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Since starting poker coaching, I have really enjoyed the strategy aspect of it and seeing my students improve session on session. I have a history in education as I was a teaching assistant for many years and also trained to be a teacher before deciding it wasn't for me. I enjoy the one on one aspect of education and I think this links directly to poker coaching. Setting goals for each student which are tailored directly to their development is one of my main strengths as a coach. I am also aware that some coaches 'talk down' to their students or criticise them too heavily for way they have played a hand before analysing the reasons why they have done so.

I feel my style although aimed to improve the student as quickly as possible is also one where the student will not feel uncomfortable or intimidated in any way. With my experience in education, I feel I have found a good balance between getting the best from a student but also ensuring that they enjoy the process of improvement.

I have over 7000 tracked cashes on PocketFives and I am a good winning player on all the sites that I have put any decent volume into.

Feel free to search my user names on Sharkscope/OPR!.

Some of my notable scores from the past include:

Mini FTOPS main ft for 42k

1st Big 109 ($25k )

3rd Bigger 109 (deal) ($33k )

3rd Big 55 ($13k )

2nd Bigger75 (chop) ($14k)

1st Big 22 ($8k )

My scores in the past month include:

3rd Big 55 3,7k

3rd Bigger 11 5.6k

1st 888 Starfish 1.4k

1st 44 KO 2.1k total.

I have a very good knowledge of the daily schedule of all major sites so would also be able to advise potential students with any game selection/ bankroll management issues. I am highly respected in the UK poker community and could put forward good references from some top UK players in terms of my ability as a poker coach. My current students also said they would also be happy to put forward any references and share why they continue to be coached by me on a weekly basis.

My flat rate is now $35 an hour, however I am willing to coach the first hour (as a taster/trial) for $30. After the first hour, lessons will be $35 an hour, although packages could potentially be arranged.

For instance: if you book 3 lessons in advance I would be willing to charge a subsidised price of $99 ( $33 per hour) or $160 for 5 lessons ($32 per hour) and $300 for 10 lessons ($30 per hour).

Feel free to contact me here or on my gmail account if you have any questions:


Hope to hear from you soon!




Player Recommendations

Username Recommendation
JermyStax JermyStax
Join Date: Jan 31st, 2016
Rec Posted On: Jan 17th, 2017
I had this review originally done in early December and forgot to put the finishing touches on it. It’s the middle of January now and I’ll just add that I shipped the Sunday Big $33 on New Years and took 2nd a couple weeks before. I want to thank James for his coaching and time.

(Back to what I started)

Turned 21 last November and started getting more into poker. Had decent success to start out - shipped Nightly $11 (Carbon) and chopped up a live tourney for a couple k as well. And my journey kind of started from there - I knew that I could improve my game, and I wanted to. I wanted to be a student of the game and get better. I got PT4, and started using programs like SnG Coach, ICMizer, and eventually sought out James around May.

I probably had about 10 sessions with James so far and look forward to more. James has a great understanding of the game and know’s how to put it into an educational component. I would defiantly recommend coaching to anyone who wants to improve their game and develop their thought process.
samspeedstar samspeedstar
Join Date: Dec 2nd, 2015
Rec Posted On: Aug 29th, 2016
I decided to seek for coaching because I was struggling with my transition from cash game(mostly live cash games) to online tournaments. James has been coaching me for one month now and I find him very knowledgeable and helpful. My improvement is huge, I finished 3rd in Bounty Builder 44 on stars right after the first session with him.
During our sessions he not only provides excellent hand history reviews, but also teaches me about game selections, mental games etc which are also extremely valuable.
I recommend him for anyone looking to improve their game seriously.
derfsnave derfsnave
Join Date: Mar 29th, 2015
Rec Posted On: Jul 26th, 2016
I have had quite a few sessions with James now and am really feeling a lot more confident. James is friendly and approachable. From the first session, James quickly saw areas we could work on. We have spent the sessions going through HH and looking at certain spots. Each session brings new ideas and concepts to put into my game. The lessons are very interesting with lots of interaction.

The added time i have spent working on poker with James has payed off as i recently chopped the mini million on stars for $12.6k.

I would recommend James to anyone who wants to improve. James explains his thoughts very clearly for great, great value.
123Simon123 123Simon123
Join Date: Jan 16th, 2012
Rec Posted On: Mar 29th, 2016
James is a solid coach, all round nice guy and will help you to improve your game massively.

He will thoroughly analyse your hand histories(out of lesson) and then go over key hands in your live sessions, while still being able to read all the notes he has written whenever you want. Essentially you will be getting more than you paid for and then some, the best value coach you can get.

He is great at spotting ways to solve leaks in your game and, with his background in teaching, is able to effectively explain situations. He has great knowledge of population tendencies and game/site selection which will help squeeze out that extra ROI.

James is very easy to get along with and always willing to work around any schedules you may have.

He is insane value so you wouldn't want to miss out before the prices inevitably start rising!

