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Brian Rast                               Ace



The WSOP School of Poker (formally Zen Poker Mentoring) is proud to have a capable and passionate staff made up of professional poker players, writers, authors, and editors from all over the country, many of whom attend and play in the biggest live poker events in the world. The goal of The WSOP School of Poker is to be the number one source for live poker training, classes, lectures, and in-person analysis for people who wish to improve their poker game. That is the goal we set out for since we were founded on September 1, 2014, and that we proudly carry on today.


Our uniquely talented stable of poker professionals combined with our talented team of authors makes The WSOP School of Poker the best source of poker knowledge in the world. Brian and Ace would like to personally thank everyone who has contributed in the past to helping us achieve our dream of bringing live poker training to the masses, and we look forward to even more events and partnerships in the future.


Our Team of Writers, Editors, Authors, Journalist of  the “WSOP School of Poker”

Reuben Bresler
Reuben Bresler is a writer, editor, and professional poker player from Columbus, Ohio. Bresler was able to use his poker prowess to help pay his way through Ohio University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English in 2009. Since then, Bresler has created web content about poker and other competitive card games for a number of sites, including 888Poker.com, PPCPokerTour.com, and StarCityGames.com. He is also a decorated live broadcaster, having commentated on poker, Magic: The Gathering, and Hearthstone for the past six years. Today, in addition to his work with WSOP School of Poker, Bresler is the Media Manager for Tales of Adventure in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Chad Holloway
Chad Holloway began working in the poker industry as an intern for BLUFF at the 2009 World Series of Poker. The Chad-Hollowayfollowing year, he worked the series for PokerNews, and in October 2010 joined them full-time as a senior writer. In addition to writing daily articles, participating in the PokerNews Podcast and being a part of the Live Reporting Team, Holloway also served as the site’s Managing Editor.
Holloway also writes a nationally syndicated poker column, has contributed to Jonathan Little’s book Excelling at No-Limit Hold’em, and created the popular World Series of Zombies (WSOZ) comic. He currently writes poker content for 888poker, Casino World Magazine, Ante Up Magazine, and CardsChat while simultaneously serving as Media Director for the Mid-States Poker Tour (MSPT) and Editor-in-Chief of MSPT Magazine.
In 2013, Holloway won the WSOP Event #1 $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold’em by topping a field of 898 players to win the $84,915 first-place prize and his first gold bracelet. He also appeared on episodes of Poker Night in America in 2015.
                                                                           Damon Shulenberger

Damon-Iron-Man-Poker-Challenge-Main-Event-Champion-Damon-SchulenbergerUsual Poker is a popup WSOP poker project by writer Damon Shulenberger. An agented novelist and tribal flute player, Shulenberger is author of the upcoming Arisugawa Park and A Very Dark Game. He is currently planning a travel & field recording writing-music project Chasing the Sun. His random claim to fame is holding an endurance poker record, verified by the Guinness Book of World Records.

Chasing sun “tribal flute deluxe” music album : https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIslzGkYDQIdRyL6cQ2w0NA