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Old 10-02-2015, 03:40 AM   #1
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Crushing the micros and live Poker! Coaching for profits available!

Hello all

For questions:
Skype: akroma7777 (if you add me please add the reason for adding me to your request)

I have been coaching microstakes NL players for about 3 years now.

As for what I have to offer:
I want to keep coaching affordable to as many players as possible, which is why my rates are on the low end of the spectrum.

I offer coaching mostly geared towards players at the stakes of 25NL and lower, although I feel comfortable coaching anyone up to and including 100NL. I currently play 100NL myself.

What will coaching look like:
Typically the first session would be some form of get to know your game and yourself. Looking at some of the basic stats as well as figuring out what level of play you’re currently at.

Subsequent session could include (but are not limited to):
- Database research (I am a huge fan of approaching poker by the numbers, I think our databases include so much useful information that most players simply don’t make use of)
- Hand history review
- Video review
- Theory discussion

Of course any student is welcome to propose any type of session not mentioned.

Online:
50€/hour (up to and including 25NL) Package deals can be discussed with longer term students but only after they have proven to be serious about their learning. Too many students were taking packages and then losing interest halfway through (easy money for me but not what I want).

Live players:
1/2 blinds 80€/hour
2/5 blinds 100€/hour


Coaching hours:
Weekdays from 11am-5pm CET (Amsterdam zone)


Coaching for profits:

Coaching for profits might be the best option if you are looking for a long term coaching agreement. Instead of paying by the hour you will only pay for coaching out of your winnings.

Students who join my CFP agreement are required to make a security deposit of €100 to make sure they are really committed to the agreement. I tried this without a deposit in the past but sadly few of these agreements worked out for me because the students took advantage of my trust.




My recent results:

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Old 10-04-2015, 03:16 AM   #2
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It occured to me it may not be entirely clear from my post that I don't usually play the micros myself. My usual stakes are 50-200NL, I just played 5Nl for the benefit of showing I crush that stake level.

http://akroma007.imgur.com/all/

These are my results for 50NL and up. Keep in mind I don't care about my winrate in bb/100. I only care about $/hour. I could play less tables or game select better to increase my winrate in bb/100 but that would lower my $/hour so I don't (since the number of hours we can put in is limited, I want to maximize what I can get out of one hour). With rakeback this just gives me the most bang for my time .
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Old 10-05-2015, 10:28 AM   #3
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http://imgur.com/qauDLZu

Seems like the last link wasnt working. This one should. Please Pm me if it doesn't.
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:07 PM   #4
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I have been taking lessons for about 4 months and my game has gone from a losing player to a winning player. I can see the results and I am happy with my game.
He takes his time and shows you what to do and how. He started me off slow and worked on the basics with me which I needed help with and did not even know that I needed the help. I have been playing for over 5 years and as I said I was a losing player but not any more. I still have a lot to learn but he will get me there because he cares. He is a great coach and can get you to the point you want to be at and make you a winning player also.
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Old 10-09-2015, 02:59 PM   #5
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How would we contact each other for coaching? Skype? Also does this apply to online or live?
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Old 10-10-2015, 01:52 AM   #6
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How would we contact each other for coaching? Skype? Also does this apply to online or live?
Hi, yes we would contact eachother through Skype. My coaching is geared towards online poker. I could also teach live poker, but it would have to be over skype as well.
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Old 10-11-2015, 02:19 AM   #7
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Do you have results for 6max 25nl?
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Old 10-11-2015, 03:23 AM   #8
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Do you have results for 6max 25nl?
I dont because I havent played that in at least 3 years. I only played 5Nl for the purpose of this thread as a proxy for microstakes.

My normal stakes are 100 and 200NL. You can find the results for those stakes in my 2nd or 3rd post.
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Old 10-14-2015, 02:34 PM   #9
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re: Crushing the micros and live Poker! Coaching for profits available!

I know you've given your results for 50nl+ but it may be a good idea to show them by stake rather than having them all together.
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Old 10-14-2015, 04:08 PM   #10
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I no longer have those hands . I got a new pc recently and lost my HHs. I got these images from my old thread (3 months ago). I might be able to find some specifications but I dont think I had them all seperated though. I know I had 100NL+, but not sure I have 100NL and 200Nl seperate as well. Will take a look tomorrow
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Old 10-15-2015, 02:01 AM   #11
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Link for results without 50NL:
http://imgur.com/krDiaRE

Link for results with 200NL only (small sample):
http://imgur.com/ldCUw76

I do not have 100NL seperated but you could calculate it from this data if Im not mistaken. Winrates for 50NL and 100NL did not differ that much though.
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Old 10-17-2015, 02:57 AM   #12
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I was recently asked to coach someone using a form of hybrid coaching for profits. Initially I declined but after thinking about it I decided to give it a try. I don't want to base this experience off of just one student so I am taking on one or 2 more players for this as an experiment.