SwissDollars SwissDollars
Join Date: Dec 31st, 2014
Rec Posted On: Jan 20th, 2016
Did 10 hours with James. Great guy, always learned a lot from every single lesson. I really appreciated the time he took aside the lesson to answer my questions and give his feeback on hands I just played, this was immensely valuable! I think at that price he is really a bargain, go for it before he increases his price!
jenbizzle jenbizzle
Join Date: Jan 29th, 2012
Rec Posted On: Jun 24th, 2015
James and I have spoken poker over the last 2 or so years. I can vouch for his abilities and his simple way of conveying his thoughts on hands and situations. $50 an hour is printing money for the service james is offering and I can guarentee it'll more than pay for itself. Gl guys
kamitis kamitis
Join Date: Sep 7th, 2013
Rec Posted On: Jun 24th, 2015
My experience with James have been only positive. He is definitely great poker player and poker coach.
Recommending to anyone who is looking for poker coach, it will definitely be worth price.
Psyber1989 Psyber1989
Join Date: Jul 10th, 2013
Rec Posted On: Jun 4th, 2015
James is a great poker player, an awesome coach and an amazing guy overall ! What he has to offer to any poker player looking to improve his/her game is definitely a steal at 50$/hr !!! His style of coaching is great because he has a history in education and trained to be a teacher. If you are someone who loves poker and want to get better at it, you really should get in touch with him ! Good Luck !
WithoutAir WithoutAir
Join Date: Jun 15th, 2012
Rec Posted On: May 19th, 2015
After playing for the past few years, James is the first time I've gotten coaching. He is articulate and informative and has helped me considering things that I simply hadn't thought of before. Despite using his services for under a month, the tweaks to my game and alteration of my thought process has I feel, put me on the right path to further success. Given the low cost and flexability of his coaching, I'd recommend him to anyone.
Pokertbn Pokertbn
Join Date: Feb 13th, 2012
Rec Posted On: May 15th, 2015
James has coached me for about 3 months now and he has helped me understand the game a lot better. I can say that he has changed my game a lot. He always been here for me when I need some hands reviewed. Also, he is always pushing for me to get better, gain confidence and his style is so easy to understand. I have to say that the price is ridiculously low with all the information he giving to you. I will definitely be getting more coaching with him, so do not hesitate to contact him!
Skidderz Skidderz
Join Date: Oct 16th, 2013
Rec Posted On: May 13th, 2015
I have been using James as a coach for around one month now and can honestly say my overall game has improved significantly. James has an in depth knowledge of the game and relays information in an easy to digest manner. Not only has my In The Money percentage increased but I recently finished 3rd in the Hot 11 on Pokerstars. I feel the service James offers is incredible value for money and I would recommend anybody looking to improve their all round poker ability should look no further! I will continue using James as a coach for the foreseeable future.
danolly danolly
Join Date: Jul 17th, 2010
Rec Posted On: Nov 7th, 2014
James coached me for about a 3 month period earlier this year he has sound knowledge and understanding of the game he is able too translate it in a way that is easy too digest. James is excellent value for coaching at $50/hour and I have no doubt he would be able too make any willing student a massively profitable player.
judgedredd13 judgedredd13
Join Date: Nov 20th, 2008
Rec Posted On: Nov 7th, 2014
Known James for quite a few years now and can vouch for both his honesty and understanding of the game. I'm certain he will be a great coach to whoever he mentors and $50 an hour is a bargain.
gs08bjohnson gs08bjohnson
Join Date: Aug 15th, 2006
Rec Posted On: Nov 2nd, 2014
Have known James for many years and believe his understanding of poker and theory to be very sound. He is also incredibly trustworthy and is one of the few people I would genuinely vouch for.

He comes from a teaching background is thus very suited to coaching. He's very open minded, flexible and is willing to consider the merits of lines that he may not have taken himself, I think this is a very important quality in a coach, and honestly at $50/hr I'd be very surprised if anyone was offering better value for money.
jambeyang jambeyang
Join Date: Apr 21st, 2011
Rec Posted On: Oct 29th, 2014
James is one of two main poker players I frequently undergo review sessions with. His technical understanding is as good as anyones. Coming from a teaching background, his articulation of problems and general coaching philosophy is second to none. Would highly recommend and is an absolute steal at said rate!
chillout85 chillout85
Join Date: Jan 5th, 2013
Rec Posted On: Oct 28th, 2014
I've been coached by James for the last 4 months and can say with full confidence that my game has improved significantly in that time. I look forward to our weekly sessions and James has always been very flexible and willing to accommodate my coaching needs. As well as helping me plug my leaks and doing detailed HH analysis, James' knowledge of typical regs' tendencies, the fields of specific tournaments and a general understanding of the modern online MTT landscape has been of real value to me, as someone who is only able to play part time.

Over the last 4 months since I started coaching I have been winning at an ROI of 66% across all sites at an abi of $15 over 2000 games, which includes my largest ever score (€12.6k for 3rd in the Summer Special on stars.fr).

Overall I consider James' coaching to represent excellent value for anyone looking to improve their game at low-mid stakes and I look forward to continuing my progress under his coaching.