Our Coaches

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Adam aka “coffeeyay”

“After completing a double major in Math and Physics with honours from a top 10 US university, I began PhD studies in first Physics and then Economics. This was not the path for me: I left these programs in order to pursue my passion for games in a more pure form and become a poker professional. Black Friday, 2011, created a need to fully commit to poker which I happily, albeit nervously embraced. I married Laura, and we moved to Poland, leaving behind family, friends, and academia to start a new poker life we could call our own. Since then I have been able to raise and support my family, complete a Masters degree, all while continuing to pursue my passions and interests (mostly games and generalized art).

To me poker is more than just a game or job — it is my profession, which I undertake with great passion. I focused on my own mathematical approach and in this way acquired the skills I needed to improve, instead of copying strategies from others. Other players sought me out for help because my understanding of poker is built on mathematical truth. Thus, I became a poker coach and helped hundreds of online poker players, including scores of players playing higher stakes than me.

It has been around ten years now of continuously, thoughtfully, and passionately investing time into creating my own form of poker mastery. As a master coach, my evidence and pride are based on a decade’s worth of service in poker education (instead of vast fame and fortune). I have actualized it through my past work; it is evident in my present abilities; and it will continue to be realized in the future in my work guiding players to their own poker mastery. I’m confident that together we can find the Ways and Means of constructing your individual path to mastery — assuming you find the choices needed to fully enlist my help.”
~Adam

Tilo aka “Epistokrat”

“My Poker career started 10 years ago after graduating from University. During that time it had become clear to me that my goal is to become a professional poker player. I started out at the 7$ level in a staking program very similar to CoffeeGrinders. By putting in a lot of hours of study time, I became an expert in the HU Hyper Turbos format, eventually working my way up to the high stakes. In the meantime my staking stable opened up a second career path for me by offering me to take on poker coaching responsibilities and in the following years I worked with multiple stables, developing and teaching strategies.

Poker means freedom to me. It allows me to travel the world full-time, as a digital nomad. With an attractive hourly rate it is easy to establish a favorable work-life balance. Furthermore, it is more flexible than any other job I am aware of. I can work in the middle of the night, even on Sundays. Maybe 12 hours a day, or just 1 hour, or not at all.

Having invested my life savings into CoffeeGrinders, I am all-in committed to the success of our team! It’s mandatory to stay ahead of the competition and I consider it my job to ensure that CoffeeGrinders has the competitive advantage over any other team!”
~Tilo

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Martin aka “Mr. Vendetta”

“I started my professional poker career in 2009 playing high stakes 6max SNGs on Full Tilt Poker. After “Black Friday” I decided to take a break from online poker and instead focussed on finishing my master of Economics and Game Theory at university. Afterwards, I took a classic career path in business consulting and it wasn’t until the beginning of 2018 that I chose to give professional poker another shot.

SNGs were pretty much dead by that time so I picked some fancy new variant called Spin & Gos. I was immediately hooked by the intense action and a promising large player pool. By dedicating myself to getting better every day and due to the great coachings of Adam I reached 100s in a little more than a year.

I consider being a coach and community member at CoffeeGrinders as the most rewarding experience of my poker career so far. Due to my educational background, studying GTO always felt very enjoyable and natural to me. I would consider this part of the game my strongest suit and love to discuss its patterns, applicability and limitations with my students. I look forward to working with you on your own personal poker success story.”
~Martin