Hey! My name is Blake Eastman. My entire life has been about 3 things. Poker, Psychology, and Nonverbal Behavior. The following is an overview of my experience.
I am the founder of School of Cards. The first, brick and mortar poker school in the country where I taught mainly live classes to several thousand players. In 2017, we transitioned School of Cards fully online where we offer 12 weeks long highly immersive courses for Live No Limit Players. The range of my experience as a poker coach is quite wide. From teaching players the difference between a straight and flush to constructing higher level strategies to combat some of the toughest games in the world.
I was an adjunct psychology professor at the City University of New York for 6 years. I taught General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Group Dynamic. My academic roots are in forensic psychology with an emphasis on psychological testing.
I own a behavioral research company called The Nonverbal Group. We do large scale studies on human behavior and I also coach executives and teams in areas of communication. We essentially apply the same methodologies we used for Beyond Tells to make people more effective communicators and live more powerful and fulfilled lives.
I played cash games professionally when I was younger. I don’t play professionally anymore, but recently started playing tournaments. I have $200k in cashes with a 4th place finish in the 5K 6-Max and a very deep run in the 2016 WSOP Main Event. You will see me on the tournament circuit playing various games. Also, I have recently developed a new love for Mixed Games, O8, and 2-7 Triple Draw.
I am obsessed with improvement, personal development, and education. I love coffee, anything tech, data visualization, research, web development, boxing, optimizing performance, fantasy & spy books, anything apple, marketing….. oh and I am obsessed with design. About 95% of what you are seeing was designed by me. Something I take great pride.