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I have the highest respect for Ben as a poker Player. His work ethic and Approach to the game are very unique and make him one of the toughest opponents on the highest stakes. We spent a lot of time together talking about Hands and strategy and I can say that his insight has always been valuable to me.
I know Ben for the biggest part of my poker career already. We were not just studying poker together, but were flatmates for more than a year sharing thoughts and strategies pretty much everyday. His work ethic and professionalism is outstanding and the combination of understanding theoretical concepts as well as applying those to playerpools of all levels is rarely seen out there. I decided to play the highest live tournaments out there myself and one thing I can tell you guys for sure: I’m really happy to not face my buddy Ben out there in the Live-Arena.
When I reached the final table of the WSOP Main Event, I had three months to prepare myself as optimally as possible for the biggest stage of poker. I came in contact with Ben ‘bencb789’ when preparing for the final table and he really opened my eyes. He helped me out so much and discovered a lot of leaks in my game and taught me various new things. We did a lot of coaching sessions and they were all extremely valuable to me. I still do some coaching sessions with Ben and I learn something new every day. Would recommend!
Ben is undoubtedly one of the best players in the world, but in my opinion he excels even further in terms of coaching and is likely the best tournament poker coach in the world. I’ve worked with him on WSOP preperation where he showed just how well prepared and organized he is (something surprisingly rare for tournament coaches!) and instantly wanted him to be a part of bitB where he has taken the quality of our coaching to a higher level. Great player, great guy, great coach.
Ben works with our backees and we’ve been delighted with his enthusiasm he brings to sessions. He knows his stuff but being able to come with energy every single day is not as easy to find in a coach as you might think. We ALWAYS get great feedback on Bens stuff and have only had requests from our players for more from him.
Coming from a cash game background I dove into the MTT world with full confidence, soon to realize my cash game skill set was far from the level I needed to compete with today’s games. Looking for a MTT coach I found ben and his first words to me were “I will change the way you think about poker…”, which at that point sounded pretty bizzare to me. However after a few months with him I understood what he ment. His exploitative approach mixed with GTO was the perfect formula for me personally. He takes coachings very seriosly with a very organised approach. Answers my hands constantly. The only downside for me is that he is a very busy man and sometimes hard to reach.
I had several skype sessions with Ben from RaiseYourEdge to work on my game and especially to prepare myself for some serious tourmaments (WSOP). In this short period of time he pointed out a lot of helpful things which I should consider during tournament play. I can honestly say he brought my game to the next level, I highly recommend his coaching as he has the ability to listen to the students’ needs and tailor-made his coaching. Money wisely spend if you like to improve your poker game and learn from one the best coaches out there.
I have to admit, that my preperation was not the best for a coaching with Bencb. My implication after having one session with Ben: If my bankroll will alllow it, I will book a session with him, for sure! He needed only very little time until he got a very good idea about my game and my leaks. His explanations are always on point and I could always follow it. I good so much input from this session that I will probably need a couple of weeks to internalize everything.
We are a group of 200$ hyper-husng regs who started mixing spins into our schedule. We booked a coaching from bencb because we were interested in certain aspects and playing dynamics in 3handed play that were new to us. Bens knowledge about the 3handed play was very profound and he did well abstracting between gto assumptions and exploits versus reg and rec-population tendencies. Even though we only booked one hour from him, Ben was able to transmit a lot of information during this time and personally, gave me several good ideas how to improve my game in this format. I think he is a valuable coach for any intermediate to advanced regular in Spins.
Ben just didn’t only show me my leaks, he also pushed me to work harder offside the tables. He always showed me new and better approaches, even in spots, which seemed to be standard to me. He was very flexible and he also analysed my database and stats. I definitely became a better and more confident poker player and I managed it to play higher stakes.
Ben coached me for the 18-men Turbo SNGs. After having a short overall discussion we jumped into action. At first, we were talking about resteal spots where I lost a lot of chips. He helped me to improve my postflop skills and to extract more value out of my value hands. His poker competency is impressive and I recognized how deep he is into this game. His coaching is done in a very pleasant manner and you do not feel ashamed if asking ‚stupid“ questions. He also makes notes during the coaching and at the and you will get a summary of your session. Who wants to push his game to a new level, I definitely recommend the coachings of Bencb.
My impression of Ben is top. I felt that he really wants to improve the student. He pushes you all the time and also gets angry (in a positive manner) if you stop improving. He tells you if there is something what he dislikes and you keep doing the same mistakes all the time. Thats why I felt that I am not just „free money“ for him. It was very important for him that I am going to improve myself. I am 100% sure who has the willing and listens to Ben carefully will have success.
I can say for sure that Ben puts a lot effort to find the students leaks. After every coaching the student gets a summary which includes a list of the students leaks, amendments/improvements, explanations and homework. That improves your game tremendously. Price-perfomance ratio is totally fine. I highly recommend Bencb as a Coach.
Bencb´s Coachings are of a very high quality. During our session review we spotted leaks, we discussed them and he worked out individual trainings methods. He always tries to explain everything very comprehensible. A very good Coach !
Good coaches tell you what you do wrong and how to fix it. But great coaches teach you how to see things and fix them on your own. That is exactly why I have the outmost respect for Ben after our sessions. He is truly one of the best people to help you see, not only what you are but what you can become. His approach does not start and end in the game itself, although he is without a doubt extremely well versed technically. His approach will open your eyes not only to the mental aspect of the game too but how the things you are learning can be universally applied for a better and more efficient life. No BS, laser focus, hard work and tough truths. If you know what you are signing up for and are willing to put the hours, prepare to see your game get insanely better and if you listen hard enough, your life too.
I ranked Raise Your Edge as the Number 1 training site in my best poker training sites review page – so before we start, I should let you know I am a big fan of this course and what Bencb has to offer.