Meet “W34z3l”, a coach on our 6-max team

Today we had a meet up with “W34z3l” aka Adam. He is a poker coach in our 6-max coaching program.

Not just that we only have the best coaches in our poker coaching program – as Adam is well known and highly sought after – but we also have people in our team who live all around the world, like him who lives in Kenya.

Come and join me, when meeting up with him!

 

How are you doing in general and at the poker tables?

I’m making money playing small to mid-stakes. I am totally snowed under with a bunch of poker related projects at the moment, including some secret projects.

I am quickly reaching the stages where I will have to put potential students on waiting lists, at least for the time being. 

Some of my other skill sets apparently make me valuable. It’s one thing to be a good player but another thing to be a decent coach. There are apparently a limited number of poker players who are capable of producing good written or audio content. So my skill set is in big demand.

 

When did you actually start playing poker?

I started when I was around 18, so 11 years ago. I think I deposited $20 on PartyPoker and employed an open-limping strategy.

Made money slowly but generally cashed out at some point. I didn’t take it that seriously for another 5 years until I had finished my music-degree and realized I didn’t have any money.

I had some music teaching jobs but I wasn’t really making enough money to support myself. So that’s where the real grind began, from a 5 euro no-deposit bonus.

Over the next couple of years, I worked my way through the limits until I dug myself out of debt and began making enough to support myself.

I read tons of books and at one point I like to think that I had watched more training videos than any other player in history. Literally hundreds. 

I was 24 or so (around 5 years ago), when someone referred me for a video producing job for a Romanian site. (Don’t speak a word of Romanian btw. the videos were translated).

I sent in a video sample and they loved it. Bounced from site to site as a video producer and also opened up private coaching threads. So now, 5 years down the line….I think it’s pretty safe to say that I am the #1 biggest strategy content producer in terms of volume.

I have written over 400 strategy articles and well over 200 full-length training videos; not sure on the exact number. And hopefully they rank up there in terms of quality also. I also offer other coaching resources and have worked with 500+ private coaching students.

What do you like most about being a coach for BPC? And in general how is it for you to be coach? What do you like most about that?

The things that BPC does best:

  • Practical ways to make money at the tables.
  • Mindset
  • Volume and Hard Work.

It’s really all about making money here at BPC. Not about being “the best reg”. Not even always about maximizing winrate in every spot. It’s about NoBS ways to make money as quickly as possible. If making money in poker as quickly as possible is your goal, then BPC is a good place for you to be. 

It’s been good so far; I have enjoyed meeting the students and we’ve had some good discussions both in and out of the coaching sessions.

 

Where do you actually come from or live right now and how is it to live there?

I’m British, but I am on a long holiday in Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi is elevated so temperature ranges from 16 to 27 degrees without too much variance.

For the hot weather we just head down to the coast where it can reach 35+ degrees. It’s nice to know that with a few hundred dollars in your back pocket you can head out for a holiday on some of the best beaches in the world while staying in luxury hotels.

Europeans pay thousands for the same holidays when you factor in flights/visa/insurance among other things.

What are your plans for the future in general and in poker?

Poker is a great hobby, and the money is good. It’s not everything, though.

My voluntary/charity work out in East Africa is important to me and I also like to use some of my time to become a better musician.

Poker is a means to an end, and while I love the game on a deep level, it doesn’t mean I will be playing it forever.

 

How do you motivate yourself to put in the hours at the tables?

The question will only make sense to some. Presumably lazy people with a great sense of entitlement. The rest of us work for a living; we have families to support and bills to pay.

Working is not optional; it is a requirement. This is motivation enough. You think that poker is grind? Try working a 9-5 or 12 hour shifts. The fact that I get to do something that I actually like, is just the icing on the cake.

 

If there is only one thing you can give as advice to your students, which one would you give?

Love the game. If you don’t love the game, go and find another job.

3 replies
  1. w34z3l
    w34z3l says:

    Thanks Gordon, great to be here =)

    @Sean – Explanation there is that you are looking at the wrong alias =D Pokerstars is banned in Kenya anyway.

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