106 – Rob Tinnion & Jon Van Fleet – Creating the Blueprint

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In this episode, Rob Tinnion and Jon Van Fleet (aka Ape Styles), two of the best MTT players and coaches, talk about their training site Max-Value.com. They share information about their new course, The Blueprint. Elliot, Rob, and Jon deep-dive into the course’s material, their teaching methodology, and the results their clients achieve.

Listen in to hear two of the best MTT players in the world give tips for success.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

[00:40] – Introducing Rob and Jon; they have a new course titled “The Blueprint”

  • 01:05 – The content of their course is world-class and contains tools and strategies that can be applied quickly

[02:30] – Rob on how Max Value got started

  • 03:00 – He wanted to teach players without them having to give up action; they started a monthly membership so people could get better results
  • 03:40 – He and Jon formed a partnership for Elevate, their monthly course; they talk poker, have webinars, and learn
  • 04:06 – They just completed their final course after 2 years

[04:35] – Jon on their client’s growth

  • 04:40 – Their clients are typically successful in other areas of life; they know how to work hard and apply a system
  • 05:16 – His students tend to win and it feels good to be a part of that

[05:52] – What Jon and Rob introduce students

  • 06:00 – The terminology and perspective of the game; Jon likes to see the game optimally then exploit from there
  • 06:09 – Rob is into simplification
  • 06:33 – It’s important to use the online tool that are available; he gets results and answers and simplifies it for his students

[07:14] – On feeling fulfilled when their students win

  • 07:50 – It feels better for Rob to have students who win than to win through staked players

[09:00] – On Elevated and Blueprint

  • 09:20 – The Blueprint is a set of rules; 10% of information is for 90-95% of spots and gives you broad strokes for how to address poker
  • 10:00 – It’s a distilled course

[10:15] – Jon and Rob’s process when making the course

  • 11:00 – It was painful to make but it’s animated, fun to watch, and effective
  • 12:30 – Jon learned that simplification of his ideas made him a better player; coaching makes you a better player
  • 13:04 – Rob struggled with trial and error

[14:00] – Elevated is meant to work for everyone

  • 14:20 – The members are half recreational; it can work for middle-intermediate players
  • 15:00 – He shows rules and how to break them

[15:15] – Tips and tricks for MTT players

  • 15:45 – Keep things simple to avoid fundamental mistakes; fancy hands aren’t worth solving because they aren’t going to happen again
  • 16:35 – Focus on spots that are more likely to come up again
  • 17:11 – Be focused on the process; keep your mindset and health trained
  • 18:30 – Take notes, pause the video when needed, and even watch it with study groups
  • 19:20 – They feel it’s the final version; they’re pushing solving the game and are close

[20:06] – Get The Blueprint here

  • 21:00 – Follow Max-Value on Facebook

3 Key Points

  1. Focus on spots that are more likely to come up again.
  2. Don’t get bogged down with too much study or play.
  3. Keep things simple.


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