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Tournament Poker Edge University

Tournament Poker Edge, the premiere online MTT training site, will be launching the newest addition of their training regime; Tournament Poker Edge University. TPE U offers a step by step structure and curriculum that allows you to progress at your own pace and easily set goals that will have you crushing MTTs in no time. Each course consists of training videos, forums posts, articles and podcast episodes to serve as your go to guide to taking in all of the content that Tournament Poker Edge has to offer. TPE U will help you track what you have watched and even […]

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For the past few months Phil Ivey’s poker training site IveyPoker.com has been signing pros left right and center. The world, and most notably Norman Chad, has been wondering, so where are the training videos. Well Ivey Poker took one step closer in providing a full fledged poker training program by acquiring Leggo Poker. After signing Aeron “aejones” Jones the backbone of LeggoPoker earlier this month, the industry knew something was brewing. By purchasing Leggo, they have now also added Pros such as Andrew Lichtenberger, Dan Smith, Frank Calo, Ben Sulsky , Tony Dunst, and many more. There is still […]

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The venerable bookmaker, William Hill, has a poker site that is on par with the very best. Not only does the site offer a wide range of poker games, which can be accessed with the William Hill poker download, it also offers a brilliant poker school. This is a free interactive poker tutorial that takes you through the ABC’s of the game and beyond. The first step to becoming a more professional poker player is to tune into William Hill Poker School TV. This feature is a series of crystal-clear lessons for how to play the game. You don’t have […]

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Exclusive interview with Casey “bigdogpckt5s” Jarzabek of

PokerTrainingGuide sat down with top rated online poker pro and lead instructor of the poker training site Tournament Poker Edge Casey “bigdogpckt5s” Jarzabek.

PTG: How did you get started playing poker?
Casey: I got started playing poker after a bad foot injury sliding into 2nd base at a baseball game. I broke my foot in six places and was laid up in bed. I needed three or four operations on my foot and instead of twiddling my thumbs for eight months in bed I took up online poker. The rest is, as they say, history. Best break of my life :).

PTG: How did you get affiliated with TouramentPokerEdge?
Casey: The site founders came to me with a concept of tournament-only training that was more than just pumping out videos. They wanted to build a community for low to midstakes mtt players, both online and for those coming from a recreational live background. A place where they could grow together, led by the established pros like myself and my fellow TPE pros who all have very successful backgrounds. This includes not only videos targeted to their level of play, but theory videos that can help them accelerate the learning process through studying key concepts. They also wanted to create a site that focused on being very responsive to the customer. We’ve already created multiple series based on specific requests from members in our forums and any email gets answered as fast as possible.

PTG: What made you want to start getting into poker training videos?
Casey: I never really yearned to start making vids, but when the guys approached me with this offer, it was laid out so professionally that it got me thinking that maybe it would be something i would enjoy doing. And luckily for me it is.

PTG: What kind of videos can we expect in the future?
Casey: I think the videos we can expect in the future will take training videos on all sites to a new level. With our theory-vid features I think people are going to accelerate their learning curve. Also, at TPE we are really responsive to what our members want, and therefore they will be getting to see what they ask for.

PTG: Do you prefer recording live rail videos or hand replayers?
Casey: Definitely the live play is preferable to me. I think most of the members feel this way too. I just am not always sure that when you do a replayer vid you have all the dynamics that went into every play. I am a guy that chats at a lot of my tables, so I try and work that chat around some of my moves. You don’t always see that in a replayer.

PTG: What are your poker goals for this year? WSOP goals?
Casey: I’m going to try and play as many WSOP events as I can. Unfortunately, thats going to mean a lot of 5 hour flights for me, as I have a couple friends and family getting married in June. My first WSOP session will start June 1st, then I am flying home on the 8th—and thats how it will be for a few weeks. Hopefully I don’t struggle to find a rhythm and can get that elusive 1st bracelet.

PTG: What advice would you give an aspiring poker pro?
Casey: I mean, this is a bit of a loaded question, but the biggest thing I tell everyone is follow your instincts. I think instinct is the one thing that sets people apart in poker. I mean if it was just about math then Bill Chen would win a lot more poker tournaments. Stay within your bank roll and follow your instincts and you will probably make out fine.

PTG: Everybody knows your killer mtt skills, do you play cash games at all?
Casey: I do I play 2-7 low triple draw on stars almost every night. I love the game, and its so different and breaks the monotony of playing just mtts. The one thing I don’t do though is play mtts and cash at the same time. They are totally different games and I can’t seem to get my mind around doing both at once.

PTG: Do you and are you planning on playing any live tournies in Canada? What is your live tourney schedule like for the rest of the year?
Casey: We do have the Canadian poker tour here. We used to have the WPT in Niagara Falls that I played every year. I am really the typical last minute guy. I literally think I’m going to fly to AC tomorrow to play the Borgata series. So, as for a schedule I definitely don’t have one. I want to play more live this year because with the very small sample size I’ve played live I have great results. I final tabled the last couple WSOP circuit events I played. I got 2nd in a WPT prelim at Foxwoods casino. I won a couple trump classic events at the Taj. So, I think live and me get along. I have a good time at the tables so it works for me. I definitely want to do more of it in the future.

PTG: Where is your favourite poker destination?
Casey: I mean, the easiest for me is AC because its a 45 minute flight, but everyone knows Vegas is where it’s at. So I’ll play anywhere lol.

 

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