our coaches

Fernando Habegger


JNandez started playing poker in 2005. By 2011, he decided to focus on Pot Limit Omaha and devoted a big part of his then $15,000 bankroll to get coaching and investing in his mental game.

In 2014, he started creating PLO videos and coaching students 1-on-1, before also launching Twitch and YouTube channels as JNandez Poker. Shortly after, he completed a challenge where he live-streamed going from a starting bankroll of $20,000 to $100,000 in 6-max PLO cash games in 100 days.

In the last 5 years, JNandez has coached hundreds of students to take their games to a higher level. He launched the PLO Mastermind platform as the culmination of his Pot Limit Omaha coaching career. JNandez also wrote the book “Mastering Small Stakes Pot-Limit Omaha: How to Crush Modern PLO Games” in 2020, published by D&B Poker.

In 2023, JNandez devotes the majority of his time to creating PLO content and playing mid and high stakes PLO cash games anywhere from $10/$20 to $50/$100, and high stakes PLO tournaments. In the 2023 WSOP, JNandez placed 2nd in the $5,000 buy-in NLHE/PLO Mix event #6 for $330,344.

PLO Coach JNandez
Luuk Botter


Luuk Botter aka Mr. Luque has been in the game for over a decade. He was coached by JNandez in 2016 and rose in the community by proving himself an invaluable resource in the PLO coaching and training space.

Luuk is the man behind the PLO Mastermind’s quizzes and offers tactical and strategical support to the community at the highest levels. Our members know him and trust him, and he has recently delivered one of our most popular courses focused on Crushing Small Stakes PLO.

He has a deep understanding of the game, how it’s evolved and what it takes to move up in stakes. Luuk livestreams action and PLO study sessions on his Twitch.tv channel and has been publishing great content on YouTube. When you’re ready for more advanced content, you’ll find a goldmine of information in Luuk’s videos and his PLO Mastermind quizzes.

Fabian Rigo


Fabian Rigo aka Suhepx is a long time midstakes PLO player who’s never afraid to battle it out at the table. Friendly and charismatic off table, once the cards are dealt he’s a fierce opponent who takes pleasure in inducing mistakes.

Suhepx can be unpredictable and a wildcard, but still comes out on top because he has a solid understanding of PLO theory. His atypical bet sizings and lines takes players outside of their comfort zone and into his, and his approach to the great game brings a lot of strength and energy to the PLO Mastermind.

If you hop over to his Twitch.tv channel, you’ll see Suhepx play all kinds of PLO games, 4-card, 5-card, Heads Up PLO and MTTs. Either in English or German, you can see how his sharp instincts help him quickly develop an edge.

Ryan Kett


F1tz is living proof that the poker dream is still alive. Having decided to drop everything and pursue poker, he moved up from microstakes to PLO 200 within a year.

With hundreds of hours spent with PLO solvers and previous coaching high stakes regulars, f1tz brings a unique perspective on what it takes to go from the bottom to making poker a full-time gig.

f1tz hopes to bring his recent stake-climbing experience and aims to help others to do the same.

Curtis Muller


Lokfable grew up in Victoria, BC, on the west coast of Canada and had played poker recreationally for years. When the pandemic hit in 2020, Lokfable was living in Toronto and decided to turn being stuck at home into an opportunity to pursue PLO.

He poured hours into studying PLO cash games and grinding my way up the stakes, starting at PLO $50 zoom on PokerStars. In December 2021, he won the EPT Online 13: $2,100 6-max PLO event for $58,450.

These days, Lokfable regularly play up to PLO $5000 stakes and is constantly further improving and refining his game, while also making coaching content for the PLO community.

Shahzaad Natt


Backwash started his career as a professional bridge player. During that time he amassed a decade of experience which covered everything from coaching beginners to competing in the World Championships.

Backwash was encouraged to switch games, to Pot Limit Omaha by a high-stakes Heads-Up crusher.

Since then, he has never looked back. Rising quickly from playing micro-stakes he built his bankroll in a few years playing mainly 6-max up to PLO $200.

