Rob Kuhn (Pokerguru740, TRUMPING_YOU), founder and head coach of ElitePokerCoaching, has spent more than a decade perfecting his craft and succeeding at the game of poker. He is a high-stakes MTT and cash player with over $3,000,000 in total earnings.
Rob began playing at eighteen-years-old, primarily playing 6-max sit & go’s before switching over to MTTs. In college, he spent most of his time playing poker instead of going to class, grinding every night from 5pm to 7am. Eventually, due to this unhealthy lifestyle, he proposed a bet to his mother. The terms were as follows: if he could win $50,000 within the semester, she would allow him to drop out and pursue poker full-time. He was also required to make at least $20,000 per semester while dropped-out. The next week, Rob chopped the Nightly $320 on Pokerstars for $53,000. The week after, he won the Nightly $162 for $20,000.
In August of 2011, after Black Friday, he moved to Playa del Carmen, Mexico, where he primarily played MTTs until 2014, when he went on a six-month-long trip to Europe. Finding it difficult to adapt to the overnight tournament schedule in Europe, Rob switched to playing $500NL Zoom on Pokerstars full-time. He began winning at near-unattainable win-rates utilizing creative exploits he derived from his opponents’ PokerTracker4 HUD stats. He won at 9bb/100 over 300,000 hands, achieving the highest $500NL Zoom win-rate at the time (followed by OTB_RedBaron with the second-highest). Once opponents began picking up on his exploits, he adapted by incorporating a more GTO-based strategy into his game and continued his success.
After moving back to the US some years later, he mainly played $5/$10 and $10/$20 NL on Ignition, as well as $20/$40 on app-based poker rooms. He focused on cash and only played the largest MTTs—which involved flying back to Mexico for SCOOPs and WCOOPs. In 2015 and 2017, Rob claimed two $2k 6-max SCOOP Champion titles for $95,000 and $131,000, respectively. Over the last several years, he has lived in Las Vegas playing high-stakes MTTs and high-stakes private cash games.
Today, he continues to succeed in his poker career as the fourth-ever Sponsored ACR Pro, with a multitude of significant scores under his belt and a rapidly-growing Twitch stream. He combines the art of exploitative poker with his sound foundation of GTO strategy—which is the concept behind ElitePokerCoaching. As a coach, Rob aims to teach his students how and when to exploit opponents, while providing them with an expert understanding of the theory behind the game. He uses a straight-forward, no-excuses approach and knows how to relate to different people, allowing him to teach those from all stakes and play-styles.