- World Series of Poker bracelet winner
- More than $3.5 million in tournament earnings
- Won more money playing cash games than nearly any other player in the world
LocationAgua Caliente, Palm Springs, CA
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The WPT Boot Camp promise to you: All your poker questions answered...guaranteed.
In this annual event, WPT Boot Camp brings together 10 Champion Poker Pros to teach you the latest in tournament strategy and cutting-edge poker skills.
The Champions Camp is a 3-day super-conference featuring 9 intense training seminars that offer you an in-depth look into tournament poker designed to improve your play in the fastest possible time.
At this event, the world’s top professional tournament players will share with you the key strategies and techniques that have made them some of the most successful players in all of poker.
Champions Camp 2012 is completely unique. None of these seminars have ever been offered at any other WPT Boot Camp…and they will never be offered again. This is your one and only chance to attend these sessions.
Not only will you learn poker, but you’ll play poker! During the Camp, you’ll play a series of 3 poker tournaments, where you’ll be able to practice the skills you’ve learned by competing against the Pros.
Champions Camp gives you access to the most experienced team of poker educators in the world. These pro instructors love to talk poker and are eager to share their knowledge with you. They will be available to explain their thinking and answer your questions during the seminars, while you play, on breaks, at lunch, and at the end of each day. Champions Camp is an opportunity for you to get all your poker questions answered…guaranteed.
WPT Boot Camp Champions Camp is designed to be the ultimate poker player’s dream event. Meet our team of world-class pros and get to know other players who are just like you. Learn poker, talk poker, play poker...for 3 full days. This is total-immersion poker training at its best!
Managing your Deep Stack - Todd Brunson
WSOP Bracelet winner Todd Brunson has won more money playing poker than nearly any other player in the world. How did he do it? By taking advantage of opportunities that other players miss. The early stages of a tournament, when stacks are at their deepest, are a minefield for most players.
In fact, Phil Hellmuth wants to avoid playing deep-stacked so much that he shows up to events hours late! Todd Brunson, however, doesn’t want to miss a single hand because deep stacks present some of the best opportunities of the entire tournament. Learn how to capitalize on the situations that most players miss by delving into the intricacies of deep-stack tournament play.
Todd’s Thoughts: “I really like seeing people work hard to learn how to play better...I know they’ll have a lot more fun if they’re winning—and I want to help them win.” He says, “Any poker player can benefit from taking a Boot Camp...from beginner to professional, and everyone in between." In fact, he goes on “I absolutely benefit from it…and I play in the biggest games in the world!”
Poker Tells and Tell Tracking - Nick "Nicky Numbers" Brancato
For the first time ever, WSOP Circuit Champion Nick “Nicky Numbers” Brancato and WSOP bracelet winner Nick Binger reveal their cutting-edge work on poker tells. This approach to tells was developed completely from the ground up and is based on techniques used by poker’s elite players. Be the first in the world to learn this groundbreaking system for tracking other players’ tells while concealing your own.
Nicky’s Thoughts: "There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing people who you’ve taught becoming successful. Just being able to be a part of that is a big honor, because it’s something I wish I could have had when I was learning. So being able to do that for other people is something I take great pride in."
Binger’s Thoughts: “I love poker because of the way that math and psychology interact.” He says, “I love teaching because I like seeing people’s ‘Aha!’ moments, when the light-bulb goes off because of something they learned…something that will forever make a huge improvement in their play.”
One Hand at a Time - Eric "Rizen" Lynch
Online poker legend Eric “Rizen” Lynch helps you master a skill that is crucial to your poker progress: The Art of Hand Analysis. Continuing the innovative approach of his immensely popular two-volume series, “Winning Poker Tournaments, One Hand at a Time,” this seminar shows you how to identify key decision points in a hand and then to determine whether you made the right or wrong decision at each point. With three WSOP Final Tables under his belt and a win in nearly every major online poker tournament, Rizen is a master at analyzing his own play…and at teaching you how to analyze yours. In fact, he literally wrote the book on it!
Eric’s Thoughts: “I get enjoyment out of seeing the light-bulb go off in other people’s heads and seeing them understand concepts that were foreign to them before. It is fun to see that.” He says, “When I’m out there, I see two types of players. I see the ones who are serious about their poker education, and serious about getting better. And then I see the players who feel like they already know everything. The first group of players either is or eventually will become winning players…and the second group are the people who pay my bills!”
