The WSOP Academy was held at the Caesars Palace Casino from June 29th, 2009 until July 1st, 2009. The Academy offered first-time poker players the opportunity to learn from some of the best poker players in the world. Past world series of poker Main Event champions Greg Raymer and Phil Hellmuth, World Series of Poker bracelet winners Mark Seif and Annie Duke, world poker tour winner Phil Gordon and Alex Outhred tutored students at the WSOP Academy Main Event primer.
Brandon Rosen of Post Oak Productions stated that like the WSOP Main Event, the Main Event primer is unrivaled in its level of instruction as well as the level of interaction among participants had with the respected names in poker. Rosen added that the primer is a truly a one-of-a kind opportunity to learn solid strategy from the poker pros who have experienced it all. What does the $2,499 tuition cost buy players? 3 days of seminars with Question and Answer portion, video analysis of World Series of poker tournament footage and private multiple table tournament.
The lessons discussed at the primer are strategies used in a No-Limit event, advanced poker events, pre and post flop technique, poker table dynamics, private multiple table events, controlling your opponents and heads-up technique. Former FBI counter-terrorism