Jon Turner joins online poker training site PokerVT
Online, he’s known as PearlJammer. Away from his PC, this poker champ goes by the name Jon Turner – a name that’s just been added to the roster of online poker pros at virtual poker training site PokerVT.
“I’m thrilled to be part of the PokerVT team,” said Turner. “Having greats like Daniel Negreanu on board gives us an image and separates us from other training sites in regards to attracting the casual poker player and fan.”
However, Turner thinks its more than just Negreanu’s star quality that set PokerVT’s training apart. “It is Poker VT's use of live games in their studios that is revolutionary. It’s this kind of innovation that really attracted me to the company,” he said.
This new partnership with PokerVT is another milestone in what should be a big year for Turner. In April, he finished third playing online in the SCOOP $10,300 Main Event $5M Guaranteed on PokerStars for $527,100.00, his biggest cash to date. He also finished the 2009 World Series of Poker with three cashes and two final tables for close to $100,000 in winnings.
Turner noted that his success has been the product of honing his skills in both the virtual and ‘real’ poker worlds. “There are certainly different aspects of the game that become more or less important depending on whether you are playing live or online,” he said. “But poker is still poker either way, and getting better in one world will no doubt making you stronger in the other one.”
As part of the faculty at PokerVT, Turner brings a unique philosophy to the game: “Solid fundamentals, a desire to always learn more, good bankroll management and keeping up with the curve are what will really help your game,” he said “There are some people who have the ability to figure out the game and even constantly improve it on their own, but these people are few and far between. For the vast majority of us, the more training the better. Reading about poker, discussing it with friends, and experience in the game can all help us improve, but in my opinion, there is no match for direct training from professionals.”
As one of the pros at PokerVT, Turner joins the ranks of fellow faculty members Daniel Negreanu, Jason ‘JCarver’ Somerville, Adam Junglen and Grayson ‘SpaceGravy’ Physioc.