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High Heels Poker Tour Launches Academy

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A group that aims to empower and support women who want to find success in the world of poker has launched an instructional seminar that will hold its first weekend series in February at Mohegan Sun. The High Heels Poker Tour Academy, named after the group, has recruited longtime poker pro Susie Isaacs to host the inaugural academy.

The first High Heels Poker Tour Academy will be held from February 6th through 8th at Mohegan Sun, a popular casino in Connecticut, as part of its Winter Chill Tournament Series. Isaacs will conduct the class that is scheduled to include strategy, hand-by-hand play for players to put the lessons into practice, and personal attention to individual questions and concerns. The two-day academy will also include a freeroll into Sunday’s High Heels Poker Tour Ladies tournament.

Tuition to the Mohegan Sun, as well as all future events, is $1,295 and some meals, gifts like a tote bag and promotional items from participating sponsors, and discounts on hotel rooms at the venue and other casino offerings. Registration is available on the High Heels Poker Tour website.

More academies are planned for the future, with the next scheduled for March 6th and 7th at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Karina Jett will be the instructor for that event, and the High Heels Poker Tour notes that Barbara Enright and J.J. Liu have been pegged to teach other tentative academies.

As for High Heels Poker Tour poker tournaments, there are several items on the itinerary, including a January 17th event at Dania Jai-Alai in Dania, Florida and a February 13th tournament at Mardi Gras Gaming in Hollywood, Florida.

The High Heels Poker Tour was established in 2008 exclusively for women. The organization’s mission statement notes that its primary purpose is to “empower women who want to become champions in the growing world of poker. The HHPT wants to provide the best competitive environment where women can explore, develop, and continue growing and learning top strategies and their “A” game.” Founded by Lauren Failla with a love of poker and a desire to provide poker venues that cater to women and nurture female players who want to grow in the poker industry, the High Heels Poker Tour looks to expand its outreach with the launching of the academy.

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