Case Study: Never-ending winning journey

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Maciej “Nubson” was an NL25-50 SH poker player, but when he started Coaching for Profits program he changed to HU.

How could someone that never played a HU hand before win the monthly rankings 3 times, as a student, and then becoming a super HU coach?

We will try to show you his secrets, and you can also follow all the steps, in his blog here at Best Poker Coaching.

Just look at his first post. You are looking at his first steps into Best Poker Coaching and his never-ending winning journey:

Nubson’s first post in our forum on bestpokercoaching.com

 

WHERE IT ALL STARTED

It all started in a small city in the south-west part of Poland, Legnica. Nubson moved there to start his IT studies and decided to stay after graduation. He explains us why:

 “Legnica has a very rich history: Many historical monuments like castles, cathedrals, also a few hundred years old defensive towers and walls. There is a lot to see here.  Also, Legnica is really close to the “Karkonosze” National Park. The park is located in the highest part of the Sudetes. Usually, I spend my free days there, walking along the mountain paths, away from any kind of modern technology. “

 

Nubson and his girlfriend enjoying the unplugged moments.

Around the time Maciej was in his IT studies’ second year he found out about SNG freerolls.

And the poker story begins…

Grinding hours and hours, in the 10-man freerolls SNGs, with only 10cents prize pool, he got to a $20 bankroll. 

He then switches to cash games, where he continues to increase his bankroll, still without putting his own money, investing his time and skills in a Non-Deposit bonus at Full Tilt.

He was now a Micro Stakes Grinder that could get a few hundred dollars a month.

Always improving, he even set his own record month of winnings, with $1000 playing at the micros.

He was no stranger to poker coaching, but he never tried BPC, and maybe that’s why he was still not winning enough money.

“I had many hours of private coaching with really successful coaches. But I have simply found out that my problem with being stuck on the micro stakes was not a strategy-related problem or laziness. I needed someone who would guide me, check out my game daily, if necessary. At that time I was really desperate, I would gladly sell my soul to the devil to get out of those games playing for cents.” 

So in August 2014, he made his first post at BPC and one more life started to change.

JOINING COACHING FOR PROFITS HU

Like all CFP finishers, we had audacious goals, especially for someone who started playing HU from scratch. 

In  his first post he wrote:

My main goal is to earn 100k$/12month’s !”

He started really strong, making 5k€ in his first month.

Who wants to win $1000 in a month when you can make 1000€ in a day? In April 2015 he shared the graph below, a Sunday ten hours session that ended up with 1000€ profit.

Maciej’s graph of the day he won 1000€ playing poker.

(Spoiler: This record was soon beat. Just look at the time he finished the contract with a 4k€ session or at his first playing day in 2017, when he won around 7000€.)

Grinding and studying, the man that began from freerolls achieved in May 2015 his first €10.000 month.

Looking back at his start, where the most profitable month for him before CFP was $1000, we can add Maciej as one more testimonial that proves why we can call ourselves Best Poker Coaching.

Still, CFP HU contract for Nubson was 60k, and by  July 2015 he was halfway, feeling he had to give more, so he could receive more and faster.

 

7k€ DOWNSWING

Every good story has at least one magic moment, where the hero, against all odds, beats a villain.

Although, in this story, the odds were on the hero side. Still, the bad beats he took were bad enough to destroy anyone’s confidence.

The July 2015 BPC seminar must have been the magical moment, where he was inspired and received the strength, courage and knowledge to continue the fight.

Having someone always by his side also helps to keep the head … in the game.

So, even while running 7k€ under EV, he stayed focused and continued to work.

His resilience and the way he stood committed when this absurd downswing hit his game, show us that CFP gives you skills beyond poker.

It must have seemed like years to him, but it was only a question of months until he got a new 10k€ month.

THE FINISH LINE WITH A 4K SESSION

On the 18th November 2015 he makes the post his followers were waiting for:

“Hi! Last night was just crazy! I’ve played 15hours session without any break mostly against one opponent. This battle ended wonderfully for me:  4k EUR profits!  This also means that I’ve finally done my 60k CFP contract!”

Not only he reaches the goal of finishing his 60k contract, he also did it with style.

In the second-best session in the CFP HU record history, he had made a 4k day, in a 15 hours session.

(If you are wondering who has the record for the most profitable session in CFP HU, it’s Rylan with an 8k session and he’s a 2 times CFP finisher.)

Here we can see Maciej’s full graph into his path of completing his 60k contract:

Must be good to reach the top of a 60k mountain.

 

MACIEJ AS HU COACH

This achievement didn’t stop Maciej, who could have seized the moment to get into the resting mode, enjoying the well-deserved profits. No, on the contrary, he opted to stay in BPC as a HU coach, giving back, starting to spread the magic among his students, like his coaches had done with him.

