BluffTheSpot CFP -> NLH and PLO Poker coaching by elite pros
Why should I join a CFP?
In order to compete in today’s poker climate, you undoubtedly need to study the game.
Recently, there has been a massive influx of online poker training material; training sites, equilibrium solvers, poker books etc.
But it can be hard to discern what information you can trust and what may be outdated or just plain bad information.
With the structure of our CFP (coaching for profits), we are invested in you as a player.
We only make money when you win and therefore it is in our best interest to provide the absolute best coaching we can offer.
We have long term deals with all of our students. We analyze their strengths and weaknesses and create customized coaching plans to best improve their game.
Who are we?
It's important to know who your coaches are and how they perform in today’s games. We are all long term proven winners playing up to the highest stakes online.
Professional poker player from the Netherlands, who plays anywhere from 500 Zoom up to 40kNL on Pokerstars, and 2kNL+ on a variety of other sites.
You can follow his blog here
Ex-PGA golf professional who successfully converted to poker. He has been playing poker professionally for over 7 years.
His experience in professional sports gives him special insight into mental performance, and coaching expertise.
Svansa can be seen playing mid-high stakes on many major sites, playing up to 40kNL on Pokerstars.
Poker professional from Austria, Elite Runitonce coach and former Pokerstrategy.com coach. Fixed limit and game theory specialist, playing up to 200/400 FL.
Due to a lack of action in Fixed Limit, he has partially transitioned to No Limit and mostly plays 500-5k No Limit.
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ShowOfForce was very unhappy with his results at 100NL and inability to move up on his own, for two years. He wanted to improve his game, but didn’t know where to start.
When he was given the opportunity to work privately with high stakes players, he took a leap of faith and joined BluffTheSpot.
Show0fForce now plays mid stakes No Limit, up to 10KNL and is good friends with his former coaches. He also moved to Malta and creates vlogs about his poker life, and even reviews his own high stakes hands.
Runchuks started combining his successful business consulting career with playing poker over 10 years ago. From a small deposit on FullTilt he quickly worked his way up to become a regular at 5/10 NLHE and went to play poker full-time. Within the first few years he gradually transitioned to PLO and has been focusing on it for the last seven years.
Runchuks has achieved Supernova Elite status on PokerStars in 2014 and since has been concentrating on playing high-stakes live PLO games around the world, while remaining a regular face on mid-high stakes across different poker sites.
Nowadays, when not travelling for live games, he is based in Malta. Away from the tables Runchuks invests a lot of time studying PLO and has been assisting some of the nosebleed players with improving their game.
We’ve recently added a team of four new coaches to our roster.
They are all former and/or current students who recently moved up the ranks, now playing 200NL - 5000NL
Their recent experience as students gives them fresh insight on how to guide new students towards success.
They were taught our specific playing style, which means they understand our coaching philosophy.
We customize our coaching plans to improve the student as quickly and effectively as we can.
Starting with a database analysis and footage review, we move onto improving pre-flop play, then develop a post-flop game plan that fits the stakes you play.
Once you are comfortable with the fundamentals, we will move on to intermediate/advanced theory, bet sizing, frequencies, how to approach post-flop range construction and adaptations versus weaker players.
For students who are closer to a beginner’s level, we have a program with a softer structure, wherein they can develop their game from the ground up.
What does our program offers?
1-on-1 Coaching by high stakes pros
Private forum and skype groups
Video library, containing over 300 hours of recorded coaching sessions
Top mindset videos, exclusively for Bluffthespot
Group coaching (hand history reviews, leak finders, PIO solver coaching, theory etc.)
Access to a professional mental game coach (former Ivey League Coach)
PIO solution cloud
A community of serious poker professionals
Potential to visit the BTS grindhouse in Malta
Testimonials and graphs of our students
Here are some graphs of students who joined Bluffthespot in the last 12 months.
1) Dan joined BluffTheSpot at the end of 2016, at the time playing 200NL.
By the summer of 2017, he was playing 50/100 at LiveAtTheBike with Phil Hellmuth, taking home a 6-digit win.
2) A former high stakes FLH pro, who successfully transitioned to mid stakes No Limit in less than six months.
