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WSOP Academy targets championship play

Jun 24, 2008 7:00 PM

by GT Staff | The World Series of Poker Academy, which offers instruction from the world’s best poker players, will feature a special curriculum on No Limit Hold’em strategy designed for the upcoming WSOP main event.

The three-day poker camp will be held at Caesars Palace, June 29-July 1.

In addition to the highest level of instruction from a "dream team" of instructors, the Academy will include advanced seminars, live hand demonstrations and three private tournaments, two of which will award a $10,000 seat into the WSOP main event.

Among the poker pros who will serve as instructors are past WSOP champions Phil Hellmuth and Greg Raymer, bracelet winners Annie Duke and Mark Seif, World Poker Tour winner Phil Gordon, poker tells expert Joe Navarro and noted poker pro and instructor Alex Outhred.

"Our Main Event Primer is the jewel of the WSOP Academy season, and we’re elevating the level of instruction this year by offering our most advanced curriculum ever, all taught by an unprecedented roster of champion poker players," said Brandon Rosen of Post Oak Productions, the company that produces the WSOP Academy. "With our team of world-class instructors, our Main Event Primer Advanced Academy will give players all the confidence and skills they need to take on the massive field at the main event."

During the three-day seminar, instructors will focus on advance concepts of No Limit Hold’em tournament strategy, including advanced math of poker, advanced tournament strategy, pre-flop, post flop and heads-up strategies.

Also, noted author and lecturer Joe Navarro, a former FBI expert, will present an advanced poker tells seminar on decoding poker tells.

In addition to the instruction and demonstrations, the Academy features a private tournament at the end of the first day, which will award $2,500 in prize money, and two tournaments that will each award a $10,000 seat in the main event.

Cost of the WSOP Academy is $1,999. For details go to