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To book a lesson with me, or learn more about my coaching, please visit

I offer one on one private coaching. If there are a couple of people that would like to do a group session, that can be arranged as well (rates may be different).

Most session will entail a review of the student's hand history. This is the most effective way to analyze a student's game, as well as plug any leaks they may have. Once a student has a solid fundamental base, we will work on ways to "take their game to the next level" and some things you can do to be a step above the rest of the field. Sometimes students find it beneficial to look at a hand history from a tournament that i've played, and listen to me explain why I picked certain spots to make certain moves; this is often most beneficial to more advanced thinkers, and higher stakes players, but certainly is an option for any student. We can always try different things and see what works the best.

Again, to book a lesson or learn more about what I offer, please visit

Thanks, look forward to working with you!


Player Recommendations

Username Recommendation
badwis badwis
Join Date: Jan 20th, 2015
Rec Posted On: Mar 8th, 2016
I started taking lessons from gags late in 2015. I am 50+ years old and reasonably new to "serious" poker. I had played chess and bridge at a reasonably high level and felt I had the mental makeup but there was so much to the game that I was having trouble processing. Lessons with gags have paid themselves several times over. He really helps you develop a thought process to understand the why behind each decision.
jtsnakes jtsnakes
Join Date: May 20th, 2010
Rec Posted On: Aug 26th, 2014
Over the years of trying to develop a solid game I sought the of advice of quite a few people in poker that I respect, and though helpful, all my poker thoughts were all over the place, it was not until I started having sessions with Gags that I have really started to be able to put all the thoughts together and put them into action. The way he has helped me to look at and analyze hands has been a huge part of my recent success. I am still a long way from where I want to be, but moving forward I will definitely be consulting with Gags along the way.
Alextoon1 Alextoon1
Join Date: Jul 12th, 2010
Rec Posted On: May 7th, 2013
I know Gags for about an year,

Well I can honustly say he made the biggest improvment in my game!
He just completley changed the way I view the game and just open my mind to lots of stuff I've never thought of before.

He uses a lot of diffrent theqniches to make u look at thinks way diffrent then you are used too. Highley recommanded to players who want to get more creative and start thinking outside the box.


gl to every1 at the tables.
myanalbeads myanalbeads
Join Date: Mar 21st, 2011
Rec Posted On: Apr 19th, 2012
Gags is by far the best person I have had to coach me, he has a great passion for the game and a lot of time to listen to what you have to say. He gets a feel for where you are at as a player and what exactly your having the most trouble with. Would recommend him to anyone, really gets you trying new things in your game and you will see instant improvements. (Live2sharpen)
luckierno7 luckierno7
Join Date: Dec 17th, 2009
Rec Posted On: Feb 17th, 2012
I ve had a bunch of sessions already and he taught me a lot of stuff , i m eager to get more
He s so much fun to talk to and rly tryin to get into your head so that he can make you reconsider a play or see another point of view.
After every session i so feel in the mood 4 crushing and trying new things and the new things seem to be working pretty well 4 me :)

firaldo said it, for 125 a hour it s a steal
kasspav kasspav
Join Date: Apr 13th, 2010
Rec Posted On: Oct 30th, 2011
We have done till now 2 lessons, and I'm really impressed by the way he explains all situations for hands and the different scenarios that could occur, so by reviewing one hh we expand a lot more. I also like the general mindset he tries to explain to me since I need guidence to that also...great investment for sure!
islander32 islander32
Join Date: Jan 2nd, 2011
Rec Posted On: Sep 22nd, 2011
Had my first poker lesson today from GAGS. Seems like a really cool guy. Relaxed and patient even with my technical issues. He is very clear and concise in what he says and gives a thorough explanation of each concept he is going through. I'm vrey excited about where my poker game is going to go with Gags and look forward with enthusiasm to our next lesson.
wivawat04 wivawat04
Join Date: Apr 20th, 2009
Rec Posted On: Mar 1st, 2011
When Gags says he coaches micro to high stakes, he actually means he can do it. My short time with Gags transformed my game from aimlessly aggro to refined. He has the rare ability to plug fundamental leaks that micro players share with even well established high stake regs, and can also talk the type of strat necessary to beat a high stake tournament where chips don't come free. His services come highly recommended for any level of player
firaldo firaldo
Join Date: May 18th, 2009
Rec Posted On: Mar 1st, 2011
Although due to schedule problems (on my end due to being from the UK) meant i was only able to have a couple of lessons with gags, I feel I got a good enough insight to his coaching ability to make a recommendation.

