Michael Gibowicz

Michael G.

Oakland Gardens, NY
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I played poker professionally for 5 years. I can teach introductory concepts including the importance of position, bet sizing, odds and probability, and concepts related to reading opponents.
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Michael delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2008

I am passionate about teaching. I am well-informed in my areas of expertise, and truly enjoy imparting knowledge to my students. I have a variety of interests and areas of study and have had a lot of life experience. When dealing with my students I am kind, compassionate, and sensitive and I strive to make each lesson meaningful and fun. I am comfortable working with children, teens, and adults of all ages and backgrounds.


Sep 2008 - Present

Computer Services/Technology
Feb 1994 - Sep 2007
Computer Services

Jan 1990 - Jan 1994
United States Navy


Aug 2011 - Present
SUNY New Paltz


United States Chess Federation
Jan 1992

The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is the official, not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) US membership organization for chess players and chess supporters of all ages and strengths, from beginners to Grandmasters. Our mission is to empower people through chess one move at a time. Our vision is to enrich the lives of all persons and communities through increasing the play, study, and appreciation of the game of chess.

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4 Reviews

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Dan Underwood Mar 20, 2016
Poker · Online

Great first class, left it at four stars to give him something to shoot for on next classes. :)

Eric Kumasaka Jan 4, 2016
Poker · Online

Michael is patient with my "noob" questions and he seems genuinely happy to teach others. Glad to have him as a teacher!

Andy Gershenzon Nov 13, 2015
Poker · Online

Michael is a great teacher!

Jillian V. May 31, 2015
Poker · Online

If you want to learn poker, there is absolutely no one with more knowledge!!!!!

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