About us


Founder & CEO of Poker Detox
I’m Nick, the founder and CEO of Poker Detox. Over the last 15 years I’ve coached over 1000 poker players, including some of the top players in the world. Most people know me from my work as an Elite Coach at RunItOnce.com from 2013-2015, where I started a new movement toward simplified GTO and data-driven strategies. I founded Poker Detox in 2016 and released several public training products before going private with our current training model: Coaching For Profits (CFP). Our CFP program allows struggling poker players to train with the most powerful data-driven strategies on the market, and earn money with zero financial risk or confusion. All of our CFP players are provided with financial backing, which allows them to move to high stakes as efficiently as possible. CFP has been the most rewarding format of poker training that I’ve experienced, particularly because of how well it aligns for both player and coach. It is the only model of poker training available that provides opportunities to struggling players who lack the financial means to invest in their poker education. At Detox, I’ve built an environment that gives our players a deep sense of belonging and a wide array of opportunities to contribute back to the development of their team. We are a community of loyal friends who have achieved a high level of performance in a game we love. Poker has allowed us to travel all over the world while creating permanent memories together. I’m proud to call many of the CFP alumni my close friends. I’m going to continue riding this wave for as long as possible, and I welcome anyone with the same dream to come be a part of our team. Follow Nick on Twitter: @nickhowardpoker


Chief Operating Officer
Gabe Roy is our Chief of Operations. After joining the team as a player back in 2017 and having a very successful start, he began taking initiative to help the company out in his free time. Detox was much smaller back then, with only about ten players under contract and one part time assistant, who was preparing to step down around the same time that Gabe was stepping up. Gabe slid in and was soon promoted to COO during the next company expansion, at which point he took over all ground level operations for the CFP team. Soon after, our players nicknamed him “The Machine” on account of his sickening work ethic, organization, and consistency. Gabe is the glue that holds the company together and it’s difficult to imagine how Detox could operate without him. At present his position as COO now extends well beyond ground level operations and he has truly become a “Jack of all trades” amidst our expansion.


Coach for CFP Cash & Lead Strategy Developer
Andrew is the lead coach and strategy developer for Poker Detox. He’s established one of the highest winrates on the team at high stakes and has a strong passion for strategy development. Most of his time is spent coaching MSNL+ players and developing new strategies for Poker Detox.


Coach for CFP Cash & Strategy Engineer
Nate Norman is one of our player coaches and strategy engineers. His time is split between playing, coaching on the ground level, and constructing our next wave of strategy advancements. He’s driven by understanding how the game works on the most fundamental levels, turning basic principles into edge. He joined Poker Detox in early 2018 on one of the first CFP flights. Since then he’s moved up to high stakes and coached many up and coming players, creating 100+ hours of content for the team.


Coach for CFP Cash & Strategy Engineer
Jack O’Hara is a coach and high stakes player for Poker Detox CFP. He joined Poker Detox in 2020, playing part time while on a PhD track in Research Psychology. After moving up to high stakes in under a year, Jack began coaching and playing full time.   Currently Jack uses Hand2Note to find cutting-edge exploitative strategies, as well as hosting weekly community calls where he lectures on high-win rate technical zones. He is also the resident database review expert for Poker Detox- if you have a leak he will find it, and plug it!     Outside of Poker, Jack is a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and a former Division I Cross Country & Track athlete. 


Coach for CFP Cash & Lead Facilitator for 30 Day Training Camp
Dimitris is our Lead facilitator of the training camp to aid technical development for new trainees. He has been a part of Poker Detox since day one when he was the first CFP student back in 2016. A full-time poker player who also coaches our trainees and D1 players. He has been playing poker for the last 10 years, where he grinded his way up from 10nl to 500nl 6 max cash games. He uses a systematic and structured data-driven approach to the game, when playing, studying, coaching, or creating content for the students. He is always available to help.


Co-Founder & Head Coach of MTT Division
Ivan Stokes is our lead MTT strategy developer and coach. Most of his time is spent on R&D and coaching, making sense of huge databases of information and distilling this into data-driven max exploit strategies.
  • Multi-time SCOOP/WCOOP Champion.
  • Two-time Supernova Elite player at PokerStars – the second time completing the pursuit in just 3.5 months – the sixth fastest player in the world to reach the milestone that year.
  • Coached numerous players to Supernova Elite and the top of the global rankings for SNGs and MTTs, including #1 on the PocketFives World Rankings in 2022.
  • In 2016 he built a small team of 10 players, the team making $600,000 that year. This has escalated to the PD MTT team making several million dollars over the last three years. 
  • A self-confessed learning addict, Ivan has also completed Bachelor and Masters degrees from the University of Edinburgh and the University of Queensland, and is a fully certified personal trainer for fitness.⁣