Originally Posted by toots babos
What are your credentials?
1. Been playing poker since 1984
2. From 2004 - 2008 made $23,000 playing online part time at small stakes
3. Have played live cash and done very well
4. Have over $7500 in live small buy in tourneys (nothing over $100) since 2004
5. Currently manage 2 poker rooms
6. Have been a pro poker dealer
since 2011, have dealt WSOP
These are not the highest numbers ever but they are consistent and all profit. My online started at Pokertropolis and they gave me $10 to play, and I never looked back and 4 years later had $23k never having made a deposit of my own money.
Since online left USA mostly I quit playing online for a few years. Since coming back in 2012 I have played at Intertops
, Juicey Stakes, Bovada
, and BCP and have scraped up about $2k in those 4 years at smaller stakes. INT, JS, and BCP i never deposited on either - it was either gifted or earned through other sources. Only deposited on Bovada and that was $25..
The highest I have played online is $1 - $2 PLO and have a great track record in this game.
I am better at cash online and tourneys live for sure...not sure why just yet
You may not agree that being a dealer makes you a better player but I think it does it you are a fair to good player already....especially dealing at WSOP.
I am not asking for money to teach - I say I will teach and you only pay me if your poker gets better and you profit, this is not a stake (nor do I think OP was asking for one).
In terms of ROI - well too much unknown data for that, but its positive for sure.
I may not be a pro by definition, but one thing I will do is actually spend the time to teach stuff. I am a former teacher at a local media tech school, 4 years, and 1 year at EMU as a lab instructor, so I know how to teach. As a floor manager of poker rooms and dealer at WSOP I have too much to lose by being dishonest.
There are many outlets to learn poker, a ton online, but just reading sometimes is not enough for certain people, these people must have lab time with instruction. If anyone wants this then Im here.
Doesn't really matter to me either way, I just figured I would help this person, and you will get what you pay for in me for sure.