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Santa Clauses 2013

    • Kuschelbaer
      Joined: 08.04.2006 Posts: 5,550

      Dear community!

      Once again we are hosting our special Christmas coaching event - coaching gifts from PokerStrategists for PokerStrategists!

      Be a Santa Claus in our coaching for the community

      We would like to do our share towards promoting the festive spirit within our community and remind ourselves who we really are and what characterises us - we are ONE community, where all members help and support each other.

      Therefore, we encourage our experienced and successful members to lend their helping hands to less experienced but aspiring PokerStrategists, in order to make our community progress as a whole.

      This is how you can help: volunteer as a coach for one or more PokerStrategists for your respective game type. You are completely free to arrange the characteristics and length of your coaching session and you can choose any student from the pool of all candidates.

      You're in? Then post your coaching offer right here!

      It would be great if you could give details about the way you would like to coach (e.g. live coaching, session review) and which requirements your students should fulfil (e.g. Skype, Teamviewer).

      To volunteer as a free Christmas coach, just post your offer in this thread and include information about game type, maximum stakes, approximate date and your target audience.

      This list will be updated regularly.

      Confirmed Santa Clauses:

      No Limit
      - jules97 - Up to NL10
      - maritsula - NL50 Zoom 6max
      - Itsnevereasy - NL50 or NL100 6max (not Zoom)
      - BogdanPS - Up to NL100
      - pleno1
      - everyoneissolid - NL10 to NL50 6max
      - chopfi - NL2 to NL10 FR
      - BrokoSoBroke - NL50 to NL100 Zoom (twice)
      - ilioas - Up to NL10
      - ursusmm - Up to NL50

      Sit & Go
      - ilari27 - Microstakes
      - alxpoker91 - Up to $11 9mans (more than 1, or more than 1 hour)
      - lessthanthree - All stakes and types (no hypers) (3 hours)
      - Wriggers - Up to $15 HU hypers
      - ragney - $7 and $15 HU hypers

      - Asaban - Up to $22 MTTs

      Fixed Limit
      - Boomer2k10 - Up to 5/10

      - Skodljivec - Up to PLO50

      - Schnitzelfisch - Productivity coaching (3 students)
      - EricStenqvist - Tilt, A-game and Procrastrination
      You want to apply as a student? Please stay tuned for more information

      We'll release the application thread next week after having collected as many coaching offers as possible.

      It goes without saying that we'll be accepting coaching offers from Diamonds, Black Members & coaches until the very last minute.

      Finally we want to say THANK YOU to all participants who are contributing to the success of this campaign. is going to raffle off three special little somethings for the group of volunteer coaches.

      We wish you a happy and peaceful Christmas season. Let the warmth in your hearts bestow a huge karma upswing upon you and your quicken your poker skills.

      All the best,
      Your team at
  • 55 replies
    • MJPerry
      Joined: 03.10.2011 Posts: 4,910

      I think I'll leave the coaching to people who know how to play poker well personally :)
    • jules97
      Joined: 10.06.2012 Posts: 1,449
      Well, I'll get it rolling then!

      I think I could help someone out up to nl10.
      Something like a session review and then discussion would probably work best.

      I'm pretty easy on dates and times.

      I'm currently playing nl50 & 100, you can check out some of my posts in my latest blog here.
    • ilari27
      Joined: 20.06.2010 Posts: 869
      I could help out one microstakes sng player.

      1h hh review + leak summary style session with skype. I need some hand histories in advance.

      I didn't catch the timetable of this promotion so let's talk about the dates later. :)
    • maritsula
      Joined: 19.12.2011 Posts: 905
      Hey guys

      I would love to participate in this

      I can help someone who plays nl50 6max zoom, to improve his game.

      Havent decided on the exact details but it will probably be something like an hour of sweat session etc

      Will post the exact details as soon as I decide what to offer.
    • Skodljivec
      Joined: 17.12.2011 Posts: 5,709
      Count me in :) . I guess i can spare 1 hour for the holidays... Who knows, maybe i can help someone that can't afford coachings otherwise :)

      I suggest a video review, 1h long, up to plo50.

