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  • 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

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
  • 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

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

Top 10 iPhone Poker Training Apps for 2017

One of Advanced Poker Training’s most popular posts covers the Top 10 iPhone Poker Training apps.  This week, we have reviewed and refreshed the information for those apps that still exist from that list and included three new apps that weren’t around in 2015 when the post was first written.

Top 10 iPhone Poker Training Apps for […]

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

Top 6 Creature Comforts of an Ideal Poker Room

Poker rooms vary substantially in how they cater to the comfort of players. The venues themselves range from plush card rooms in casinos, to dedicated poker clubs, to smaller charity card rooms, and underground rooms. Each has its own unique set of features and services. Some have nice wide tables, ample space to walk around, and good lighting. […]

By |March 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|8 Comments
  • The Protection Poker Action Clock

Taking Action on the Clock

Last year the WPT introduced an action clock for its Tournament of Champions. This new addition to the game was welcomed by many players tired of suffering through tables with a habitual slow player. Before finalizing their decision to use the clock, the WPT took a live poll of players at a different event to get their thoughts on the […]

By |February 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|4 Comments

Poker Players’ Other Talents

Last week I read that Vanessa Rousso is putting out an album, and is apparently one of Las Vegas’ top electronica DJs. This caused me to reflect on the number of top poker players that have found success in other venues. I’m not talking about those players who moved into poker after successful careers in other games like chess […]

By |February 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Four Queens

Top Four Reasons I Love Poker

I love poker. Even more, I love being a woman who plays poker. I enjoy tournaments, I enjoy cash, I’ve even been known to put my money down for the insanity of a live Sit ‘n’ Go.

Given my location in eastern New England, I mainly play in a local 25 table card room.  A couple of […]

By |January 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments