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Main Event Primer to be hosted by World Series of Poker Academy

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The World Series of Poker Academy is world renowned for being poker's most elite series of instructional poker camps available. These poker camps offer participants the privilege of learning the great game of poker from some of the most famous players in the world.

Recently the Academy announced they will be hosting a three day comprehensive set of courses on No-Limit Hold’em tournament strategy. The in depth Main Event Primer will focus on preparing poker players for the 2008 World Series of Poker (WSOP) $10k buy-in Main Event.

The scheduled instructors for the poker camp reads like a who’s who of poker professionals including; Annie Duke, Greg Raymer, Phil Hellmuth, Mark Seif, Joe Navarro, Alex Outhred, and Phil Gordon.

These seasoned pros will bring their poker expertise to the table, where they will offer participants the best education available anywhere, to prepare them for the WSOP main event. Throughout the three day course, participants will attend advanced seminars, live hand demonstrations and three private tournaments. Also included will be a warm-up tournament and two main tournaments, each awarding a $10,000 seat to the WSOP Main Event.

One of the highlights of the three day Academy event will be an advanced seminar on interpreting poker tells, presented by renowned poker tell expert, author and lecturer Joe Navarro. Noted as being one of the leading experts on deciphering the nonverbal communications (tells) that people exhibit when they are being untruthful or hiding something, Navarro shares secrets he learned while serving 25 years with the FBI, working in the fields of counterterrorism and counterintelligence.
The main focus of the three day course will be on the advanced theory and concepts of No-Limit Texas Hold'em tournament strategy. During the in-depth seminars, participants will learn advanced tournament stage strategy, advanced poker math, advanced pre-flop/post-flop strategy and heads-up poker strategy.

The Main Event Primer Advanced Academy is scheduled for June 29 - July 1, 2008, at Caesars Palace Las Vegas. Brandon Rosen of Post Oak Productions, the company that produces the WSOP Academy, had this to say about the event, "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. 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."

The Main Event Primer Advanced Academy promises a total poker experience, which will offer participants the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet and play with a dream team of poker professionals. Plus, after they have gained all that poker knowledge, participants will compete in a $2,500 prize pool “warm-up” tournament, which will take place at the end of the first day of the academy. And, to make sure participants can put their new found skills to the ultimate test; two WSOP Main Event seats will be awarded to the winners of private tournaments, to be held at the end of the day on Monday and Tuesday.

"If you don't already have a seat to the Main Event, our two tournaments will allow you to put into action what you've learned and perhaps extend your stay in Vegas a little longer as you compete in the most prestigious poker tournament in the world," said Rosen.

Space for the WSOP Academy Main Event Primer is limited and expected to be a sell-out, so interested parties are encouraged to sign-up early. The fee for the three day event is $1,999 per person, which includes all seminars, tournaments and a chance to win a $10k WSOP main event seat.

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