We’ve run the rough numbers and it looks like “you”, the person reading this, are the only person not yet signed to Ivey Poker in some fashion. It used to be “you”, “The Mathematics Of Poker” authors Bill Chen and Jarrod Ankenman and Two Months Two Millions cast member Brian Roberts (not the Poker Hall of Famer Brian 'Sailor’ Roberts). But now that the other three on that list landed jobs with the online coaching site, well, you’re the only one left.
So, who are these teachers? Of course, Bill Chen is a top level mathematician and a two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner. Ankenmen (who the Ivey Poker press release refers to as a “household name”) has a bracelet of his own and co-authored the aforementioned book with Chen so we’re guessing he’s probably good at math, writing and poker. Roberts, aka “flawless_victory” was one of the stars of the poker reality show Two Months Two Million and is a successful, longtime online grinder. All are super smart guys who are expected to contribute to the Ivey Poker agenda.
To their credit though, don’t let the fact that you may not have heard of these three deter you from what they bring to the table. The trick with a good coach is to find a guy who is a top level player, a solid communicator, but will still take time to share the knowledge rather than actually make gobs of money themselves using their knowledge. So while it would be awesome to learn from a Antonio Esfandiari, Marvin Rettenmaier or Scott Seiver – they may just be too busy binking tournaments to sit down and teach you how to do so, you know?
Anyway, here’s the latest crop of video making teachers…will the news of these three new coaches get you to pay your way to be a part of Team Ivey?
Bill Chen party time photo: TwoPlusTwo