about us

World class Poker Tournament Training With a Unique History

CLC was founded by Chance Kornuth as the first live tournament coaching for profit program in poker. An innovative approach to poker coaching where instead of asking for an hourly payment up-front, a small percentage was taken from player winnings. 

The coaching for profit program ran for 4 years and 120 players made over $12,000,000 winning multiple tournaments. One of those people was GPI 1st player in the world and now CLC coach Alex Foxen. 

We took the lessons we learned from the coaching for profit format and translated it into a world class live tournament curriculum and our two flagship products, The Closer and CL AI. 

If you want to take your tournament game to the next level make sure you do our tournament assessment. It will help us understand the type of content you need and what you need to focus on.
Our coaches have made over $46,621,091 and won a combined total of 41 live & online tournaments.
We have won practically every tournament event in poker. Including the WSOP Main, WPT, Aussie Millions.
CL AI creator Alex Foxen is the number one GPI player in the world
We ran one of the largest tournament staking operations and successfully taught 120 players our methods that resulted in $12,000,000+ in wins.
We have experienced all the highs and lows of poker and built bankrolls from 0 to well over $10M+. Experience and Feedback + Technology
We created the first AI training platform for tournament poker and the first Coaching For Profit for tournament players.

The Chip Leader Coaching Team

Joe McKeehen

Joe McKeehen is the 2015 WSOP Main Event Champion. With an impressive résumé of 19 titles and close to $16 Million in career winnings, he is considered one of the best in the game. He definitely knows how to close out a tournament.

Total Live Earnings: $18,891,412
Titles: 20
WSOP Bracelets: 2 WSOP Main Event Champion
Alex Foxen

Alex Foxen is one of the first Chip Leader Coaching students. He joined the squad 2 years ago with little over $2Million in winnings. Since then, through sheer work and dedication he has managed to win more than $8Million and become the #1 GPI Ranked player in the world.

Total Live Earnings: $27,068,448
Titles: 10WPT 5 Diamond WinnerCurrent
Global Poker Index Rank #1
Chance Kornuth

Chance Kornuth is the lead instructor for the Elite and Pro CLC Teams. He has 2 WSOP Bracelet, Bellagio Cup Victory, Aussie Millions $225K High Roller Championship, and over $5 Million in career winnings. He is legendary for his aggressive style of play and ability to decode players physical tells.

Total Live Earnings: $11,847,141
Titles: 13WSOP Bracelets: 225K
225K Aussie Millions Champion
OUR praise

What Players Are SayingAbout Our Coaches

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu

#1 All-Time Live Poker Earnings

“Chance combines a deep technical understanding of the game with an incredible ability to read his opponents both based on their tendencies and body language. I enjoy having him at my table for the banter, but he is tough to play against.”

Shaun Deeb

Shaun Deeb

Two-Time WSOP Bracelet Winner

“Chance is the one guy who thinks of more creative spots than I do, and one of the few guys I try to consistently talk strategy with. To my students, I always recommend they hire Chance for his expertise in live NL MTT’s.”

Anthony Zinno

Anthony Zinno

WSOP Bracelet Winner and Three-Time WPT Champion

“I’ve played 100’s of hours in high-stakes tourneys with Chance. His ability to see subtle details in a hand is what separates him from other players. Each time we discuss hands together I’m able to come away with a new breakthrough for approaching tough spots.”

Jesse Sylvia

Jesse Sylvia

WSOP Main Event Runner-Up, WPT Borgata Champion

“I have been lucky enough to have had many poker conversations with Chance, and I am continuously impressed by the fact that I never leave one without learning something. It is a testament to his insane work ethic: Chance is constantly thinking about spots, analyzing them, coming up with unique lines, and, most importantly by far, trying them in real settings at the highest stakes.