Recently he has made a transition to Heads-Up, which he considers to be the purest form of the game. He now plays up to PLO $1000 and is known for his ‘red-line’ style: always aiming to play exploitative and thinking poker rather than following a GTO-approved script.

Beni Hausmann


Beni started his poker journey in 2017 by grinding 10 PLO zoom on Pokerstars After years of trial and error at low stakes, he decided to actively improve his game by joining the PLO Mastermind.

Beni then climbed up the ranks through low- to mid-stakes poker where established himself as a winning reg. But it was not until he discovered 6-card PLO to be his game of choice that he managed to drastically improve his winrate and become a full-time poker professional.

Today, he grinds mid- & high stakes 6-card PLO exclusively on app games and a focus on a strong GTO foundation.

PLO Coach Beni
Craig Cunningham


Our newest 5-card PLO specialist, Craig has been griding his way up the stakes on some of the most popular poker apps, with deep stack cash games, 6-max and heads-up being his current battlegrounds.

Craig has been a member of the PLO Mastermind since 2020, honing his craft first in 4-card, before moving his action exclusively to 5-card when the 5-card PLO Trainer was released.

Craig saw this as an opportunity to put some distance between himself and the other regulars, and since committing to a strict daily study regiment using the trainer, has pulled ahead of his opposition in both knowledge and results.

Priding himself on his ability to exploit his opponents’ weaknesses and adapt to emerging game formats, such as ante, bomb-pot and double board games, Craig is excited to help the community profitably navigate through a constantly shifting 5-card PLO landscape.

PLO Coach Craig
Alex Müller


Meet Alex ‘Nikman’, a dedicated poker player who seamlessly merged his passion for the game with academic pursuits. Alex started playing poker part-time while pursuing his university education, gradually honing his skills over the years. Six years ago, he made the bold decision to transition to playing poker full-time for a living, a move that has proven to be both challenging and rewarding.

During the pandemic, Alex adapted to the circumstances by focusing on online play, specializing in Pot-Limit Omaha (PLO) at the limits of PLO200 and PLO500. He navigated the virtual felt with precision, utilizing online platforms as a means to sharpen his game and maintain his edge.In the current landscape, Alex primarily engages in live PLO games, leveraging his experience and expertise gained from online play. He complements his live sessions with online poker, using PLO Trainer and Mastermind as indispensable learning tools to further refine his strategies and stay ahead of the curve.

With a solid foundation built on years of experience and a commitment to continuous improvement, Alex remains deeply entrenched in the world of poker, always seeking new challenges and opportunities for growth.

PLO Coach Alex
Benjamin Voreland


Ben_Apart is a 24 year old ‘young gun’. In the last 4 years, Ben has moved up in stakes rapidly, spending as much time studying poker as playing it.

A perfectionist that fell in love with Heads up PLO, intrigued by the fact that there is only one way to beat your opponents: to work harder than them.

No matter what level you are at, Ben believes he will make a dent in your perspective of poker and is hoping to show you some eye-opening insights to help you succeed.

These days, you can find Ben streaming or playing PLO cash games and MTTs. In WSOP 2023, Ben got 4th in the $1,500 PLO Bracelet event #34, good for a $98,575 score.

Alexey Altshuller


Shuller is a well-known crusher who’s been beating online midstakes PLO for many years. A competitor by heart, you can tell he truly enjoys picking his opponents apart and staying ahead of the game.

Shuller started playing in 2006 after switching over from high level computer gaming and found poker to be a natural fit. In 2015, he successfully won a famous prop bet to win 100 buy-ins in 30 days at PokerStars PLO 100 Zoom games, booking a $50,000 win from it.

His Play and Explains and Session Reviews videos are a member favorite for obvious reasons. His ability to articulate PLO concepts and understanding of how and why to make certain plays makes for next level content. That comes from thousands of hours doing 1-on-1 coaching and consistently working on his game for well over a decade.

If you happen to speak Russian, you can catch Shuller live streaming over at Twitch.tv or read his blog over at Gipsyteam.ru

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