Meet The Solve For Why Team

The Solve For Why Cash Game Coaching Team is high stakes poker pro Matt Berkey, Jordan Young, Christian Soto, Matt Hunt, and now the Just Hands Team of Zach Resnik and Jack Laskey. Since 2003, Matt Berkey has been playing and profiting as a professional poker player- amassing nearly $4 million in tournaments to date. Recognized for his raw aggression and natural talent, Jordan Young is a trend setter in an ever-changing landscape of poker. An accomplished cash game player and coach, Christian Soto made two final tables in 2015 grossing nearly $100,000 in earnings. Zach and Jack of Just hands are mid stakes cash game coaching specialists ready to help you move up stakes.

Matt Berkey

Since 2003, Matt Berkey has been playing and profiting as a professional poker player- amassing nearly $4 million in tournaments to date. He began beating the $1-$2NL and $2-$5NL while earning his BS in Computer Science from Gannon University. Today he can be found playing as high as $300/$600/$1200 NL in Ivey’s room. He has final tabled 6 World Series of Poker events, including two this past summer, profiting over $300,000. Matt’s success is a direct product of being a student of the game. A passionate writer and blogger, Matt’s writings- both poker related and personal- have been featured in many websites and online magazines. He is a contributing writer for the Huffington Post. To read more of Matt’s contributions visit his personal blog at

Jordan Young

Recognized for his raw aggression and natural talent, Jordan is a trend setter in an ever-changing landscape of poker. During the first 7 of his decade-long career, Jordan Young played online poker professionally at the highest levels. He accrued over $5.5 million in online cashes. In late 2014 he spent some time in Vegas with fellow pro Matt Berkey learning the finer points of off the felt work. Armed with a new approach in May 2016, he finished second place in the PokerStars SCOOP main event earning him $457,000, his largest cash to date. The score’s continued to pile up in 2017, starting the year with a win in the MSPT Poker Bowl for $117,000, followed by a runner-up finish in the WSOP for $242,000. Jordan’s success is a testament to his willingness to evolve.

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Christian Soto

An accomplished cash game player and coach, Christian made two final tables in 2015 grossing nearly $100,000 in earnings. In 2016, He participated in his first World Series of Poker, resulting in seven cashes- including the World Series of Poker Main Event. Christian Soto is the first success story of The Academy. An already accomplished mid-stakes grinder, and coach himself, Soto felt his growth had plateaued. Christian flew to Vegas to attend a training academy put on by Berkey which included fellow Solve for Why coach Jordan Young, amongst others. Christian’s success can be directly correlated to the hard work he’s put in off the felt, as well as the pivotal opportunities he’s positioned himself to capitalize on.

Matt Hunt

Matt Hunt is a 30-year-old professional poker player and coach from Southampton, UK, currently living in Las Vegas. Having started out in college home games in 2009 and turned pro in 2011, Matt has spent most of his poker career to date as an online tournament specialist, racking up over $1.6M in lifetime cashes, before transitioning into a focus on coaching and immigrating to the United States.
Matt has a Bachelor’s degree in French and a Master’s degree in Transnational Studies, both from the University of Southampton, with his Master’s thesis written in the field of discourse analysis. As a poker coach, he specializes in MTT math and ICM concepts, short-stacked play, exploration of the No-Limit Hold’em game tree through GTO solver research, and the cognitive role of language in poker decision-making.
Matt also serves as a mental game and language analyst for the PokerDetox coaching and staking program, and has been a member of the MTT coaching roster at Tournament Poker Edge since 2013.

Zach Resnick

Zach has loved playing cards and strategy games from a very young age. Once he started playing poker in his teens with friends he quickly became hooked and began to read more about the game and start playing online poker seriously, focusing mainly on no-limit hold ‘em sit-and-gos. After turning 21 and running up his first buy-in at live poker he quickly transitioned to live cash games and has never looked back. He began taking on private students in 2014 and these days enjoys working with dedicated students as much as playing. He taught an introductory course to no-limit hold ‘em cash game strategy at Oberlin College. He now splits his playing time between live PLO and NL cash.

On top of playing and teaching poker, Zach performs regularly with various music groups and recently moved to Amman, Jordan.

Jack Laskey

Jack is a NYC-based Cleveland native with extensive live and online cash game and tournament experience. He grew up playing with friends and used that experience to become a winning online tournament player. In an effort to move up in stakes, Jack began consuming poker strategy content as much as possible, leading him to become a mid-stakes cash-game specialist. He now plays almost exclusively in juicy NYC home-games, although he enjoys traveling to play poker across the country and abroad.

Jack studied computer science and jazz piano at Oberlin College. In addition to poker, Jack is an active pianist in the Cleveland area.

Solve For Why Is Different
Than Other Poker Schools

Academy Primer Course

Prerequisite to the Advanced Poker Training Academy. Start here.

Advanced Academy

Three day intensive live poker training, onsite, in fabulous Las Vegas.

Advanced Principles

10-week online live poker course for Advanced Academy graduates.

Elite Academy

Five day immersion live poker training, for Advanced Poker Training graduates.

Poker Video Library

Webinars covering topics from multiway pots to capped buy in games.

S4Y Poker Forum

The Solve For Why Advanced Poker Training Community – Coming 2018.

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Advanced Poker Training Academy

The Evolution of Poker Cash Game Strategy

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