2021 was a big year for poker and a big year for APT as well. Throughout the year, we kept you updated on developments in the poker world, kept you playing poker even when there were few venues open, expanded our extremely popular Madness Cup, and shared ground-breaking poker training packages such as Poker Without Fear and Steve’s No Bull poker course.

As we moved into the spring, poker rooms slowly reopened across the country. Advanced Poker Training tracked that movement, keeping our members updated as to where they could play poker. We also shared the COVID restrictions in place, and which rooms had brought back tournament action. We updated these pages regularly through August when the “new normal” had really settled in.

Opportunities for Social Play

When live poker was severely limited in most parts of the country, APT introduced our home game server. The home game server allowed you to gather online with friends and play poker together whenever you liked. The server continues to be available to members who would like to set up a home game with friends.

First introduced in late 2020, this year APT expanded our exciting new feature, The Madness Cup. In the Madness Cup players compete in a multi-round tournament for fun and prizes. Competitors play the same hands in a “duplicate poker” format so that skill becomes the prevailing factor. The Madness Cup starts on the first of each month and takes approximately one to two weeks to determine a winner. In recent months, the Cup has garnered over 500 runners challenging themselves to beat other players in this exciting test of skill.

And don’t forget about the Madness Duel! This feature allows you to challenge your friends and other APT members to a head-to-head battle, similar to the Madness Cup.

Poker Training Programs

In the past year APT also offered two exciting training programs. First up was a collaboration between Steve Blay and Alex Fitzgerald with their package “Poker Without Fear“. “Poker Without Fear” is a groundbreaking new class to help you build big stacks and up your aggressive game. You can learn more about “Poker Without Fear” by watching Steve and Alex’s introductory webinar. Steve also took the opportunity to introduce his own new Kindle book, “Seven Days to Better No Limit Hold’Em Flop Play“. This book helps beginner and intermediate poker players improve their basic play.

Finally, Steve is currently rolling out his own poker course designed for APT members only, “Steve’s No Bull Poker Course“. This course offers APT members yet another way to supercharge their poker training. Offered in easy bite-sized lessons, Steve introduces players to key concepts like exploiting your opponents, playing various types of draws, successful bluffing, and more.

Yes, 2021 has been a big year for Advanced Poker Training. And we have plans in the works to make 2022 even bigger. Leave a comment here and let us know what new features you’d like to see!