Adam Stemple

  • Professional poker player and coach for more than 10 years
  • Co-author of books on poker
  • Designed and developed, a poker coaching site


Adam Stemple, a former writer for ThoughtCo, wrote and edited articles about the game of poker for more than two years. Adam has been playing poker for 20 years, with 10 of these years being as a professional player. He is an expert high-low player and low-limit grinder. He coaches other poker professionals and aspiring tournament players. 

Adam co-wrote two self-published books, No Limits: The Fundamentals of No-Limit Hold Em (No Limit Books, 2010) and Tournament Rules (Amazon Digital Services, 2011). These two books outline seven rules which professional poker players use when playing in tournaments. 

Adam also co-developed one of the first poker coaching sites, Poker, now part of PokerXFactor. He co-owns the subscription coaching website The site offers courses in many different types of poker including Omaha, and no-limit Hold Em games via live seminars and college-style courses.


Adam Stemple earned an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Web Design from the Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

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Adam Stemple

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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