With over $2,200,000 in tournament winnings and millions more in both live and online cash games, Alec Torelli is one of the most respected poker players in the industry today.
Alec began his career playing in live home games with friends, and quickly moved to playing online under the name ‘traheho’. By the time he was 19 years old, he had won the biggest tournament in online history, the FTOPS, and made over $1,000,000 in a year, becoming one of the biggest winners in the world.
When he turned 21, he set his sights on tournaments and became the only player in history to win back to back events at the Bellagio. He also came in 6th place in the $40,000 buy in 40th Anniversary WSOP Event for $330,000, and 2nd in the WSOP Heads Up Event for $337,000.
In 2012, he moved to Macau and is known for competing in the nosebleed high stakes cash games there. Alec returned to tournaments in 2023 and finished 11th in the largest WSOP Main Event in history, cashing for $700,000. (See all Alec’s tournament results here.)
In his 18-year career, Alec has traveled to over 50 countries and been featured on ESPN, CBS Sports, Travel Channel, Fox Sports, Cigar Aficionado, Poker News and many more.
Compelled by his passion to share the lessons he’s learned and help others on their journey, in 2017, Alec founded Conscious Poker, a poker training site dedicated to transforming good players into great ones.
Since then, Alec has coached hundreds of players from all over the world, both in person and virtually, and thousands more have taken his programs to take their game to the next level.
We believe that making more conscious decisions leads to better outcomes, both on and off the felt. Poker is an intense game which requires many hours of study, dedication and iterations to become a winning player. We help our clients to improve their fundamentals, simplify the math, and master in game strategy to turn them into competitive winning players. We take a holistic approach and teach proper bankroll management, game selecting and emotional mastery to help our clients achieve their poker goals.
Our logo, the tree of life, represents the spirit of poker, an inclusive game, where any two people, even absent a common language, can come together and share a wonderful experience, testing their limits through mental competition.
We love and welcome people from all walks of life, and believe the diversity of poker is part of what makes the game great
1. We Personalize Your Poker Journey
We’re aware that everyone is drawn to poker for different reasons, and one’s motivations change and evolve over time. Our aim is to ensure you achieve your goals, and that means offering you a personalized approach with your poker training.
Whether it’s through private coaching, group training, webinars, our community, or practical and customizable exercises, there are numerous ways to cater the learning to your individual needs.
2. We Redefine How Poker Is Taught
We believe talent is merely one part of the equation which makes you a successful poker player. Unfortunately, it’s where most of the focus lies, leaving an entire piece of the equation completely neglected, and leaving you vulnerable to setbacks.
That’s why we help you tackle the two foundational ways to improve at poker: becoming a better poker player (bankroll management, mindset, focus, performance) and becoming better at playing poker (fundamentals, strategy, tactics, game theory).
We believe that one needs both of these core elements to reach their poker potential.
3. We Set Exceptional Standards
We know that you have a choice when it comes to poker training, and that’s why we never compromise on the quality of our content. Our ambitious goal is to make what we offer for free better than what others charge for.
4. We Utilize A Conceptual-Based Learning Approach
Our goal is to leave you with a profound grasp of the fundamentals of poker, a skillset which is versatile, practical and evergreen.
So instead of giving you the answer, we focus almost exclusively on the process. This will help you have a better understanding of the game’s essence and improve your decision-making.
5. We Democratize Poker
To realize our vision of making poker loved and appreciated by all, we make most of our material available for free, allowing people from all walks of life to improve their decision making and progress along their journey.
1. We Cannot Help You Get Rich Quick
We live by the advice that Phil Laak told Alec at the beginning of his career during a high stakes cash game at the Bellagio: ‘you get rich slowly.’
It stuck because it’s true and because it’s the opposite of what many try to sell you with their products and services.
At Conscious Poker we believe in full transparency and we’re upfront about the commitment it takes to improve.
We know from experience that to crush it one has to hone their skills, a process which doesn’t happen overnight.
Success is a grind. Even at the top, you still have to put in the time to stay ahead of the curve. So, if you’re not willing to do what it takes, we’re sorry, but we cannot help you.
2. Success Is a Team Effort. Do Your Part.
We can lead a horse to water, but we can’t make it drink.
Our job is to show you the way, motivate you, and give you all the resources you need to achieve your goals. It’s our duty to give you the tools to move up in stakes, grow your bankroll, and crush your competition.
However, it’s up to you to take your lessons to the felt, and implement them. It will take time and effort on your part. Enjoy the journey (and don’t forget to breathe).
3. We Can’t Prevent Downswings.
Wouldn’t that be epic?
Here’s the truth. Even the best professionals in the world lose some 30% of their cash game sessions. Even more if they play tournaments.
If you’re not ready for variance, you’re playing the wrong game. Downswings are an inevitable part of the game. You will face them.
While we can’t prevent a downswing, we can help you navigate them so you come out more resilient on the other side. We give you the tools and resources to master your mental well-being, properly manage your bankroll, play your A-Game more often, and take full control of your play. This will enable you to reduce the frequency and impact of your losing sessions while maximizing your wins.
Thank you for deciding to take the next step in your poker journey, and doing it with us. You’re awesome!
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Thanks for your attention and I hope you crush it at the tables.
Founder of Conscious Poker