Geoff "Zobags" Herzog
Geoff Herzog Bio and Books
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Author Biography - Geoff "Zobags" Herzog
Geoff received undergraduate degrees in mathematics and economics from Colorado College where he and Nick were fraternity brothers. After college, Geoff worked briefly as an actuary before enrolling at Harvard Law School. Upon graduation, he moved to Miami to work for a big law firm that specialized in defending financial services companies in multi-million dollar, class-action lawsuits. While there, he met his wife, Laura, who was also an attorney at the firm.
After one year of practicing law, Geoff decided it was time for a change and moved to Jacksonville, Florida to work for a small venture capital company which invested in technology start-ups. Eventually, he became the Chief Legal Officer for one of the firm's portfolio companies. About this time, Geoff got interested in online poker when Nick Grudzien explained how lucrative it could be. After many hours of coaching from Nick, and in less than one year, Geoff was able to move up in limits, going from $0.50-$1.00 to $50-$100. During this time, Geoff realized he could make more money playing poker than practicing law, so he "retired" to focus exclusively on poker. Since then, Geoff has had success grinding out a large number of short-handed limit hold 'em hands, usually playing 6 tables at a time.
With the free time Geoff gained from playing poker for a living, he decided to pursue his other dream of being a professional hockey player. Even though he had not played competitively since college (8 years prior), Geoff was able to play a few games for the Jacksonville Barracudas of the Southern Professional Hockey League during the 2006-2007 Season.
Geoff is also a CFA7 (Chartered Financial Analyst) charterholder. He frequently posts at stoxpoker.com and the twoplustwo.com poker forums under the name "Zobags" and coaches a number of students on their limit hold 'em game.
Poker Books Written by Geoff "Zobags" Herzog
- Winning in Tough Hold 'em Games; Short-Handed and High-Stakes Concepts and
Theory for Limit Hold 'em
by Nick "Stoxtrader" Grudzien and Geoff "Zobags" Herzog