Academy offers four poker camps during WSOP

Greg Raymer
Learn from the pros at the WSOP Academy this summer.

The World Series of Poker Academy is offering four different ways for poker players to improve their game during the 2009 WSOP.

This year the WSOP Academy will offer a Cash Game Academy, Ladies Only Event, Tournament Academy and a Main Event Primer.

"Whether you're looking to improve your cash-game skills, become a better tournament player or take on the massive field in the Main Event, the WSOP Academy has an event designed for you this summer in Las Vegas," said Brandon Rosen of Poast Oak Productions, which produces the WSOP Academy.

"Our upcoming WSOP Academy events are the best hands players can deal themselves as they prepare to take on the world's best and hopefully walk away from Las Vegas with a bracelet."

Kicking off the poker academies during the WSOP will be the Cash Game Academy May 30-31.

Under the instruction of pro players such as Mark Seif, Mark Gregorich and Alex Outhred, the Cash Game Academy will delve into topics such as transitioning from tournament play to cash-game play, bankroll management and strategies specific to cash games.

Video analysis of cash-game play will also be offered, with the instructors dissecting hands and situations and discussing alternative lines of play.

June 5-6, the WSOP Academy will off the Ladies Only Event with instructors such as Annie Duke and Alex Outhred. Former FBI Agent Joe Navarro will also be there to do a session on poker tells.

This will also be the lineup to teach the Tournament Academy June 13-14 with the addition of Bernard Lee.

The Ladies Only Event and the Tournament Academy will both cover aspects of No-Limit Texas Hold'em tournament strategy, including playing position, calculating pot odds and the importance of aggression and changing gears.

The final camp is the Main Event Primer June 29-July 1. Featuring Phil Gordon, Annie Duke, Mark Seif, Greg Raymer, Phil Hellmuth, Joe Navarro and Alex Outhred as instructors, this course is focused on the more advanced concepts of No-Limit Texas Hold'em tournament strategy.

The cost of each academy is:

  • Cash Game Academy: $1,899
  • Ladies Only Event: $1,699
  • Tournament Academy: $1,899
  • Main Event Primer: $2,499

Each of the seminars will also include a private poker tournament as well. The winners from each event will go on to compete for a $10,000 WWSOP Main Event seat at the WSOP Academy Tournament of Champions.

For more information about the WSOP Academy and its events, visit

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