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Welcome to Poker
Mentor.net. We are an online poker school that
specializes in limit texas holdem. Here you will find poker
strategy articles and a forum open to the public along with
certain tools and services that can only be accessed by students.
Basically, this webpage is a compilation of the knowledge
and tools that I wish I had when I first started learning
poker. We don't just teach poker strategy, we teach exactly
HOW to go about the learning process. Along with all the immediately
applicable knowledge we try to teach a way of thinking and
going about things in a manner which is conducive to winning.
Also if you are interested in online casinos then take a look at this place.
- Look at the preview forum to see an example of hand
This place has really become more than just a poker school, it's
grown into a community and I consider many of the students to be
my friends. These guys (and a few girls) overcome my expectations
on a regular basis. They often ask insightful questions (along with
some dumb ones ;) ), they're always supporting each other when someone
goes on a cold streak or with life-related events, and a couple
computer savvy students have created programs that are widely used
even outside of this community. I am also proud to say that two
students have gone on to start their own poker schools.
Imagine having a professional poker player sitting next to you
telling you EXACTLY how to play. On top of that, he also explains
the reasoning behind everything. It would be the single most efficient
way to learn poker. What we do here is very similar. It is called
hand history analysis. Our students post hands that they've played
onto our forums and then we critique them. We tell them exactly
what they should have done and why. They can then generalize a
SPECIFIC hand to a whole category of hands, for example "playing
top pair in late position with an uncoordinated board". There
are only so many different variables ( like position, # of players
in, power of hand, ect..) and so many combinations of them. That
means that out of ALL possible poker situations each single hand
represents about a fraction of a percentage. By constantly having
your hand histories looked at these small percentages will being
to add up very quickly. I put several examples of old hand histories
which have been critiqued in a preview
forum so you can get an idea of what it actually looks like,
you can find that here.
Commonly asked questions:
What exactly do I get if I am accepted as a student?
i) an outline of EXACTLY how to go about becoming
a better poker player.
ii) access to the student only forums where a
professional poker player will critique your hand histories on a
regular basis (here you can also see hand histories that fellow
students have had critiqued).
iii) a comprehensive preflop sheet that applies
to full ring and shorthanded.
iv) earn $$$ for reaching different MGR tiers,
go here to learn more.
vi) opportunities to ask us any poker related
questions via instant messenger, IRC,
email, and our forum
or have us analyse your poker tracker statistics.
vii) access to a fish
database (created by our own students) which you can copy paste
into your party poker buddy list so that you may find
viii) $100-1000 deposit bonus depending on which site you
How much money does your service cost?
If accepted as a student all the services we provide are FREE. The only
requirement is that you must be affiliated by us at a chosen poker site
(currently we work with party poker) and play on an regular basis. The
reason we are able to do this is that the poker sites we work with know that
we bring them high quality players and compensate us well. Here are the
sites you can choose from:
Battlefield Poker (prima skin)
Full Tilt Poker
Doyle's room (tribeca skin)
Big Chip Poker
How do I become a student?
If you decide to tryout to be a student there is a short application
that you will fill out which will help us gauge you. Not everyone
will be accepted, however, we DO want a diverse community of players
with a broad range of skills. If not accepted you may request to
be put on a waiting list for spots that we reserve specifically
for players of any skill level. If you are friends with someone
who is already in the community we will take that into consideration
when looking at your application. You
can find that application here. (have this link to the new form)
How much can I expect to earn?
The answer to this question really depends upon how dedicated you
are and how strictly you follow our advice. We have had students
who now make more than $100/hr and then there are more casual ones
who are happy making $20 - $40/hr. It's all about the effort you
put in. Here is a chart of potential
Why should I start RIGHT now?
Experienced poker players know that games are not as juicy as they
once where and that the skill level of the average poker player
is always increasing. We provide that extra edge to always keep
you ahead of the competition. On top of that, so that we can provide
personalized attention we can only allow so many students in. Applications
are received everyday and the more students we have the pickier
we are going to become with the remaining spots.
How can I get started?
Fill out the application
here and we will get back to you.