Ed Miller grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana. As a child, Ed was fascinated by science and math. Instead of a teddy bear, he slept with a Periodic Table of the Elements.
He received an BS in Physics and another in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2000. After a year teaching, he moved to Redmond, Washington to work as a software developer for Microsoft.
Looking for a new hobby, he started to play hold ‘em poker online. After losing his initial stake, he sought to improve, and he found the books and website of Two Plus Two Publishing. He participated in discussions on the forums at TwoPlusTwo and after a few months he turned his losses into wins at a local cardroom.
By January 2003 he had moved up to higher stakes and in March he left his job at Microsoft to play poker full-time. By then he had swapped roles on the online discussion forums from advice-seeking beginner to expert player. He also started writing poker advice articles.
After successfully beating the games in the Seattle area, Ed moved to Las Vegas and began writting books.
In 2004, Ed co-wrote Small Stakes Hold ‘em: Winning Big With Expert Play with David Sklansky and Mason Malmuth, which quickly became known as the “bible” for limit hold’em games up to $40-$80. In 2005, Ed completed Getting Started in Hold ‘em, an ideal hold’em beginners book. Ed also completed four instructional DVDs, which focus on limit hold’em games.
In 2006, Ed co-wrote No Limit Hold ‘em: Theory and Practice with David Sklansky, author of The Theory of Poker. In 2007, Ed co-write Professional No-Limit Hold’em: Volume 1 with Matt Flynn and Sunny Mehta.
On June 20th, 2006, Queer Eye aired featuring Ed Miller. Ed started as something between a lumberjack and a Dungeons and Dragons player but the Fab Five transformed him into a hip, clean cut television personality with Buddy Holly glasses.
Ed wrote Professional No-Limit Hold’em: Volume 2 with Matt Flynn and Sunny Mehta in 2007. Ed’s sixth book, Small Stakes No-Limit Hold’em was released in 2009 and his seventh book How To Read Hands At No-Limit Hold’em came out in 2011.
Playing The Player: Moving Beyond ABC Poker To Dominate Your Opponents was written in 2012 and Miller’s eighth book, Poker’s 1%: The One Big Secret That Keeps Elite Players On Top was released in 2014.
Ed Miller’s most recent book is The Course: Serious Hold ‘Em Strategy For Smart Players, released in 2015.
Ed Miller currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada, and offers poker coaching to players at the tables or chatting on the phone or online.