I wanted to let everyone know that I'm changing game so to speak - I'm quitting playing poker full-time to work as a strategy consultant for a top boutique firm in London (I start on Monday, Sept. 1). I had never intended to pursue poker as a career and the opportunity I've been offered in London stands to provide me with a ton of exciting new challenges. This does not mean I will stop playing poker completely, it will remain a hobby about which I am very passionate, but as I cannot commit the time to it that I have been able to over the past 18 months, regrettably I will no longer be making training videos.
Being a member of the team here is something of which I have been, and remain, very proud, not only because it is so very strange seeing my name listed as a coach alongside some of the best players on the planet, but because I really believe the training methods here, and the community which has formed around them, are the best in the world. By far!
I joined RIO as a member for the same reason I suspect most of you did, to improve my game a little bit. I was then fortunate enough to be offered the chance to offer a reg's perspective on how to beat low-stakes PLO (the fact we have a number of coaches specifically teaching each level, many of whom came here first as members is something I think is really cool + the best way to help people gradually progress as players).
I would therefore like to take this opportunity to thank everyone here
who has helped make my time as a RunItOnce coach so enjoyable. From the team who edit my recordings into watchable videos, and my fellow coaches from whom I've learned so much, to each and every person who has viewed my content, commented on it, asked me questions, offered feedback, started threads, sent me PMs etc., I have truly appreciated every second of it.
And with that, I guess all that remains to say is, "I've been Tom Coldwell for RunItOnce.com, thanks so much for watching!"
P.S. That is not to say I'm leaving completely - I fully intend to stay active
in the community on the forums and responding to questions on my videos should anyone have
any (which means my pink LiLo avatar and it's little gold crown will