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Cole South CTS

Quick Bio

Cole South is the poster child for bankroll management in poker. Hailing from Williamsburg, Va, Cole began his online poker career in 2005 by depositing $50 on PartyPoker and used bankroll management to run that up to $13,000 in just one year.

Tournament Results

Date Country Event Position Prize
05-07-2010 $10,000 WSOP Main Event - No Limit Hold'em 365 $36,463
03-07-2009 $10,000 - WSOP Main Event - No Limit Hold'em 162 $40,288

Cole South's Biography

If there was a poster child for bankroll management in poker, Cole South would be your guy. By 2007, Cole had grown his bankroll up to an impressive $2 million and has since been a staple in high-stakes online cash games.

Former part-owner and instructor at CardRunners, Cole’s training videos have long been popular for users wanting to learn the proper strategies needed to grow their bankrolls. He is known for having both an analytical and mathematical mindset when it comes to poker.

“Poker is a game based on mathematics (probability and expectation in particular) and should be treated this way,” wrote Cole on ESPN.com. “Bets, folds, raises, bluffs and all poker decisions should be evaluated solely on their expected value, not because a certain action feels right.”

While primarily a cash game player, Cole has experienced some mild success in live tournaments; specifically at the WSOP Main Event. He finished in the money in both the 2009 and 2010 WSOP Main Events.

Cole made headlines at the end of 2013 when he announced that he earned over 53,000 big blinds online in games as large as $25/$50 PLO. It is estimated that Cole between $1.6 and $2.6 million in 2013.

In addition to his poker play, Cole has a variety of entrepreneurial interests. He has been involved in one capacity or another with online poker tracking software Hold’em Manager, fantasy sports site DraftDay.com, Terran Marketing as well as helped produce the poker documentary entitled “Bet Raise Fold”.

Cole is perhaps one of the most influential coaches in the game’s history and his love of teaching is evident in every video he produces. Dozens of his videos are available for viewing on the Ivey Poker App.

Recent Videos Posted by Cole South

Cole South - Developing a PLO Pre-Flop Strategy Sample

Cole South - Mid Stakes PLO Leak Finder Part 2

Cole South - Mid Stakes PLO Leak Finder