A coach can be very helpful.
I have never had one, but have reviewed lots of poker videos, books and blog strategies. Some players are better at coaching than actually playing poker
. I have checked places like sharkscope
to validate this and some very good coaches actually had worse ROIs than myself or the persons they were teaching. Note, this does not mean they are a bad coach. Teaching sound poker and playing sound poker are two different things and they don't necessarily co-exist
Poker strategy blogs
are great as one can get several differing perspectives on the same subject and choose what fits their player style. Afterall, in poker and in life, there can be no better coach than yourself. Train yourself well and then follow your own instruction.
Except for a truly "bad beat" or simply no luck at all, when you get knocked out of a tournament, it is usually
because you played the hand differently than how you "knew" you should have played it.
GL on your poker...hope to see you on the felt.