Poker Tournament Rule Changes for 2017

During this summer’s WSOP, the Poker Tournament Director’s Association met in Las Vegas.  At that time, the TDA distributed the annual revision of suggested guidelines for poker tournament procedures and rules.  The critical word here is “suggested” as the most important agent for tournament rules is the gaming agency that oversees the poker venue. However, I […]

By |August 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Five Thoughts on the 2017 WSOP Main Event

Now that the dust has settled on the Main Event, I wanted to share a few thoughts about the things that 2017 brought. Some I loved, some I loathed, but, as always, I was glad to be a fly on the wall for another great poker tournament!

The Phoenix Rises – As you heard numerous times […]

By |August 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

John Hesp’s Improbable Inspiration

John Hesp gives this 51 year old renewed hope.

Hesp’s run to the WSOP Main Event final table – where he sits as the second deepest stack at $85M, trailing Scott Blumstein by only $12M (and ahead of third place by a whopping $50M!) – has been a welcome sight for all amateurs who, like myself, play […]

By |July 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Secrets of the World Champions Event Report

We are very excited to report back on our “Secrets of the World Champions” Seminar, held on July 1st at the Rio Hotel and Casino. This inaugural APT meet-up and educational event was timed to coincide with the World Series of Poker and sold out. In fact, a few extra chairs had to be located to […]

By |July 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

APT Announces Our New Community Forum

We would like to introduce you to our new Community Forum!  You can find it HERE.  Links to the forum can also be found  under the Social menu (in the banner) and in the drop down menu next to the “LOG OUT” button (top right).  In this forum we hope to bring together our members to share […]

By |July 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Kevin Pollak

5 Favorite Celebrity Poker Players

We are smack in the middle of the WSOP this week. What better time to talk about our favorite celebrities who play poker? These are not the poker players who have become celebrities that we discussed a few months ago, but rather those players we hear about due to their celebrity status who happen to play […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

5 Solutions For “Why Do I Play this Game?” Syndrome

Recently I have rediscovered my inner tilt. After years of trying not to let this crazy, volatile game get to me, I seem to be asking myself “Why Do I Play this Game?” too often for comfort.

The major source of my decline in poker morale is the result of a once a month, 10 session tournament vying for a […]

By |June 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

The World Series of Poker is Underway!

Today the World Series of Poker (WSOP) launches Event #1, the Casino Employee No Limit Hold’em event at the Rio All Suites Hotel in Las Vegas. As is always true at this time of year, Twitter is abuzz with members announcing their WSOP plans and with early predictions for various events. The WSOP action actually […]

By |May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments
  • Main Event Champion Qui Nguyen

The WSOP, November Nine’s Demise, and ESPN: Where Do We Go from Here?

The World Series of Poker announced today that the Main Event will no longer have a November Nine: the full tournament will play out in full in July and television coverage will be aired on ESPN same day with a 30 minute delay. The final table will begin on July 20th and play down to […]

By |May 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Nick Petrangelo

The Global Poker Index Revealed.

You may be aware that Nick Petrangelo is currently sitting at the top of the Global Poker Index (GPI) ratings, but do you know why? Or what that means? Until recently the GPI was just an acronym for me.  I knew that whoever was at the top of the ratings was a good player, but good […]

By |May 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments