Crazy Like a Fox (Seminar Series)

I’m pleased to announce that I will be hsoting a series of seminars in conjunction with RecPoker Training and the RecPoker podcast’s Steve Fredlund. I have been stashing away content for years waiting for an opportunity to teach tournament poker the way I think it should be taught. That time has finally come! In a ten week series, with forum discussion in between, I will lay out complete foundation in tournament poker. For $300 this thing is a bargain, but if you use my discount code foxrecpoker you can get it for $150. That’s around $10 an hour! And that doesn’t include the time spent on the forum answering your questions and helping with homework. You can read more about the course including the complete syllabus here –

The course starts March 21st, and there might only be one shot at this thing. I promise you, no will not find another course like this one. I’ve spent years learning how to teach and studying tournament poker, and this is the culmination of all that work.


All sessions will be held on Thursdays from 8:00-9:30pm Central Standard Time (Minnesota)

Session #1 (March 21, 2019): The Basics (tournaments vs. cash, ICM, terminology, the fight for blinds, tools)

This class will get us started. We’ll cover the basic terminology that serious players use to describe poker hands so that we are all speaking the same language and you can quickly understand what Fox is talking about. Then we will move on to how tournament poker is different from typical cash games and how the payout structure should affect your play. We will also cover the foundation of tournament poker, the struggle for the blinds, and how it will affect our strategy discussions. Attendees will receive a list of free or inexpensive software and handouts from Fox. These are valuable tools that will be useful as the class progresses. Homework will include a number of assignments to help you understand how the game works as well as learning to use some simply software to help you analyze and record hands on your own.

Session #2 (March 28, 2019): Stack Size is Everything.

Knowing your stack size, as well as that of your opponents, is vital to your success as a tournament player. We will cover everything involving different stack sizes and how to use them effectively, including the weapons that are available to you with different stack sizes. This simplifies the game significantly and a number of rules will be presented that will help prevent you from making common mistakes with an awkward stack. Homework will include ten quiz questions on stack size and a number of useful exercises to do at the tables to help attendees become comfortable using the appropriate weapons with different stack sizes.

Session #3 (April 4, 2019): Simple Math (pot odds, implied odds, counting outs)

The math can seem daunting, but Fox has been teaching poker for nearly fifteen years and he has found ways that even the most math-challenged players can understand how poker math works. Understanding these concepts is key to making profitable decisions and very little real math skills are required. Anyone can learn to do the basic math that is required to become a successful poker player, but very few people who understand the math are also able to teach it in a relatable way. this is Fox’s real strength as a coach and author. Homework will include quiz questions and exercises to do at the tables. A downloadable guide to simple poker math will also be sent to attendees after the session.

Session #4 (April 11, 2019): Fold Equity and the Value of Aggression.

Passive players are easy to beat. But simply betting more often turns you into a maniac and quickly decimates your bankroll. In this class we will talk about how and when to ramp up your level of aggression. After this class you should have a clear understanding of why aggression is so important and a plan to start being more aggressive and becoming a player that your opponents fear. Homework will include a series of exercises to do at the table and quiz questions to answer using free software.

Session #5 (April 18, 2019): Tells and Appearance Reads

Live poker tournaments are full of opportunities to read your opponents. From their behavior, their appearance, and their body language, you can frequently discover how strong their hand is, what they plan to do next, and what you can do to beat them. The best players in the world rely heavily on this skill set. Fox has studied his opponents for many years now and has come up with an effective way to teach this difficult topic that will leave your opponents asking, “How did he know?” If you’ve ever wondered “How does he call there?” or “How could he fold a hand that strong?” this is one of the sessions that will help answer those questions. Homework will include a series of exercises to help attendees hone their live reading skills.

Session #6 (April 25, 2019): Psychology

Poker is not just a game of math and patience, it’s a test of inner fortitude. After this class you will have a good plan to diagnose and control any tilt problems you may have, some great ideas on how to play your best game all the time, and a start on getting into your opponent’s heads. Once you are in their head and you know what they are thinking, getting their chips is easy! Homework will include a number of exercises to help you find your best game even when you are tired, irritated, or tilted.

Session #7 (May 2, 2019): Hand Reading, Ranges and Combinatorics

To really crush poker tournaments, you need to be thinking in ranges. Using all the tools we have already covered, Fox will teach you how to put your opponent on a range, how to adjust that range as action changes, and how to use simple combinatorics to weight that range so that you know how to play against it. This skill is not hard to learn and it is incredibly powerful. Some books may teach you how to guess at ranges, but Fox will teach you how to refine and attack them. Homework will include quiz questions and exercises based on hand reading.

Session #8 (May 9, 2019): The Money (bankroll management, finding value, turning pro)

Now that you have the tools to win, you should be playing a lot of poker and putting that knowledge to use. Does this mean you should quit your job and turn pro? How big a bankroll do you need to keep playing consistently? What do you need to do to maximize your profits and find the best tournaments while keeping your expenses low? Even if you aren’t planning to turn pro (Fox usually recommends against it) these skills will make you more profitable for the rest of your poker career. The section on finding value in tournaments will pay for the class by itself when you are able to find softer fields and make more money with your newfound skill set.

Session #9 (May 16, 2019): Putting It All Together

Now that you have some serious skills, it’s time to put them all together in one place and see them work. This final structured class will consist of a series of example hands and quiz questions where you can test your skills. This helps to find any weakness in your game that needs a little extra work. Fox will offer up ideas on how to fix these problems including books, videos, software, and coaching options. An extensive Q and A session will end the class so that every question you have about tournament poker has been answered. After that, it’s up to you, and your talent and work ethic, to make it happen. We provide the foundation, the resources, and the tools, and you provide the motivation. If you want it bad enough, you can be a successful tournament player!

Session #10 (May 23, 2019): Q&A and Discussion while Playing

In this final session, Fox will be playing online while answering questions and engaging with discussions to help solidify the learning from the first 9 sessions.

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