James “SplitSuit” Sweeney began playing poker in 2004. What started as home games and smaller
tournaments soon turned into a business. From grinding live games at Turning Stone casino, to SNGs,
to PLO8 cash games, James quickly began to strengthen his poker theory and strategies. In 2007 James
returned to his NLHE roots and began grinding full ring cash games. Interested in not only playing, but
sharing his knowledge, he began taking on students.
Over the years his coaching methedologies have only improved, and he has coached over 300 students
in that time. He also began making training videos for the once Stox Poker Training, and is now on the
CardRunners roster as well. Teaching has been a passion of James', and poker was the perfect outlet
given the various strategic levels the game offers. In late 2010 James finished his first book, and he
plans on writing another one in 2011. While poker will always be a semi-professional avenue for him,
James hopes to always be teaching at a professional level.
A graduate in Marketing from Syracuse University, James coaches and offers various coaching
mediums at splitsuit.com.