Born and raised in Michigan and a graduate of Michigan State University, I thought I was going to work on internet proliferation or cellphone technology or something with my Telecommunications degree. Instead I went to London for a little while and landed an internship in the music industry, which became a full time job. I continued down that path after moving to Los Angeles. It was fun… great perks, but no money. I started playing online poker and figured out that it was possible to increase your winrate via studying the game.

Eventually I was earning more money playing on a now defunct poker site, called Bugsy’s Club, than I was at my music marketing job. I started in the micro stakes and made my way up to $10/$20NL utilizing bankroll management the entire way. As the poker site was starting to lose traffic, I made the move to Las Vegas to become a live pro.

I thought I would crush the considerably softer live games, and sometimes I did… but I also made every mistake that a “professional poker player” can make along the way and it resulted in me spinning my wheels for a long time. Having said that, and having experienced those things first hand, I feel like I now know what works and what doesn’t. I can truly say that I’ve learned a lot about my personal faults and strengths via the unfiltered feedback professional poker provides you with.

You can usually find me in the lower stakes live no-limit games around Las Vegas, with the occasional heavy dose of PLO online and a sprinkling of LA poker from time to time. I get a kick out of taking photos of my surroundings and editing them directly on the iPhone, so hit me up on the Instagram. And I plan on writing about the poker grind, travels, and life in general here in blog form.

I also plan on prodding my fellow grinders into writing their thoughts about playing poker for a living, and posting those thoughts here. If you are interested in poker coaching from myself or any guest bloggers at any stakes, please feel free to reach out and get in touch.

Thanks for checking me out. Take care.

-Andrew