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Essential Poker Math for No Limit Holdem

Easy Math to Transform Your Poker Game

By Alton Hardin | in Online Courses

Based on Amazon's #1 best-selling poker book, this course will let you take the guessing out of No Limit Hold'em and play with greater nuance and strategy. Learning these simple mathematical concepts will give you a big edge on your competition, and help you make the most profitable decisions in your game.

  • Access 35 lectures & 5 hours of content
  • Develop a keen understanding of probability & odds
  • Learn to quickly calculate pot odds & implied odds at the poker table
  • Use pot equity & the rule of 2 & 4 to determine the correct poker play
  • Understand how to use expected value on & off the table to analyze your plays
  • Discover the math behind bluffs & hero calls
  • Learn card combinations to further enhance your card reading abilities

Instructor

Alton Hardin is an educator, poker coach, self-published & best-selling author, and full-time IT and Business professional. Alton is the founder of MicroGrinder Poker School and the best-selling author of Essential Poker Math for No Limit Holdem; moreover, he is the creator of numerous online poker courses. Alton has been playing poker for over a decade both live and online. He helped pay his way through college playing live low stakes games in the early 2000's. Today, Alton enjoys playing the micro stakes for enjoyment and a teaching instrument, where he has racked up over $1,000 in earnings playing mainly 5nl & 10nl.

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: beginner

Requirements

  • Basic understanding of No Limit Hold’em poker
  • Basic mathematics abilities

Course Outline

  • Section 1: Course Introduction
    • Course Introduction - 10:07
    • Downloadable Reference Charts
  • Section 2: Essential Topics
    • Section Introduction - 1:29
    • Importance of Math in Poker - 6:17
    • Essential Concepts - 7:31
  • Section 3: Probability & Odds
    • Probability & Odds - 11:03
  • Section 4: Understanding Equity
    • Understanding Your Pot Equity - 10:22
  • Section 5: Pot & Implied Odds
    • Introducing Pot & Implied Odds - 19:11
  • Section 6: Counting Outs
    • Draws & Outs - 4:19
    • Draws & Outs Exercises - 8:24
  • Section 7: Rule of 2 and 4
    • Rule of 2 and 4 - 7:27
    • Rule of 2 and 4 Exercises - 9:10
  • Section 8: Expected Value (EV)
    • Introduction to Expected Value (EV) - 5:19
  • Section 9: Can We Call?
    • Can We Call? - 13:54
  • Section 10: More on Implied Odds
    • More on Implied Odds - 7:45
    • Implied Odds Hand History Review - JT Offsuit - 6:38
    • Implied Odds Hand History Review -97 Suited - 5:53
    • Pot Odds & Implied Odds Hand History Review - AQ Suited - 7:43
  • Section 11: Betting the Best Hand
    • Betting the Best Hand - 13:20
    • Betting with the Best Hand Hand History Reviews - 11:42
  • Section 12: Semi-Bluffing
    • Semi-Bluffing - 10:18
    • Semi-Bluffing Hand History Reviews - 7:58
  • Section 13: Bluffs & