Jacob Topley, a poker coach from the UK posing for a photo on his motorbike

Poker Coaching: Jacob Topley AKA Toppers1020

100's of hours coaching experience

Microstake Winrate of over 10bb/100 hands



GTO and Exploitative playing style

1000's of hours playing experience

Why Pick Me?

Jacob Topley AKA Toppers1020

I'm Jacob, the founder of pokercoaching.online. One of the great things about working with me as your coach is my ability to offer tailored and specific advice to you. I put a lot of time and effort into ensuring that the subjects we go over are relevant to your skill level meaning your improvement will be quicker compared to a generic course, or your own poker research. 

As is clear from my testimonials, I have a strong passion for coaching and seeing my students improve. This motivates me to go above and beyond, I ensure that you are grasping concepts and understanding the theory. When you start working with me, you'll soon understand that I'm only a quick message away. Anything from a quick check-in to me offering my thoughts on a hand, especially if it's regarding a topic we've just gone over.

Jacob Topley Poker Coach UK Boxing for Charity

Poker Coaching: What is a Consultation?

A poker consultation ($58) is a chance for you to have your game looked at by a pro. This is a form of video analysis that lets me see into your mindset and abilities.


You send in footage of you playing online, I meticulously analyse and review it. This indicates to me where in your current game you are falling short, and where it would be most effective for you to spend your study time. 

I'll send you a comprehensive document with time-stamps detailing each hand that you have played potentially incorrectly, what you did wrong in the hand, and some basic theory about the situation. I'll also explain what the most profitable strategy would have been, following this with a bullet point for the specific area of the game you would benefit from studying.

What are you waiting for?

Who Do I Coach?

I specialise in helping new and existing players adapt to online cash poker from the micro to mid stakes. If you are at a point in your game where you feel your progress is halted, I might be the perfect solution for you.

My coaching is aimed at Cash Hold'em Players from 2nl to 50nl online. I also offer coaching for players who want to improve their live poker skills, play live cash as well as online, or switch from live to online. 

GTO Trainer Affiliate

GTO Trainer Affiliate for Jacob Topley

Jacob is a GTO Trainer affiliate coach. Having used GTO Trainer to improve his game and coaching services, you can now get discounted access by following the link below.

My Philosophy

The way I coach

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GTO Foundations in the modern game are crucial for a player to be a success. They're also vital for progress, the ability to move above and beyond your current skill level. This doesn't mean we ignore any good exploitative play, especially for live players.​


By starting with a consultation, I will find as many leaks in your game or gaps in your knowledge as I can.  From there, we take time together to ensure that you learn what your shortcomings, are and how to address them. You also come to me with problems you know that you have, we can deal with them together. After sessions, you should understand what you need to do to be successful, and why you must be doing it. I believe that explaining why you should make a decision is better than telling you that you should.​


Sessions are often split and varied, I don't like to spend all lesson dictating theory to my students. Initially, we look at learning (or brushing up on) theory that you may be missing. Together we then tackle example situations to further reinforce concepts you've learnt and ensure you can go on to apply them in game. I keep my sessions as interactive as possible and will have you answer questions, suggesting the best action. This is much better than outright telling you the answer. By explaining why your current thinking is incorrect, it lets me guide your losing thought process into a winning mindset.

Watch Me Coach!

Excerpts from sessions

"Watch a great discussion between Jacob and a Cash Game Student Alex as he analyses the betting decision from Alex on and Ace High Board . This Coaching Highlight series shows off Jacobs coaching skill and ability, articulating poker strategy and simplifying solver strategies. You get to learn from a poker professional for some free coaching advice, discover some tidbits of information about playing holdem. The actual hand breakdown lasts over 20 minutes as Jacob and his Student discuss the intricacies of continuation betting and why we can no longer play aggressive poker like we could in the 2010's."


Price List

Ready to start?



You send me a video of you playing poker and I analyse the footage. This give you great feedback in what you're doing correctly and what you should improve on. This also provides a great spring-board for study should you want more poker lessons!


Hourly Rate

The base rate.
You're not only paying for the hour we spend together. I also spend time before the session preparing, reviewing your hands and creating a tailored lesson plan to you.


5 Hour Discount

That's $64 per hour instead of $68!


10 Hour Bulk Discount

$60 per hour, my best deal!

Please note: All payments are subject to a 5% transaction fee if paying via PayPal and a 2.5% fee when paying via  My Booking Site


What do my students think?

very good coach, good knowledge, helped me to fix my postflop understanding! :)

- Mahdeet

Great Service! I got just what I was looking for in meeting a knowledgeable and friendly poker coach who I really believe can help my game in any area. Would recommend to others.

Ben S.

Great Coach. Very friendly and capable

Silias S.