A lifelong poker player and theorist, founder and head instructor Sean Hansen knows that gambling doesn’t have to be a gamble at all. Big Slick Poker Academy helps students of all skill levels—from absolute novices to experts whose grandfathers were decks of cards—learn the logic and strategy behind one of the world’s favorite card games. The keystone Red Chip introductory course is designed for beginners and experienced players who want to fix holes in their game. Over four weeks, students learn valuable skills such as basic profitable strategy, bet sizing, reading tells, and no-limit theory. BSPA also leads seminars on topics such as starting hands and basic bet sizing, offers individual pre-coaching evaluations for advanced players, and shares bare-bones fundamentals during "The Fish Bowl," a free monthly round table discussion for absolute beginners.
The live-fire portions of SA FirEarms' training sessions take place at local gun ranges such as Eagle Gun Range's 24-lane facility.
During classes, instructors supply ammunition, safety gear, and firearms rentals, including semi-automatic pistols and revolvers.
At a Glance
There are only two things a person needs to bring to one of SA FirEarms' classes: writing materials and a willingness to learn. The instructors supply the rest. Operating out of both Texas and Connecticut, these NRA-certified experts lead courses in basic handgun use and self-defense. The instructors keep classes as small as possible in order to ensure individual attention.