Chip Leader Coaching is the premier training program for mid-stakes
MTT players
who want to take their poker career to the next level.

We feature 1 on 1 access to the biggest winners in today’s poker tournaments, and are committed to providing our students with a blueprint for making the correct decision in every hand.

Our instructors are more than just coaches who can tell you when to bet, check or fold.. They’re mentors who are personally vested in your progression as a player and willing to connect you with the resources and guidance that drives consistent, long lasting success in tournament poker.

Group Coaching

Interactive coaching via GoToWebinar that provides a structured learning path, delivered in a lecture style format focused on plugging the major leaks preventing mid-stakes players from moving up to high-stakes.

  • 60 minute sessions 1x/week with CLC Pro
  • Targeted Topics (i.e. ICM, Building Stacks, OOP Play)
  • Access to private Discord channel to talk strat 24/7
Personal Attention

Receive 1 on 1 mentoring from our CLC Pros, so you can develop bulletproof confidence and feel like you know the correct answer in every hand.

* 60 minute sessions 2x/month with Top Level Pros

* Learn the blueprint for thinking through a hand correctly

* Identify and plug your biggest leaks

Piece Buying

CLC doesn’t just TALK about increasing player ROI. We put our own money on it. Consistent with our “We Only Get Paid If You Win” philosophy, CLC buys percentages of students.

*  Quickly sell MTT packages with one text message

*  Predetermined and fair markup prices

*  Final Table support for Deep MTT Runs

Video Library

All group coaching sessions are uploaded to a members area in the cloud so current and future students can learn from previous successes and avoid their failures.

*  Conveniently watch lessons during or in between grind sessions

*  Search by specific topic or instructor

*  Mobile friendly

What makes Chip Leader Coaching
different than other training sites?

We Only Get Paid If You Win

Our philosophy is simple. We’re held accountable for the quality of our coaching because instead of asking for a monthly subscription, we take a small percentage of winnings. We only collect payment with money you’ve actually earned from cashing in tournaments. In other words, if the knowledge gained from our world class coaches does not translate directly into better results at the tables, then you owe us nothing. #FreerollFTW

Unlike other sites who hire low-tier coaches with mediocre results to put out dull content to the general public each week, our top level coaches are highly incentivized to share their battle tested tactics, strategies, and closely held secrets for crushing MTT’s you won’t find anywhere else.

Think about it.. Why would an Elite Player broadcast their most coveted strategies to players who are only willing to pay $30/month for it? Similarly, does a coach who’s being paid hourly care as deeply about doubling your ROI as someone whose earnings are directly tied to your profit?

Of Course Not.

As a #CLCsquad member, you’ll be matched with winning players who share similar poker goals, and gain 1 on 1 access to Elite instructors who are directly involved in your growth, such as #1 GPI Ranked Nick Petrangelo or WSOP Champion Chance Kornuth.


#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.”

Daniel Negreanu
AKA Kid Poker

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.”

Shaun Deeb

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.”

Anthony Zinno

2 Time WSOP Circuit Main Event Winner and #CLCsquad Member

“I’ve always had success in MTT’s, but I joined CLC because I felt like I had a bunch of leaks that were holding me back from reaching the next level, but I didn’t know how to plug them. Specifically my comfort and ability to play more hands profitably and develop a gameplan out of the big blind against a variety of opponent types has gone up drastically since before I joined. I’ve even gotten better at picking up physical tells in just the few months I’ve been in the program. ”

Ryan Jones




WSOP Main Event Runner-Up, 2016 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. He pushes the envelope constantly, unafraid of coming out the other side occasionally looking foolish, knowing that the benefits far outweigh the costs. In my life I’ve met two people in poker who relentlessly push the line in this way: Chance and Vanessa Selbst, and I doubt it is coincidence that both have been disgustingly successful at the highest stakes of the live tournament world.”

Jesse Sylvia

EPT $25k Champion

“Chance is one of the toughest opponents I come across on a regular basis. He is a smart, creative player who applies constant pressure. I think basically anyone who’s looking to improve at MTTs could learn a lot from his unique approach to the game.”

Pratyush Buddiga

WSOP Bracelet Winner and #CLCsquad Member

“When I decided to join CLC, I felt that my game had hit a plateau. You can only advance so far watching videos. I needed to personally work with an elite player, but gaining access to such a player is almost impossible. At CLC, I get personal coaching from the best players in the world. I am learning to think on a whole different level and gaining knowledge and confidence I never experienced before.I feel this is the best career decision I have ever made and I am confident my future results will validate this.”

