 AM   #25
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Is it possible to purchase the material you have created for your "No Cash Coaching" program?
Or is it somehow possible to purchase access to the program? Because I like the site im currently playing on
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