Bob Ciaffone was the original founder of Poker Coach.

He was an American Poker player, and the author of Robert’s Rules of Poker, he was nicknamed The Coach.

Bob was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 10, 1940. Bob was an avid gameplayer, having started learning chess at age four, poker at age nine, and bridge at age fifteen.

Bob amongst his peers was considered an authority in poker, and competed and achieved a high level of success including third place in the 1987 poker World Championship.

Bob played just about every kind of poker known to man, and traveled all over the world doing it including England, Sweden, Malta, and Nepal. His favorite poker game was pot-limit Omaha.

In 2006, Bob wrote a book on Omaha called “Omaha Holdem Poker” and was honoured by numerous poker publications as an outstanding player for his poker form.

In 2012, he published the book No-limit Holdem Poker, and is regarded as the leading authority on poker rules working as a consultant in this space for multiple cardrooms.

Bob passed away on May 13, 2022.

Mission and Views

The goal of Poker Coach is continue Bob’s legacy and provide you with a well-written, engaging, accurate, and educational knowledge base that will improve your interest in, understanding of, and behavior when playing poker.