What deals and discounts do you offer for books and coaching purchased together?
For new students, I'll provide one free hour with the purchase of eight hours and proof of purchase of Volume I. Purchase 12 hours and receive two free hours. Purchase 20 hours and receive three free hours. More than 25 hours purchased will receive free time on a case-by-case basis.
Are you currently accepting new students? What do you coach?
I am accepting new students depending on a few factors such as the market you play in and what your goals are with learning. I coach CASH GAMES only. I do not do short, “pick your brain” sessions—this is for your own good—and I do not coach everyone who asks to sign on. I do not coach students on tournament play, especially No Limit Holdem tournament play.
What do you charge for coaching?
Big O and PLO8 coaching are billed at $200/hour. This includes, but is not limited to, phone calls, Skype calls, in-person discussions, breaking down hands in email, and video analysis of your play.
What is the minimum number of hours I can buy?
The minimum number of hours required to begin coaching is eight. This means that a $1,600 minimum retainer is required to begin coaching. I have learned through experience that anything less tends to leave students with more questions than answers and generally hurts their development. I only accept students who are committed to learn a professional game and are ready to do what it takes to be a winner. I am not the type of coach that will give out information to anyone willing to pay for it, regardless of the impact. I take pride in my students becoming lethal professional players and I see their results as a reflection on me. Minimum times must be purchased to ensure that positive results are achieved.
How do I pay?
I accept Venmo, PayPal, credit cards, cash in person (if applicable), and in the Store here on this site.
Why is your coaching so expensive?
The cost of losing money at poker is much more than I charge. What is the price for becoming a winning Big O or PLO8 player for the rest of your life? How much money will that amount to in winnings? Much more than the cost of coaching.
What else do I get when I sign on for coaching?
All active students get access to my library of videos, hand analysis sessions, webinar materials, and unreleased material when it becomes relevant. I also share material from other students with my group of active students when appropriate.
How do I schedule private coaching?
As soon as payment for a coaching block is received, I will contact you through email within 48 hours. After coaching begins, scheduling coaching calls or learning sessions is 100% the student’s responsibility. Learning is at your pace and I do not pressure students to use the time they have paid for. Things happen, people disappear, people leave poker abruptly, and life gets in the way. Your game is your responsibility, therefore, so is taking the time to get better.
I paid for coaching a year ago and life got in the way. Can I still use my time?
I have a strict six-months-no-contact policy for all active invoices. If you do not schedule any coaching whatsoever after six months, all remaining time paid for is forfeited on day 181. For this reason, all retainers/time previously paid is non-refundable.
How long will it take me to be a winning player at Big O/PLO8?
This totally depends on you and how you learn. I have had a wide variety of students from all walks of life and everyone is different. Some students just “get it.” Some don’t. There are concepts that must be understood if you are to become a winner. Some students get this after reading Volume I of SCOOP!, and some take 20 hours of coaching to understand the basics.
What is the first thing we will talk about when I sign on for coaching?
This depends on where you are in your learning before starting coaching. If you’re already a professional card player, you probably won’t need to talk about what beats what and how the Low hand works. But I can tell you that the end goal is the same with every student: I will teach you a professional game and I will guide you through the process of getting better.
I want to meet your other students before signing on. Can I do this?
I do not reveal who my students are unless they give me permission to do so.
I play with you in XYZ game occasionally. Will you coach me?
Generally, the answer is no. I do not coach players that I play against, but I would consider it in certain markets if strict guidelines are followed regarding not playing on the same table. Keep in mind, this is always not fair to you since I’ll know everything you’re doing and why. There are certain cities and poker markets that I will not accept new students from due to a high number of students already playing in those markets. I do not want to hurt the game by training more winners than the games can sustain.