Home poker games come in all shapes and sizes. There are as many style variants as there are hosts. Some games are just a few friends getting together to play some cash Hold’Em. Others can look more like a mini-tournament series: a group congregating monthly to create what is essentially a WSOP satellite. Similarly, […]
Every two years the Poker Tournament Directors Association (TDA) meets in Las Vegas to review their official tournament rules and make any changes they deem necessary. The TDA most recently met this past summer during the WSOP to conduct this biannual review.
Last month, the 2019 Rules were officially published. The TDA rule changes were generally […]
As poker continues to evolve, so do the poker training sites designed to improve your game and get you a poker education. Poker training sites offer videos, workbooks and quizzes, live poker play, and even software that allows high volume practice. The scope of existing poker training sites reflects the reality that poker players, like […]
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 […]
If you are like us, you spend a lot of time looking for good poker content. Fortunately, there are a wealth of options out there these days. From PokerGo, to Twitch, to YouTube, you can watch some type of poker content 24 hours a day if you like.
So what are some of the best YouTube […]
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, […]
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 […]
With both poker and technology continually evolving, poker software offerings are also continually changing. Ten years ago, there were few software options for the serious poker player. Today, poker software packages do everything from helping with hand selection and analysis, to training with sophisticated bot simulations, to watching pros play their game. Below we share […]
A few months ago, I shared some of the fun poker variants that we have been playing around the kitchen table. One of the variants I described was Crazy Pineapple. In Crazy Pineapple, each player is dealt three cards rather than two. After the flop, each player throws out one card and play continues like regular […]
It’s official! The tournament schedule has been finalized for the 2019 World Series of Poker this summer in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 50th anniversary of the WSOP will be held at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino. The fun will start with the traditional Casino Employee’s tournament on May 29th and end six weeks later […]