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Old 03-04-2017, 09:21 PM   #1
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Spin & Go Coaching by aubibek

Hello guys,

Introduction:

First, let me introduce myself. My name is Kaloyan and I'm a 31 year old poker player from Bulgaria. I play on PokerStars under the nickname "aubibek". My main poker game/format is Spin&Go, although during the years (9+ years active in the poker scene) I've played pretty much every single SNGs format out there.

Coaching experience:

Currently I'm an active player at the $100 SpinNGo buy-in level and a coach for a large (~100 players) poker stable. I've also coached close to 100 private students (mostly Bulgarians, although I now have a lot more practice with coaching in English, since I joined the coaching staff of the said stable). I also had a small "stable" type structure at one point (I rented an office where 12 players were coming in every day to study/play poker, in exchange I got a percentage of their profits). Players there were playing (and eventually winning at) everything from HU hypers to MTTs, but that's beyond the scope of this thread I guess.

Now that you hopefully know me a bit better let me show you my results and then explain more about the coaching process and what you'd be getting for your money.
All of my tournaments have been played at the $100 SpinNGo level. Most of the tournaments are from this year (2017).

Results at $100s:


How is coaching going to work:

During the years I've also paid for a lot of private coaching and have found out that (at least for me) structured coaching works best. By far. I've had great coaches (knowledgeable, also explaining very well) that just didn't have a well structured course/plan which made their overall coaching "EV" a bit questionable (they were providing value, however they were also charging pretty steep prices so overall EV stayed low). Just to give a quick example, a few years ago I had a great coach, but the only thing we did was hand history reviews, which was kinda slow and certainly not targeting mostly/only the areas where I needed the most improvement. There were so many hands that we've gone trough (spots where I was playing okayish) that with a more targeted approach could have been skipped and other hands seen in their place (spots where I was doing badly, which would have increased coaching EV by a lot). But just the simple coaching plan/format that was chosen made great coaches into marginal EV deals.

This is the long way of saying that I like things structured I guess. I'd like to custom tailor a "course" for each and every one of you guys depending on what your needs are (you'll be able to choose however many hours you'd like that course to be). This will allow us to increase your EV from my coaching program by targeting the worst areas of your game and focusing mainly on those areas. Let me explain further how this is generally going to work.

I'll do 1 hour with you (we'd be doing a database review of your games, preferably at least 1000 games should be in the database, the more the better, PT4 is also required) where we'll take a look at a bunch of different spots where you might be doing good or bad (I have created about 250 custom stats that cover virtually all parts of the game). We won't be talking in a lot of detail about how to fix the mistakes we find in this particular session as we'd have a lot of stats to go trough, just identifying that a certain spot is likely leaking and writing it down for later analysis. Then I'd be doing an analysis on those numbers and recommend what we should be focusing on depending on the amount of hours you'd like to purchase. For instance if you purchase 2 hours (that's kind of the minimum, unless you want to just do the DB review and while that in itself is certainly going to be great value, I think there is a lot more stuff you'll find interesting moving forward) the 1st one is obviously going to be the DB review and in the 2nd one we'll target the most frequent spot that you're losing sizable EV (SB vs BB 3 handed let's say). If we move forward with 5 hours for instance, then we'd be able to target a lot more spots that you're losing EV in (although with each hour the overall value of my coaching is diminishing as the spots we're targeting are becoming less and less frequent or you're not losing that much EV in the first place). I'll inform you which areas are "critical" to work on in my opinion and which I'd recommend working on but it's up to you how many hours you'll purchase and if you'll put any weight into my "report". Bear in mind that for some players, some spots would require multiple sessions to "fix" properly.

Price:

$150 for 1-5 hours (that's about my average hourly rate of playing poker, long term after I hit the milly obviously)
$130 for 6+ hours (adjusted due to you probably starting to lose some EV (coaching EV, not in-game EV) from my coaching program at this point, it'll generally be the case that you're not going to learn as much the second 5 hours compared to the first 5 hours).
Payment methods available are Skrill and PayPal for now. Maybe adding Neteller and BTC soon.

