Daryl Jace

Teacher, Blogger, Poker player.


I do coaching sessions specifically on the learning process for any area you want to learn. The rules for how to learn are universal and to be honest this is what I’m most passionate about when it comes to teaching. It’s why I emphasize self reliance and teaching how to study in my poker coaching. The benefits of this are: 



  • Learn faster (duh)
  • Overcome blocks to your learning i.e motivational, difficulty, perfectionism and fear of failure
  • Learn how to use interconnectivity to make the learning process more fun and create unique/valuable sets of skills/knowledge
  • Get into flow state more often
  • Greater enjoyment of the learning process and less stress (I care about this aspect more than all the others)
  • Build a stronger foundation of love for the subject you’re learning (this is important for longevity) 
  • Learn to get hard shit done with less willpower 



I also teach people how to teach. Once again the principles to teaching are universal so I can help regardless of what it is you’re trying to teach. I’m done writing the benefits of stuff so you can just figure it out on your own or ask me if you’re interested. My rates for both of these are $100 per hour. 


My experience

One of biggest assets ironically is that I was a 7th grade dropout. I obviously didn't have much skills or help after that so if I was going to learn I had to do it on my own. In the 1st decade I studied many topics, mostly poker related like math, logic, statistics, probability etc.. After that  I became obsessed with teaching and my area of study broadened. I studied the fundamentals of teaching, peak performance, psychology, social/emotional intelligence, philosophy, writing, introspection, meditation, emotional intelligence and so on. I used what I learned in poker coaching sessions and I did a lot of them. Thousands of hours with many different clients I had to adjust to. I reflected on those sessions, learned from them, honed my skills and continued to study. 


For the past few years I've been trying to figure out what I can teach best. I tried offering free problem solving sessions on any area they'd like and it was great. In fact I still might do it but I know this is what I can personally do best. 


So you made it to the end of this thing, if you're interested read the reviews below. If after reading them you're still interested you can email me or message me on Twitter  or Facebook. My rate is $100 per hour. 



Michael Niwinksi

I hired Daryl to help me become a better poker coach and I can’t say enough good things about him. The process has been very enjoyable and the value I’ve received more than pays for itself. He’s not the type of guy to just give me answers that only help me in the short term. Rather than force-feeding me information, he constantly asked questions that made me think for myself. It developed my thought process that not only gave me answers to the questions pressing on my mind, but gave me additional tools to answer my future problems. It made me feel like I was truly growing, and I can tell Daryl really cares about that. If you’re looking to challenge yourself, grow as a player, or even just grow as a person, do yourself a favor and PM Daryl. You won’t regret it.


Chris M. 


I’ve collaborated on various projects with Daryl in the past, and our sessions together unquestionably influenced my progression as a poker player.  Daryl is an astute listener, an incredibly intelligent-if-unorthodox conversationalist, and beyond that he often wonders often about why we think and act in the ways that we do. More recently, I’ve been contemplating some big-picture life decisions, and couldn’t quite escape the feeling that I had much room for improvement in my learning methods and study habits.  After but a few conversations with Daryl on subjects ranging from learning models to habit formation to motivation, I experience less mental blockage in my day-to-day decisions, and feel more solidified in my longer-term goals and the overall direction of my work life.  





I am a mid-high stakes Hold'em Cashgame player, and I've also coached well over 50 students over hundreds of hours. While I am not Daryl's typical clientele, I read reviews in here discussing how effective of a teacher he is and how he aims to help students refine their own learning process. I felt that he had something to offer my own coaching practice, so I decided to message him.

Since then, I've worked with Daryl across multiple hours, recently purchasing a 10-hour package. However, Daryl and I have never spoken about my poker game specifically. What we discuss is a mix of concepts that few if any people teach, and our discussions have provided extremely helpful perspective and clarity on many issues that are difficult to navigate on my own. We have spent several hours working on things such as:

 * How to ask effective questions
 * How to approach listening and what to look for
 * How to approach constructing your own teaching and learning models
 * How to better understand other people so that you can more effectively influence and guide them
 * How to understand my own teaching and learning method to improve my effectiveness both as a coach and as a student

I have also referred Daryl to several of my IRL friends who have nothing to do with poker - entrepreneurs, guys in the finance world, friends still in school - as I feel strongly that his ability to help people clearly navigate otherwise cloudy and intangible issues is a skillset that would benefit many intelligent and driven people with problems to solve. I have actively encouraged Daryl to flesh out this area of his skills, as I feel like the value he has to offer extends to far beyond the poker world. The fact that he also has an advanced poker mind, and thinks like a poker player, is only icing on the cake for me.

If anything that I've said in my post has resonated with you at all, I really recommend reaching out to Daryl. He's a great guy who clearly gives a fuck, and is great at what he does.