BlackRain79 contact

Hi! Thank you for wanting to contact me.

Unfortunately though, I currently receive 100+ emails, comments, dms and so on every single day.

And since I am just a regular person like you with a busy life, this makes it impossible for me to properly answer them all.

Also, since playing poker and writing about poker is my job, I have to prioritize this first. I hope you can understand.

Therefore, I have put together this "master list" below of all the most commonly asked questions that I receive, so you can quickly find the answer you are looking for.

Do You Coach?

Sorry but I do not accept any new students anymore. I simply do not have the time. There are absolutely no exceptions to this.

Can You Give Me Advice on My Poker Hand or This Poker Situation?

I receive a lot of poker hand and poker strategy questions every day and it is just not possible for me to answer them all. So I now review poker hands and give poker strategy advice in one place and one place only.

That is: My Private Poker Forum.

This is a free private forum for purchasers of my poker books or poker videos. You can post your poker hands that are causing you trouble on there and get direct feedback from myself and several other poker pros.

How Do I Beat The Micro Stakes?

I get many general poker questions like "how do I beat the micros?" This is a very difficult question to answer without knowing more information.

So this is why I created a free poker cheat sheet called "Massive Profit at the Micros"

My free poker cheat sheet has absolutely everything that you need to know in order to start winning consistently at the lower stakes poker tables online or live.

And don't worry, it is only 50 pages. So it should only take you roughly 30 minutes to skim or 1 hour to study.

Enter your details below and I will send my free poker cheat sheet to your email right now.

I Need More Info On How to Beat the Micro Stakes!

So you read my free poker book and it wasn't enough? You need more?

Ok no problem, there is a reason why is the #1 micro stakes poker website in the world today.

And that is because I have written hundreds of the most in depth articles that you will find anywhere online for how to beat these stakes.

Here Are 3 Examples:

1. The Step by Step Guide to Dominating in 3Bet Pots.

2. The Ultimate 6-max Poker Strategy Guide.

3. 10 Years as a Poker Pro - This is What I Learned.

How Do I Find the Fish?

Gotcha covered once again. I have already written the ultimate guide to table selection.

What Poker Tools/Software Do You Use?

Again, I get this question so often that I created an entire article for it. My top recommended poker tools.

Should I Play 6max or Full Ring?

I wrote an article answering all your questions on this. Here it is:

Should You Play 6max or Full Ring?

Should I Play Zoom Poker or Regular Tables?

I also wrote a huge article covering all things Zoom poker which you can find here:

The Zoom Poker Strategy Guide

How Much Money Can I Make Playing Poker?

Once again, I already wrote an article on this which provides you with all the numbers you need to know:

How Much Do Poker Players Make?

What is a Good Poker Winrate For NL2, NL5, NL10 and So On?

I have already written an article for this as well with the best winrates for all online poker games:

Good Poker Winrates for Small Stakes

Do You Need to Use a HUD to Win at Online Poker?

Yup, you guessed it, I have the answer for you right here:

Do You Need a HUD to Win at Online Poker?

What is the Best Poker HUD to Use?

The most popular article in the history of my website covers this in massive detail. You can even download my personal custom HUD for free and use it yourself at the poker tables:

Optimal Poker HUD Setup for Small Stakes Games

What Are the Best Poker HUD Stats?

I wrote an article on this as well:

Here are the Best Poker HUD Stats

How Do I Stop Tilting and Losing My Money?

Read this. It is one of my most popular articles of all time:

15 Mental Tips That Will Double Your Win Rate at the Micros

What Sort of Bankroll Do I Need to Play NL2, NL5, NL10 Etc?

Again, I have you covered.

The Complete Guide to Bankroll Management for Small Stakes Poker

Do You Have Any Poker Videos?

Yes! I have a Poker YouTube channel where I put out brand new micro stakes poker strategy videos every single week.

Make sure you never miss a video. Subscribe right now by clicking here.

How Do I Buy Your Poker Books?

All of my poker books are available exclusively here on

Crushing the Microstakes - NL2, NL4, NL5, 6max, full ring, zoom (low stakes live). Best for new or struggling low stakes players who want to start winning now.

*New* There is now an optional live play video course companion to Crushing the Microstakes. 6+ hours of me playing 6max, Zoom and full ring and explaining all my decisions.

Modern Small Stakes - NL10, NL25, NL50, 6max, full ring, zoom (low/mid stakes live). Best for slightly more advanced players who need help moving up and beating harder games.

The Micro Stakes Playbook NL10, NL25, NL50, 6max, full ring, zoom (low/mid stakes live). Best for aspiring pros or semi-pros who need helping moving up and beating higher stakes.

What Other Poker Training Do You Recommend?

The Upswing Poker Lab - Best all around poker training course available today for 6max, full ring and zoom cash games and tournaments, both online and live. Taught by pros, main instructor is 3-time WSOP winner Doug Polk.

Daniel Negreanu MasterClass - Also excellent for beginner to mid stakes cash games and tournaments, online and live. You are learning from the very best, Daniel Negreanu.

Phil Ivey MasterClass - This brand new poker course taught by Phil Ivey is the first time he has ever revealed his secrets at the poker table. This course is geared towards those who play cash games or tournaments and want to play high stakes one day.

Can I Meet You For a Coffee?

I spend about half of the year living in Thailand or the Philippines. I spend the other half of the year traveling the world. So I am not exactly the easiest person to pin down lol.

Follow me on Instagram by the way to find out where I am right now.

I have met countless poker players over the years though and some of them have become good friends of mine.

So you can feel free to send me a message on social and if it works out, then maybe we can set something up.

I do plan to do some "fan meetups" in the future also when I visit big cities like NYC or London.

And I am from Vancouver, Canada so you can often catch me there in the summertime :)

Can I Republish Your Blog Posts/Books On My Website?

Please do not republish my blog articles, my books or any of my content on your website. And yes, I am aware that there are several websites out there who steal my content on a regular basis.

This is wrong. Period.

Please take the time to create your own original content instead and bring some real value to the poker community. I know you can do it, I have faith in you!

Can I Get A "Sponsored Post" On Your Website?

Sorry but this is an ad-free website. I don't want your money.

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