Nick Jivkov

High Stakes Cash Game Pro and #CLCsquad Member

“Other sites release very generalized content that’s tailored to the masses, and it’s an open secret that they’re never going to share their best strategies, because the instructor has no incentive to do so. I’ve enjoyed working with Chance because he doesn’t get paid unless I win, so I know in our personal sessions he never holds anything back.”

Christian Soto





Chance Kornuth

Chance Kornuth is the founder and lead instructor of CLC. He has a WSOP Bracelet, Bellagio Cup Victory, Aussie Millions High Roller Championship, and $5M+ career winnings. He is legendary for his aggressive style of play and ability to decode players physical tells. His most famous student is Cliff Josephy, who final tabled the WSOP Main Event for $3.4M.

Nick Petrangelo

Nick Petrangelo is widely considered one of the best NLHE tournament players in the world. He has more than $7M in career earnings, and has won championships in the WPT, WSOP, and Aussie Millions. He personally coached Michael Ruane at the 2017 Final Table.


  1. Access to one weekly group lesson via GoToWebinar, which is led by an Elite Instructor (either Chance or Nick). These lessons are typically 60-90 minutes and cover one specific topic in a lecture style format (ICM, defending from the blinds, three-bet pots etc.).
  2. If the “10/10 Rule” for volume requirements are met (see below), you receive 2 separate one hour coaching sessions with your designated Elite coach (either Chance or Nick) per month.
  3. You also receive full access to our video archive of group lessons and personal lessons. Every lesson conducted by our Elite coach is uploaded directly to our members area, so you can access our growing library of videos at your convenience.
  4. Access to private Discord channel where you can post strategy, chat with the pros, and build camaraderie with other #CLCsquad members who share similar poker goals as you do.
CLC charges 5% of gross cashes up to $400k in total, and bills the members on the 1st of every month. Only tournaments which are listed on qualify towards your contract (satellites excluded).
Our contract length isn’t time-limited. We stick with you until you have achieved $400k in gross winnings. Whether that takes 4 years or one month, our services to you only expire when $400k in cashes has been reached.

In our contract it states that if you earn $400k in cashes before you’ve received 20 hours in coaching, we will still provide you with the 20 hours of coaching at a minimum. This is to protect players who sign the contract, bink a big score shortly thereafter, and then in theory wouldn’t receive coaching because they have technically completed the contract.

There are no volume requirements to be accepted or remain in the program, but of course preference will be given to players who consistently put in more volume. Our program is designed to give the most value to dedicated players, and we believe the most educational activity a player can do is to ACTUALLY play poker! Since there are limited seats available in our programs, the situation we want to avoid the most is a player joining the program, and then not putting in any volume and occupying a spot that could otherwise be filled by a more serious player.

There are volume requirements for receiving personal lessons with our instructors. It’s not fair or respectful to the coaches to provide 1 on 1 time to players who aren’t putting in work on the tables, therefore we have a “10/10” in place, which means that if you play either 10 tournaments or $10k worth of buy-ins over the course of a 30-day period, you receive 2 separate 1 on 1 sessions with an instructor (satellites excluded). This helps keep players accountable to putting in volume, and also ensures the coach doesn’t waste time with players who aren’t committed to improving.

In our contract, we have a right of first refusal clause which states that if our player sells action in a tourney (they are not required to do so), we have the first right to take it. The logic is simple; we believe in our ability to train players and want to have first dibs on a +EV action! Additionally it benefits the player because it gives further incentive to the instructor to go the extra mile to improve their game.

We lock in mark-ups (WSOP Main Event excluded) when you first sign your contract. Simply shoot us a text message and within 24 hours your tournament action will be purchased by us. We don’t guarantee we will buy your action, but buy most available pieces that come our way from students.

Absolutely! Many players in our program are backed. We love working with staked players because they typically grind hard and are hungry to put in work off the tables.
We currently don’t full-stake players in our program, but aren’t opposed to it under the right circumstances. If you have good references are looking to log some serious hours both on and off the felt, perhaps there is a great fit! Shoot us a message on the “Contact Us” tab so we can reach out to you.