UK poker pro Simon Deadman has had a rather successful poker career over the last 10 years winning more than $2.8 million in career prize money according to the Hendon Mob.
Deadman is ranked 32nd on the UK’s all-time money list and is widely respected on the poker circuit.
Deadman who now lives in Las Vegas has decided to cut down on the amount of poker he plays and instead focus on a new business venture that still revolves around the felt.
Deadman has decided to launch a poker coaching business in Las Vegas and teach poker enthusiasts how to develop a successful strategy that will allow them to make a successful living.
Many poker pros such as Vanessa Selbst and Dani Stern who have had successful poker careers have recently stepped away from the game and pursued other interests. One of the main reasons for them quitting poker is because they believe that the game has become a lot tougher in recent times and it is now more difficult than ever to win.
It appears that Simom Deadman has a similar opinion and his move will benefit him in two ways. His coaching business should attract a lot of attention as it is not every day that a poker enthusiast has the option of getting one-on- one coaching sessions with a poker player who has won millions at the table. The semi-retired Deadman is instead embracing this new evolution of poker by giving other players the tools needed to rise to the challenge of the modern version of the competitive card game. Deadman comes with top recommendations from fellow UK poker pros such as Chris Moorman and Charlie Carrel.
In a testimonial, Moorman said
Simon has been crushing the live poker scene for years. I think the professionalism he shows in the way he approaches poker coupled with his outgoing personality will make him a great poker coach
Getting poker lessons from one of the U.K.'s finest poker players does not come cheap. The current costs for one-on- one coaching with Deadman is $295 for an hour, $1,395 for five hours and $2,595 for 10 hours. He also has a VIP Boot Camp package that costs $4,995. The VIP Boot Camp will require students to stay with Deadman in his Las Vegas home in order to spend 48 hours talking and playing poker non-stop.