I attended a WPT Boot Camp...
I attended a WPT Boot Camp at Foxwoods in early February. It was a great experience and made a signficant difference in my playing.
The lead instructors were T.J. Cloutier and Crispin Leyser.
The boot camp had a focus on tournament play. They now have another boot camp for cash games.
I had been playing for about four months, when I attended the camp.
The camp provided a complete approach to tournament play, filling in lots of holes in my knowledge. Some I knew about, and many I did not realize I had.
Now, when I bust out in a tournament, I know what kind of stupid move I did. The next challenge is to stop making stupid moves.
I finished in third place in the private tournament that was part of the camp. I won a WPT chip set.
I found the weekend to be lots of fun. It was really interesting to hear TJ tell his stories.
I paid a little less than $1500 for the camp. They had a discount program in effect when I made the reservation. I suspect they always have this program. Of course, there were the room costs.
Two weeks after I attended the boot camp I went to a touunament at the Borgata in AC. Applying what I learned, I got to the final table, in a 170 person field, and chopped 1-6 for an $1800 prize.
It was expensive. But if you can afford it, and your game needs tuning, it is a worth while experience.