MEET oUR COACHES
Gordon is a former High Stakes Professional Poker Player, who destroyed his competition mainly playing HU on Euro sites back in the days. His biggest strength was his ability to figure out his opponents very quickly, find their weakness and destroy them mercilessly. Today he is the CEO and Founder of the world’s most transparent and successful coaching platform for poker players, BPC.
Gordon retired as a poker professional in 2010. Then he realized that having a lot of money is nice, but sleeping at the beach, traveling and getting laid can become boring (yes, it does!). So Gordon has set bigger goals for himself than ever before and decided to create big businesses. His passion is in education, so BPC is only the start!
He has not played poker professionally in 6 years. But not only do his students have phenomenal success and totally crush today’s games (check the reviews!), but they also see in live action that their coach might be “old”, but still very sharp and definitely ahead of his time.
It is rumored that possibly more than 50% of players today making more than 100k+ per year online have been private coaching clients of his. Some of them are famous BPC students & coaches and have come public, others wish to remain private.
Gordon had his graphs and results checked and officially verified by pokerstrategy.com when he was coaching for them.
So after coaching and producing some of the most wanted videos, among them the record-breaking series “Champions stand up one more time than the rest” (translated into many languages)***, the work became so inspiring that Gordon decided to go big with BPC.
*** Proof: http://www.pokerstrategy.com/news/co…of-2012_67094/. The only name which is two times in the “video of the month list” (Raskolnikov is Gordon’s handle on PS). This is despite the fact that he created only a total of 5 videos in that time span. Many users said that all 5 videos should have been a video of the year easily, but of course, that would have been be too embarrassing for the site.
Why Gordon likes to teach at BPC:
I love teaching poker and professional skills in an entertaining, yet effective way. BPC is the poker & life school that I wish I had myself when learning poker. Our poker courses and coaching for profits program are the fastest way to succeed at poker. We cut through all the bullshit and only teach you what works.
Gordon has put together a very professional team of coaches, all dedicated to your success. All of BPC coaches are successful poker professionals; they will teach you everything you need to know about the poker business. Gordon himself still takes care of the Heads UP and 6max programs as a head coach (he will have a successor soon), but BPC integrates the most successful players as coaches, because they know even better what it means to crush since they do it every day themselves.
What makes BPC different from everybody else out there?
We get shit done and put our money where our mouth is! We all have a no bullshit approach and teach you clear concepts to make money at this game. The strength of our coaching system is that you are not dependent on one specific coach. We have specialists for every area of the game who are the Head Coaches. We even have a full-time database specialist on board (Alan Jackson) who is not only a HEM HUD genius, but also scientifically checks our standard lines and makes sure that what we teach always works – across each game.
6-MAX COACHING TEAM
Era7er is the coach in our advanced group in 6-max Crusher program. He plays limits between NL400-2k, and he could play even higher, as he did in the past playing up to NL10k. He chooses not to anymore in order to decrease variance. And on top of that, it is tough to get tables at these limits due to seating scripts.
He started his career several years ago playing short stack and CAP tables. After some years building his bankroll in those games, he transitioned to deeper stack play. Using his aggressiveness, strong math skills for a fundamentally solid approach and some occasional exploitative plays when dictated by his opponents, he is one of the best 6-max players out there.
Below you can check his graph, despite running not too well, he still manages to win at the higher stakes.
Alan Jackson is the most respected DB specialist in online poker.
Alan is known for his videos on BlueFirePoker, focused on utilizing stats to increase your edge at the table and using custom filters to break down and evaluate your game in every situation. Alan is the creator of AJA Dynamic HUD, the most advanced HUD available. He also makes videos for H0ldem Manager 2 and his videos have been featured on their front page.
You can find many of his analysis videos on the H0ldem Manager website here.
Besides his database analisys, he has probably coached more hours than anyone on the planet. Today he is a part of our coaching team. He coaches our students, makes the custom HUDs for them, analyses their databases, and also creates regular reports on the state of the games for them.
Alan started his career playing local home games in the Houston, TX area. Poker remained a casual hobby until he started playing on-line. He played tournaments the first year, then switched over to 6-max limit. After US legislation closed PartyPoker to Americans he moved to Stars and started playing no limit. Over the past three years he’s played close to 3 million hands of short handed no limit with a million of those hands at 400NL-1000NL.
During the early part of his poker career Alan also owned a construction company building custom homes. After a few years of his poker income outpacing his ‘real’ job income Alan decided to focus solely on poker and use the freedom that poker provides to travel. He currently lives in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
His life-time winrate is 4bb/100 over a few million hands. He has been playing for a living and coaching for nearly 10 years. Currently he is playing NL200 & NL400.
