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Best Poker Software for 2019

With both poker and technology continually evolving, poker software offerings are also continually changing. Ten years ago, there were few software options for the serious poker player. Today,  poker software packages do everything from helping with hand selection and analysis, to training with sophisticated bot simulations, to watching pros play their game. Below we share […]

By |May 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|3 Comments
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • APT Meet N Greet

APT Vegas Meet N Greet Report

Last Saturday the APT Meet N Greet was held at the Gold Coast Casino next door to the Rio. Steve Blay, founder of APT hosted the event, and welcomed poker pros Jonathan Little and Young Phan, along with a brief appearance by 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event winner, Qui Nguyen. There were also […]

By |July 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Tour Through APT with Founder Steve Blay

This Thursday APT will be hosting the next webinar in our highly successful educational webinar series. This spring we have had Alex Fitzgerald share with us The Most Important Thing. James “SplitSuit” Sweeney talked to us about Brilliant Bluffing. And just last week, Jonathan Little taught us some key lessons he has learned from his […]

By |June 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|6 Comments