By Steve Blay
Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Garry Kasparov. For a time, they were all the best at what they did. And to get there, they had one thing in common: a training plan.
So, you want to get better at poker. You want to win more. Maybe you want to be a pro player. So, what’s your training plan?
If you’re not sure, that’s a problem. You might’ve heard the saying, “Practice makes permanent.” Yes, you read that right, not perfect, permanent. If you’re not practicing the right way, you’re just solidifying bad habits and making them harder to break. In no-limit hold’em, some of these bad habits might be:
• Playing medium suited connectors out of position for a raise.
• Not continuation-betting enough when you miss the flop
• Missing value bets on the river.
Without a plan, you might not even know these are your weaknesses. No amount of “practicing” medium suited connectors out of position for a raise is going to make you profitable. You need to instead practice having the patience to discard them and wait for a better hand.
So, how do you put together a training plan? I would encourage you to check out AdvancedPokerTraining.com. You get a lightning-fast training platform, with which you can play more than 500 hands an hour against realistic opponents who adjust to your game and try to beat you. Every hand you play is saved and analyzed for you, plus the “Beat the Pro Challenge” feature lets you play against some of the biggest names in the game, such as Mike Caro, Scott Clements, Jonathan Little and Ed Miller. APT is the No. 1 poker-training site because it’s unrivaled.
If there was one complaint I heard about APT before, it was that all the data presented to you was overwhelming. All that has changed.
It covers all bases with the addition of reports and training plan feature. It tracks every hand and data is presented visually and color-coded so you can tell what you’re doing wrong.
Your training plan is updated weekly and tells you what you should be practicing. Simply click the “Practice Now” button to begin fixing the leak. How cool is that?
If you want to train to improve your poker, it’s really the only place you need to go.
The aforementioned mistakes (and plenty more) would show up in your training plan when applicable, giving you the chance to root them out and put you on the road to bigger winnings. Practice makes perfect if you’re practicing the right way and with APT, you get the guidance you need to make that a reality.