• ILS007 Ships 3rd in the WCOOP $700 6-Max for $82,000!!

    ILS007 continued a huge 2014 year with a 3rd place finish in the WCOOP $700 6-Max Progressive Knock Out tournament for $82,000! This comes after he became the sixth-fastest player in the world to reach Supernova Elite on PokerStars this year.

  • ILS007 Featured on the Mindset Advantage Podcast

    April 2018

    ILS007 is a guest pro on The Mindset Advantage Podcast - check it out here: The Mindset Advantage Podcast with Ivan 'ILS007' Stokes

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    Just released: The Preflop Blueprint: 6-Max NLHE, an unprecedended multiplayer solution for NLHE has just been released. For more details please check out the Poker Software page.

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    ILS007 becomes the sixth-fastest player in the world to reach Supernova Elite status on PokerStars in 2014.

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About Me

Fact File


Started playing sngs? 2007

Total sit and go profit including rakeback? Over $400,000
Total student profit including rakeback? Over $1,300,000

Biggest sit and go profit in a day?
~$20k
Biggest sit and go loss in a day?
~$12k

Most sit and gos played in a day?
822
Most sit and gos played in a month? 12,506

Key playing strength? Positive mental attitude
Key coaching strength? All-round coaching approach covering analytical, psychological and practical realms of the game

Favourite sit and go tournaments? 6-Max Hypers and 18-Man Turbos

Proudest poker playing achievements? Becoming the 6th fastest player in the world to reach Supernova Elite in 2014 (~3.5 months), and generating well over $100,000 of expected value in the process. Later in the same year coming 3rd in the World Championship of Online Poker $700 6-Max event for $82,000.

Proudest poker coaching achievement? Coaching Kovalski1 to Supernova Elite VIP status on Pokerstars in 2013. He made huge SNG profits and also won the WCOOP Challenge Sunday Warm-Up event for ~$100,000. Overall he made around $250,000 over the year.

Most successful student you coach? BigTunna99 - Previously ranked #1 in the world for $36-100 buy-in 18-man SNGs.

Playing or coaching? Both please?!



Outside of Poker?

  • Competed in European and World Youth Chess Championships and captained Scotland at U-18 level.
  • Graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a 2:1 MA International Business with Hons.
  • Graduated from the University of Queensland, MA International Studies (International Relations) GPA 6.75/7 (High Distinction); Dean's Commendation of Excellence every semester, achieving the highest grade possible for my end of degree thesis on the UK's nuclear weapons programme. In both elite poker, and nuclear weapons studies, I have utilised, whilst at the same time challenged the tenets of Game Theory application.
  • Sports/gym fanatic with a passion for traveling the world!
  • Passionate about philanthropy, currently exploring the world of non-profit microfinance organisations for sustainable development.