As you know by know I'm really all about you having very good EV from my coaching, so just to make the deal even sweeter I'll add in some bonuses:

Bonus1: Everyone that buys at least 5 hours (bulk, at once) will get all the custom stats I was talking about. That's pretty much every preflop spot out there so you can do whatever you like, you can probably use them to create a custom HUD or at least do what we'd be doing with them in the coaching - explore and improve your game!

Bonus2: Everyone that buys 10+ hours (bulk, at once) will get all my GTO solutions (we'll be using those a lot in the process of the coaching and I'm sure a lot of you guys will get in love with them).

Additional information:

A bit more about those solutions though. Prior to starting to use them in coaching we'll be talking a bit about GTO in general (maybe a bit more if you're new to that stuff), why it's important and why we should be running away from it like the plague (a bit of a contradiction in that sentence, I know, details in the course). Generally I see a lot of good players with misconceptions what exactly GTO means, how and where we should be using it etc. I want to be sure everyone understand what I'm showing and not just looking at some pretty charts and starting to incorporate them in-game, which would be a huge mistake.

I'd give you about 50 "GTO" solutions (PioSolver format), some equilibriums, some exploitative (hence the quotes in GTO earlier). These solutions are solved on a 512 GB RAM dedicated server, took about two months. Price on these alone is at least $1400 (server price for 2 months) + some time and know how (setting up the server, seting up PioSolver scripts etc). Not to mention a PioSolver edge license to be able to solve for preflop (another $1k if you don't have it already). All in all if you want to do these for yourself you'd most likely have to shell out on average around $2k + at least a month (even solving on 2 servers). This is the main reason I'm giving these to 10+ hours only. These solutions are worth a lot. I don't want someone just ordering a couple of hours and me giving them away for almost free. I won't be holding back anything from them and I'll be showing them to every single student (for spots that we're targeting to fix, with a lot of prior explanation on what they mean and when to use them (if ever)) but as I said I'll be sending them only to players with 10+ hour orders so they can browse for themselves. I think at least PioSolver basic is required to be able to browse the preflop solutions but don't quote me on that. You can ask anything you want in the Commercial Software forum (there is a thread about the software there, where the developer is answering all questions). All in all if you don't own a PioSolver license you're really missing out (although I'm sure most of the guys using it don't really understand GTO well enough to be gaining a lot of EV at the tables, that's where hopefully I come in though, and you're not one of the many)

In general I won't be asking anyone to comment in this thread about my coaching abilities (as I said most of my private coaching is in Bulgarian and pretty much all of them are now friends, whose opinions probably won't mean much to you, and the other large group of people that I coach doesn't really have any choice since I'm appointed from the stable management, not by them, however I like to think I do decent job) although I'll be glad if someone shows up here

As I'm probably the least known coach at this point in time by the general community on this forum I'm willing to do some free database reviews (or some discounts for a few hours of coaching, as a DB review by itself won't be that good of an indication of my coaching skills, as the process is mostly automated with the stats I've built). Only to well known community members and no current rival regs (regs playing 100s). Basically anyone with a good community standing and playing spins $15s-$60s is welcome for a free hour/hour and a half of poker analysis. I'll choose 1-2-3 or however many guys I decide I need reviews from (if business doesn't start picking up by itself) but I generally think I've made quite an attractive offer for all of you SpinNGo players out there, hope you'll agree and we'll see/hear each other at your next coaching session!

Thanks for reading the wall of text and finally...

Contact details:

If you have any questions about anything related to my coaching program (or anything else for that matter) you can contact me either by PM here on the forums or:

Skype: Zipper4o
E-mail: Kaloyan.Stoyanov@gmail.com

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Old 03-08-2017, 11:48 AM   #2
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Re: Spin & Go Coaching by aubibek

Hey guys,

So I was getting a lot of different questions which I though I would address here as well.

