Coach Joel specializes in cash games, winning 10BB/hour at $3/$6 NL online and $5/$10 NL live. He’s coached many players to improve their win rates.
Coach Joel has a master’s degree in data analysis and is an expert in finding your leaks by analyzing your betting patterns, frequencies, online stats and more.
Coach Joel takes a holistic approach and ensures that his clients are managing their bankroll properly, have strong mental games as well as can implement a mixture of game theory and exploitative play for optimal results.
Joel Wald has several years of experience as a 10 BB+/hour winner in live poker stakes up to $5/$10 NL and online stakes up to $3/$6 NL. Working 1 on 1 with Alec in early 2020 not only inspired Joel to take his game to the next level and become well trained in Alec’s strategy and philosophy, but also to begin coaching others.
Joel’s entire coaching approach starts and ends with his students’ goals. He is well-versed in preflop and postflop strategy, GTO vs. exploitative play, session management, bankroll management, and mental game enhancement. He has a Master’s Degree in Business Analytics, and he can use data analysis techniques to analyze HUD data and session data to plug the leaks in your game.
Joel always loved poker home games during the poker boom Moneymaker years. He started playing again as a hobby in graduate school in a bar poker tournament league and quickly learned that the best games were the cash games that happened once the tournament was over (and sometimes during). After reading every poker book he could find, Joel got up to speed and turned his passion into a part-time job, and has since made consistent income from the game.
Joel lives in Boston with his wife Debra, and outside of poker is an avid chess player, meditator, and one of the biggest sports fans you will meet. He hopes to help others reach their poker goals, find fulfillment, and enjoy this unbelievable game that we all love to play.
Joel and Alec discuss the 3 fastest ways to improve at poker which include preflop hand selection, mental game, and study habits. Joel’s coaching focuses on both the technical side of poker as well as intangibles such as the mental game, study habits, and bankroll management, which are essential for long-term success.Book a Coaching Call Now
Coach Joel uses his data analysis background to review his client Gianmarco’s HUD statistics and identify any leaks. He can review your HUD and session data and make recommendations to help you become a poker crusher.
Coach Joel provides a fundamentally sound, strategic framework to his client Jugal to help him decide whether checking or betting is the better option. Joel also reviews Jugal’s recent tournament hands, and he can help you analyze your hands to make sure you aren’t leaving any money on the table.
Coach Joel provides detailed hand analysis to a Conscious Poker member, Andrew.
Coach Joel review’s Blase’s HUD data in extensive detail and provides actionable recommendations for taking his game to the next level.
Working with Coach Joel allowed me to improve my game and correct my mistakes because he is such a competent poker coach.
I can certainly say that after working with Coach Joel, I feel more comfortable at the poker table, and I'm sure I'm going to work with him again in the future because I enjoyed working with him.
Joel helped me a lot. He organized all my adjustments and all the tendencies that I need to adjust against the player pool and the blinds and the limit I play.
If you want to improve your game and clarify all your knowledge, or to push your game, I suggest you have a coaching session with Coach Joel.