Originally Posted by aka_bebel
Had 2-3 sessions with Marshall. Didn't continue because of my own personal problems and stuff but I remember I liked the sessions because :
- he had a direct and not so nice way of telling me I sucked in the video I provided for review . Also he said he wanted players that worked hard and were serious about poker because he didn't want to waste his time and my money .
- he asked me a lot of questions ... put me to the test to see if I got things right and pushed me to do more etc.
Don't know why he gets flamed around here ... prob there is a reason . I had a nice interaction with him last year .
Thanks for the support.
I know I lack tact in those sessions, and while I didn't mean to be hurtful, I do feel it's my responsibility to be very upfront about my thoughts as to how you are playing and where you need to improve. I don't believe I came right out and said "look dude, you suck". But I'm sure if I didn't think you were a winner in the games you were playing that I would suggest you move down in stakes until your play improves.
What kind of coach would I be if I was afraid of hurting your feelings and not being honest with you about your play? Usually I'm upfront about that before I even start coaching someone that I may have to tell them things like that so I am sure I prepared you for it at least a little bit.
I'll definitely keep in mind to try to be more tactful in the future though, so thanks for the feedback on that.