The LearnWPT Team
As Lead Instructor for LearnWPT, Nick understands the game of poker evolves and the players who win consistently can only do so because of their commitment to continuously improving their games. Nick began his poker journey online and quickly became a force at both the Cash Game and Tournament tables. He soon transitioned to the live arena, winning several high profile events, including a WSOP bracelet in 2011. Nick recently won his second bracelet during the 2020 WSOP when he outlasted a massive 2,408 entry field.
Nick is not only passionate about being a winning poker player, he has spent years perfecting his poker instruction skills and has taught thousands of players how to win. Over the course of his teaching career, Nick developed a comprehensive method for improving the games of others, no matter their skill level or experience. No matter how long you've been playing poker or where you are in your development, Nick can take you to the next level.
Andrew Lichtenberger aka "LuckyChewy" is one of the best all-around poker players in the game today. Prior to becoming a household name, “LuckyChewy” played successfully online before bursting onto the live tournament circuit by making headlines in April 2009 when he finished 13th in the $25,000 World Poker Tour Championship event. He’s reached six WSOP final tables, is the winner of the prestigious $100,000 buy-in WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas, placed 3rd in the largest ever WPT 10K Five Diamond WPT Main Event, and placed 3rd in the 2020 WSOP Main Event.
Andrew enjoys a healthy diet and meditative approach to more deeply experience the present moment in life in order to improve himself both as a person and to become a better poker player. He is a big believer in measuring personal success against itself and focusing on the process of progress as opposed to comparing your success to the success of others. Andrew’s positive mentality and his ability to dominate both tournaments and cash games, makes him among one of the most feared and inspiring players in the game today.
Vanessa Selbst is one of the most accomplished and respected poker players in the world. Getting her start playing in online and live NLHE and PLO games, Vanessa quickly rose through the ranks of poker. Bursting onto the live tournament scene in 2006, Vanessa soon received her first WSOP gold bracelet in 2008. Vanessa earned her first 7 figure cash in 2010 as the victor of the Partouche Poker Tour Main Event in Cannes and continued to dominate tournament fields including winning two more WSOP bracelets, multiple WPT Final Table appearances, and too many top 5 cashes to count.
Vanessa’s dominance and dedication to her craft helped enshrine her in the status of the most successful and highest earning female poker player of all time. Vanessa has over 10 years of teaching experience and has coached some of the top poker players in the game today. Her incisive thinking makes her both a formidable opponent at the table and an enormous asset to her students.
Tony Dunst, a high-stakes pro and one of the most unique personalities in the poker industry, joined the World Poker Tour as host of the WPT Raw Deal segment and spent seven seasons analyzing some of the most pivotal hands from World Poker Tour events. When Mike Sexton announced his retirement from the WPT commentary booth, it was only natural for Tony to be promoted into the role starting with Season XVI.
Tony was able to etch his name on the WPT Champions Cup, winning WPT Caribbean and in 2016 added another marquee title to his poker resume when he won a WSOP gold bracelet. Tony won his second WSOP bracelet in 2020 adding to his long list of accomplishments. He has written articles on dozens of topics both within and outside of poker. With his candor and over-sized personality, Tony quickly developed a loyal following of fans, becoming a lightning rod in the poker community.
Known in cyberspace as “Rizen”, Eric’s internet poker career took off when he won the PokerStars Million Dollar Guaranteed Tournament in May 2006 and took the prestigious Tournament Leader Board award for that month. Eric has made over 300 Final Tables in high profile online and WSOP tournaments including placing 3rd in a Pot Limit WSOP Event in 2006. He also excels at the cash game tables, having logged thousands of profitable hours both live and online.
Eric has had the privilege of helping hundreds of students from all skill levels grow into successful players during the past 10 years teaching alongside Nick Binger for the World Poker Tour. Ask any of his students what separates Eric from other poker instructors and they’ll say it is his ability to make the game more understandable for all players.
Jared earned a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and attained a license as a mental health counselor prior to becoming a mental game coach in 2005. With over fifteen years of experience coaching people from around the world and in multiple arenas, his straightforward and logic approach has been proven to help people solve their mental game problems and perform at their highest levels.
Jared has been featured in Pokernews.com, PokerRoad, The Poker Show, 2+2 Pokercast, Sky Poker, and Baller Magazine and also writes instructional articles for PokerNews, PokerStrategy.com, and others. Jared works as the official mental game coach for LearnWPT and provides essential strategies for maintaining peak performance through Strategy Episodes.
Danielle Andersen, know by her online screen name “dmoongirl”, began playing online in 2003 and is one of the highest earning female online cash game players in the history of online poker. Andersen is a highly respected professional player who was featured in the 2013 film “Bet, Raise, Fold” documenting the rise and fall of online poker in the United States.
After online poker’s “Black Friday”, Andersen and her family moved to Las Vegas where she is a consummate grinder and is recognized as one of the top female professional cash game players in today’s Las Vegas cash game scene. Danielle’s competitive nature, true love of the game, and experienced voice for handling the life of a Professional player makes her a huge asset to the LearnWPT team and its Members.
Jeff Gross is one of poker’s most vibrant and energetic characters, often found entertaining a global audience through his YouTube and Twitch channels, where he is consistently creating some of poker’s most engaging content. Gross is no stranger to final tables, having achieved that goal five times at the WSOP, twice on the WPT, and taking third at the World Poker Tour Alpha8 Florida $100,000 buy-in.
Jeff was recently announced as co-commentator for the World Poker Tours’s newest television series, ClubWPT King of Club, scheduled for its broadcast debut in March 2018. He is an ambassador for poker as a Team PokerStars Pro and has seen first-hand what it takes to become a world class professional player. Jeff has taken those lessons on board in terms of work ethic, determination, positivity and is passionate about bringing poker to new audiences.
Chris Wallace, known to the poker world simply as “Fox”, is a professional poker player, poker coach, and widely respected theorist and author on the game. Chris would contend that he's known more as a coach than as a player, having served as coach and mentor to several successful players. Some of his students have gone on to win WSOP Circuit rings, final table WSOP events and become full-time pros.
Chris started his poker career playing Limit Hold'em cash games and later switched to NL Hold'em and clocked in more than two million hands. Chris had his breakout performance at the 2014 World Series of Poker winning the $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Event. In addition to playing and coaching, Chris is a successful blogger, columnist and author. Chris understands what it takes to play and has the track records and skills necessary to improve your game.