ADAM “W34Z3L” JONES
Starting at the lowest limits online with a no-deposit 5euro bonus I began to work his way up the limits. Since then, he has been beating some of the toughest games online and became one of the most popular coaches across a variety of sites. He has written over 400 strategy articles and recorded well over 200 full-length training videos. He is a popular video producer for Pokerstrategy.com, and has been producing training content since 2011.
He has a solid background in both exploitative and GTO principles. There are a lot of “street” coaches out there who don’t understand the maths behind what they teach – if Adam ever tell our students to do something, he can back it up with theoretical knowledge.
Adam has worked with 500+ private coaching students – guys from nano-stakes right up until mid-stakes games. He has helped break-even mid-stakes guys become 6bb/100 winners and helped losing micro-stakes players move up several limits.
Below, you can see his most recent 100k hands played on NL200-NL400.
Panos, known as “Asimos” in the poker community, is a 33-years old PhD researcher in Engineering.
He started playing poker about 5 years ago, mostly studying the game, watching many videos and reading all the major poker books.
However, he was still struggling at the micros, so he decided to invest in coaching.
Coaching helped him to improve a lot, and when he decided to take all the teachings from the private coaching and combine them with his research and personal strategy, his game really took of.
Today, his main game is Pokerstars ZOOM NL100-NL200, one of the toughest games out there.
And he is crushing the games with an average 5bb/100 winrate, one of the best (if not the best) among the regs at those games.
He really enjoys talking about poker and interacting with other players who share the same passion for the game. He also became a video producer for Pokerstrategy, and a coach for BPC. He finds BPC to be a very organized and professional community, with high standards. Being a coach for it is a challenge and honor the same time.
Below you can see his recent 180k hands, played on NL100-200 ZOOM.
Alex “Lateralus” is a real and typical BPC success story. Like so many players at BPC, he started at the lowest stakes (NL2) and worked his way up. In December 2016 he broke his personal record and made over 11000 Euro in profits.
He has earned himself a high standing in the community not only because he is a coach, but also because he is helping out other players a lot way before “officially” being a coach.
He is looking forward to taking on more responsibilities in the future.
Leandro is a student inside 6-max Crusher program and he is the Head Coach in CFP Brazil.
He has been playing poker professionally for more than 9 years, and joined CFP with the goal to learn how to crush the games to win enough money to be able to able to retire after all those years.
Nowadays he plays NL50 and he is taking shots to reach NL100. He enjoys studying Alan Jackson’s database report videos to improve every minimal detail in his game.
Coaching inside CFP Brazil is a challenge for him. In Brazil, cash games are not too developed and most people who just start playing opt to play MTTs as most coaches there are MTTs players. So, his main goal is to help spread cash games in his country.
You can check one of his graphs below:
PLO COACHING TEAM
John is a WSOP Gold Bracelet Winner.
He won his first WSOP event back in 2013. You can watch his interview with Pokernews below to hear the whole story.
What you can expect from John’s coaching, in his own words:
My approach to PLO and coaching you… Okay, now players come to me wanting to transform the way they think about Pot Limit Omaha and reach new levels of success, and I’ll tell you, after coaching 175 players around the world,
…from bracelet winners and seasoned high stakes veterans to players just getting started with PLO, the students who take my training to heart and commit to work hard with me, inevitably get the results they desire.
The key to success… The truth is, if you’re willing to work, I give you everything I’ve got and make sure you get the resources and personal attention you need to succeed. Of course I can’t do it for you, but if you walk toward me, I’ll meet you more than half way.
My experience… I’ve become the coach and trusted advisor to elite players for one main reason…they know they can count on me to do whatever it takes to help them get results, and I’d love to get the opportunity to do the same for you.
My personal coaching client list of 200 students, includes:
- 2011 WSOP Player of the year, 2011 Card Player Of The Year, $10K PLO Bracelet Winner, and High Stakes Cash Game Extraordinaire Ben Lamb.
- 2010 5K PLO Bracelet Winner and Prolific High Stakes Cash Game Player Chance Kornuth.
- Poker Table Ratings “Low Stakes Player Of The Year”, Super Nova Elite, and Rising PLO Star, “alien slayer”.
Now, when you closely compare the players on my coaching client list the common thread is evident amongst them, and now, the same comprehensive training I’ve given them over the years, is something you too can choose to possess. There are no hidden secrets…no magic bullets, but the breakthroughs you make by training with me will be profound.
HU COACHING TEAM
Jan, also known as Somebody, is from Slovenia and is a HU cash game specialist.
He was playing small stakes SNGs before joining CFP, and he was winning $500 monthly in average there. Nine months after starting, he finished the €60k CFP program with three €10k+ months in a row. On top of that, in his first month on his own he won €20k.
