Poker Guidance

Taking the pain out of poker,

one thorn at a time…

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The rollercoaster ride we call poker is thrilling and gratifying, while also unnerving and jolty. But it doesn’t have to be like that. You can have the highs without the lows, and I can help you get there.

Maybe your pain comes from trepidation in your betting. Or a short tilt fuse. Or a self-deflating bankroll. Or none of these. Maybe you’re mentally steady. You don’t have tilt seizures or blowups. But you do endure agitations that throw you off your optimal game: I’m talking about impatience, and boredom, and any form of dissatisfaction.

The range of pain is wide. And it all costs us money.

I offer live coaching by the day, and video coaching by the half-hour. This page is about video coaching. To read about live coaching in Vegas, click here.


How This Works


Unlike big-buy-in coaching programs, here we start with a test drive. Sessions are 30-minutes long and cost $100. (The first call is 45 minutes to allow for some get-acquainted time.)

When you schedule a call, you also set the agenda. There’s a place for you to tell me as much as you want about yourself and what’s on your mind. This allows us to aim directly at known problem areas when we talk. A lot can happen in 30 minutes, because of our preparation. And if you’re a note-taking type, check this out: You can record the call, meaning when we talk, we just talk, and then later you can watch a movie of our call and take your notes then.

I’ve had many successful long-range client relationships, and that could happen with us. Or maybe you have a few questions that you want answers to and we never talk again. Or something in between. All options are made easy by the half-hour, no-commitment billing.

Here’s a page about my playing and coaching history.

And here are some of the meatier topics we could get into:

Performance optimization

Painless quitting

Going pro

Plugging betting leaks (more on this below)

Plugging tilt leaks (steaming tilt, annoyed tilt, injustice tilt, revenge tilt, too-aggressive tilt, too-passive tilt, playing too high tilt, playing too long tilt, playing too tired tilt, entitlement tilt, underfunded tilt, overfunded tilt, shame tilt, distracted tilt, abundance tilt, scared tilt, envy tilt, etc.)

Anything and everything having to do with live poker (table presence, table talk, ethics, reading players, being unreadable, when to quit, how to be imperturbable and as a result, feared.)

Plugging health leaks (I can help you make adjustments toward better eating, better sleeping, and consistent exercise.)

Pain reduction

To that last point…

I know first hand the power of painless poker because of my own transformation from a professional player who was either doped or depressed, to a professional player with unlimited patience and refined skills. And during 15 years of coaching every type of player, from passionate recreationals to top-flight pros, I have seen big change happen when steady effort meets single purpose.

And then of course, there’s the game itself, and learning how to play better than the other guy…


Analyzing Hands You Played


My expertise is in no-limit holdem and limit holdem, in one venue: live cash games. If you play exclusively online or tournaments, or if you don’t play holdem, then I won’t be offering strategy advice. But I can help with other things, such as tilt reduction and life balance, no matter what form of poker you play.

If we work on strategy, I’ll ask you to send me three hands you played, and I will make notes before we talk. Or you can just show up and tell me the hands. Fair warning: When you bring hands to review, the conversation could turn into an inquisition as I root around searching for leaks in your game, strategic and mental.

I will keep a file of notes from our calls so that no matter how much time goes by I will be able to review our history before each conversation. Finally, each call will end with a review of whatever action items we came up with, so that you can take them immediately into your game (or life).

We will meet in cyberspace using the Zoom platform. (Writing that sentence made me feel like a Jetson.) We can use video, or audio only. Your choice. And it’s easy to record the call if you like.


I will send you the Elements of Poker ebook


My first book, Elements of Poker, still gets big love from the pokerverse. If you want to align with where I’m coming from before we talk, the first 80 pages of Elements will do it. Which is why I send the ebook to all first-time customers.


To Schedule a Call


On the calendar below, select a date, choose a time, send money, and we’re good to go. You’ll receive an email with a link to my meeting room at Zoom. To join the meeting, click the link at our appointed time. See you there!

(If the posted times don’t work for you, just email me at and we’ll set something up.)