• Bankroll Management

6 Key Bankroll Management Strategies

Profitable poker is a lot of work. One of the the most commonly ignored poker skills is in the basic financial management of play. Although most good introductory poker books include a section on bankroll management,  a quick discussion with other players indicates that very little attention is payed to money management by the non-professional player.

Assuming you […]

By |May 4th, 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
  • Poker Tournaments

Top 3 Las Vegas Small Stakes Poker Tournaments

My wife and I were in Las Vegas for four days last week and fit three poker tournaments in between meals and more walking that my body was prepared for. Heather, my wife and co-conspirator on this blog, and I had played in the Venetian and Aria daily tournaments last year, and believe that these two rooms offer some […]

By |April 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|9 Comments

Blind Stealing Like A Ninja

Stealing the blinds in is an essential skill that is neglected by many players. Today we are looking at how Blind Stealing works and why it is so important.
By |April 11th, 2017|Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate|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
  • Poker tip jar

Tipping Points

The highly anticipated grudge match between Cate Hall and Mike Dentale has now spun off a new controversy because apparently no one initially tipped the dealers. Now, this particular event muddied the waters of responsibility because it was a charity event. James Guill covers the nuance well in the linked article, so I won’t go […]

By |March 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|5 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
  • Poker Player Types

Personas Non Grata

Player typing is covered in every beginner text on poker. In most texts, some version of a 2×2 matrix ranging from tight to loose and aggressive to passive is outlined.  In others, like Arnold Synder’s bible on how to play short format tournaments, The Poker Tournament Formula, a wide variety of sub-types are identified, from Ball-Cap Kids to […]

By |March 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|13 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
  • TDA Rules for Poker Tournaments

Tournament Structure: What’s Your Platonic Ideal?

Daily no limit hold’em tournaments have seemingly unlimited structures.  Among the poker rooms and casinos within a 2 hour drive from where I live in Massachusetts there are numerous options.  In a given week I can find a tournament that varies on pretty much any dimension: freeze-out vs. rebuy; add on sizes; blind levels from 15 […]

By |February 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|10 Comments