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Randy S.

29 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Awarded Dean's List from Illinois State University
  • Bachelors in Fine Arts, sequence Acting from Illinois State University
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Randy S.

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I have played a lot of on-line Texas Hold-Em. My biggest take was a 12k win. I understand the game from the basics to the more advanced techniques. I have worked for on-line sites, played many live tournaments, table play etc...
THIS IS TEXAS HOLD 'EM ONLY.
This class is directed more at the beginner and the "intermediate" player who feels stuck, unable to move to the upper echelon. This class is a stout review of the solid basics required to win more than you lose. That is, to come out ahead in the long run, instead of walking away at the wrong time, or simply playing bad hands or getting pulled into expensive pots on a draw (mistakes). If you understand any of this description, this class is for you. This is not a class for advanced players. I am an advanced player and such a pairing would be an attempt at lateral instruction and that dynamic rarely works in my experience.

About Randy

I have always been an actor first, it is the craft and discipline in which I hold my advanced degrees; it is my first and eternal love. There really isn't much more one could add to such a claim. Simultaneously I have believed a teacher is born, not bred; and I was born to be in theatre, and now, wi

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Keith
Randy is great! Really takes time to find out were you are poker wise, and tailor's his lesson to you. Good guy. Really goes the extra mile.
Roxann
I am taking lessons from Randy as an advanced beginner in Poker. From the first lesson, he knew where to start catering to my needs and my methods of learning.

He is incredibly flexible, thorough, and complete with his lessons.

By the second lesson, I had built up a confidence that I never had before. He has taught me some valuable strategies and discipline.

I would highly recommend if you are looking to improve your game.

Looking forward to my next lesson.
Jay
I took poker lessons from Randy. He is awesome! I could not break into money in tournaments for more than a year. but after the 2nd lesson last week, I made into money twice and won a seat in a satellite game. just had my 3rd lesson and wanted to put this out to give a shout for Randy!
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Joshua S.

54 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Teaching since 1999
  • Awarded Third Place, World Championship of Public Speaking - Regionals from Toastmasters International
  • Teaches students 4 to 94
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Joshua S.

54 Reviews
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I teach and play poker extensively. Winning at poker is a lot more than luck. It is about the skill of reading people, understanding incentives, math, and storytelling. When this all makes sense, you can win regularly in poker. I'll teach you how to win, and win consistently.

About Joshua

Mr. S is an accomplished public speaker (Third place in the Regionals for the 2006 Toastmasters World Championship of Public Speaking and over 40 wins in various speech contests). He is also an avid, and successful poker player. By profession, Mr. S is a distinguished corporate, communication an

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David
During our first lesson, it was clear that Joshua is high-energy and excited to share his wisdom.

He has a breadth of experience across many verticals.

Very likable and easy to get along with -
Olivia
Joshua is a fantastic poker coach. I was a complete beginner and he taught me all the basics (& much more) to get me going. Joshua is really enthusiastic, engaging and full of energy. I thoroughly enjoyed the sessions and would definitely recommend for anyone to sign up!
Julie C.
I'm very fortunate that Joshua agreed to be my chess instructor. His teaching methods motivate me to learn. Complicated concepts that could leave me overwhelmed and defeated are broke down for purpose of simplification so that I, as an individual, can progress at my comfortable pace. Joshua has shown me that by learning and applying tactics of chess, I can be more successful in all areas of my life. Under his guidance, I am excited to be on this adventure, progressively becoming skilled at strategizing and working toward excellence.
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Doug H.

Teaches Online
Starting at $100
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2013
  • Teaches students 16 and up
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Doug H.

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I am a best selling poker author.
* Poker Plays You Can Use
* Poker Plays You Can Use 2
* Poker Workbook for Math Geeks
* You First Poker Book
* and a few smaller titles
* editor on a few more

Co-founder of Red Chip Poker.

I have taught hundreds of absolute new players in Las Vegas, I have taught a select few that went on to professional-level poker.

About Doug

I have written several international best sellers on poker strategy. I have been teaching all levels of poker in Las Vegas. I co-founded Red Chip Poker web site for teaching poker.

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"I am taking lessons from Randy as an advanced beginner in Poker. From the first lesson, he knew where to start catering to my needs and my methods of learning.

He is incredibly flexible, thorough, and complete with his lessons.

By the second lesson, I had built up a confidence that I never had before. He has taught me some valuable strategies and discipline.

I would highly recommend if you are looking to improve your game.

Looking forward to my next lesson."
Roxann
Took Poker lessons from Randy S.
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"It's was the first lesson he seems very educated about poker."
Mark
Took Poker lessons from Randy S.
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"Randy has been instrumental in leading me through the basics and providing insights furthering my awareness to the game of Poker."
Victoria
Took Poker lessons from Randy S.
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"Randy is excellent. His character transcends the need for a review like this, but the fact is, he made it awesome to fight for my first poker lesson over the past two weeks. We haven’t gotten in the software yet, but his exemplary stewardship and expertise has proven a greater boon to me than the best intentions of my initial efforts."
Jeremy
Took Poker lessons from Randy S.
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"Randy is great! Really takes time to find out were you are poker wise, and tailor's his lesson to you. Good guy. Really goes the extra mile."
Keith
Took Poker lessons from Randy S.
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"Just the beginning for a beginner (me) in Poker, and Randy hit the right points to start!"
victoria
Took Poker lessons from Randy S.
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"Randy is a first rate coach. He is knowledgeable, experienced, and with an easy going natural style. Was very adaptable to my level of experience and was patient - no question was too dumb. I highly recommend him without any reservation. I have already booked my next session."
Enrique
Took Poker lessons from Randy S.
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"Very knowledgeable and personable. Able to communicate more complex concepts in an easy to understand manner."
Charles
Took Poker lessons from Randy S.
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"He's a great teacher who really knows what he's talking about! Now we are moving to poker sites, (Betonline), and playing for real as are next lessons!"
David
Took Poker lessons from Randy S.
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