Bluefire Poker is the poker training site created by Phil Galfond who most of you will know better by his Full Tilt Poker alias, 'OMGClayAiken'. Since launching in 2009 Bluefire Poker has quickly established itself as a leader in the poker training industry and their main focus is on cash games where the c0aches have won millions. We thought we would give you details on the coaches who create videos for the site and information on what makes them such great instructor's.
Phil was the founder of Bluefire Poker. He was approached by various poker training sites who all wanted him to create videos and be a coach for their site, but he declined all offers in order to create his own training site - Bluefire Poker. The site was launched in early 2009 and Phil reviews each video the other instructors create before it is uploaded to the site for users to watch. Phil's high-stakes cash game videos on Full Tilt Poker are extremely popular and using the hand replayer he talks about his thought process on each street of every hand in a very easy way to understand. He has also created several series' including a heads-up series where he plays against WSOP 2008 Main Event Champion Peter Eastgate. Read our full biography of Phil 'OMGClayAiken' Galfond to learn more about his road to poker success and how he has won millions.
Niman Kenkre has been playing poker for around five years and decided to play full-time in 2006. Before turning to poker full-time he was an electrical engineer, but from a $25 deposit he turned it into millions and no longer has to pursue a 'normal career'. Niman has had great success as a poker training coach thank's to talking players step-by-step through each stage of every hand, helping give them an insight as to how a successful poker player thinks. He has created lots of videos for Bluefire P0ker, mainly in the NL 25 - NL 100 range. Niman's videos are of very high-quality and highlights his knowledge of the game, going through all the possible hands his opponent could have.
Don Nguyen is one of the most popular instructors for low-mid stake players. He first began playing poker in college and quickly crushed the games, helping to pay his way through college. Since he left college he has fully focused on playing poker and coaching. He has earned a reputation for turning beginner/inexperienced micro stake players into winning mid-stakes players and helps them understand the game better, as well as the though process for each play on every hand. Most of his videos are in the NL 25 - NL 400 range.
Jason was an electrical engineer and only played internet poker in his spare time, but in just those few hours per week he played he found he was earning more playing poker than working full-time. In 2008 he quit his job to play poker full-time and he continues to dominate cash games from $5/$10 to $50/$100 NLHE. Jason has created several popular video series, including a heads-up match against Phil Hellmuth on Ultimate Bet.
Martin is regarded as being one of the best $2/$4 NLHE cash game players in the world and also plays up to $5/$10. When he first began playing he began at the $0.50/$1 tables and quickly found success, even dropping out of school to play full-time. He plays with an extremely aggressive style making it tough for his opponents to put him on a range of hands and is a popular coach on Bluefire Poker, with so many players wanting to learn his style of play.
After winning an online tournament for $1,200 Ryan decided to take poker seriously and wanted to improve as a player. He hired various poker coach's, learning skills from each of them and soon found himself crushing the $1/$2 NLHE games. With so much online success he decided to drop out of University to play full-time. Soon he was up to $2/$4 and after hiring more coaches he quickly rose through the limits and now plays up to $25/$50 NLHE. Ryan is proof that by paying for training you can drastically improve your game - even become a pro and play full-time!