New York Poker School Offers Poker Lessons, Classes and Events

School of Cards Announces First Ever Brick and Mortar New York Poker School

Sep 04, 2010, 11:00 ET from School of Cards

NEW YORK, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- School of Cards today announced the opening of the first brick and mortar poker school in the nation. Started by a group of professional poker players, this New York poker school offers group lessons for beginner, intermediate and advanced skill-level students, including private lessons at the school, in the student's own home, private poker parties, tournaments and charity events.  

Founder and head instructor Blake Eastman, an adjunct professor of psychology at the City University of New York, as well as a professional poker player, described his NYC poker school this way: "Imagine a place where the poker community comes to meet, learn, discuss ideas and become better players. You don't have to be an expert, nor do you have to be a beginner. We welcome poker players of all skill levels. I've spent years teaching myself the skills to become a profitable poker player, and we've created a level of instruction that can do the same for anyone significantly faster. We think everyone should give learning poker a shot because once you learn how the game works, it can really pay off."

Available classes include the beginning "Introduction to Poker," a 3-hour, one day class, designed for beginners.  The topics include how to play, rules, regulations, etiquette, strategy, tips and poker lingo.  Classes are under $150 and are taught by professional poker players. Private poker lessons are also available.

In addition, the "Profitable No-Limit Hold 'Em" class is a 21-hour course over three days designed to teach students how to become a profitable poker player, emphasizing the mathematical, strategic, and psychological aspect to winning poker games.  

Classes are taught in a comfortable office on the West Side of Manhattan featuring a 120-inch high definition projection screen for the purposes of online play, including poker tables, and comfortable chairs for students.

About Blake Eastman

Blake Eastman became interested in poker after viewing the movie "Rounders" as a youth. When he finished graduate school, he started playing poker full time and eventually achieved substantial financial success. He founded the School of Cards in 2007 to help others reach their poker playing potential. Eastman is an adjunct professor in psychology at the City University of New York.

About School of Cards

School of Cards was founded in 2007 by a group of professional poker players led by poker enthusiast Blake Eastman. The school's courses are designed to help their students think, act and play like professional poker players. School of Cards recently opened the first brick and mortar poker school in the United States. School of Cards is located at 548 West 28th Street, New York, NY. Phone: 212-542-0799.


Blake Eastman


SOURCE School of Cards