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Some Time Off the Grind, and New Opportunities A'Comin! **If you've ever wanted to train with me, READ THIS**

by Amanda Musumeci |  Published: Dec 15, '12

Hey everyone!

How you doing? Oh yea? That's great(or not great, depending on your response). Me? I'm amazing!

I finally took some time off for myself. This past year has been a majorrr grind. I've played a seemingly endless schedule, and have probably had more trips this year than I have total trips combined for all other years of my career. It was fun, exciting, profitable, and exhausting!

Now, after a year+ on the sicko grind, I've decided to treat myself to a trip. Right now, I'm en route to some great destinations by way of cruise ship. I stop at San Jaun,  St. Thomas, Sint Maarten, and the Dominican Republic. I have some amazing excursions planned....

...scuba'ing with sea turtles and in the beautiful reefs in St. Thomas...

..fitting in some tax-free(a poker player's favorite) shopping in St. Thomas...

... a dolphin encounter...

...and a 5hour long ATV/culture tour of the Dominican Republic...

I'm so grateful that I'm able to enjoy such things. I'm so grateful for where I am at in my life, and in my career. All the little pieces are slowly coming together, and my hard work is starting to show the payoff.

Along with all the travel and game play this year, some other great things have happened. More recently, a new opportunity came a'knockin' at my door... an opportunity to give back to the poker community that has so generously given to me as I've learned and grown within the game... an opportunity to train poker players. Not only have I taken on some private instruction with a few players, but now, I have a chance to dip my foot into the live training arena.

Thanks to Mr. Lee Childs, I will be a guest presenter/trainer in his upcoming course at The Borgata. This will be an amazing opportunity, not only for myself but also for those in attendance, to learn from myself, Lee Childs, and one of his staple trainers, Jason Young. I will be a guest presenter for Lee's One-Day Tournament Training Session, which will be held at Borgata Casino, Hotel and Spa in Atlantic City, NJ on January 14, 2013(one day before the start of the BEST series of the year outside of WSOP, the WPT Borgata Winter Open)

Lee Childs is not only one of the most respected tournament professionals in the game, his acclaimed instruction methods and ability to work with players at all levels will help you take your game to the next level. With almost $3,000,000 in live and online tournament winnings and currently playing at the peak of his game, Lee is sure to help you plug some leaks and incorporate new strategies to help you win! Lee's full bio can be found on the Instructors Page.

Next, is Jason Young, a beast at the poker tables and a master of cultivating his image to manipulate his opponents. He is a World Series of Poker Bracelet Winner and has a gift for communicating the intricacies of the game. His insights into raw aggression, paired with disciplined patience, are sure to not only give you more tools in your arsenal, but help you adapt to many types of players that give you trouble at the tables. Jason's full bio can be found on the Instructors Page. 

 This one-day tournament training session is just in time to prepare you for the Borgata Winter Poker Open. We are holding this session the day before the highly anticipated $1 MILLION Guarantee tournament so that everyone who attends will be refreshed and refocused to take down one of the biggest prizes we have ever seen for a $560 tournament! September's winner Benny Bianco took home over $300,000!

The instructors within Lee's course, Lee included, have paid their dues. We've have spent the time and money, along with countless hours of analysis to constantly improve our games.  We are not only successful tournament professionals, we also have the ability to communicate many advanced concepts in simple terms to help you incorporate them into your poker arsenal quickly! Using our proven mix of lecture, illustrations, open discussion and our new & improved approach to real-time hands analysis, the instructors will cut out the fluff and drill right into the core things you need to tweak in your game.

This one-day tournament training sessions will focus on:

    Preparation & Mindset - Getting yourself ready to play & maintain focus and the proper positive mindset while battling on the felt.

    Establishing, Recognizing & Using Your Image - Key concepts for setting the image you want & techniques to exploit that image and your opponents.

    Key Preflop Decision-Making - Plug common leaks and get yourself into more profitable situations.
    Post-Flop Prowess - Core concepts for proper management of pots, minimizing losses & winning more than your fair share of pots.

    Situational Awareness - Tying everything together to play a much less card-dependent game by recognizing and exploiting more situations. Remove being 'card-dead' from your vocabulary and how you can take better control of your tournament destiny.

***Register by Dec 21, 2012 to be eligible to win a seat and completely free-roll Borgata's $560 buy-in $1 MILLION Guarantee on January 15th. You must submit your payment(make submit payment a link to  by December 21, 2012 to be eligible to win!

For session details, please visit the Events Page.

If you have any questions, please contact Inside the Minds at or contact Kelly at (703) 544-9120,, or @ITMKelly.

We hope to see you there!

Twitter: @InsideTheMinds

Date: Monday, January 14, 2013 - 10am - 6pm

Host: Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa

Cost: $500
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