Wednesday December 4, 2019 at 1:42 am

Christmas and the holidays are right around the corner and if you're looking for a different gift considering gifting a relative or friend a Master Class featuring Phil Ivey or Daniel Negreanu. Both well-known pros joined Master Class as a guest instructor.

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If you ever wanted to learn how to do things from the best in the world, then check out Master Class. They are running a special promotion where you get two classes for the price of one. You can learn cooking lessons from Thomas Keller or Wolfgang Puck. If you wanted to learn about directing, you can take a Master Class with Martin Scorsese, Ron Howard, Spike Lee, or David Lynch. Learn chess from the master, Gary Kasparov. Learn about film scoring from the GOAT Hans Zimmer. If you never finished that novel you've been dying to write, then you can get insider advice from Margaret Atwood, David Mamet, Neil Gaiman, or Judy Blume.

And if you want to learn about poker, why not learn from two of the best like Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu? You can obtain two passes for $180 and give one away to a friend. Or give away both!

Ivey is smooth in real life and supposedly tells some of the funniest stories but he clams up a lot in public especially at the tables. Ivey might not be the smoothest instructor in the entire Master Class catalogue, but he's definitely one of the GOATs and this is a rare glimpse inside the mind of Phil Ivey.

Daniel Negreanu is probably the most popular poker player on the planet who is not named Dan Bilzerian. Love him or hate him, Negreanu has an uncanny ability to relate to the masses. That's what makes him an ideal instructor because he's used to be in front of the cameras and has no problem articulating what's rattling inside that little head of his.

Daniel Negreanu: Teaches Poker is the actual name of his class. Negreanu's class includes 38 lessons. The average less is approximately 10 to 13 minutes but there's one that's nearly a half hour long.

Master Class explained Negreanu's class, "Put yourself across the felt from Daniel Negreanu, the biggest live tournament poker winner of all time. The six-time World Series of Poker champion teaches poker strategy, advanced theory, and practice through hand reviews of his winning games. Learn how to sharpen your mental game through demos on reading opponents and spotting tells. Join Daniel at the table ti increase your win rate, grow your ROI, and get your game "in the money."

Negreanu's class covers a multitude of general topics such as Understanding Position, Hand Ranges and Board Texture, Game Theory and Math, C-Betting, Check-Raising, Three-Betting, Detecting and Executing the Bluff, Bet Sizing, Overbetting. Multi-way Dynamic's, Mixed Strategy, Pre-flop and Post-flop Mistakes, Tournament Strategy: Early/Middle, On the Bubble of Tournaments, Tournament Strategy: Late Stages and Final Table, Universal Tournament Strategy, Cash Games, Masking Tells, Spotting Tells, Table Talk, How to Think at a Poker Table, Managing and Exploiting Tilt, Table Image and Metagame, Player Profiling, Game Selection, Bankroll Management, Off-Felt Training, and a lesson on Life as a Poker Player.

Kid Poker also has other bonus material with a special lessons on Online Play.

Phil Ivey: Teaches Poker Strategy is the official name of Ivey's class. His tagline includes, “At age 38, Phil Ivey became the youngest player to win 10 WSOP bracelets. Now the man known for his enigmatic table presence – and widely regarded as the world's best all-around poker player – gives you unprecedented access to his mental game.”

Ivey's class is a little shorter with only 12 lessons, but most of them are 20-plus minutes. Ivey delves into topics such as Preflop and Blind Defense, Betting Tactics, Bluffing, Postflop, Deepstack Play, The Mental Game, Table Image and Tells, and Strategies for Success.

Ivey's bonus class includes a bonus chapter on Seven-Card Stud, which probably sounds like the hidden gem in his class.

To sign up for a Master Class, head here for Daniel Negreanu and here for Phil Ivey.

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