• 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
  • WSOP Money Pile

Secrets of the World Champions Seminar

Advanced Poker Training has just announced that we will be hosting a full-day, intensive poker training seminar featuring Qui “Tommygun” Nguyen, Jonathan Little, Scotty Nguyen, and Scott Clements at the Rio this summer during the WSOP. These four players have over $33 Million in combined lifetime winnings, along with numerous WSOP bracelets and cashes. Qui […]

By |May 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Bankroll Management

6 Key Bankroll Management Strategies

Profitable poker is a lot of work. One of the the most commonly ignored poker skills is in the basic financial management of play. Although most good introductory poker books include a section on bankroll management,  a quick discussion with other players indicates that very little attention is payed to money management by the non-professional player.

Assuming you […]

By |May 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Why Should I Care About the Rake?

There has been a lot of talk recently about Poker Stars’ rake increase, and particularly Daniel Negreanu’s controversial stance that the increase is a good thing for the game (spoiler: he says it will keep the pros away, which is good for the recreational player). So, what is the rake anyway? And what does it […]

By |April 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments
  • Poker Tournaments

Top 3 Las Vegas Small Stakes Poker Tournaments

My wife and I were in Las Vegas for four days last week and fit three poker tournaments in between meals and more walking that my body was prepared for. Heather, my wife and co-conspirator on this blog, and I had played in the Venetian and Aria daily tournaments last year, and believe that these two rooms offer some […]

By |April 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|5 Comments

Blind Stealing Like A Ninja

Stealing the blinds in is an essential skill that is neglected by many players. Today we are looking at how Blind Stealing works and why it is so important.
By |April 11th, 2017|Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate|2 Comments