My name is Benton Blakeman and I am a poker professional from Las Vegas, Nevada. I have been playing professionally for the last 13 years and am a regular in the 5/10 No Limit game at Bellagio. I will be offering private poker lessons and poker life coaching to a limited number of students. Lessons will be charged by the hour and will be done in person in Las Vegas or via Skype. My coaching is theory based with additional emphasis on mixed strategies of incorporating exploitative lines when necessary to best increase my student's win rates. My poker life coaching revolves around making proper bankroll decisions, managing expenses, and making the most of your time on and away from the tables.
Prospective private coaching students should email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info about my coaching services. I will reply to your email with a questionnaire that will give me an idea of where you currently stand on the learning spectrum, what your goals in looking for lessons are, and some questions to give me an idea if we would be a good fit as student and teacher.
Benton has been part of my poker chat group for years. I have played countless hours and hands at 5/10 NL with him and personally have sent him many hands to review. He thinks about poker the way all good players should. I highly recommend hiring Benton as your private coach.
-Andrew Neeme, Poker Professional and Youtube Poker Vlogger
Benton has been a close friend of mine for over 10 years. When I run into a tough spot in the big games at Bellagio I always send Benton the hand history to see what he thinks and if he would have played it differently and why. We have had some great hand discussions over the years.
-Joe Tehan, high stakes cash professional, WPT and NAPT Champion, over $4M in lifetime cashes
When I first turned 21 I met Benton and turned to him for coaching so I could transition from online play to live play. He was instrumental in helping me make a smooth transition from online to live, then up the ladder from $1-$3 no limit to $10-$25 no limit. I would highly recommend his services.
-Jay Kaplan, live cash game specialist
Benton has been coaching me for nearly ten years. He does a good job in identifying my leaks and explains why they are mistakes and how to best fix them. He has become a great friend and is always helping me to stay ahead of the curve.
-Don M., local low limit Las Vegas grinder
Hand History Lounge co-founder and Las Vegas based poker pro Benton Blakeman 4 tables no limit cash games on wsop.com Nevada. The stakes may be small but the coaching concepts are BIG! Benton talks through various different hands and situations in the first installment of Online Grind.
Episode One of "Calling Out" with Andrew Neeme and Benton Blakeman. Andrew and Benton call vlog watchers and review their hand history questions.
Episode Two of "Calling Out" with Andrew Neeme and Benton Blakeman. Andrew and Benton call vlog watchers and review their hand history questions.
Oldie but goodie! Check out Benton on "The Showdown" with Jon Friedberg from 2011.
Lessons must be paid for in advance. Payment methods will be discussed via email correspondence and students will receive a receipt of purchase before the lesson begins.
This can include skype conversations, hand history reviews, prearranged Q&A, and live or online sweats followed by hand reviews. Each one hour lesson also includes direct access to Benton via email. Students can send two hand histories for him to break down and review in detail. These questions do not count against their paid lesson time
The Hand History Lounge (HHL) is a Private, Members-Only group on Facebook where students can post hands that they played and quickly receive feedback from Benton Blakeman and Andrew Neeme. They can also view posts from other members and see all discussion regarding those hands in a fun, relaxed learning environment.
All the perks of a monthly membership to the group learning lounge, with two months free!
Most students will build a strong foundation with 3-5 hours of lessons. Long term students will be eligible for discounts on future lessons past the 5 hour mark. Students can request that sessions be tailored to a specific aspect of their game, where they are struggling.
First lesson will be a minimum of one hour and non-refundable. Lessons can be cancelled or discontinued at any time. Prepayments for any unused lessons will be credited to the student.