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I am a professional poker player and game theory expert. I can answer almost any question related to poker, from your local home game to winning big tournaments or playing at a casino. I am the head cash game instructor at, and I run a site for poker coaches at, give lessons (I'm usually booked at least two weeks ahead of time) and I know a little about the online poker affiliate business as well.

Experience in the area

I've been playing poker for a living for 4 years, and have written about the subject extensively. I have sold articles to places like and Deal magazine, and I write a monthly column called The Online Fox in Poker Pro Magazine and Poker Pro Europe. I run a poker magazine at and a rakeback site at

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Poker Pro Magazine,,, Blind Straddle online poker magazine


I've read the books, talked to the old timers, and done my time at the tables. That's all the education a poker player gets. I own over 100 poker books and have read them all at least once.

Awards and Honors

"Best Article" award on for 2005 for my bankroll management article. All my other "awards" have been in cash, and I've already spent them. Poker isn't about trophies, it's about money. Many major tournament wins online.

Past/Present Clients

Too many to list. I run I also work for as a consultant and no-limit Hold Em expert.

What do you like about this subject?

The challenge of the world's most complex game

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I would like to win a WSoP bracelet

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2014-02-21 Pan:

I don't know of any card company making Pan decks. Most people just buy eight decks of cheap cards and make their own Pan decks. You could check with Bicycle and see if they make a deck for Pan, but I

2013-12-11 poker:

There are lots of resources for an aspiring poker player, but I have to caution you that playing poker for a living is not a very good job these days. You can start by buying a few books and learning to

2013-01-27 jacks or better trips ONLY to win:

I've never heard of trips only, but if that is your rule then I guess he didn't win. This is always a problem with playing games that don't have standardized rules and there will always be arguments. If

2012-11-29 Poker Websites?:

The viruses and malware that you are hearing about are mostly coming from online casino websites, which are very different from online poker. Here's a piece I wrote up recently with the three major online

2012-11-25 follow the queen:

My best guess would be that he has to beat the highest ranking hand. If he can't beat the best hand, then when it comes around to the best hand you would have to skip that player. I haven't played anything


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