Before SOC I was just winging it. After, I developed a strategy and won more money than I ever have. I have been playing professionally for 6 years and wouldn't have made it 2 years without the guidance of SOC.
A mechanical understanding of the game is identified by your off table thought process and ability to apply the themes and concepts in poker. For example, if we were to give you a hand and have you break it down. Your approach will reflect your mechanical understanding of the game. Mechanics are easy to learn and difficult to apply. Mechanics are essential but you will find that most poker education focuses purely on the mechanical side of the game and often ignores the concepts below.
A theoretical understanding of the game requires you to understand how some of the bigger picture ideas and frameworks in the game are integrated into on-table decision making. If you aren’t able to understand general theories in poker it is unlikely you will be able to make the correct decision at game speed. We will constantly expose you to a wide range of poker theory and show you how it applies to decision making.
At School of Cards we are definitely unique when it comes to our approach to strategy development. We don’t believe in one perfect strategy and stress the importance of giving students the ability to construct their own strategy. Our process is focused on students weighting their resources and objectives so they can construct a strategy they can implement. We call this the ROSI process and
it’s what separates us from a lot of other educational approaches.
Process optimization is about improving how you think at the table. It is focused on the gap between understanding and application of the mechanical foundations and advanced concepts of poker. You could have a robust understanding of theory and mechanics but if you aren’t able to make the right decision at game speed you have a problem with your process. A major part of the School of Cards curriculum is about optimizing and improving your ability to apply everything learned.
When poker players traditionally use the term “mental game” they tend to think about an obvious problem. For example, if a player gets really frustrated at the table they will say they need to work on their “mental game.” Reducing tilt and frustration at the table is obviously valuable and it will be something we work on However, poker is a game that requires a lot of cognition and your entire game rests on a foundation of mental frameworks and the ability to perform under stress. School of Cards places a large emphasis on constantly working on yourself so you can transform your perspective, focus, performance, and profits.
As a poker player you are never done developing your game. Even the worlds best poker players constantly refine and improve. Self development is extremely important at School of Cards and we are always committed to improving our content, systems, and approach to poker. We believe improving your poker game is achieved when you work on multiple aspects of your life.
The Cash Game Fix is a carefully constructed, 10 week online video program designed to completely re-teach you the game of poker so that you can get rid of your bad habits and build a profitable mindset and approach. We will rebuild your thought process, teach you how to create frameworks for being successful at the poker table, and construct systems that will give you the confidence to make the best strategic decisions. You will gain a deeper understanding of bankroll, decision making, tilt, pot odds, and so much more.
Cash Game Fix is my favorite course. - I have re-taken this course 3 times total. I pick up more and more every time. I feel the more I review this course the more it becomes solidified in memory. Because of this when I am stressed in a situation I have a solid system that is solid, and becomes more solid every time I review this course.
The Mental Edge is a 40 day program designed to transform your mental game, perspective, focus, and performance by resetting and rebuilding your psychological approach to poker. This course helps you confront areas of your game you have avoided for a very long time. Fear of losing, problems with risk, fear of looking bad, etc. There are deeper themed reasons that prevent players from growing. The course will act as a very powerful tool for confronting these issues and together we will remove them, leaving you with an entirely new approach to the game. The Mental Edge dives deep into the psychology of change so you understand the frameworks behind making big changes to your psychology, health, performance, and more.
Something that really improved is my Mental Game after taking Mental Edge. I stay more centered and don't tilt near as much as before. This keeps me in the game longer where I've noticed a trend of doing very well in hours 4-6. Seems others get less disciplined and I get bigger 'call-offs.
The Predictive Edge is a workshop focused on taking you from good to great. Rapidly read ranged, balance your aggression, learn the tools to exploit any opponent and develop a consistently predictive thought process. The Predictive Edge also features hundreds of assignments and breakdowns to strengthen your on table process. It’s the work that most players aren’t dedicating to their game.
The Predictive Edge helped me with the act of building and visualizing opponents' ranges, and comparing the equity of my holding vs their entire range when deciding on action. - Brian F
The Aggression Course is a 30 day online workshop designed to increase your aggression, place unbearable pressure on your opponents, and develop the most infuriating skillset in the game. The course is designed to teach you how to utilize psychology, math, and logic to create a solid approach to increase your aggression.
Before taking the Aggression Workshop I felt like my table image was average. Now other players are terrified of me when I raise and 3bet preflop. Many players tell me that they don’t want to play hands against me. Knowing that, I started bluffing at a higher frequency and winning more pots.
The Daily Poker Bootcamp is an active daily workshop designed to improve every aspect of your game through daily exercises and video breakdowns. In this course, we will get our hands dirty and take a learn-by-DOING approach. Everyday we release a drill that is designed to improve a specific aspect of your game. We will cover all aspects of poker including: foundations, exploitive play, combinatorics, math, nonverbal behavior, poker tells, and much more.
The Poker Boot Camp was one of my favorite courses because it was very focused with a new problem every day. It's an intensive format and helped me focus on short term improvement to my game.