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  • GTO range analysis

APT GTO-Style Bots are About to Get Even Better!

I knew when I took on the task of creating the Advanced Poker Training GTO-Style bots that this was going to be a unique and collaborative process. Our team was thrilled with how the bots turned out for our recent Beta release. They play tough and the advisors give you insight into how GTO-style decision-making […]

By |January 24th, 2023|Uncategorized|9 Comments
  • Run It Twice

To Run it Twice, or Not

On live streams you often see players “running it twice”, or maybe even three times, when there’s an all-in. If the all-in occurs on the turn, and the players agree to run it twice, two river cards will be dealt, and half the pot will be awarded to the winner of the hand using each […]

By |January 2nd, 2023|Uncategorized|3 Comments
  • Pay Attention!

Always Pay Attention

It’s always wise to pay attention when you play poker. Obviously, you need to pay attention when you are in a hand. But even when you are not in a hand, seemingly innocuous comments made by your opponents or others in the area may turn out to be useful later.

Recently, I played in a $400 […]

By |October 25th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Coming Soon: GTO bots and Advanced Advisors

I wanted to follow up on my last blog post and share with you a few screenshots showing how powerful our new “GTO-style” bots will be.

We’ve been working on these GTO bots for years now and are working toward a launch date of October 1st. The new bots will be included with your paid Advanced […]

By |September 16th, 2022|Uncategorized|8 Comments
  • opening range

Two Major APT Announcements

It has been a while since we have made any major structural changes at APT. While we had a number of exciting changes in 2021, the early months of 2022 have been relatively quiet. It is true that we have had a number of great webinars and training packages to share with you in […]

By |September 4th, 2022|Uncategorized|7 Comments

Down Betting in Poker

Today I want to talk to you about down betting. First of all a brief definition: down betting is when you bet a smaller amount on a later street than you did on an earlier one. For example, if you’re in a $2/$5 game and you raised $20 preflop and then you bet $15 on […]

By |August 22nd, 2022|Uncategorized|4 Comments
  • Straight Flush All-In Rule

Five Times the Pot All-In Rule

I wanted to give a quick report on a hand that I played at the Daytona Beach Racing and Card Club $200K guarantee event last weekend. The event featured six starting flights and a $365 buy in. Over 1,300 people showed up and they totally smashed the guarantee; the prize pool was nearly $400,000. I […]

By |July 28th, 2022|Uncategorized|2 Comments
  • Las Vegas During WSOP at Night

2022 Las Vegas Trip Report

This month, I finally returned to Las Vegas for the first time in over two years. This was an unheard of amount of time to be away from a city I’ve long considered my second home. The first thing I noticed upon my return was, thankfully, that Vegas hasn’t changed much. The night view from […]

By |June 21st, 2022|Uncategorized|2 Comments
  • Mystery bounty tournaments

How to Crush Mystery Bounty Tournaments

Last weekend I played in a “Mystery Bounty” event at BestBet cardroom in Jacksonville, Florida. Although I didn’t cash, I thought it would be worth telling the story and talking about the optimal strategy, especially given that there is a new bracelet event at the World Series of Poker this summer (Event #68, “Million Dollar […]

By |May 7th, 2022|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • beaten tennis player

The players were so bad, I couldn’t beat them!

A few months ago, I did a blog post about the similarities between tennis and poker when it comes to the need for mental toughness.  Today I want to talk about beating “bad” poker players.

The more I play tennis, the more I realize that tennis and poker are one and the same.  It’s just […]

By |January 18th, 2022|Uncategorized|3 Comments