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WSOP Academy announces details for events

23 October 2008

LAS VEGAS, Nevada -- (PRESS RELEASE) --The World Series of Poker Academy, poker's premier series of instructional camps where participants learn first-hand from the world's greatest poker players, today announced details for its upcoming academies this November, including the introduction of a new "Play Now, Pay Later" program that allows participants to easily spread their tuition payments out over time.

The first of the two WSOP Academy events will be a two-day Advanced Academy held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, on Nov. 7 – 8, just ahead of the WSOP Main Event final table. Then, at the end of November, the WSOP Academy will head to Atlantic City to host a two-day Academy at the Showboat Casino, on Nov. 22 – 23.

With the "Play Now, Pay Later" program, participants can secure a spot at either event by paying only 25% of the tuition cost, with the remaining amount due in three equal monthly payments.

"We're making it easier than ever for poker players to invest in their poker game and become winning players with our Play Now, Pay Later program," said Jeff Goldenberg of Post Oak Productions, the company that produces the WSOP Academy. "Our WSOP Academy events this November will feature some of the biggest names in poker sharing their secrets and strategies. I'm confident our Academy grads will walk away with the confidence and skills they need to be a threat at the table."

The upcoming Advanced Academy in Las Vegas will feature a world-class roster of instructors including Phil Gordon, Mark Seif, Paul Wasicka, Alex Outhred, poker tells expert Joe Navarro and making their first appearance at an Academy event, Prof. Charley Swayne, an expert in probability and statistics specifically as they relate to poker and Sam Chauhan, a motivational speaker who will be teaching a seminar on the optimal poker mindset.

The event will feature the WSOP Academy's most advanced curriculum on No Limit Texas Hold'em theory and strategy, including the advanced math of poker, winning cash game strategy, advanced tournament stage strategy, heads-up strategy, advanced seminar on decoding poker tells and much more.

At the WSOP Academy event in Atlantic City, 2004 World Champion Greg Raymer, Alex Outhred, Hevad Khan and poker tells expert Joe Navarro will lead instruction as they present in-depth seminars, live hand demonstrations and interactive workshops that cover all aspects of No-Limit Texas Hold 'em strategy, from playing position and calculating pot odds to the importance of aggression and changing gears.

At both Academy events, private tournaments will be held with winners receiving a $5,000 WSOP Circuit Main Event seat at an event of their choice.

Tuition for the Advanced Academy is $1,999, with a payment of only $499 required to secure a spot. The cost of the Atlantic City event is $1,499 with a payment of only $375 needed to register. The additional tuition payments will be billed each month for the three following months.

Space is limited at all WSOP Academy events, and both events are expected to sell out in advance. Additional details for the upcoming events in Las Vegas and Atlantic City are available at

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