The Mental Game of Poker - Jared Tendler
World-renowned poker psychologist Jared Tendler is the leading expert on improving the games of professional poker players. Tilt, lack of confidence, overconfidence, insufficient motivation, and the challenges of dealing with variance can all interfere with your game. Jared’s specialty is helping you eliminate these problems so you can play your best poker every time you sit at the table. Jared has coached more than 250 players, including some of the top pros on the tour, and his results speak for themselves: He helps good players become great and great players become world-class. Discover how he does it in a session that could take every aspect of your play to the next level and change your game forever!
Jared’s Thoughts: “The beauty of poker is that it will never be solved and the process of constant improvement can be a lot of fun. I love the process of helping players to get the absolute most out of their game. Everyone can improve their play drastically if they are willing to spend the time learning.”
Adjusting to Short-Handed Play - Gavin Smith
WPT Player of the Year Gavin Smith lets you in on how he approaches the game when the table is short-handed. With a WPT title, 4 WPT Final Tables, a WSOP Bracelet, and a WSOP Circuit Championship, few players in the world have more experience playing short-handed on big stages than this $6 Million Dollar Man. In this session, he’ll reveal when, how, and where to ramp up your aggression and what adjustments you should make based on the number of your opponents. Learn the decision-making process that Gavin has honed after years of successful play.
Gavin’s Thoughts: “The very, very, very best players in the game are still learning…for all of us, poker is a constant work in progress.” He says, “People often look at players and pick out the ones they think are the luckiest. I think you’ll often find that the luckiest players are the hardest workers.”
Navigating the Final Table - TJ Cloutier
Poker Hall of Famer T.J. Cloutier has made more live Final Tables than any other player in history of the game…and has more tournament wins, too! With 39 Final Tables at the World Series of Poker and countless more in other major tournaments, T.J. is a true poker legend. Take advantage of his years of experience—and his decades of success—as he shares with you a lifetime’s worth of poker insights.
T.J.’s Thoughts: “I enjoy teaching people the right stuff. And the game has been really good to me. I kind of like giving something back to it, you know?” He says, “If somebody’s in my class, I want to do anything I can do to improve their game…if you’re thinking of making money in poker, then you gotta work at it!”
Exploiting Your Table Image - Jerry Yang
When Jerry Yang won the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event, he was hailed as an all-American success story whose poker triumph seemed to come out of nowhere. A serious poker amateur who worked full-time as a psychologist specializing in assisting at-risk children, Jerry was known for his tight table image. Then, at one of the most famous Main Event Final Tables ever, Jerry loosened up his play to an almost maniacal extent, forcing opponents to lay down far better hands and enabling Jerry to take down the crown. Find out how to exploit your own table image by strategically mixing up your play, deceiving your opponents, and effectively switching gears.
From Amateur to Champion - Sean Jazayeri
When WPT Boot Camp alumni Sean Jazayeri took down the 2012 Los Angeles Poker Classic, he snatched the World Poker Tour championship from an incredibly strong international field that included several former LAPC winners, WSOP bracelet holders, and other WPT champions. To win his $1.4 million first prize, Sean defeated such poker superstars as Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, and Phil Hellmuth, as well as triumphing over a star-studded Final Table. In this session, Sean takes you through the key strategies he used to win one of the most prestigious poker events in the world.
- More than $5 million in tournament winnings
- Three World Series of Poker final tables
- Author of Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time, Vols. I and II
- Played over 2 million hands of poker
- World Series of Poker Circuit Champion
- WPT Director of Training and Curriculum
- Most major tournament wins of any player ever
- Six World Series of Poker bracelets
- More than $10 million in tournament winnings
- Member of the Poker Hall of Fame
- High-stakes cash game player
- Became one of the World Poker Tour's first instructors in 2005
- Poker columnist, Bluff Magazine, All-In, Casino Player
- Author of the groundbreaking book The Mental Game of Poker
- Masters Degree: Psychology, Licensed Mental Health Counselor
- Coaches professional players to improve their Mental Game
- WPT Player of the Year
- More than $6 million in tournament winnings
- World Series of Poker bracelet winner
- 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion
- Author of All-In: From Refugee Camp to Poker Champ
- Well-known poker philanthropist