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Rep Porter Is Assembling A Talented Team of Poker Players To Teach Students How To Make Better Decisions At the Poker Table

Jason Somerville, Ian Johns, and Susie Zhao Have Joined Porter To Create A Unique Training Program

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Mar 29, 2017


In the corner of the world’s busiest poker room at the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles, Rep Porter sits quietly behind a mountain of white, hundred-dollar chips. He’s playing the $200-$400 mixed game, a game in which he travels to LA frequently to take a seat. Rep’s normal routine involves playing far more cash games than tournaments, but with more than $3 million dollars in tournament earnings, including three WSOP bracelets, it’s fair to say he’s just as competent on the tournament scene as he is at the cash games. “Tournaments are fun to play, and definitely fun to win,” Porter says. “But variance is high. Cash games have a lot less variance, and your earnings can be much more consistent throughout the year.” Consistent earnings are important for the father of two teenage girls. “Playing tournaments professionally involves a lot of travel and can be demanding and punishing. I ...

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