- 10 Year Poker Professional with a wide variety of experience
- Consistent long-term winner with over $700k in online profits
- Over $1M in online tournament cashes since transitioning from cash games 4 years ago
- Population analysis and psychological specialist
- I’ve played over 8 million hands online
- I’ve played over 14k MTTs online at $85 ABI
- My biggest online scores are $99k (2nd in the Sunday Million) and $65k (2nd in the Super Tuesday)
Аlongside a variety of other five-figure scores I have made a steady and consistent living from 6-max cash games and MTTs across many sites over 13 years, regularly playing in cash games up to $1KNL and MTTs up to $1k but also having a great deal of experience grinding lower stakes when needed.
I’ve put in volume on many different sites both regulated and unregulated and I have a keen knowledge of the industry as a whole and how to traverse it to achieve the goals you seek. I have a deep understanding of how populations tend to play, the psychological reasons why and what we can do to exploit these tendencies.
I am adept in the mental game of poker, bankroll management and the meta-skills required to make poker a solid long-term career or side income. As a family man I also know how best to balance poker with other aspects of life.
Have a look at my Poker Fives profile. Also, check my MTT results below:
My journey as a poker player
I started playing poker in 2007 and through the training site Cardrunners and some 1-to-1 coaching I quickly built a bankroll and a living for myself playing 6-max cash games. I was at the time a law student and when it became time to start training as a solicitor I decided to instead go all-in on poker and see if I could make it. I continued to improve through many other training sites and my own ‘lab work’ with any training program I could get my hands on. As the games got harder I got better and poker was now supporting me in travelling the world and starting a family.
The games continued to get harder and I continued to grow through the regular channels but now also with the help of an NLP solution-focused trainer who helped me discover my mental blocks and showed me the importance of psychology in poker. I had many upswings and many downswings and each time I learned something about myself, my game and the game as a whole. I gained a deeper understanding of variance, the mindset of all the different player types and how to achieve a sustainable long-term income from poker. All the while honing the craft of decision-making which is essentially what poker boils down to.
I pride myself on the fact that I was able to maintain a consistent salary while the poker industry declined and most pros fell by the wayside. This taught me a great deal about myself and although it’s great that poker is now having a resurgence, I know that I’ll be able to survive and thrive no matter the landscape and this is a skill I hope to teach you. I believe we should ‘reach for the stars’ but also that we should make sure we are always on solid ground. I’ve learnt that bankroll management is an art as well as a science and that we can do anything we set our minds to.
Eventually I started to branch out into other forms of poker and settled primarily in the realm of tournament poker which is now my main game. Tournament poker helped me grow further as there are far more variables than in cash poker and there is more longevity in it compared to cash games. I still play both but where possible I like to engage with the tournament world.
I have more recently realised that what I’ve learnt on my journey can be of massive benefit to others and I feel that success is best when shared and therefore I have been focusing some attention on giving back. I started coaching and have found that I have a natural aptitude for it. I inherently care about people and want the best for them, am a great listener and am able to get to the heart of an issue so we can get you where you want to be as efficiently as possible.
Poker coaching experience
I have found a great deal of enjoyment in helping others follow their poker dreams and succeed and have a great desire to support you in any way that I can – your goals will become my goals.
I can help in a wide variety of ways. I believe everybody needs something different and it is my job to find out what you need the most and how to get it to you as efficiently as possible. I have many tools at my disposal to help with this; training tools such as Flopzilla, PIO Solver and Equilab, filters for scouring through your database and perhaps just my experience and instincts when looking into your game.
Sessions can take many different forms depending on your goals and preferences. They can involve database analysis, the use of training tools, hand history analysis, live play; whatever is needed we will do.
Our first session will involve an assessment of your current poker situation and your ambitions. I will advise regarding bankroll management, which poker content to consume, which sites to play on and how to use your time effectively. We will then make a plan of action and I will share with you all the relevant material to help you in between our sessions. Future meetings will include:
- Database and hand history analysis using Holdem Manager and Equilab
- Population Analysis using Holdem Manager
- Strategy formation using Flopzilla and Charts from my own collection
- Live play or recorded sessions
- Discussion of non-strategic aspects of poker
If traditional coaching is not what you are looking for, I also have two other options that may help:
- Analytical Report – After you send me your hand histories, I will write a report on your game outlining your ‘leaks’ and aspects of your game which need some work
- Video Review – After you send me a recording of your play, I will create a video discussing issues arising in the video and areas that you can look to improve upon
With my advice, support and training and with some hard work from you, no goal is out of reach! Whether you are a beginner who wants to build their game from the ground up, a more experienced player who wants to make a living from poker or a professional who wants to increase their earning potential; I can help you achieve your objectives.
I look forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve your goals!
John’s got a nice style about him, he will spend some time trying to understand you, your logic, and how you think about things generally. He then considers how he can best discuss poker – the game with you. highly analytical, but also practically biased in the way he links this thinking up to real scenarios, that you can ultimately experiment with. Enjoying my journey with him.
Fantastic coach and very structured way of teaching the game from the grounds up. I signed up for 10 session course did 4 so far and have moved up from 5 nl to 25 nl . If you are serious about improving your game and start playing some solid winning poker then I highly recommend john’s services.
As someone who’s recently started playing full time, John has changed and elevated my game. He’s an amazing coach who will analyze and find your leaks and then help you plug them. He’s made me a better player, and he has given me the confidence to get out of my comfort zone.
$400 for 5 sessions ($80 per hour instead of $85)
$750 for 10 sessions ($75 per hour instead of $85)
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