First I want to address the issue of different spin variants on different networks. In general if the blind and payout structures (winner takes all mostly, not talking about price distribution obviously) are the same, coaching wise there is virtually no difference so you'll take full benefit of the coaching. If however your structure is different than stars' then please contact me so we can explore it further and I'll tell you exactly what you're losing out of my preparation (GTO solutions might not be applicable for your structure for instance, although pretty good approximations are probably possible). If there is decent demand for other networks I could even re-calculate all of the GTO solutions and calculate any ICM considerations (if there are Spins out there with more players/different payout structures).

Second I want to explain a bit more about my solutions coz I got a few questions about them. Basically they're all HU spots (6+ BB, 1 BB increment up to 25 BB, so around 20 HU equilibrium solutions), BB vs BTN open (when SB folds) for different BTN open percentages (this one is in the exploitable category as one of the ranges is locked, namely the BTN open range). It's done for 15% open to 50% open in 5% increments.
The other big part is 3 handed HU (SB OOP postflop), this is the spot where basically BTN folds and we're left HU BB vs SB, but unlike regular HU SB is OOP postflop. We have these for 25, 20, 18, 15, 12.5, 10, 8 and 6 BB, these are also equilibriums (nothing's locked, will explain more what these things mean in coaching if there are questions). I also have a number of other exploitable solutions (read some of the ranges are locked and the algorithm exploits those perfectly). The best example I can give about this is you make an opponent model (a player you're struggling against, but know how he's playing pretty well, just not sure you're adjusting correctly) input that into PioSolver and it's giving you the best preflop strategy to approach said player (range). Granted this would be even more precise if we could lock all of postflop, but that's not doable sadly, coz we'd have to know how a player plays every single flop (plus turn and rivers) in the subset we use, which is rather unlikely. This is the best way to learn about how to exploit something. Instead of a certain player we can also input population tendencies in there (I have those solutions as well) and see how we should be playing readless against the general population (that's a far better approach than using GTO equilibriums or most, if not all, educated guesses). Anyway, I think that's enough and if you still have further questions please contact me privately (contact details in OP).

Third, as I said, I won't be asking anyone to vouch for me (as you can see by the post count in this thread) even though I obviously have pretty good relations with a lot of player since as I said I'm coach in a large stable etc, but I just don't like that kind of stuff (asking people for "reputation"). I want every comment in this thread to be from a person who paid with their own money (with a few exceptions coming in the next sentence) and if he doesn't feel he's getting his money's worth out of the coaching he can clearly say so. The exceptions I was talking about are a few "freebie" sessions (hour and a half each, a bit more than usual but I want to both do a part of the DB review and a part of the fixing leaks thing coz these are pretty different, but each one is very important in it's own right).

So I will be giving away 3 (for now, maybe more to come, as I said I'm really serious about building my rep in the community, the fair way) hour and a half coaching sessions to the first 2 forum members that post in this thread. There will be some requirements but I'll try and lower them down a bit so more people can hopefully use this.

Requirements:

1. At least 100 post count (somewhat reputable forum members).
2. At least 1000 tournaments played in a PT4 DB (preferably on a single buy-in level).

I'll even remove the no 100s (rival regs) players rule.

I know there are a lot of players in different stables, they're also welcome (although I don't see players having free coaching as potential customers, at least for now).

If you have any other questions don't hesitate to post here or ask me privately.
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Old 03-08-2017, 11:31 PM   #3
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That sounds like a good deal.
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Old 03-11-2017, 06:38 AM   #4
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Re: Spin & Go Coaching by aubibek

is the give away coaching session still available?
if so i am interested
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Old 03-11-2017, 07:04 PM   #5
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I'll be interested in the free session if still available. Good luck in this endeavor.
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Old 03-15-2017, 07:47 AM   #6
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Re: Spin & Go Coaching by aubibek

Hey guys,

A couple of people already started the coaching program (paying users) so when they finish hopefully they'll leave an honest review.

Meanwhile I'll contact all the free coaching session requests today or tomorrow to schedule a session (convenient for both parties).

