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Athan S.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $150
  • Speaks Spanish, French, Mandarin, Latin
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1990
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Athan S.

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Yale MBA and Cornell BA and former professional poker player. I paid my way through undergrad and grad school playing and teaching poker (both online and live).

About Athan

- Yale MBA and Cornell BA - Expert in international business - have built 7 businesses myself, around the world - Former professional poker player - Former Cornell Varsity tennis player - Fluent in Spanish and proficient in French I've been tutoring since I was 8 years old (yes, 8 years old!

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Cindy
A terrific coach. Athan is patient, upbeat and professional.
Highly recommended and anyone would be lucky to have him as their instructor.
Cat
Enjoyed it and learned a lot—thanks, Athan!
Monty

John L.

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Starting at $109
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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John L.

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20 years experience, played in the biggest touraments with the best players in the world. With that said, have played against every level of competition and the education of those adaptation skills are crucial.

Detailed instruction with a big picture view of the game.

About John

Open-minded, innovative, understanding, positive and passionate. Experience at every level, whether you want to play for fun in your local game or desire to play at the highest-level. Adapting your skillset and mindset is crucial. I can help!

Eric W.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $20
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Cyber Security from Central Penn College
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Eric W.

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Looking to play poker like the pros or maybe just a house game with friends? I teach a few types of poker from basic 5 card draw to house games such as daylight baseball. We do not teach Omaha!!! I also include betting techniques to help you get the most out of each hand. I started playing the game of hold'em with my grandfather at the ripe age of 8. I have placed in the money in many tournaments in my life and have won countless dollars in house games across the country. So if you are looking to learn the game for the first time or maybe you want to refine the skills you currently have let's get started right now!

About Eric

I have 25+ years experience playing all varieties of poker. I have won countless dollars playing house games all over the country and have placed in the money in several medium stakes tournaments I was taught at the ripe age of 8 to play the game and so much more. I learned how to spot tells, bett

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Roxann
I am not sure if this is a coincidence but I won my first tournament in a verrrry long while after just two lessons. Eric is easy to talk to and I like his lesson plan. I will be signing up for more lessons to continue sharping up my poker skills.
Roxann
Easy to talk to. Takes time to listen Thorough. Knows his poker. Has a good lesson plan.

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Athan S.

17 Reviews
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Starting at $150
  • Speaks Spanish, French, Mandarin, Latin
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Athan S.

17 Reviews
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Yale MBA and Cornell BA and former professional poker player. I paid my way through undergrad and grad school playing and teaching poker (both online and live).

About Athan

- Yale MBA and Cornell BA - Expert in international business - have built 7 businesses myself, around the world - Former professional poker player - Former Cornell Varsity tennis player - Fluent in Spanish and proficient in French I've been tutoring since I was 8 years old (yes, 8 years old!

Recent Reviews
Cindy
A terrific coach. Athan is patient, upbeat and professional.
Highly recommended and anyone would be lucky to have him as their instructor.
Cat
Enjoyed it and learned a lot—thanks, Athan!
Monty
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Joshua S.

38 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Awarded Third Place, World Championship of Public Speaking - Regionals from Toastmasters International
  • Teaching since 1999
  • BFA Theatre from University of Southern California
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Joshua S.

38 Reviews
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I teach and play poker extensively. Winning at poker is a lot more than luck. It is about the skill of reading people, understanding incentives, math, and storytelling. When this all makes sense, you can win regularly in poker. I'll teach you how to win, and win consistently.

About Joshua

Mr. S is an accomplished public speaker (Third place in the Regionals for the 2006 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking and over 40 wins in various speech contests). He is also an avid, and successful poker player. By profession, Mr. S is a distinguished corporate, communication a

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Vikas
Learn poker the right way. Joshua explains and guides you with subtle points that are rare to find in other learning settings. He also offers other classes which are of great value and insight.
Diego
Joshua is a great teacher and very knowledgeable in Poker. He understands where you are at and will help you to improve your game.
YUKI ITO
Joshua is the most amazing teacher that we have ever met. His teaching style opened my daughter's eyes wide to figure out what the real public speaking stands for.
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Zachary G.

13 Reviews
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Starting at $65
  • Speaks english
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2017
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Zachary G.

13 Reviews
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Experienced poker player of 6 years with over 50k in live earnings. Specializing in 1/2 and 2/5 cash game strategy as well as low-mid stakes tournament strategy. Lessons are designed and created around the student's goals, bankroll, and base knowledge of the game as a starting point. I will help you to understand the math behind decisions, average player tendencies at these stakes, and how to manage your money to be a long term winner at No Limit Texas Holdem'

About Zachary

I am a semi-professional poker player with 6 years of experience in low-mid stakes cash games and tournaments. After having multiple 4 and 5 figure scores on the felt, I feel I am qualified to help you on your poker journey to do the same. I am an avid student of the game and believe that studying

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Wesley
Are you looking to put in an additional 80 cents on the dollar at your local 2/5 cash game? Sick of your AQ running into AK in MTTs? As one of Zach's students who has been reaching final tables more often as a result of his dedicated teaching, I can guarantee that you'll learn all the secrets no poker coach has ever taught you! You will be cashing MTTs at a higher rate than ever before! Don't miss this exclusive offer of $108 a lesson, sign up today to become a long term winning poker player! Operators are standing by.
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"Wow. Poker is not so intimidating any more. Athan really put things into perspective and has made my game vastly better."
Bobby
Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"I've used Athan for several lessons now and he's become a friend. Happy to write this review for him (though I secretly don't want other players to get the same coaching :)). I can't recommend him enough as he's saved me tons of money and has made me much more. Athan is so smart and analytical. I already knew how to play before we started but I wasn't winning much if at all, in my home games and in casinos both in cash games and in tournaments. Athan came with a completely custom lesson plan and helped break apart how to think about the game in general, how to play players, the math, specific leaks/weak spots, and different situations. Just try one lesson and I think you'll see the same."
Edward
Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"He's a great teacher who really knows what he's talking about! Now we are moving to poker sites, (Betonline), and playing for real as are next lessons!"
David
Took Poker lessons from Randy S.
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"Randy is excellent. His character transcends the need for a review like this, but the fact is, he made it awesome to fight for my first poker lesson over the past two weeks. We haven’t gotten in the software yet, but his exemplary stewardship and expertise has proven a greater boon to me than the best intentions of my initial efforts."
Jeremy
Took Poker lessons from Randy S.
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"Athan is patient, professional and really knows the game. His input has been invaluabgle and I am winning!"
Robert
Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"Just the beginning for a beginner (me) in Poker, and Randy hit the right points to start!"
victoria
Took Poker lessons from Randy S.
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"Athan is an excellent teacher. Very enthusiastic about the subject.
I'm looking forward to the rest of the lessons.

Allen"
Allen
Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"Randy has been instrumental in leading me through the basics and providing insights furthering my awareness to the game of Poker."
Victoria
Took Poker lessons from Randy S.
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"Athan is a great instructor. He's patient, methodical, and adaptive. We had him for a group lesson, and he made learning poker super fun and easy to understand for us newbies. Even my husband, who is a seasoned pro, said he got a lot out of it. Highly recommend!"
Sarah
Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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"A terrific coach. Athan is patient, upbeat and professional.
Highly recommended and anyone would be lucky to have him as their instructor."
Cindy
Took Poker lessons from Athan S.
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