The details will differ from player to player but what it comes down to is: you pay part of my hourly rate up front and then some amount after making X amounts of profits (the total will always be more than my currently listed hourly since I am taking on more risk). This might make it possible for players with smaller bankrolls to get coaching.
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:14 AM   #13
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I just think that if you had a decent sample at 50nl showing you were winning at a decent rate at that level then it would be helpful. I understand that although you have a low winrate, the stakes you are playing mean that you should definitely have knowledge to pass on to those playing the stakes you are offerring to coach. The problem is that others may not see it that way and will just look at the winrate and think 'meh'.

I'm not posting this to criticise, it's just an observation. I've posted elsewhere that I think 2+2 should lower their advertising costs for people coaching the micros at a reasonable cost (as you are) rather than having the forum full of coaches who are out of their price range. So in that regard I hope you have some success.
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Old 10-17-2015, 05:30 AM   #14
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I mean this is good advice but its not something I can help atm. I have the winrate I have. I am currently on it but its gonna take time before I have a decent sample. I cant just conjure it up out of thin air without cheating .
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Old 10-17-2015, 02:40 PM   #15
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Hi Akroma im looking for a coach for micro can you pm me your skype or email since i cant pm you

Thanks
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Old 10-18-2015, 09:49 PM   #16
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The graphs you are showing are at nl5? 4k profit in 2 months playing strictly nl5 is impressive imo. Would definitely be interested in discussing coaching as I'm a live player trying to make the transition to online and I'm starting at nl5 with $100 bankroll.
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Old 10-19-2015, 03:05 AM   #17
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Hi Akroma im looking for a coach for micro can you pm me your skype or email since i cant pm you

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Hi I cannot PM you either because you do not have enough posts yet. You could increase your number of posts to receive PM priviliges. I believe you need 10 posts.
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Old 10-19-2015, 03:13 AM   #18
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The graphs you are showing are at nl5? 4k profit in 2 months playing strictly nl5 is impressive imo. Would definitely be interested in discussing coaching as I'm a live player trying to make the transition to online and I'm starting at nl5 with $100 bankroll.
Hi, I don't knwo where you got those numbers as I cannot view my links for some reason atm (does anyone else have this problem?), but I did not win 4K$ at 5NL, that would be impossible in 2 months.

You have the same problem btw. Only 1 posts so I cannot PM you my contact details.
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Old 10-19-2015, 11:42 AM   #19
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Hi, I don't knwo where you got those numbers as I cannot view my links for some reason atm (does anyone else have this problem?), but I did not win 4K$ at 5NL, that would be impossible in 2 months.

You have the same problem btw. Only 1 posts so I cannot PM you my contact details.

Nothing is impossible I misread the chart. It was showing BBs. My apologies. feel free to shoot me an email lambert.michael@gmail.com

thanks again
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:12 AM   #20
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Nothing is impossible I misread the chart. It was showing BBs. My apologies. feel free to shoot me an email lambert.michael@gmail.com

thanks again
I have sent you an email with my skype details
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Old 10-20-2015, 06:26 PM   #21
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Hello all
Saw this topic on the "highlights" main page and have a few questions.

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Microstakes players need to learn fundamental play first (everyone seems to think they already know them, but there is a reason you’re still playing the micros).

What is "fundamental"? Do you follow some guide or book?


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My rates:
40$/hour for 10NL and lower
50$/hour for 25NL and 50NL
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I was recently asked to coach someone using a form of hybrid coaching for profits. Initially I declined but after thinking about it I decided to give it a try. I don't want to base this experience off of just one student so I am taking on one or 2 more players for this as an experiment.

Do you offer some "package" or "program? For example, a micro-starter or introduction package for like 5-10 hours for a discount?

Is the other offer still open? What would that cost? How much time would need to agree? For example, a 1,3,6-month or something agreement?

Would you offer group classes, to make it cheaper for people? How would that work?


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My results:

Sadly I was running pretty bad for quite a long time so I don’t think these results do my skill level true justice. But despite the bad luck my winrate is still very decent:
How do you know this was "bad luck"? ("Red Line" and "Green Line"? ...people say, if you were going all-in every time pre-flop?)

