For $60, today's side deal nets you one Beginner II No Limit Texas Hold'em class (a $359 value) taught by pro Jim Price at the Oklahoma Poker Academy, located at the Best Western Broadway Suites. You must be at least 21 years of age to participate. Classes are limited to 10 students apiece and are subject to availability. Classes are scheduled from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays, and are currently offered on July 24, August 7, September 25, October 9, and November 20.
"Oklahoma Jim" Price has navigated the poker seas for decades, and his Beginner II class will help newcomers and recreational players outplay and outlast the fiercest card sharks. Jim will start with the basics of rules, hand strength, posture, and poker history before launching into more advanced tactics, such as how to play blinds and compete while short-stacked. The course will last about four and a half hours, and you'll leave confident enough to silence swaggering friends, play in casinos, and reclaim any ancestors' toes that have been pawned to bookie museums.