DeepStacks returns to TPR

By Barbara Engler

After a highly successful event last year, DeepStacks is returning to the Turlock Poker Room for another training opportunity and a chance to play in a tournament with big-name pros.

On May 4 a team from Deep­Stacks including Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, Karina Jett, and Tristan Wade will be on hand to help you bring your game to the next level. The DeepStacks Live Power Poker Course focuses on all aspects of play, from cash to tournament play, beginner to veteran, all aimed at radically improving your poker game. The course begins at noon and costs $500.

“I was there for last year’s course and I think I can speak for everyone there when I say that it was very educational and well worth the cost of a ticket,” said The Cardroom’s editor, Randall Rapp. “I’m looking forward to coming back again and working with The Grinder and the rest of the DeepStacks crew.”

According to their website, DeepStacks began in December 2009 and are now the number one poker training company in the world. Their educational approach is based on military and law enforcement scenario and high-risk-based training techniques. With 21 WSOP bracelets, three WPT titles, and more than $45 million in career earnings, Team DeepStacks is unrivaled in poker education.

Other pros on the DeepStacks team include Mike “The Mouth” Matusow (who headed up last year’s team at TPR), Adam Levy, and Justin Smith. (For more information, go to

Following the course will be TPR’s Second Annual Central California Summer Poker Classic, a DeepStacks Poker Tour event. All of the pros featured in Friday’s seminar will be playing in this main event starting on Saturday, May 5 at 11:00 a.m. and continuing on Sunday at noon.

Buy-in for the event is $300 + $40, good for 12,000 in starting chips. For another $10 staff bonus you receive an extra 3,000 chips. Levels will go up every 40 minutes and play will continue on Saturday until 15 levels are completed are they are down to 27 players, whichever comes first.

Payouts and the number of places paid will depend on the size of the field, but first place is guaranteed both prize money and complimentary entry into any tournament at the Turlock Poker Room from June 1, 2012 through May 31, 2013. That is correct: The champion will receive cash and a year’s worth of free tournaments. Now that’s a prize package!