The Maven Training

Welcome to TheMavenTraining, your go-to-place for poker training. With roughly 15,000 tournaments played, David “The Maven” Chicotsky has the experience it takes to help you diagnose your leaks and sharpen your game. David’s teaching methodology expedites the learning process.  Take advantage of David’s poker training offers and improve your game today.      Read More


“The boot camp really opened my eyes to poker from a professional aspect.” Michael

“I honestly look at poker from a totally different point of view now.” Mike

“If you are looking to improve your game this is definitely the place for you.” Rob

CONFIRMED: Pokerstars in Settlement Discussions with U.S. Department of Justice

Rumors that PokerStars is looking to acquire Full Tilt Poker’s assets, have turned out to be true. Eric Hollreiser, Head of Corporate Communications for PokerStars, has released the following statement on PokerStarsBlog: “We’ve had a lot of inquiries and there’s lots of speculation on the forums, so I wanted to address the PokerStars chatter. As [...]

Groupe Bernard Tapie Bows Out of Negotiations with the DOJ – PokerStars Rumored to be Buying FTP’s Assets.

Breaking news has come out of the reputable site PokerNews, that GBT is backing out of the deal while PokerStars is rumored to be swooping in to buy FTP’s assets.   In an unexpected twist of events, GBT managing director Laurent Tapie has confirmed that the group will be completely withdrawing from negotiations with the [...]

Jones Destroys Evans, Metta World Peace Throws An Elbow, and Sunday Million Tournament Commentary

MMA fans have to like what they see when watching UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon “Bones” Jones. Is it possible that Metta World Peace was paying a bit too much attention? If you watched Jon Jones beatup on Rashad Evans this weekend in UFC 145, you saw what was probably the best display of the [...]

New Poker Movie: ‘Runner, Runner’ – Poker in the Mainstream

Anytime the poker world can be associated with mainstream movie stars such as Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake, good things can be expected.   Directed by Brad Furman (who also directed Rounders), Runner Runner is going to delve into not just poker, but online poker. Sadly, a blog from IndieWire goes on to state the [...]

Full Tilt Poker Starting Up Their Engines?

The past week has seen numerous reports suggesting FTP and it’s sister company Pocket Kings beginning the process of restarting.   With news of Pocket Kings putting out ads seeking to hire new staff, we see the apparent retooling of Full Tilt Poker. Also this week, rumors have circulated about server activity on FTP and [...]

One-armed MMA Sensation Nick Newell Fights On

Using what you have to the best of your ability and never giving up along the way.   We all have to overcome some form of adversity to get anywhere in life, Nick Newell’s story is just a reaffirmation that nothing should stop you from pursuing your goals. Newell is missing a hand and forearm [...]

Augmented-Reality Glasses and the Expansion of Poker

Google has recently been in the news for it’s latest release of augmented-reality glasses; many other companies are poised to flood the marketplace with an inexpensive route towards blending the virtual world with the real world.   Alongside Google’s recent launch of their augmented-reality glasses, other players in the market seem poised to help get [...]

Next Page »