Steve and I are proud to be offering round 5 of our Beginner Whack'Em Course with the tentative start date of SATURDAY, 9/26/2009. The group is designed for aspiring 10-25-50NL players that want over 12 hours of coaching at an affordable price.
Our program will run on consecutive Saturdays at 1pm EST and will consist of 5 group sessions and 2 individual lessons, one with each coach. The group lessons will consist of Powerpoint lecture, HH examples, group HH discussion, and one lucky student group video review in the last week. We anticipate the group sessions will be at least 2 hours depending on the discussion, and each individual lesson will be at least 1 hour. We will also give students access to a private group forum for discussions and posting of HHs throughout the course.
The rough outline of the curriculum is as follows:
Week 1 - The Poker Mindset (Bankroll, Variance, Tools for Success)
Week 2 - Preflop (Basic Ranges, Isolation Theory AKA Widening your Range, Playing OOP, When to 3-bet)
Week 3 - Flop Play (C-Betting, Board Textures, and Playing w/out the Initiative)
Week 4 - Later Street Play; Getting Value vs. Getting Away
Week 5 â€“ Group Video Review
Tentative dates: September 26, October 3, (skip Oct 10 due to a coach conflict), 17, 24 and 31
I will probably give the first round of individual sessions sometime around Week 2, and Steve will follow up at the conclusion of the course to help you put all the concepts into practice. These lessons will likely be video reviews, but just like any other personal coaching session, you guys can feel free to bring tough HHs, or if you want your stats/DB looked at we can do that too.
We do allow students to record the sessions and we make the best effort to record the group audio and make the powerpoint slides available for all.
The package costs $375, so all in all, you'll get 12+ hours of comprehensive coaching for around $30/hr. Again we hope this will cater to some of you microstakes guys that can't afford personal coaching. And just like our personal coaching, you can feel free to contact us with HHs and whatnot throughout the course of the program and beyond. Furthermore, Steve and I are both offering discounted rates ($45/$80) for Whack'Em students that would like to continue having sessions once the course is complete.
Anyway, if you have questions please let us know in the thread, or by PM if you so desire. We are accepting the first 8 students to send in a $50 deposit, contact either Steve or myself for options.
-Matt and Steve