There is also one more slot for the free sessions I'm offering, however I'd like to offer that to some higher stakes player (at least $15, hopefully $30 or more). This should be a no-brainer (no-risk) pickup for any mid stakes reg, who's looking to get some insight into the mind of a higher stakes regular. You can't really lose, but there is potentially a lot to be gained (and it will be )

Good luck all.
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:48 AM   #7
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I'm interested in the free session!
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:57 AM   #8
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Hello, thanks for the interest however you're not covering the requirements specified in post #2 in this thread (low post count).

Sorry about that! Hopefully we can work together some other time.
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Old 03-17-2017, 12:59 PM   #9
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I'm interested, if the offer is still open, I'll gladly take it
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Old 03-17-2017, 08:42 PM   #10
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Re: Spin & Go Coaching by aubibek

To give you some idea why I want this coaching, and why I feel I can offer valuable feedback to people in this forum.

I want the coaching, because your results at 100's are outstanding, and I'm interested in what I can learn from you. You're not necessarily better than me in skill level (but could be), but for sure with these results, i'd be an idiot not to want to hear what you have to say.

I think I have the ability to judge your coaching skills because:

1. I'm a regular at 60's and at 60's and 100's (17k games), i have something like 53 cev
2. I've coached hundreds of hours myself mainly at $15+ levels
3. And I can deliver proof of both of these points (kinda hard for the coaching, but possible i guess), which I will do in when I write my review


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Old 03-17-2017, 11:15 PM   #11
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Re: Spin & Go Coaching by aubibek

I had a free session with tnotmotnotgwcrf; he was able to break apart my preflop game in detail using custom stats and show me where my main leaks are; we went over preflop piosolver solutions and how to properly use them to exploit the population tendencies. I think he is overall a great investment, especially for players playing 30s and above, where his population tendencies stats are more relevant.
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Old 03-18-2017, 07:55 AM   #12
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Thanks for the review XXIV!

Pakichu777 I've private messaged you, you can contact me on skype (Zipper4o) so we can schedule a convenient hour for both of us
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Old 03-19-2017, 12:47 PM   #13
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I had the free coaching session with tnotmotnotgwcrf the other day.
Firstly just want to thanks for what he did, the session went nearly 3 hrs and I am very pleased with what I learnt.
He gave me new perspective on how should I approach the games at my stakes
and we went through a couple of my stats in pt4. He pointed out precisely what I have done wrong and how should I play instead. He not only told me what should I do in certain spots but more importantly demonstrated why should I do that in those spots with the aid of pio, equilab and some population tendencies stats.
I will def looking to do some more coaching with him in the future and highly recommend anyone who want to improve their games to do some coaching with him, I am sure it will be well worth your money.
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Old 03-21-2017, 04:19 PM   #14
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Thanks for the outstanding review!

Hope we work together again soon enough (when you're moving up to 60s and 100s )
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Old 03-23-2017, 08:43 AM   #15
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Re: Spin & Go Coaching by aubibek

I contacted Kaloyan about 2 weeks ago and We had 2 sessions so far.
I was grinding MTT before and doing ok ,but decided to move to spins recently for the better time management.I started spins at $15 to learn the game and was beating $15 with a good ROI , but when moved to $30,the game got alot tougher.
Kaloyan has a strong poker mind & don't teach you a prescribed kinda poker ,but alternatively teaches you how to read your opponents and approach to that step by step and more importantly how to exploit each opponent or style to your benefit.
We've talked about deeper or shallower stack/ 2 or 3 handed in different position and my game has improved a lot.
He's a very caring and passionate guy and knows what he's doing.
In my opinion you'll get alot more from the money you spend on this coaching session/program and see it as a very good investment(that's how I looked at it anyway).
I am Looking forward to do more sessions with him and if you want to improve your spins skills get in touch with the man here.
Great person,Great coach,Great mind.
Thanks bro
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Old 03-25-2017, 11:26 AM   #16
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Thanks for the great review buddy!

