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Top 9 Home Poker Game Resources

Home poker games come in all shapes and sizes. There are as many style variants as there are hosts. Some games are just a few friends getting together to play some cash Hold’Em. Others can look more like a mini-tournament series: a group congregating monthly to create what is essentially a WSOP satellite. Similarly, […]

By |January 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Poker Tournament Rule Changes

Every two years the Poker Tournament Directors Association (TDA) meets in Las Vegas to review their official tournament rules and make any changes they deem necessary. The TDA most recently met this past summer during the WSOP to conduct this biannual review.

Last month, the 2019 Rules were officially published. The TDA rule changes were generally […]

By |December 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Best Poker Training Sites for 2019

As poker continues to evolve, so do the poker training sites designed to improve your game and get you a poker education. Poker training sites offer videos, workbooks and quizzes, live poker play, and even software that allows high volume practice. The scope of existing poker training sites reflects the reality that poker players, like […]

By |November 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|1 Comment
  • Poker YouTube Channels

6 Top Poker YouTube Channels

If you are like us, you spend a lot of time looking for good poker content. Fortunately, there are a wealth of options out there these days. From PokerGo, to Twitch, to YouTube, you can watch some type of poker content 24 hours a day if you like.

So what are some of the best YouTube […]

By |August 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|2 Comments

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
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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