I approached gags for lessons when i was on my longest, most de-motivating downer to date and after the very first lesson I felt like i wanted to play an 18 hour session straight away.

From grinding away breaking even/losing slightly for around 5 months prior, I went on a $100k+ heater in the following 2 months after the first lesson. Concepts that i kinda thought i understood were made really clear to me and being able to clarify and implement these concepts correctly was a huge factor in this turnaround.

For $125 an hour this is an absolute steal, seriously
big4390 big4390
Join Date: Sep 2nd, 2006
Rec Posted On: Feb 16th, 2011
I have had around 8 lessons with gags in the last 10 months or so. I cannot even begin to explain how much help he is to my game every single time. He is able to look at my game and provide me input on how to make tweeks to the approach i am already comfortable with and most profitable with. I have gone from feeling and playing like a slightly profitable player to a player who feels like he can compete with almost any competition. I would recomend gags to anyone, he will certainly help your game
kxywrx kxywrx
Join Date: Aug 8th, 2007
Rec Posted On: Feb 12th, 2011
I've taken a few NLHE lessons with Gags that have really solidified my game. Not only did he help me plug leaks and give me solid fundamentals to build my game around, he also helped me to think of the game in a different way. He challenged my thinking and helped me to develop a more sound and creative thought process which led to more results and more deep runs in MTTs. I highly recommend him for coaching.
ThaSquirrel ThaSquirrel
Join Date: Oct 11th, 2009
Rec Posted On: Feb 12th, 2011
Would not have been anywhere near the level I am today without gags.

Got me from a 20-30% roi grinder to a 50-60% roi+.
If you wanne learn how to crush and play REAL poker,
get coached by him!

Great guy too, very patient and explains very well.
TheJunkie TheJunkie
Join Date: Feb 5th, 2007
Rec Posted On: Feb 12th, 2011
Definitely the best coach that I've had to date. Very patient, finds and plugs leaks, clearly expresses his thoughts and makes you think. I highly recommend him. I still find myself going over some of the stuff that he taught me. My last lesson was great. So great, that I chopped the FTOPS ME a week later.
Click the Money Green Button now.

dude904 dude904
Join Date: Jan 26th, 2006
Rec Posted On: Feb 11th, 2011
I was in a rut pokerwise when my backer suggested I get coaching from Gags. I ran my makeup total to 120k when in early December I started getting extensive coaching with Gags. On December 26th, I had my first 50k+ score ever, and I was out of makeup on January 31st, showing a profit. He's the real deal and very legit.
Goldenad Goldenad
Join Date: Jun 12th, 2006
Rec Posted On: Feb 11th, 2011
I have worked extensively with Gags30 for the past year. With his coaching I went from an average small stakes player to a profitable mid-stakes grinder with numerous scores and a very solid strategy when it comes to the game. Gags opened up my eyes to new aggressive ways of playing that I wasn't aware existed and he was able to coherently explain them to me, someone with no prior coaching experience. I would recommend Gags to anyone who is looking to take their game to the next level.
mattdb9er mattdb9er
Join Date: Sep 11th, 2009
Rec Posted On: Feb 11th, 2011
i did a few sessions with gags in the past, def helped me out with some things, weither ur lookin for basics or more complex stuff into your game id recommend checking him out
FGEasiest FGEasiest
Join Date: Dec 5th, 2007
Rec Posted On: Feb 11th, 2011
i made coaching lessons with Gags some time ago and it was really eye opening. He is available for all your questions and really goes into the things YOU like to know more about/talk about.
Even if you donĀ“t have a coaching at the moment you can send him hands where he gives you input, which really gives you the feeling that its not only about the money he earns, its more about the players he teaches.
Every topic he talks about is pretty clear understandable and told in a pretty easy way to understand even if english is not your first language.
And that you can learn a lot of him can be easily seen in his results.
If anybody has more questions you can write me a pm at any time.

GL all Felix
mmorales66 mmorales66
Join Date: Jun 9th, 2008
Rec Posted On: Feb 11th, 2011
Gags is a really great coach and I would recommend him to anyone trying to improve their poker game. I've been taking lessons on and off with him for a while, and my MTT results have improved drastically since I started receiving coaching. Not only is he a really good poker player, but Gags is great at teaching and explaining concepts and thought processes, a trait that is difficult to find in a poker coach.