Speed Coaching – Andy Black

Andy Black

About 4/5 Years ago I was playing the WSOP Europe Main Event in Rozodov (Finishing about 12th I think ) while doing a bit of commentary with our Great Leader Fintan Gavin and doing on-the-spot coaching with a whole variety of players ….so I was very busy.

For some of the people I coached, it was only for a couple of minutes and maybe the longest was 10 minutes, often we were having a bite to eat or just had a spare few minutes.

My simple task was to get them in the best possible state to play their best right now and sow the seeds for great play in the future.

To help them with their confidence and reflect back to them their best game however deeply or sneakily it was hidden.

It worked well and the feedback was very positive.

So often people just need a bit of mindset support sometimes combined with a small focus on the right poker fundamentals for them to perform at their best.

Someone like Daragh O’Kearney can help you much better with the vital mathematical side of your game.

I coach the rest.

Speed Coaching is simply making the most of a short space of time (1 to 10 minutes ) to send you out to battle as the best poker player you can be.

It is perfect before the start of an event, during a break, or before a final table.

At this event, I will do one hour on Friday starting at 11 am.

At least 10 players and Fintan Gavin has offered to go first!

Maybe that’s because it will be live-streamed on the set in the main room.

The sessions will last anything from 1 minute to 7 minutes. (I will decide at the end).

Everyone who wants to do it please show up at 10.50 am and tell your friends and family that you are going to be on screen and might be a way for them to connect with what you are doing.

If there is too much demand I will set up other sessions.

See you there.

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Born in Belfast and resident in Dublin, Andy Black is probably Ireland's most famous poker player on the world scene.

Currently sitting 2nd on the Hendon Mob for Irish players with €4.9 million in live earnings, his largest scoring coming from a 5th place in the 2005 WSOP Main Event.

A regular supporter of all IPT live events for many years, Andy will be attending all future Irish Poker Tour festivals providing support and in-person training to players.

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