MicroGrinder.com was originally started in 2014 by Alton Hardin as a dedicated micro stakes cash game study group as a means to quickly and efficiently improving his poker game. In a matter of months it quickly morphed into a dedicated micro stakes community with a dedicated Skype study group, micro stakes forum, and free training material. As the months passed, members came and went from the world of micro stakes, as they commonly do; however, Alton was dedicated to continue to evolve MicroGrinder. From 2014 – 2015, Alton had drastically improved his poker game to the point where he was developing poker training content on YouTube, Udemy.com, Amazon and MicroGrinder.com for fellow micro stakes poker players.


Today Alton is dedicated to continue that path with MicroGrinder Poker School, continuing to write poker strategy articles, best-selling poker books, and poker training courses all geared towards beginning and struggling micro stakes poker players at an affordable price. Currently Alton has produced three poker books,  six poker courses, numerous poker strategy articles and over 85 free YouTube poker strategy videos.

MicroGrinder Poker School’s mission is to help beginning and struggling poker players learn to play good poker through affordable poker training.


Alton Hardin

Alton Hardin

Founder / Poker Author / Poker Coach

Alton Hardin is the founder of MicroGrinder Poker School and the best-selling author of Essential Poker Math for No Limit Holdem; moreover, he is the creator of numerous online poker courses. Alton has been playing poker for over a decade both live and online. He helped pay his way through college playing live low stakes games in the early 2000's. Today, Alton enjoys playing the micro stakes for enjoyment and a teaching instrument, where he has racked up over $1,000 in earnings playing mainly 5nl & 10nl.

Paul Regan

Paul Regan

Poker Coach

Paul Regan has been beating micro stakes poker since 2008 with over $75,000 in lifetime winnings, with 30nl currently being his main game. He has been coaching micro stakes players and making instructional poker training videos for MicroGrinder Poker, Regitime Poker, and GrinderSchool since 2014. Paul has a proven record of helping players just like you monetize their hobby. He believes all you need is a passion for the game a sincere desire to improve and a positive attitude to become a winning poker player.