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Meet LearnWPT Instructor…

3x WSOP Bracelet Winner

Michael "Gags30" Gagliano

Michael Gagliano, also known by his online screen name Gags30, has been playing poker professionally for more than 15 years while also helping students achieve their goals as a coach for almost a decade. After crushing online felt, Michael successfully transitioned into the live poker arena in 2011 with multiple top 3 finishes in high profile tournaments including WSOP Bracelet events and multiple Borgata Poker Opens. Michael won his 1st World Series of Poker Bracelet in 2016 after qualifying online outlasting a field of over 1000 players for a $448K first prize, his 2nd WSOP bracelet after winning the October 2022 Online Bracelet Series Event #18, and took home a 3rd WSOP Bracelet in September 2023. 


As a staple in the East Coast scene and an active ambassador for Borgata Poker and partypoker US Network, Michael has helped to welcome a whole new generation of poker fans to the virtual felt.

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Strategy Episode

What You Will Learn

  • Cash Game and Tournament Strategy
  • Detailed Hand Analysis  
  • How to Think Through Every Street
  • Online vs Live Strategy
  • Adjusting for Known Opponent Tendencies
  • Using Your Feedback Loop for Improvement
  • What it Takes to Succeed Online
About Your Instructor

Michael "Gags30" Gagliano

Before becoming a professional poker player Michael worked in an elementary school, which gave him the perfect background to become a premier poker instructor. As a sought after coach for almost a decade he has helped more than 50 students from all over the world improve their game and win multiple championships including the WSOP Main Event. Michael also also serves as a consultant for major casinos and online poker sites to help them improve their product while simultaneously being a fierce advocate for the player. When not playing poker, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.


  • 3x WSOP Bracelet winner and WSOP Circuit Ring winner
  • More than $6 million combined live and online tournament earnings
  • Over 10 years as a Professional Poker Coach

Let Michael Help Improve Your Game