Jean Gaspard is a former professor at the University of Texas at Austin, where he studied nuclear physics. A highly experienced poker player, Jean decided to leave his career in the field of physics and look for a new career in poker.
Poker was the perfect choice for a career change for Jean. It was exciting, challenging, and had the potential to be lucrative and successful.
Jean discovered that poker is very popular among students at the University of Texas at Austin. Jean decided to use his vast knowledge and experience to teach poker to these students.
Jean started his poker classes at UT at a small time slot for a few hours each week. He used this time to practice some strategies and draw up a beginner’s books for the class.
After about two weeks of offering his services, the students were ready to start the class and get to work. Some students loved him and loved his strategy, while others hated it.
A few things were apparent. One, Jean wasn’t getting paid and didn’t know how to write down what his students wanted to learn.
Two, the students weren’t getting the training they needed. Poker was a very specialized game.
Three, they weren’t getting enough instruction on how to read the flow of the game and evaluate hands correctly! So now, Jean learned that there were three things he would need to improve in order to make the student poker experts:
I had to develop my own pace, my own style, and my own way of teaching. I had to begin doing the research that I normally do, which took a lot of time and effort.
Then I had to learn the skills that I would need to do this. Finally, I had to learn the core skills that are used in the poker community, like bet sizing, bluffing, and the other poker skills.
Unfortunately, the poker community is mostly based on one format. This format limits the teaching that the instructors can do and forces them to keep the poker community as they find it.