Also can you explain what those number/charts/stats mean? The one about STD saying 80+ bb/100, what does that mean? Is this what people say "variance", so you could be losing 80+ or winning 80+ also?

If some of these question were answered or discussed before/elsewhere, please show some links if possible.

Thank you.

Also, is this for certain tables/sites? ...can this be used for all mtt, sng, cash table small stack/normal stack/deep stacks? ...all kinds of sites/anonymous/big fields/etc. (not sure what else to ask there, but there are many options)? (Oh, live tournaments, PLO, tough/nit cash games like at some casinos? )

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Old 10-21-2015, 05:32 AM   #22
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What is "fundamental"? Do you follow some guide or book?
Different people probably have different definitions for fundamental, but to me they are the basic building blocks of poker. So what is absolutely essential to winning at poker. A very simple example of this would be pot odds. Again this is an extremely simple example.

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Do you offer some "package" or "program? For example, a micro-starter or introduction package for like 5-10 hours for a discount?
I am not a big fan of packages as I think it is not a smart plan to commit yourself for a long time. Things may change and you might lose interest halfway through the package for example.

Also my rates are already very low. I also have to pay for this advertisement so if I lower them even further my hourly is getting really low.

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Is the other offer still open? What would that cost? How much time would need to agree? For example, a 1,3,6-month or something agreement?
The other offer is still open. It would depend on a large amount of variables including stake level, hands/month etc. So I can't give you an answer here. Also this is not an option for anything under 10NL (and probably not for 10NL either) since winnings would just be far too small to compensate my time.

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Would you offer group classes, to make it cheaper for people? How would that work?
I have not done any group sessions so far and tbh I don't know what that would look like. If there is enough interest I would not mind trying it. But keep in mind this would be new to me.

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How do you know this was "bad luck"? ("Red Line" and "Green Line"? ...people say, if you were going all-in every time pre-flop?)
Well for one you can see my all in EV is over 1bb/100 higher than my actual winnings. This is only a very small part of play though. I just ran KK into AA, set over set, flush over flush etc. significantly more often than average. Another clue is my graph. There is a 60K stretch of hands with a breakeven result. Since the entire sample is only 100K hands that is a disproportianally large stretch.

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Also can you explain what those number/charts/stats mean? The one about STD saying 80+ bb/100, what does that mean? Is this what people say "variance", so you could be losing 80+ or winning 80+ also?
I think you are referring to the standard deviation. When it is 80bb/100 that means over 100 hands my winnings will fall between my winrate +80bb and my winrate -80bb about 2/3 of the time. It will be between my winrate +2*80bb and 2*-80bb 95% of the time.

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If some of these question were answered or discussed before/elsewhere, please show some links if possible.

Thank you.

Also, is this for certain tables/sites? ...can this be used for all mtt, sng, cash table small stack/normal stack/deep stacks? ...all kinds of sites/anonymous/big fields/etc. (not sure what else to ask there, but there are many options)? (Oh, live tournaments, PLO, tough/nit cash games like at some casinos? )
My coaching is geared towards microstakes online cash. I do not teach PLO. Neither do I teach MTTs/SNGs. Live players however, can definitely benefit from my coaching. Live NL and online NL is fundamentally the same game, even though they play a lot different (that is simply because of the players and the number of players). the same concepts apply.
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Old 10-22-2015, 01:42 PM   #23
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Different people probably have different definitions for fundamental, but to me they are the basic building blocks of poker. So what is absolutely essential to winning at poker. A very simple example of this would be pot odds. Again this is an extremely simple example.
I would like to clarify this a bit as people might take this as me just teaching them pot odds and simple things like that. That is not what I mean to say. I assume by now almost everyone knows pot odds and how to apply them. There are a lot of concepts involved in fundamental poker (pot odds being one of them), and pot odds are one of the simplest concepts. There is a lot more to it though and once you will be alerted to all the things that make up the fundamentals, a lot of microstakes players will realise that they didn't have all the fundamentals down as they thought.

Again, there is a reason are people are playing the micros. For the vast majority of them it is a lack of fundamental knowledge preventing them from moving up the stakes.
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Old 11-02-2015, 04:19 PM   #24
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Hey my name is Jesper can you PM me your skype so i can tell you my story about poker. I would love to learn from you / Jesper from Sweden
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Old 11-03-2015, 04:08 AM   #25
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Hey my name is Jesper can you PM me your skype so i can tell you my story about poker. I would love to learn from you / Jesper from Sweden
Hi,

I cannot PM you. I think you need more forum posts. You could PM me at Deuces Cracked where I go by akroma.
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