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  • APT Combat Trainer

APT’s Combat Trainer has Arrived!

In the middle of a tournament you defend your big blind to a raise with gapped suited connectors.  You flop your straight draw. Great, you think, but now what do I do? Donk bet into the pre-flop raiser to show strength? Check-raise? Check-call? Check, and see if there is an empty cash table seat because […]

By |April 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|2 Comments
  • World Series of Poker Highlights

2018 World Series of Poker Highlights

The televised schedule for this summer’s 49th annual series in Las Vegas at the Rio All-Suites Hotel is out. While I am always eager to see the World Series of Poker schedule, it is unlikely that I will be able to attend. But I always like to see what I will be able to experience vicariously. […]

By |March 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|6 Comments
  • Alex Fitzgerald

Reflecting on Alex Fitzgerald’s Most Important Thing

Alex Fitzgerald likes to keep it simple.  Instead of presenting complex, impossible to remember analyses, he uses analytics to find the essence of successful play. So it probably should not be surprising that his “most important thing” in poker came down to: aggression. Specifically, he recommends taking and keep the betting lead.

In his recent webinar […]

By |February 16th, 2018|Intermediate|4 Comments
  • Alex Fitzgerald

Alex Fitzgerald Shares “Poker’s Most Important Thing”!

Have you ever wanted to know what is truly critical to tournament poker success? I know I could use that!

Do some people just have more “talent” than others or can anyone be a successful poker player with enough practice? Once again, I’m rooting for the practice side of the fence.

We can all learn some of […]

By |February 1st, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • button ante

The Brilliance of the Button Ante

When visiting the Playground Poker Club  outside Montreal last week, I played in a tournament which employed a button ante. The button ante has appeared on the radar recently, so I thought I would share my experience with it.
What is a Button Ante?
When a button ante is used, the player on the button pays the […]

By |January 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|8 Comments
  • Advanced Poker Training

Happy New Year to APT Members!

We at APT wanted to take a moment to wish all of our members a Happy New Year.  We also want to thank you for continuing to be members and adding to the APT community. From sending personal emails, to commenting in our discussion forums, playing in live tournaments, and reading this blog, you all […]

By |January 2nd, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • PokerGo

The Ups and the Downs of PokerGo

Last summer, hoping to see more of the WSOP Main Event, I signed up for a year of PokerGo. I want to love it. I really do. But I have to admit that my experience thus far with PokerGo has been mixed. The necessity of an outlet such as PokerGo is obvious. Ever since Black […]

By |December 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments
  • Gift

6 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Poker Player

Holiday gift giving is the bane of my existence. To me, the mall at Christmas is like sitting between Mike Matusow and Phil Hellmuth at a poker table. I feel over-matched, and know I am going to feel stupid at some point. I am just hoping a store clerk doesn’t scream “You donkey!” at me.

Given this […]

By |December 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments
  • tavern poker

Tavern Poker Leagues

If you live far from a card room in a state without legal online poker, you may still have access to a tavern poker league. Tavern poker leagues allow you to fit in poker practice at little cost (there is no entry fee, but generally purchase of food or alcohol is expected by the host tavern). […]

By |November 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments
  • Poker bookshelf

5 Best Poker Books of 2017

As 2017 draws to a close (and Christmas comes up fast), we thought that we would share our 5 best poker books to be published this year.
From Vietnam to Vegas!: How I Won the World Series of Poker Main Event by Qui Nguyen and Steve Blay worked together to write an incredible account of the 2016 Main […]

By |November 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment