Poker is a difficult game. Becoming good at it requires rigorous training and a deep understanding of many theoretical concepts. There are no shortcuts or cheat sheets when it comes to mastering this game, although some coaches will try to program you like a robot or pretend that learning lists of exploitative dos and don’ts will make up for a lack of fundamental understanding.

Pete (Carroters) Clarke is an expert in teaching cash- game poker and has built a strong community of hundreds of hardworking and successful students who put theory first. The ethos at Carrot Corner is that strong exploitative play follows naturally once you have acquired a strong theoretical framework. Pete will teach you how to think like a poker solver and then show you when and how to deviate from that to make even more money.

If you’re looking to improve your poker theory, then the highly acclaimed Carrot Poker School is here for you. You will take a course on poker that’s right for your level of ability and every bit as rigorous as something offered by a respectable university.

For a more personal or practical coaching experience, why not hire Pete for one-to-ones, where you can have your play reviewed and your leaks diagnosed, or carry out the supervised trainer drills that best meet your needs.

Whatever your level, Carrot Corner has a course or private coaching program to get you to where you need to be.


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Why should I choose the Carrot Poker School to learn the game?

The Carrot Poker School is the only poker course out there which provides the same quality of learning environment as a university. Interactive lectures; weekly homework tasks; group work with peers and a fully supportive community environment make digesting the rigorous material taught in all three grades of the school manageable and fun. Plus, you’re guaranteed to meet new poker friends along the way.

Why should I choose Pete Clarke as my poker instructor?

Pete has become a master at distilling complex theoretical material into easily learnable theorems and concepts. Pete teaches the truth about what makes plays and strategies objectively right or wrong and shows you why. By studying with solvers for many years daily, Pete has become one of the strongest poker theoreticians in the world and he knows how to propel the progress of his students just as quickly.

Does Pete crush high stakes?

Pete doesn’t play poker for a living. He spends most of his professional life as a poker educator and coach, doing what he loves most – teaching. To get a feel for Pete’s in-game ability though, why not check out his play and explain streams over at

Where can I see proof of Pete’s results?

Pete doesn’t have the time to put in any relevant volume at the moment as he spends so much time on his teaching business and making sure he is always studying to become a stronger coach. Therefore, he does not have a recent graph over a big enough sample to be reliable.

What stakes do students normally play?

Pete teaches private students who play anywhere from 10NL to 500NL. He has taken a huge number of players from the micro-stakes through to being winners at 100NL-200NL and in some cases; beyond.

At what point in my poker career should I get coaching or do a Carrot Poker School Class?

As soon as possible. Delaying tuition is almost always a big mistake as it allows time for bad habits to form in your game. Getting your fundamentals straightened out as soon as possible is a major advantage and brand-new poker players are always the easiest to teach since they are clean slates. Plus, would you rather be putting in hours and hours of independent study before or after you’ve been shown the right way to go about it?

What Grade of the Carrot Poker School should I enrol in?

This depends on how strong your theory is. Grade 0 is for players with shaky foundations and beginners. Grade 1 is for players with a solid grasp of the fundamentals of GTO and Grade 2 is for players who are already quite accomplished. If you are unsure which grade is right for you; shoot Pete an email to admin@ and we can set up a call to discuss which course would make the most sense.

Does it matter what stakes I play for choosing a Carrot Poker School course?

Not necessarily. Stakes are not always the best measure of a player’s theoretical ability. Go more by the descriptions in the School Brochure than by what size of big blind you normally post.

Class times aren’t specified for the Carrot Poker School. I’m worried I won’t be able to attend.

We agree class times after registration closes to find the slot that suits the greatest number of students. In rare cases, where someone’s schedule is totally incompatible with what suits the rest of the class; the 25% deposit is fully refundable. That said, many students decide to take a course knowing that they won’t make live lectures because all lectures are recorded and made available immediately.

Why should I learn GTO if none of my opponents are playing GTO?

Playing solid theoretically correct poker means that you make far less mistakes than the field. This automatically guarantees that you will have a positive expectation in your game. You can win just by being solid and GTO strategies absolutely destroy the average opponent at any stake. However, if we want to add even more money to our win-rate then we should deviate from theoretical principles once we’re savvy enough to see where our opponents are offering us exploitative chances. Strong exploitative poker and GTO are not incompatible; far from it; they compliment each other perfectly.

I noticed that you only teach cash games here. Is there a reason I should learn cash instead of tournaments?

Cash game poker is the purest form of the game and provides many complex post-flop decisions. If you can become proficient at cash games, transitioning over to being a strong tournament player is easy for most people. This does not hold true the other way round. Be a poker purist and take up cash games. Even if you also tale up tournaments, learning cash will do wonders for your game.

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