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  • New Hampshire Poker

Open Poker Rooms in New Hampshire

New Hampshire poker rooms began opening in mid-June. New Hampshire does not have a statewide indoor mask requirement, but some cities within New Hampshire do (e.g., Nashua). So rules vary across rooms. Statewide, there is a limit of 6 players per table. With none of the large casinos in Massachusetts or Connecticut opening their poker […]

By |July 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Open Poker Rooms in Florida

Open Poker Rooms in Florida

Florida was at the forefront of the movement to re-open poker rooms, starting with rooms in western and northern Florida. We reviewed the initial push in an earlier post. Since then, other rooms have opened in other parts of Florida as well. Some of those, particularly in the Miami are, have closed back […]

By |June 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|1 Comment
  • Open Poker Rooms in Vegas

Open Poker Rooms in Vegas

Many casinos in Las Vegas have opened, but only a few scattered poker rooms have opened thus far. Most rooms currently have a 5-handed table limit, but rooms like the Bellagio received an exception for 6-handed play (with Plexiglas between players). Mostly, poker rooms are currently offering cash games only, with the Venetian and South […]

By |June 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Open Poker Rooms

Open Poker Rooms in the United States

As most states continue the march toward reduced restrictions, poker rooms around the country are starting to open. We’ll be giving you weekly updates on the open poker rooms, along with a quick summary of guidelines/practices. With things changing on a daily basis, you should check websites or call any room you […]

By |June 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|1 Comment
  • Florida Poker

Florida Man Plays Poker Again

Over the past two weeks, states have started re-opening business and social opportunities. While the vast majority of poker rooms in the United States remained closed, many, including some of the Las Vegas rooms are planning to test the waters shortly.

Leading the pack in reviving live poker is the grand peninsula of […]

By |May 26th, 2020|Uncategorized|5 Comments
  • Poker shelter in place

The Sheltered in Place Poker Player

Just a few weeks ago, we published a post on precautions to take when considering playing in a live poker venue. Wow, that seems so long ago. Today most of us face life-altering restrictions on our choices, albeit in the service of the critical cause of keeping the most vulnerable among us safe. The team […]

By |April 17th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Poker in the time of Coronavirus

Playing Poker in the Time of Coronavirus

The past few days have brought staggering announcements regarding attempts to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Some travel between the US and Europe has been suspended. Many colleges are closing campuses and moving to online coursework for the remainder of the semester. With the discovery of Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert’s contraction of […]

By |March 12th, 2020|Uncategorized|2 Comments

When to Break Up with GTO

The past decade has brought a wave of books, articles, and videos
about applying Game Theory Optimal (GTO) strategy to poker. There are reams of
mathematical calculations to support the potential usefulness of GTO-based poker
play. There are also highly skilled professional players able to execute at
least some of the strategies to positive effect. In a game of […]

By |September 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|5 Comments
  • Meet-N-Greet

2019 Advanced Poker Training WSOP Meet-N-Greet

The APT team has recently returned from our annual sojourn to the WSOP in the dry heat of Las Vegas.  The highlight of our trip was the APT Meet-N-Greet held at Tommy Rocker’s located near the Rio, the WSOP host casino.  APT members from all over the country attended. In fact, we even had international representation, […]

By |July 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Kenna James Guides You Through Bubble Play

Tournament poker is full of tense and highly charged moments. And no stage of tournament play is more tense than the bubble. Playing for hours only to bust just short of cashing is profoundly frustrating. Conversely, the mental and physical relief felt after surviving a tournament bubble is rewarding in and of itself. Importantly, there […]

By |May 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments