I have been playing poker for about 10 years total and 6 years professionally. During this time, I have played over 50k online multi-table tournaments and have around 8000 cashes online. The majority of my cashes are from Pokerstars where I play under rssoul20, however, I have over 80k profit on other sites (Full Tilt, Party, Pokerstars.fr,GG Poker, 888, and more). Including untracked sites/scores, my online profit is close to 200k dollars (shown below).
I also have a good amount of live cash game experience in London (where I am from) and would estimate that I have around £15000 pounds in profit.
My biggest scores have come on Pokerstars and Full Tilt where I have chopped the bigger 109 for 33k, got 8th in a mini FTOPS main for 43k, 1st in big 109 for 25k, and a 1st and 2nd in big 162 for 32k total. I also have won the big 22 and got 2nd in Big 55 for 13k so have big scores in a range of buy-ins. I have also finalled many other ‘big’ tournaments on Stars including the Sunday Warm Up. I also have dozens of scores between 2k and 6k over a range of high to low stakes on Pokerstars and over sites.
I have been coaching for around 8 years and since then I would estimate I have coached over 100 students in that time. I would say practically all of them would recommend me to a new student as they gained a lot from my coaching and developed their skills as well as increased their winnings and bankroll.
And if recommendations are needed before committing to a lesson this won’t be an issue. I have some students who I have coached over a period of over a year as they continue to get value from my coaching style. Please, check the Reviews tab to see the positive reviews some of the former students have left!
What I can offer as a coach:
- One-to-one personalized poker coaching using screen share with either Skype or Discord (what is preferred).
- I teach poker using the winning strategies that have made me a successful poker player over the years.
- Hand History Reviews to improve students’ games directly and help reduce leaks and mistakes in their poker game.
- I use multiple programs such as Power Equilab and Hold Em Resources Calculator to give students an introduction to the preflop and equity basics of poker/MTT strategy
- Coaching using Poker Solvers such as PIO solver to break down the more technical aspects of GTO/post-flop poker
- Detailed notes (with screenshots) during every lesson to give the students valuable resources so they can review the session after it is completed. Notes are shared and edited in Google Docs to enable interactive learning between myself and students.
- I take time to prepare lessons and try to create interesting concepts for my students rather than the usual HH review that many coaches do over and over.
- As someone who has worked in education for over five years I pride myself on bringing this educational aspect to my lessons and in turn I think this gives my coaching sessions extra value.
- If required a 5 to 10-minute introduction chat free of charge to establish contact and determine whether we are the correct fit as a student and coach.
I look forward to working with you and helping you achieve the poker goals that you have been striving for!
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James is a great coach and if you're looking for help to improve your game he is definitely your man. Even if you already play for quite some time he helps you to build solid fundamentals and a good foundation of technical understanding for the game which is key to improve. He is super flexible and uncomplicated regarding the times of the sessions and not cutting the session if 1 hour is finished but takes the time to finish the topic you are working on. I think the price he takes for one session is worth x times of what you will get in return if you really want to work on your game. Definitely +EV this guy.
Turned 21 last November and started getting more into poker. Had decent success to start out - shipped Nightly $11 (Carbon) and chopped up a live tourney for a couple k as well. And my journey kind of started from there - I knew that I could improve my game, and I wanted to. I wanted to be a student of the game and get better. I got PT4, and started using programs like SnG Coach, ICMizer, and eventually sought out James around May. I probably had about 10 sessions with James so far and look forward to more. James has a great understanding of the game and knows how to put it into an educational component. I would defiantly recommend coaching to anyone who wants to improve their game and develop their thought process.
I decided to seek for coaching because I was struggling with my transition from cash game(mostly live cash games) to online tournaments. James has been coaching me for one month now and I find him very knowledgeable and helpful. My improvement is huge, I finished 3rd in Bounty Builder 44 on stars right after the first session with him. During our sessions he not only provides excellent hand history reviews, but also teaches me about game selections, mental games etc. which are also extremely valuable. I recommend him for anyone looking to improve their game seriously.
I have had quite a few sessions with James now and am really feeling a lot more confident. James is friendly and approachable. From the first session, James quickly saw areas we could work on. We have spent the sessions going through HH and looking at certain spots. Each session brings new ideas and concepts to put into my game. The lessons are very interesting with lots of interaction. The added time i have spent working on poker with James has payed off as i recently chopped the mini million on stars for $12.6k. I would recommend James to anyone who wants to improve. James explains his thoughts very clearly for great, great value.
Did 10 hours with James. Great guy, always learned a lot from every single lesson. I really appreciated the time he took aside the lesson to answer my questions and give his feedback on hands I just played, this was immensely valuable! I think at that price he is really a bargain, go for it before he increases his price!
I recently bought a 10 hours of lessons with James and we worked through a lot of material for my development. For example poker situational awareness, understanding player profiles, hand breakdown analysis, bet sizing, positional hand ranges and much more. I found James very easy to talk to, and his understanding of the game was to the highest level. Where he also had a good way of communicating the concepts so I could understand the theory behind it. My game has improved tremendously since taking the coaching with him. I have now used a lot of the coaching tactics which I have learnt from James in my game which has helped me become more profitable. I would defiantly advise anyone looking for a MTT coach to seek out James.
I have played poker for 9 years and have found that I'm always a middle man, hanging on for that magic double up, I finally decided I wanted to change that and luckily I stumbled across the ultimate poker coaching website.
I watched a video by James and enjoyed the clear and concise logical approach. I booked 5hrs and enjoyed every minute, James covered a range wide of topics and has great range charts to help you really think about positioning and being more aggressive.
I'm now regularly chipping up early on in tournaments and have booked a further 5 sessions to make that step to being a profitable poker player.
James is very technical and knowledgeable when it comes to texas holdem. I can highly recommend booking some sessions to help look at the areas of the game you can improve on. James is very flexible with what subjects are covered and is always on hand outside of the sessions to provide any additional clarity or advice.
Had a few sessions with James. Nice dude, knows a lot about Poker. It helped me to understand the game more and the pricing was fair as well.
Low stakes player. Started working with James in 2020 when my ipoker account was €1200 in the red. Within a year of working with him for 1/2 times a month, I turned that into +€10,500. (no big win, just lots of consistent small wins and final tables). That was all down to him. I always used to struggle to get into the money online, let alone win 200/300 player fields. His knowledge of the game is incredible. If I actually studied outside of our calls I'd be doing a lot better. Chatting with him changed my whole thought process on how to analyse hands. Only wished I'd be more proactive outside of the sessions as I'm sure there is so much more I could achieve with his help.
James, please use my last hour of training as gratuity for an amazing job as I am going to put my poker training journey on hold for a few months. I have been reassigned at work and given more responsibility. You have been amazing to work with and I would like to pick up again after summer. Thanks for opening my eyes to the brilliant game of poker. You are a great coach and I will be back in touch when I am ready to take up poker training again. Thanks for everything.
I choose ultimatepokercoaching because the website was professional and I’m looking for someone based in the UK to help. James’s profile came up first and after reading the profile, reviews and the hand analysis I knew he could add value, required to help me improve. All other websites didn’t fill me with confidence. The layout of UPC was professional. Not basic like some others.
I have bought over 10 hours of lessons with James and have seen a night and day difference in my game. Since having regular lessons with James I have had the biggest scores in career as well as comfortably competing in higher stakes tournaments. James is an excellent teacher, easy to speak to with great experienced insight to share about the game. If you want to improve your MTT game, I would highly recommend contacting James.