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Coaching

Why Get Poker Coaching?
This is the question I asked myself several years ago when I was thinking of getting coached by Ed Miller.  Am I really going to give this guy $500 to sit in a Starbucks and talk about poker?  My initial answer was “No!”

Then my buddy says to me “Doug, I have seen you make some seriously questionable calls for $500 where you did not learn a damned thing.”  He was right, I gave it a shot.  My book Poker Plays You Can Use documents the changes I made in my game after coaching with Ed and how I made them.  I should have paid Ed $1000.

Good coaches can see where your mistakes are, where your missed opportunities are, why you are stalling out at your current thinking.  We can see that because we have been there ourselves.  You might think you made a mistake on the turn, unable to find the problem.  The problem might have been on the flop, and you are never going to see it because you are looking in the wrong place.

Coaching packages are available. I teach what I know: low-limit, live, no-limit Texas Hold’em. 95% of all poker players lose in the long term. I can teach you to be on the better side of that line.  I do not have some huge multi-million dollar success story, but I am able to consistently book wins.  You can too.

Prices: $150 per hour.  Free brief initial consult to make sure we are compatible.  I prefer students that are interested in a longer term commitment. If you book a block of hours for a trip, this can be discounted and spread out across your trip as needed. I am very flexible.

I have taught via Skype, but prefer live. I can be found anywhere you like in Las Vegas or can travel to you for larger commitments. I am frequently in Los Angeles also.

A typical session starts discussing your current game and going over hands you have annotated.  There is a two hour c-betting Lesson plan ready that goes over well. Usually, I can find out where the problem areas are from this initial discussion.  We talk about what you can do to shore up these weaknesses.  I will then go watch you play $1-$2. I sit behind you, write down every hand you play. After a while, we go discuss what happened. We keep repeating this process all day.  Often the problems are not where you think they are. Observed playing will find these problems.

It is best to prepare for a session by having some hands to discuss.  Here is a good live poker hand record sheet you should use.

Give me a call or text right now:

Characteristics of my typical students:

  • Slightly losing to break-even players
  • Near retirement, seeking to have a low cost to profitable hobby
  • Someone that has no serious players near them to discuss hands
  • Math ability from terrible to Rainman!
  • Engineers, small business owners and military seem to gravitate to me for some unknown reason
Contact Doug

I get back to people pretty quickly. Play an interesting hand, have a question about the book? Say hello!