Nowadays he plays HU all the way up to NL1k, and some 6max on the side all the way up to NL600. Below you can check one of his graphs:
He not only became a coach in our HU program, he is also a manager inside BPC. In his own words:
What I like the most about BPC is that everyone gets unlimited challenges and everyone can progress, not only with poker, but in other areas as well. I started as a student in low limits, where I didn’t only learn how to beat the games, but also learned to how to improve as a coach, how to manage the whole HU group as a HU head coach and finally I learned how to take care of all BPC programs as a BPC Manager. Being part of such a big growing community, which is constantly improving and creating tremendous high standards in the poker industry is a really incredible experience.
Ivan, also known as m1ndCrtl is Bulgarian HU player. On top of coaching strategy, he also works with poker players to adjust their mindset and eliminate mental leaks.
He was also a CFP student, he started as a losing HU player, and after 3 months he had already won €9k in a month. In his sixth and seventh months he won €11k and €10k. M1ndCrtl’s graph:
Why m1ndCrtl likes to teach at BPC:
Coaching is a way of giving back all I received as a student. I also do it for selfish reasons, as it gives me a whole new level of satisfaction.
Nubson is a Polish HU player. He is a former student in our coaching for profits program, and now helps other students to achieve what he had achieved.
Before joining CFP he was a NL 25-50 6max grinder and his record month was $1k.
In his first month inside the program he made €5k, and towards the end he had already won €10k+ in a month twice. In his last day he made €4k at the tables! Nowadays he is playing up to NL1k! Below you can check one of his graphs:
Why Nubson likes to teach at BPC:
MTT & SNG COACHING TEAM
Ben is a former student of Gordon’s, who has achieved phenomenal success at the poker tables, and is arguably the best SNG player in the world, and one of the best online MTT players in the world.
He is well known for keeping his privacy, so we’re not going to show his photos here. However he is equally well known on the high-stakes SNG and MTT scene, so we will rather do him justice with two screenshots of his most recent results.
He is the #1 SNG player in the world for 2015, as you can see below on his Sharkscope results for 2015.
Ben has also recently won the inaugural $102,000 Super High Roller during the World Championship of Online Poker on PokerStars, the biggest buy-in online tournament in the history of the game.
If you want to know more details about his $1,172,461 win, Pokernews wrote a cover article about it here.
Ben also has many other big scores from the past, such as winning the SCOOP Event #22-H in 2014, and has helped a lot of poker players climb up the stakes.
He plays every limit of SNGs, all the way up to 5k, and every buyin-level of MTTs, as demonstrated by him winning the $102k-buyin tournament, as mentioned above.
Read our interview with Ben here, to find out why he takes delight in working together with his students and seeing their progress after every coaching session.
I enjoy coaching the students because it gives me confidence. It pushes me constantly forward because I teach my students things that I did myself, or doing now to improve my game.
SPIN & GO COACHING TEAM
Pawel “pablo1071” is a 22 years old Polish Spin & Go specialist. He is the head coach in the CFP Spin & Go Course.
He started playing poker 4 years ago, and have been playing professionally for 3.
His first game was NL HU cash games where he started in the lowest limit possible, NL2.
The moment he became a professional was when he was playing NL4, very close to moving to NL10.
He dropped out Economy school to dedicate full time. Which was, in his own words ” a little crazy”, since he was only making $300 to $400 per month. Good thing is that his family supported him right at the start.
His work ethic allowed him to improve fast. Right at the beginning, he was playing 10 hours daily.
One year ago he decided to move from NLHU cash games to Spin & Go.
Nowadays he is the best $30 Spin & Go player in the world, with a clear shot to move to higher stakes soon.
His improvement in the last months happened after teaming up with one of the best $100 Spin & Go ine world. They have daily 2 hours sessions where they improve each other’s games.
Thomas “MathWizard” is originally from Germany but has been traveling the world since the end of last year. On his own words: “I’m very happy that poker enabled me to have the opportunity to live and work everywhere on planet earth.”
He has been playing poker professionally for 2 and half years. He started playing poker in University and was always passionate about the game theory behind the game.
His career took off after joining a coaching for profits stable which provided him a perfect environment to improve systematically, but of course, he had to work really hard to improve.
After finishing University with a degree in Engineer, he started playing HU SNG full time dedicating all of his time to study the game. At the same time, he also started playing poker live to take advantage of the fact that he loves to travel the world.
Regarding online poker, he transitioned to Spin & Go’s recently, since the action in HU SNG decreased. Like he says: “Spin & Go’s are offering constant action with a very soft field.”
At the moment, he plays HU SNG all the way up to $120 and Spins at the $60 level.
He considers himself one of the leading experts utilizing PokerTracker 4 and GTO solvers (like pio and simple postflop) and helps his students analyzing their games with these tools.
His students play diverse game types in limits all the way up to the high stakes, and his knowledge using these tools allows him to teach his students in the most efficient way.
Below you can see his graph from the last 14-15 months with an average buyin of $50.