So 2 of the 3 free hours are done, and we've scheduled a couple of times with Pakichu777 (First time he didn't show up, and later he said that it was a crazy weekend so he couldn't make it. The second time I wrote him to do the free session (we agreed on a day when we'll takl and schedule later for that day) he again didn't answer and he hasn't done that since (3 days now).
I hope everything is well with him, however I'll be moving along the 3rd hour to someone else (a guy already messaged me privately, hasn't written in this thread, he's a current 60s reg as I understand so a pretty good candidate himself).

Hope everyone's having a great weekend.
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Old 03-25-2017, 01:37 PM   #17
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Re: Spin & Go Coaching by aubibek

Hi Kaloyan, and congratulations with the acomplished results and hard work before all!! I am your country mate and have interest in be coached by you. I am playing at low stacks spins 3&7s with avarage of 70 cev both from like 7k games.
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Old 03-25-2017, 01:53 PM   #18
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Hi Kaloyan, and congratulations with the acomplished results and hard work before all!! I am your country mate and have interest in be coached by you. I am playing at low stacks spins 3&7s with avarage of 70 cev both from like 7k games.
Hello mate, you can add me on skype (Zipper4o) so we can discuss what your needs are and if I'm a good fit for you at this point in time.

Cheers!
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Old 03-28-2017, 02:38 PM   #19
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Is the free session offer still available?
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Old 03-28-2017, 04:08 PM   #20
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Hello,

sadly all of the free sessions are now used.
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Old 04-30-2017, 09:42 AM   #21
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I know my account doesn't have that much posts so my words won't be as strong as they could but I took some sessions with Kaloyan and they really helped me both seeing what my weaknesses were, and how to fix them. Lots of useful charts, lots of poker knowledge. I recommend.
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Old 05-08-2017, 06:29 PM   #22
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Re: Spin & Go Coaching by aubibek

Hey guys, I want to give my feedback and opinion about Kaloyan's work so maybe it will help some of you to decide
My stars nickname is b1edro and I was previously playing MTT's and 6-max turbo SNG's (was kinda average reg on both) and I made a decision to transit into spins.
I started playing at 15s lvl and was struggling a lot as I was not used to playing without antes, shallow stack, wide ranges etc. (almost every part of the spin's game), was only able to beat the games with like 35 cev/game.
What Kaloyan's do is making you think the proper way, he shows a lot of exploitative strategies against different opponents (both regs and fishes) using lots of mathematical examples and GTO's solutions.
The best side of the coaching is that everything is well structured, there is no time wasted, he is able to change the wrong thinking process in really short time.
You also receive lots of materials to study alone and Kaloyan is really helpful if you have some doubts about them, even out of coaching session.
After having several sessions with him, I finally feel confident in my game and well-prepared which makes my mindset really boosted

I must say that I had several coaches in the past and none of them was worth even 10% of the money invested in Kaloyan's help. He really opened my eyes on different aspects of the game so I recommend him for everyone who wants to improve.

PS. I will post some graphs soon, when I will have bigger sample, but I already managed to boost my cev by 15 after first 1.5k games after the coaching. (I believe I can get a lot more bc everything needs to get a place in my head)
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Old 05-31-2017, 05:45 PM   #23
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Re: Spin & Go Coaching by aubibek

Hello tnotmotnotgwcrf
i play sng hu Hyper 100 euros on .fr i would like know if you will be able to coatch me for beat 100/200 regulars and learn to use the coffeHUD with PK4 ?
thx
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Old 06-09-2017, 11:27 AM   #24
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Re: Spin & Go Coaching by aubibek

Thanks for the great reviews guys,

noa100 generally speaking I'd probably be able to help you out as spins are mostly HU anyway (I also have all of the GTO stuff that one would need for HU), but I'd think it's better value for you to find someone who's playing HUs exclusively.

If you're interested or have further questions (that's a good tip for pretty much anyone) I'd suggest to contact me trough skype where I answer a lot faster due to a pretty busy schedule nova days. Skype username is Zipper4o
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Old 09-24-2017, 03:36 PM   #25
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Is the free giveaway review still up for grabs?
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