I tried, as always, to avoid all acknowledgement of my birthday as it came and went this weekend marking the completion of my 52nd year. Fifty-two, at least, is not a notable landmark for anyone, so this birthday was absent any significant fanfare or existential crisis. But as the number aligns with that deck of cards […]
There is really no substitute for detailed hand analysis. I have personally been slow to embrace hand analysis videos, leaning more on reading about, listening to, and trying to incorporate macro level strategies in poker. Hand analysis has always felt like a lot of work, and it has been easy for me to dismiss as something that […]
Last month I was watching the WSOP Main Event final table and noticed at one point that at least four of the remaining players were chatting, had eyes glued to their phones, or were otherwise dividing their attention. These guys were playing the game of their lives and were not focused on the game!
This made me think […]
During this summer’s WSOP, the Poker Tournament Director’s Association met in Las Vegas. At that time, the TDA distributed the annual revision of suggested guidelines for poker tournament procedures and rules. The critical word here is “suggested” as the most important agent for tournament rules is the gaming agency that oversees the poker venue. However, I […]
Now that the dust has settled on the Main Event, I wanted to share a few thoughts about the things that 2017 brought. Some I loved, some I loathed, but, as always, I was glad to be a fly on the wall for another great poker tournament!
The Phoenix Rises – As you heard numerous times […]
John Hesp gives this 51 year old renewed hope.
Hesp’s run to the WSOP Main Event final table – where he sits as the second deepest stack at $85M, trailing Scott Blumstein by only $12M (and ahead of third place by a whopping $50M!) – has been a welcome sight for all amateurs who, like myself, play […]
We are very excited to report back on our “Secrets of the World Champions” Seminar, held on July 1st at the Rio Hotel and Casino. This inaugural APT meet-up and educational event was timed to coincide with the World Series of Poker and sold out. In fact, a few extra chairs had to be located to […]
We would like to introduce you to our new Community Forum! You can find it HERE. Links to the forum can also be found under the Social menu (in the banner) and in the drop down menu next to the “LOG OUT” button (top right). In this forum we hope to bring together our members to share […]
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 […]
Recently I have rediscovered my inner tilt. After years of trying not to let this crazy, volatile game get to me, I seem to be asking myself “Why Do I Play this Game?” too often for comfort.
The major source of my decline in poker morale is the result of a once a month, 10 session tournament vying for a […]