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  • Crazy Pineapple

The Lure of Crazy Pineapple

A few months ago, I shared some of the fun poker variants that we have been playing around the kitchen table. One of the variants I described was Crazy Pineapple. In Crazy Pineapple, each player is dealt three cards rather than two. After the flop, each player throws out one card and play continues like regular […]

By |April 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|2 Comments
  • 2019 WSOP

Time to Start Planning for the 2019 WSOP

It’s official! The tournament schedule has been finalized for the 2019 World Series of Poker this summer in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 50th anniversary of the WSOP will be held at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino. The fun will start with the traditional Casino Employee’s tournament on May 29th and end six weeks later […]

By |February 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|8 Comments
  • Kenna James

Advanced Poker Training Welcomes Kenna James

This week, Advanced Poker Training welcomes poker coach Kenna James to our group of poker pros.  Kenna brings a wealth of poker knowledge and experience to APT.  He is passionate about helping those who love poker improve their game in a way that brings them greater satisfaction. Kenna has extensive experience playing poker (with over $4 […]

By |January 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Best Poker Books of 2018

As 2018 draws to a close we share the best poker books to be published this year. 2018 was a bit thin on new poker books, but we can vouch for these four.

The Pursuit of Poker Success: Learn from 50 of the World’s Best Poker Players by Lance Bradley. Bradley is the Editor-in-Chief of PocketFives.com […]

By |December 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|3 Comments
  • Early Poker Tournament Stages

Early Tournament Poker Stages: What Are They Good For?

Absolutely nothing?

Does this paraphrase of Edwin Starr’s classic song War apply to tournament poker? Let’s see if you can relate to this experience. You’re in the first level of a 30 minute blind tournament where everyone starts with 200+ big blinds. In early position, you look down at AA, and raise 5x. You get 5 […]

By |December 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|5 Comments
  • Linda Swears Foxwoods

APT Member Profile: Linda Swears

Advanced Poker Training has a wonderful variety of members enriching our community. Recently we spoke with APT member Linda Swears, a retired police officer who uses APT to work on her game. Linda started playing poker in 2003 following Chris Moneymaker’s WSOP Main Event victory. She started with $120 Sit-n-Gos at Foxwoods in Connecticut and […]

By |November 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|4 Comments
  • Fun poker variants

4 Fun Poker Variants for Your Next Home Game

There are an almost infinite number of poker variants. Texas Hold ‘Em and Omaha are, of course, the most common forms of poker in the US. However, several other poker games are well-known, including Stud, Draw, and even the home game favorite Blind Man’s Bluff (or maybe that was only my college dorm). Recently, however, […]

By |October 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Chris Moneymaker

The Return of Moneymaker

The Moneymaker Effect.  Even the casual poker player or fan immediately knows the backstory and the impact of that phrase. One day a recreational player wins a $86 satellite into the WSOP Main Event, and ends up winning it all.  In the process, he defeats a couple of the biggest names in poker, and fuels […]

By |September 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Big Blind Ante

Bring on the Big Blind Ante

At the beginning of the year, I talked about my first experience playing a tournament with a Button Ante structure at the Playground Poker room. A mere 9 months ago was the first time I ever experienced a condensed ante structure. Boy, how things have changed. The big blind ante is rapidly taking the poker […]

By |August 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|4 Comments
  • WSOP Main Event Hand

WSOP Main Event Hand Analysis: To Fold KK or not to Fold KK?

The WSOP Main Event always provides intriguing hands that generate considerable discussion. In 2017, Vanessa Selbst nearly got away from an Aces full of 7s boat on Day 1. Selbst correctly assessed that Gaelle Baumann had quads, identifying the only other possible holding as A7 of hearts. Selbst struggled for a while, wanting to find […]

By |July 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|3 Comments