Coming in March to Big Slick Poker Academy…
Ready for poker bracelet glory? Well get ready for this…
On March 22nd and 23rd, Big Slick Poker Academy will be hosting a two-day tournament poker boot camp:
“Championship Poker – Playing for the Win” with Gavin Griffin!
This exciting two-day boot camp, “Championship Poker – Playing for the Win” with Gavin Griffin is gearing up to be a truly special event here at Big Slick Poker Academy. The course consists of over 13 hours of intense curriculum, followed by a simulated play session in the Big Slick Poker Academy RFID Final Table Room – our video classroom where you’ll be playing just like the pros play, with hole card technology, high-definition cameras, HD audio, the works. The top two players in the 10-man tournament will receive a full scholarship on their course – a 100% tuition refund.
Let us repeat that – if you’re in the top 20% of the class in our tournament, you get your tuition refunded. All of it.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Gavin’s long list of accomplishments, here are the highlights:
Youngest player ever to win a World Series of Poker Bracelet in 2004
First player EVER to win a World Series of Poker bracelet, a World Poker Tour bracelet, and a European Poker Tour bracelet
Over $5 million in lifetime tournament winnings
Gavin has also been an avid supporter of breast cancer awareness, most notably dying his hair pink while winning the EPT Monte Carlo.
DAY ONE: FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS – 11AM-8PM
Instructors: Sean Hansen and Zack Bartholomew of Big Slick Poker Academy (Gavin will join the class later in the day)
Block I: Cash play versus Tournament Play: What’s different, what’s the same?
Block II: The structure of a tournament – Local, Turbo, WSOP-C $365 events, Deepstacks, Majors
Block III: THINGS THAT ARE ALWAYS TRUE: Major poker concepts that apply 100% of the time, no matter what
Block IV: 20 Shades of Grey: 20 situations where strategy varies based upon tournament considerations
Block V: Before we Play: Preparing ourselves mentally, physically, and financially for the event
Block VI: Common Player Types: The most common opponent types you’ll face at the table
Block VII: Exploitation versus avoidance: Adjusting to the various player types described in Block VI
Block VIII: BAD IDEAS: Ten common misconceptions and bankroll-eating poker thoughts
Block IX: GOOD IDEAS: Ten bankroll-building concepts that will keep you in the game, and help you play your best
Block X: Tournament Tells: Common tells you’ll face that are specific to tournament situations
Block XI: Introduction to the Independent Chip Model (ICM theory)*
END OF DAY ONE: After class on Day One, players are invited to come join us for dinner with Gavin and your instructors (location to be announced, dinner included as part of tuition, adult beverages cash only). Autographs and photos will be allowed at this time.
DAY TWO: PLAYING FOR THE WIN with Gavin Griffin
Block XII: Gavin’s overall general strategy for winning tournaments
Block XIII: Early Stage Play
Starting Hand Selection in Early Stages
Early Stage Bet Sizing
How I play:
Small to medium pairs
Block XIV: Antes Up: Middle Stage Play
Follows same educational structure as Early Stage
Block XV: Mid Stage/Bubble Play
Playing the button and the blinds
Aggression – when to hang back, when to open up
Discussion on “flips” – getting the money in (or not) in coin flip situations
Short Stack Jam/Call it off/Fold strategies
Block XVI: In the Money – Working your way to the final table
Block XVII: The Final Table – Closing the Deal
Block XIX: General Wisdom: How to bink it
Block XX: Questions and Answers with Gavin
At the end of Block XX, players will have a short meal break then jump in to the RFID Final Table Room, where they will play a structured 10-player tournament. The structure will be designed to end (be down to two players) within approximately four hours, allowing out of state students time to catch flights and return home. While playing in the Final Table Room, Gavin will be providing commentary on video. After editing, players will receive a DVD copy of their play and Gavin’s commentary.
**CALL (855)POKER99 OR EMAIL email@example.com TO RESERVE YOUR SEAT OR FOR MORE INFO***
The fee structure for this course is as follows:
$2,000 per person, includes Final Table Room play session, TEN PLAYERS MAXIMUM
If you’re getting ready for the World Series of Poker this summer, and have your eye on your first WSOP or WPT Bracelet, this is EXACTLY the course you need. Call us at (972)323-2772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info, or to reserve your seat.