3) Anonymous student
4) Tomislav: “I was breaking even for a few years so I decided to join BluffTheSpot. After beating the zoom games with over 4bb/100 winrate in 2017, I have to say it was the best professional decision I ever made.”
5) Anonymous student #2
6)" I played microstakes for 2-3 years without any results which didnt let me to move up stakes. 2017 February I joined BTS. Thanks to a huge amount of quality content available and personal approach by the coaches, I quickly managed to get solid fundamentals and started winning. After one year of staying with BTS I am regularly playing stakes up to 1k NL. "
7) “Before joining BTS, I was a small winner and regging 100NL games while failing shots at 200NL.
Now I am playing 200/500NL and I've made over 3 times as much this year with BTS compared to last year. The atmosphere is very relaxed and BTS lets you work at your own pace, there's no pressure on the students. All the coaches are very knowledgeable and helpful. BTS also provides support outside of the coaching sessions through forums and skype. Overall I had a very positive experience, and my game has improved immensely. I would hands down recommend BTS to anyone looking to improve their game.”
8) Conor joined us at 50NL, making the transition from HU SnGs to cash games. He now crushes 500 Zoom and has even been taking successful shots at 5000NL.
9) "I joined the CFP at the beginning of 2016 and had coaching sessions with Svansa, RunLikePanda, and Mixgrill. These guys were patient and professional in answering our questions.
None of the sessions were canceled or late, in my experience. I gained a lot of information about the game that was missing, chiefly game theory and how to correctly implement and assimilate it into one's game. I have nothing but pleasant things to say about my experience with them. And as I see it growing and the stable (of students and coaches) expanding, I wish them all the success (well deserved)."
10) Thiago shows what is possible when you work hard, building up a nice bankroll in 4 months, starting at 2NL.
We want our students to take poker as seriously as we do our coaching, and are willing to put forth the effort and commitment it takes to become a strong player in today’s games.
Is there a deposit?
- Yes, there is a small deposit, which will be refunded upon completion of the contract.
Is there a minimum stake or volume in order to apply?
-No, we accept players from all stakes who are willing to put in the effort to move up.
Do you accept US players?
Am I allowed to sell my own coaching while under contract?
- No, whilst under contract, students are not allowed to share any information with anyone outside of the program for their own monetary gain.
Do you offer staking?
- No, we do not offer staking at this point in time.
Do you offer hourly coaching?
- No, we believe a coaching for profits structure is more effective, because of the long term commitment to the student. We also want to give the student a chance to build up his bankroll.
What happens after I send in my application?
- Our support staff will review your application and contact you as soon as possible.
If we believe we can come to an agreement, we will set up a skype call and discuss the details further.
If you are interested in joining our program, please click the application link below and fill out the form.
I'm a current student for BTS who started my contract back in December 2016, so I'm just about finished. I cannot vouch for all of these guys enough. When I started the contract I was relatively broke, and barely beating 100/200 NL. Today, I'm beating 200NL for over 5bb's and 500 NL for +3EVBB and even playing upto 2kNL in good lineups.
I've worked mostly with MMA and there's no alternate than getting coaching from one of the premiere NLH players in the world, even 11 months into the program I am still learning/improving at a rapid pace with every coaching session. I've had a few coaches (all great) but these guys are the best I've had by far. All of them have been willing to go out of their way to help out.
The community is laid back and not super regimented which fits me well. In summation, if you put the work in it will be worth it as the info these guys give is invaluable.
At the end of my deal I expect to owe over $25,000 and I can happily say it was absolutely worth it and I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
Until 1 year ago, I was struggling at 100nl being breakeven there after big downswing (read not played good enough). I tried to fix my game but nothing worked so I decided to join BTS as obviusly, I needed a guide. First, I started playing NL50, working on my game with BTS coaches. After every session, I learned something new or become aware of some mistakes that I was not aware of before.. That gave me additional motivation and I was looking forward to every coaching session as I knew my game will be improved after. Coaches found several major game/mental leaks which we fixed and along with a new learned stuff, after few months my game improved a lot which brought results. I feel much more confident about my decisions and not being lost in spots like before.
At the moment I am beating nl100/200 and hope to start playing nl400 soon.
I've worked group and 1on1 sessions mostly with MMASherdog and ShowOfForce, had few hours with RunLikePanda and Svansa and the team is great! They will help you for sure and there is something to learn from everyone!!
