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Poker 101: Essentials of Texas Hold 'em

Classes @ PARISOMA

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

San Francisco, United States

Poker 101: Essentials of Texas Hold 'em

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Event Details

Even if you've played poker before, this class helps ground you in essential techniques that will improve your poker game and make playing more fun.  Focusing on the most popular poker game, Texas Hold'em, this 2-hour class covers the following topics:

  • Key terms and hand rankings
  • Understanding pot odds
  • Betting strategies
  • How to read your opponents
  • The importance of position
  • Tips and etiquette on how to handle yourself at the table


As in all pariSoma classes, snacks and beverages will be provided!


About the Instructor

Born in Marin County, Eli McCargar began playing poker with his friends at age 14 and quickly found that he had a knack for taking their money. As his knowledge of the game grew, he played poker casually throughout high school and college to supplement his income. Following college on the East Coast, Eli returned to the Bay Area to work at a software startup. At the same time, Eli began a more serious, intellectual approach to poker. Eli plays both tournaments and cash games at local card rooms and has had several strong tournament finishes. Teaching poker is a confluence of several of Eli's passions, namely logic, strategy, and people.

 This is class is brought to you by pariSoma and The Distilled Man.

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When & Where

169 11th Street
San Francisco, 94103

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (PST)

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Classes @ PARISOMA

Here at PARISOMA, we believe in open-sourcing the startup journey. Our vast ecosystem includes 120 members, over 300 alumni, and over 50 mentors and teachers from a variety of fields.

Education is a big part of what we do here. We host over 150 classes every year, with a curriculum that’s accessible to startups and individuals at any stage of the startup journey. Our classroom is a place of active learning, of problem solving, and of lively discussion. Students should walk away not only with new ideas, but with new skills. Above all, they should walk away with a roadmap for putting these skills into practice.

PARISOMA is a space where ideas meet execution, where working and learning become one in the same.

*Refund Policy: PARISOMA doesn't offer refunds for classes. However, if you can't make it to a class and would like to send someone in your name, just shoot us an e-mail before the class and consider it done!

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