• Tournament Structure: What's Your Platonic Ideal?

Tournament Structure: What’s Your Platonic Ideal?

Daily no limit hold’em tournaments have seemingly unlimited structures.  Among the poker rooms and casinos within a 2 hour drive from where I live in Massachusetts there are numerous options.  In a given week I can find a tournament that varies on pretty much any dimension: freeze-out vs. rebuy; add on sizes; blind levels from 15 […]

By |February 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments
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Poker Players’ Other Talents

Last week I read that Vanessa Rousso is putting out an album, and is apparently one of Las Vegas’ top electronica DJs. This caused me to reflect on the number of top poker players that have found success in other venues. I’m not talking about those players who moved into poker after successful careers in other games like chess […]

By |February 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Four Queens

Top Four Reasons I Love Poker

I love poker. Even more, I love being a woman who plays poker. I enjoy tournaments, I enjoy cash, I’ve even been known to put my money down for the insanity of a live Sit ‘n’ Go.

Given my location in eastern New England, I mainly play in a local 25 table card room.  A couple of […]

By |January 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments
  • Johnathan Little

Bad Habits in the Face of Good Advice

A good poker book is always a gift. While I have read many that cover theory, math, and hand analysis, the ones I have found potentially most useful focus on enhancing the physical and mental approach to the game.

Recently I found myself nodding my head in hearty agreement with numerous excellent points made by Patricia Cardner and […]

By |January 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment
  • Online Poker

The Current State of Online Poker

Any poker player over the age of 25 (and some younger) remembers poker’s Black Friday.

On April 15, 2011 the lights went out on online poker as we knew and loved it. Some of us lost not only our in-home access to 24/7 poker, we also lost whatever money we had earned or invested in our […]

By |January 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|12 Comments
  • Table Talk

To Speak or Forever Hold Your Tongue? Table Talk in Poker

Will Kassouf was a lightning rod at the WSOP Main Event this year due to a variety of tactics he employed, including his often painful slow and deliberate play. But what really got under the skin of some players, and many viewers, was his habit of talking to opponents during hands. While some, like his […]

By |December 19th, 2016|Intermediate|11 Comments

Welcome Our New Ambassadors

Hello. We are Heather Allen and Paul Gearan and we are very pleased to introduce ourselves…drum roll please…as your new Advanced Poker Training Ambassadors.   We’ll be posting on this blog, helping with outreach to members and partners, and doing any number of odd jobs that the APT hierarchy deem worthy of our pay grade. We […]

By |December 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment
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A Common Man’s Brush with Poker Royalty

Destiny.  Can one really be destined to be a poker champion?  As if somehow the universe requires it to be so, and free will or bad luck cannot interfere?  I know it seems overly dramatic to say this, but somehow deep down, I don’t think any of us had any real doubts that Qui “Tommygun” […]

By |November 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|3 Comments
  • Qui Nguyen after his WSOP Victory

APT Helps Qui Nguyen Win WSOP Main Event

More than a month before the World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table, (APT) was already predicting Qui “TommyGun” Nguyen to be the winner.  In a series of articles published on, we harnessed the power of our patented software to write computerized representations of the remaining nine players, using artificial intelligence and […]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Qui "TommyGun" Nguyen

Welcome Qui “TommyGun” Nguyen to Advanced Poker Training!

Welcome Qui “TommyGun” Nguyen to Advanced Poker Training! If you follow poker news, you know that TommyGun is playing for $8,000,000 next week in the WSOP Main Event Championship Final Table. The “November Nine” as they are called, have been training for 3 months to prepare for this big event.

A recent article published on […]

By |October 21st, 2016|Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate|2 Comments