BluffEurope Poker Academy

The Bluff Europe Poker Academy is Bluff Europe Magazine's Live Poker Training programme. The fastest and most effective way to improve your game and become a consistently winning player is by learning live from professional poker players. Each Poker Academy session offers three hours of unique live poker tuition, focusing on specific areas of your game. You can attend just one, or attend them all for a full upgrade of your game. Unless otherwise specified, the Academies are geared for intermediate to advanced intermediate players who understand the basic concepts, but want to take their game to the next level. Professional player Paul Zimbler is Bluff Europe Poker Academy's Head Instructor, and his expert experience and detailed analysis of your game will hone your poker skills on the felt and online.


Seminar 1 – Situational tournament play

Sunday, 5th June.  The Mint Casino, Kensington, London

Seminar 1 – Situational tournament play

Join me, Paul Zimbler, as we look at winning tournament strategy. We’ll take in strategy for playing the early stages of a big tournament and deal with tricky situations, such as how to play blind on blind. We’ll also be looking at how to interpret your Poker Tracker results.

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Seminar 2 – Managing Your Game: How to be a Long Term Winner

Sunday, 3rd July.  The Mint Casino, Kensington, London

Seminar 2 – Managing Your Game: How to be a Long Term Winner

Join me, Paul Zimbler, as we concentrate on making you a long-term winner. Managing your game can be the difference between being a winning and losing player, and this session aims to address all the skills you need, such as bankroll / time / money management, controlling tilt, as well as finding value live and online. We’ll also be looking at satellites and the strategies for playing them.

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Seminar 3 – Tournament Dynamics

Sunday, 7th August.  The Mint Casino, Kensington, London

Seminar 3 – Tournament Dynamics

Join me, Paul Zimbler, as we look at tournament dynamics from the point of view of a professional poker player. This session covers the situational tournament dynamics that the pros look to exploit, such as limping and raising with limpers. We’ll also be looking at the importance of stack sizes in tournaments, as well as bet-sizing: why when and how much?

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Seminar 4 – Winning at Cash Games

Sunday, 4th September.  The Mint Casino, Kensington, London

Seminar 4 – Winning at Cash Games

Join me, Paul Zimber, as we look at essential skills for successful cash game play. This session takes in such concepts as set-mining, continuation betting, floating, EV, pot odds and implied odds.

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Seminar 5 – Advanced Tournament Strategy

Sunday, 9th October.  The Mint Casino, Kensington, London

Seminar 5 – Advanced Tournament Strategy

Join me, Paul Zimbler, as we concentrate on advanced tournament dynamics. We look at the structures of different types of tournaments and how best to play them, from single table tournaments to larger events, as well as how the payout structure affects our strategy. We’ll also be doing some detailed hand analysis.

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