They also have support which will help you with anything, not just coaching. Community is good and students also like to help each other.
Here are my results since I started to play NL100+ again:
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As a Micro Player I have been trying to keep raising the levels, but every time i was doing shots on higher limits "luck" was not on my side.
800k hands on NL10 with an almost brake-even result... I decided to search for some help/coaches.
Coaches are imposible to pay in NL10 so CFP was the solution for me.
I have been with BluffTheSpot since June 2017 (5 months).
Looking back to my game i have no idea how i did not bust my bankroll (maybe rakeback helped a bit ).
The approach that BTS has provided to my game has not only changed the way i perceive the game, but also helped me to understand that without discipline and application of the new knowledge I could not improve.
Honestly I could not believe how before I was loosing money vs so many regular players.
Inside BTS I have had experiences on coaching groups, leak-finders and a few 1 on 1 coachings (even with High Stakes players)
But in my opinion the aspect that i appreciate the most is that even being at a low stake i do not find anyone making me feel stupid. If i have a doubt on a subject i am sure it will be answered, if it's not by a coach, a player with more knowledge on the subject will help.
I have to admit I am not living of poker being a Micro Player, but i do not expect to stay there longer.
Hopefully at the end of the next month i will be making my first serious shots on the next level
Usually it doesn't take that long, 2-3 days max. But we had around 30 applications this week and we want to review every application individually and in detail. Sorry again for that slightly longer waiting time, you should have an responds by tomorrow.
As promised the first post is updated, we will update it again once our new website is online.
Bluffthespot is excited to announce the addition of five new coaches (who are also current students) to our team.
The progress they have made since joining the program is very impressive, and we are confident that they can help deliver high quality coaching and improve your coaching experience.
"I am a professional poker player from Ireland. I joined BTS as a student playing 50nl zoom, and now play mostly 500 zoom and up to 5k regular tables (one session 20K^^), on both Pokerstars and Partypoker."
"Markkos is a 22-year-old professional poker player from Estonia.
He had been playing online poker for over 6 years, but was unable to progress further from 100NL, until he joined BluffTheSpot.
After 10 months of coaching and dedicated individual studies, he now plays 500 Zoom, and up to 1000NL regular tables."
"Bbissick is a professional poker player from the United States, specializing in 6max online cash games.
After dusting off many $50 deposits, he began taking the game seriously and turned pro in December of 2015, grinding 50NL.
A year later, he was struggling to continue moving up at 200NL, so he joined Bluffthespot.
He now beats 500NL for over 4bb/100 and regularly plays up to 5000NL."
"Kristijan is a professional poker player from Croatia.
After struggling at 100NL with breakeven results, he realized that he needed a guide for his poker career.
He joined Bluffthespot at the end of 2016.
With a fresh start at 50NL, he gradually started beating the game again and moved up to NL100 and NL200, where he now has a 5bb+ win rate.
He learned new poker concepts, updated old ones and fixed his in-game and mental leaks "
TaxHere is a 21-year-old professional poker player from the Netherlands, playing for the last 7 years with decent results. Last year he decided to join BluffTheSpot to take the next step in his game and try to bust into high stakes online. He is currently playing 200z and 500z with a 6bb winrate at 200z.
I am playing poker professionally last year and a half, I mostly play live Hold’em and plo 2/5 and 55 , my hourly for last 1500 hours is above 9bb,
But now I realize to improve from this spot I gave to play more online,
The reason I play more live is that my win rate is far higher,
I play 100nl and 50nl Ff on partypoker too but hm2 not working properly on party poker Ff,
I play over 250 hours monthly and I like to transition to online,
Currently small winner at 50 and 100 nl
What’s the deposit required for your program?and and other requirements?
What can I expect?
We do have a program for microstakes players. It mostly depends on how you define starting from the start. If you are not using tracking software yet, not knowing what ranges are, not knowing what equity is etc. then I would rather recommend you to sign up with a training site first. If you already know those basics then it should be suitable for you
We are not offering hourly coaching, we only do CFP. That means that when you win we get a % of your profit. The more you win, the more $ we get. The % we get depends on different factors (stakes, BR, skill, volume,....)