It seems that coaching is one awesome way to improve.

“I enjoy coaching … 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.”

Lauri, one of his students, makes this statement after achieving his 10k month: 

“Thanks guys and special thanks to you Nubson, our coaching session before Malta was an eye-opener for me.”

(Lauri later finished his own CFP contract, joining the growing list of winners and CFP finishers).

Lauri giving a thank you gift to his HU coach Maciej in Cannes 2017

If you think Lauri is alone, check out the love his students continue to leave at his blog.

And Maciej? What does he think of BPC and the Coaching for Profits Programs?

“My results after BPC went up from a few hundred Dollars per month to a few thousand every single month and it’s still increasing.

Review of CFP:

ALWAYS BEATING RECORDS

He continued to beat his own records, even after finishing his contract.

In his first month alone, he made another 10k and shared his excitement and graphs in his blog:

“Last year was great for me!Sometimes I still can’t believe what I’ve achieved. Anyways I’m going to make 2016 twice better than 2015  – I will prove that I’ve deserved it.   Atm, I’m working on detailed-goals, especially outside of poker. For January my first priority is to change environment to more professional.   Also, December was my first on-my-own month, graphs below” 

 

December graph from first poker room with more than 6000€

December graph from second poker room with more than 4000€, summarizing more than 10k€ in that month.

He didn’t stop at 10k€. In April 2016, he wrote in his blog showing again that the knowledge he got for poker and life extended way beyond the contract: 

“In April I won 12k EUR pre rakeback which is my current best month ever. I’m a bit disappointed, at some point of the month I was close to 18k profits but nl1k games are pretty swingy and any kind of mistakes are really expensive.

Also, my volume was unexpectedly good, 200h+ at the tables in March and April considering the fact that I’m ‘regular’ at the gym 3x per week its really great result for me. “

Long gone are the micros, more than 12k and still not happy.

In July he broke his record again, with more than 16k winnings.

And at the beginning of this year, he also beat his record day profiting now 7k€ in a day as he shares in his blog, saying:

“My first playing day in the new year finished with a new daily record of 7000~EUR. This time it took me around 6 hours. ” 

Yep, no mistyping here, more than 1k/hour to the man who started poker with freerolls.

His victories and goal achievements don’t happen only on the tables, but poker seems to be always involved…

He proposed to his girlfriend in one of the most wonderful Croatia beaches, while attending the 2015 BPC Seminar.

One of the views from Dubrovnik in Croatia.

We can see the love for the game in the words he chose to revisit the moment:

I pushed all-in, and she called! 🙂” 

Maciej posing with his future wife.

BPC POKER CAMPS

Following Croatia, BPC has rejoined every year.

In 2016 Malta was the place where players and coaches reunited and once again Maciej was there.

Malta, 2016, Maciej gets the trophy for 60k HU finisher.

Ivan and Maciej, two CFP HU coaches, could also be a Poker Bond Duo.

It wouldn’t be a BPC event without poker, right? Even live, Maciej is always focused.

You can see the Maciej “Nubson” moment in this video of the award ceremony.

This September, Cannes was the chosen place to party and again Maciej couldn’t stay far.

Who has the best hand?

Following the rise of Maciej has been an inspiring experience, but what’s next?

 

NEW GOALS?

In February 2017 he shared with us the sweetest pic, the family just got bigger, with his first son.

Future Poker coach? 6-max or HU? Whatever he chooses, looks like he’s already dreaming with the big pots.

Having a kid didn’t calm the fire in Maciej.  Like a true warrior, he searched for the next challenge.

“Pokerwise as many of you mentioned, I recently joined 6max CFP program. I started with the intermediate course and it’s just amazing! The step by step structure, amount of information, idiot-proof guidelines.  Its hard at the beginning to catch up with everything especially when I’m still grinding HU games, I need to focus on 2 things at the time and there are tons of materials to master and volume to play in order to start earning good money at 6max. I still need to figure out the way to progress fast at 6max and not to lose too much of HU profits. “

You can follow him on his new quest as he joined the CFP Iron Man 6-max program.

After a success like his, as a HU player, it may be difficult to start playing in a different format and readapt all your game. But we know that if someone can do it, that person is Maciej “Nubson”.

We already can see what he posted from this new adventure. He changed an almost break-even March into a profitable beginning of April.

Although the struggle is clear and the results are still negative, it seems we can already grasp a path to winning. 

The following graph shows that the numbers are already positive and we believe they’ll keep growing.

April’s 6-max graph.

 

What can we expect to see in Maciej’s future? We never know.

When he sets a goal, he reaches it, so we aren’t even sure if the sky is the limit for him.

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Grinders like yourself achieved these results

Below you can see our internal monthly rankings of our students in the past 4 years. With BPC, you know results are proven.

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“BPC will really teach you how to make money.”

