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card4
08-12-2005, 03:09 AM
Has anyone here seriously thought of attending one of these?

In case you didn't know, there are a few organized poker fantasy camps, with the major three being the All-In Poker Camp, run by Howard Lederer; Camp Hellmuth, run by Phil Hellmuth; and the WPT Boot Camp, run by players and contributors to the World Poker Tour, including Mike Sexton.

In addition to a lot of poker seminars, these camps also give you the chance to play in tournaments against some of the top pros and in some, get one on one contact to improve your game.

For the average amatuer low limit player, the cost of attending one of these camps is probably a little too great. Camp Hellmuth, which will begin on August 18-21 cost anywhere from $2500-$3500. However, for a middle limit player or just about anyone making their living off poker, this camps do seem to be a decent value for the money. Meals and hotels are included for the camps which are held at the major casinos like the Bellagio and MGM. Right now each of the three camps has limited the number of attendess to 50-500 people depending on the camp. This may still seem high but when you consider all of the pros working in each camp you are actually going to be closer to the pros then you think. The camps really don't cost much more than if you went to Vegas for a week and planned on attending a few poker seminars while you were there. The knowledge gained from these camps is almost certain to pay for itself for the higher stakes players too.

Lancer
08-13-2005, 01:43 AM
I would absolutely love to attend the WPT camp. But unfortunately it's beyond my financial means. :(

card4
08-13-2005, 03:42 AM
I'm with you Lancer. Maybe I'll finally break through and win one of these MTT with a big prize pool of several thousand dollars. Then I could afford to spend the money to attend one of these camps. I think the WPT camp is actually the cheapest of the three starting out around $1500 but you have to pay for your own hotels which are included in the other two.

Only time will tell how successful the players attending these camps will be but it wouldn't surprise me at all to see someone from the camp win a big tournament either later this year or at next year's WSOP.

tiptheboss
08-14-2005, 06:27 PM
I would sa a lot of people attending these camps is to play and be amonst the pros. Being taught first hand does have some great value, but I don't know if three G is worth it. If you have the money, please go ahead and tell us all about it.