      Like mentioned before, we can talk about the precise days later.


    • alxpoker91
      Joined: 03.12.2011 Posts: 1,030
      I will coach someone who plays 9 man SnG up to 11$

      I think a hand history review for 1.5h is best
    • Itsnevereasy
      Joined: 08.08.2010 Posts: 381
      Ho ho ho, I wouldn't mind coaching NL50-NL100 for an hour. :)


      - Session review or HH review.
      - skype + teamviewer.
      - Student should play NL50 or NL100 6-max (not zoom).
      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 22,031
      Thanks to everyone so far for offering their services.

      I have divided all the student requests out for the minute. This thread is specifically for offers and the students will have the opportunity to apply in another thread which will be created in the coming days.

      Please keep this thread for coaching offers only.

    • TJtheTJ
      Joined: 12.10.2011 Posts: 6,588
      The list has been updated with the first voluntary coaches. For those of you who are not official coaches, it would be great if you could write a little more about yourself in your post, maybe even link to your blog. :)

      Please do keep the submissions coming!
    • BogdanPS
      Joined: 12.05.2010 Posts: 27,588
      Count me in for at least 1hh private coaching with either SH or FR cash players (up to nl100).
    • lessthanthreee
      Joined: 30.06.2009 Posts: 16,300
      im in for any SnG any stake (non-hypers) . 1hr

      can do the session after the new year.
    • pleno1
      Joined: 19.11.2010 Posts: 5,596
      il do a 1h video review.
    • alxpoker91
      Joined: 03.12.2011 Posts: 1,030
      can I apply as a student too? :D

      lessthanthree's opportunity is not something to miss
    • Wriggers
      Joined: 21.07.2009 Posts: 3,250
      I'll sign up for this

      I'll offer an hours coaching at micro-stakes HU Hyper SnGs up to the $15 limit, this can consist of whatever you like, whether it be a live session review, a HH review, analysis of regs that are troubling you etc.

      In the past year I have played from the $7s to $60s, and all limits in between on Pokerstars, with >3% EV ROI on all the limits (Except $60s.... Yet :D )

      Link to my blog is in my signature :)
    • everyoneissolid
      Joined: 13.03.2011 Posts: 2,652
      I'm offering 2x 1h coaching for NL10 - NL50 6max
      (might offer more if there is a high demand)

      Topic can be choosen as you wish:

      - Sessionreview
      - Videoreview
      - HH-review (focusing on certain spots+theory/math)


      - some basic understanding
      - decent database
      - Skype
      - Teamviewer

      Prefering native speakers/people with solid English skills so I can improve my English a little. I'm from Germany/the German community despite I have given advise to English lowstakes players in the past ;)
      Might not have time before January.
      Joined: 27.09.2009 Posts: 22,031
      Originally posted by alxpoker91
      can I apply as a student too? :D

      lessthanthree's opportunity is not something to miss

      Just wait until we have all the offers collected :)
    • TJtheTJ
      Joined: 12.10.2011 Posts: 6,588
      Thread updated with the latest submissions.

      Would be great if we could also get some FL and MTT coaches, guys! :)
    • chopfi
      Joined: 06.02.2008 Posts: 622
      I'll offer a longtime coaching for a Nl2-Nl10 FR player. Something about 2 month and 1-2h a week. But important only fullring!
      I can teach a solid ABC game and help to beat the microstakes.
      You can find some graphs in my old blog *klick*

      What you should be/have:

      - some poker experiences (poker basics / have HM or PT/ played more than 10k hands)
      - motivated to learn solid ABC-Poker (no spew or very advanced moves etc)
      - good english skills (that you can fix my biggest language leaks :D )
    • BrokesoBroke
      Joined: 23.10.2007 Posts: 889
      I can offer 1hour to anyone who plays 50NL or 100NL SH Zoom.

      Students pwning 50NL... I'm being pwned @ 500NL... Looking for Poker Gods for help!

      Hopefully you are a B/E player or a slight winner.

      If it's too late, don't worry about it.