Full Tilt Poker is the latest to join the growing field of online instruction with its new Full Tilt Poker Academy. The Academy draws on the site's large roster of pros to provide a variety of content, including videos, quizzes, podcasts, and even "challenges" with prizes going to the Academy's most gifted students.
Among the many Full Tilt pros associated with the project are Chris Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, Jennifer Harman, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Phil Gordon, John Juanda, Mike Matusow, Gus Hansen, Allen Cunningham and Patrik Antonius. Other pros and friends of Full Tilt are also part of the Academy's "faculty," thereby ensuring a wealth of content from which to choose. Those who join the Academy as members will be afforded full access to all of the site's offerings.
"Lessons" involve video-based instruction in which pros break down various scenarios drawn from both online and live play, additionally incorporating interactive quizzes to help students apply what they have learned. "Challenges" give students another chance to apply pros' tips in real money situations, such as by finishing deep in qualifying tournaments and earning Academy credits. Pro podcasts — updated on a daily basis — will provide additional instruction.
"The Full Tilt philosophy has always been built around the idea of breaking down the barriers between the so-called 'star' pros and the rest of the poker community," says best-selling poker author and Full Tilt pro Phil Gordon. "Full Tilt Poker Academy continues that tradition, and is the ultimate in combining education with entertainment for poker players of all skill levels."
Full Tilt Poker Academy members will be able to personalize their instruction according to individual preferences, with the site being available in 19 languages, including Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.
Full details can be found at the Academy's website, http://academy.fulltiltpoker.com, where a great deal of content is currently being offered for free previews for a limited time.