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First Time in L.A., WSOP Academy Hosted by Bicycle Club

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The World Series of Poker Academy typically conducts its instructional seminars and training schools in Las Vegas, but it is venturing away from Sin City to the west coast for a two-day seminar in Los Angeles. Just one week after the conclusion of the Legends of Poker and at the same time of the preliminary events of the California State Poker Championship, the WSOP Academy will take place at the Bicycle Casino on September 6th and 7th.

For those who have yet to attend a WSOP Academy, it is an immersion in poker education – a mixture of seminars, live demonstrations, hands-on workshops, and a tournament in which to apply the lessons, all hosted by a diverse group of highly respected poker players and topical experts. With opportunities to talk to the pros and take away a wealth of poker knowledge, its up-and-coming players have testified that it changed their game in ways they couldn’t have predicted.

The Los Angeles stop of the WSOP Academy is a first for the school but will bring some familiar faces – long-time cash game player and 2008 WSOP Heads-Up world champion Kenny Tran, seasoned pro and WSOP bracelet winner Annie Duke, poker tells expert/author and former FBI profiler Joe Navarro, and poker pro and instructor Alex Outhred. The two-day seminar will cover a wide range of no-limit hold’em strategy, with everything from position to pot odds to varying styles of play, culminating in a private poker tournament, in which the first prize will be a $5000 seat into a WSOP circuit event of the winner’s choice.

Brandon Rosen of Post Oak Productions, the company that produces the WSOP Academy, said, “The WSOP Academy is coming off another amazing summer at the World Series of Poker that saw one of our Academy grads again at a final table just days after attending our camp. And we’re now excited to offer our first academy experience in Los Angeles and welcome 2008 WSOP bracelet winner Kenny Tran, one of LA’s most noted poker professionals to our family of instructors. Like all of our WSOP Academy events, our Los Angeles event will give players the confidence and skills they need to be a threat at the table, whether they’re playing in a home game with friends or at the World Series of Poker against the best in the game.”

The WSOP Academy Los Angeles event will be limited to 100 participants, and seats are filling in advance. The cost is $1,499, and reservations can be made by calling 1-800-989-WSOP or visiting

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