HansTheGreat, €100000 in profits​

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ATVARS, €60000 in profits

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Rovar, €100000 in profits​

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“Joining BPC was one of the best decisions of my life”

Jan "Somebody", €60000 in profits

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NUBSON, €60000 in profits

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GOODFAKE, €60000 in profits

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“I got everything I needed to make €10.000+ per month”

RYLAN, €120000 in profits​

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“Before joining, I almost didn’t know how to play poker. Now I can live playing poker and I really enjoy it.”

DARWIN "HUCOL", €60000 in profits

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VIDARBUSK, €60000 in profits

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ALLOIN, €60000 in profits

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“I have learned how to win money with Poker. That was my highest goal, but on top of that, the program has helped me with how to manage my time and how to prioritize”

KANELBULLAR, €60000 in profits

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“I learned how to win at the tables, how to think properly and learned about what matters the most and what doesn’t.”

RICARDO, €5000 in profits

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“Now I know that the only way to reach my full potential is working hard and having courage. Waiting for the perfect conditions is a way to set myself up for failure.”

BARTOSZ, €10000 in profits

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“I learned how to keep focused on important things and understand motivation”

MAESTRO, €60000 in profits

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“Before joining, I almost didn’t know how to play poker. Now I can live playing poker and I really enjoy it.”

LAURI "HUGOCABRET", €60000 in profits

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“Before BPC I was a recreational break-even micro player, now I am beating games up to NL500”

ALEX "LATERALUS", €30000 in profits

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“My mental game improve and I got a lot better!”

JASCHKA, €5000 in profits

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“After working with BPC I can think about poker in a more realistic way and know in which areas I need to focus to make a good living out of the game”

DANEL, €60000 in profits

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“BPC improved my tilt issues immensely and made me realize that I need to go all in (play and study at least 8 hours daily on average)”

S3CR3T, €5000 in profits

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“BPC showed and proved they can turn anyone from zero to a champion”

MARVOLIO, €60000 in profits

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“I know how to improve my game now. I know what things to look for or study to get better at the game and move up the stakes.”

RUTGER "JUSTPLAYFF", €30000 in profits

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“After I joined CFP I have 12 out of 12 months in the profit”

CARLOS, €5000 in profits

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“I’m more disciplined now. My thought process and hand reading skills are miles better now.”

MICHAEL, €5000 in profits

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“I like the way the learning process is structured on BPC and I like even more the fact that Gordon is constantly looking for ways to improve”

ALFREDO, €5000 in profits

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“Everything is very good and very well organized”

LUCIANO, €5000 in profits

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“BPC put me in the right direction. Now I can survive the downswings and never tilt”

JUAN PABLO, €5000 in profits

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“To be successful in the program you just need to do everything you’re told”

ANSELMO, €5000 in profits

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LEANDRO, €30000 in profits

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“I didn’t only learn strategy and correct mentality. BPC also helped me change my attitude, helped me break my perceived limits of what I can do and improved my organization as well.”

JERNEJ "MYST", €60000 in profits

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ALESSANDRO, €60000 in profits

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“All the video courses and poker science lessons are pure gold and our Bible as BPC students.”

ALESSIO, €60000 in profits

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“Thanks to BPC I have a much more solid game overall.”

JAVIER, €5000 in profits

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“BPC help me a lot. I was playing like a robot before, didn’t know math very well and skipped some basics before learning more advanced strategies.”

DRASKO "SCAREFACE", €1261 in profits

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“As I had seen from just following the NOBS 6-max preflop charts and standard lines at the micro stakes, BPC knew what they were talking about.”

JAYBEE1982, €22448 in profits

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“BPC helped me to get back into poker after my 1.5-year pause when I was an owner of a hookah bar.”

MR. GREED, €31509 in profits

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“M1ndCtrl is very good at motivational stuff. I got some great advice from him, and it seems to be helping a lot.”

DANXITY, €32274 in profits

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“We have to learn how to control them and make good decisions at the tables. If we are able to do that, success will come.”

THEPROJECT20, €24702 in profits

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“He went broke regularly or crippled his bankroll, which was obviously fixed by joining BPC.”

XCREMINATR, €18487 in profits

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“WTF are you reading this, you should be playing now!”

KNELSE, €22069 in profits

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“They give you everything you need to learn the game.”

MARIUSICA230, €1322 in profits

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“I think the decision to join CFP was the best one I could have made regarding poker.”

GOTHICROW, €9612 in profits

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“Before joining CFP, I was just randomly guessing at the tables.”

PRIIT "ESTPATRICK", €14489 in profits

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“BPC showed me how badly I played poker in cash games.”

KENJI, €1747 in profits

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“The results in BPC have been tremendous. My game changed in a way I could never expect.”

SUN1S, €6237 in profits

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