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Grinderschool is a novel idea in poker websites. We are a strategy site specifically designed with the low stakes player in mind. We realize the need for quality poker strategy, including videos and articles, for players on a budget.

Grinderschool provides in-depth strategy instruction for low stakes players through our articles and FREE Poker Training Videos.


Meet the Founders of Grinderschool



Jeffrey "JGB146" Blake

Founder of Grinderschool.com

Jeffrey has been playing poker since 2004. In that time, he has been profitable in every format of No-Limit Texas Hold'em. When he started playing, he did so with a single $25 deposit, attempting to make more online than a friend made on vacation in Las Vegas. He succeeded and has never had to redeposit.

Initially, Jeffrey played at the $0.05/$0.10 tables for a minimum buy-in. As his bankroll permitted, he continued moving up the ladder for minimum buy-ins until he was playing $1/$2 for a $40 buy-in with $1200 (after about 6 months). At this point, he shifted his focus to playing SNG (single table) tournaments. Focusing on playing well rather than on embracing volume, Jeffrey was able to maintain a 30% ROI over several hundred tournaments before shifting to multi-table tournament play in December of 2005. Through 2006, he appeared at final tables on Bodog, Paradise Poker, Party Poker, Poker Stars, Ultimate Bet, and in live play, with a cumulative ROI of 65%. As his schedule became tighter in 2007, Jeffrey found it easier to fit in cash-game sessions and once again refocused his efforts to playing 6-max cash games.

Jeffrey played in three events in the 2008 World Series of Poker. With finishes of 280/2300, 153/2400, and 1300/2700, he cashed in one event and came very close to cashing in a second one.


Jeff "CodeRedRulez" Lipsey

Founder of Grinderschool Rakeback

Jeff started his online poker career late in 2003 with low-limit SNGs and grinded his bankroll from $200 to $30,000 in less than 12 months. In the Summer of 2005, he quit his internship to play poker semi-professionally and eventually became a full-time pro when he graduated from the University of Illinois in December 2006.

When it comes to poker, Jeff has played nearly every game. He started in low-limit SNGs in 2003 and turned to Limit Hold'em in 2004. It took Jeff 30,000 hands to go from $0.25/$0.50 to $15/$30 over the course of 9 months with help of lucrative deposit bonuses and Small Stakes Hold'em. In September of 2006, he turned to No-Limit Hold'em 6-max and April 2007 No-Limit Multi-Table Tournaments. In 2008, CodeRed focused on both Full Ring Cash and Multi-Table Tournaments. Also that summer, he finished 9th in the Poker Star's One Million Guaranteed and 9th in a $550 Buy-in Deep Stack Extravaganza at the Venetian in Las Vegas. Then in 2009, Jeff played Heads-up No Limit Hold'em before finally returning back to Full Ring.

In recent years, Jeff moved on from his role as an instructor and admin of Grinderschool Poker Training. Instead has been busy running Grinderschool Rakeback (GSRB), which is a separate company from Grinderschool Poker Training. GSRB is owned and operated entirely by Jeff Lipsey, and through it he is able to offer players some of the industry's best rakeback deals, as well as paying the cost of their subscription to Grinderschool Poker Training for each month that they earn enough rake.


Meet the Grinderschool Professional Coaches and Contributors


Cash Game Instructors

    Carroters: Lead 6-max NLHE Instructor

    PocketAir: 6-max Instructor

    TheDefiniteArticle: 6-max Instructor

    Colossos159: 6-max & Full Ring Instructor

    KillsAids: Full Ring Instructor

    Uboat888: Pot Limit Omaha Instructor

    CFTheNatural: Pot Limit Omaha Instructor


Tournament Instructors

    Againstime: 9-man and 6-max Turbo SNG Instructor

    Gazellig: MTT Instructor

    Betgo: MTT Instructor


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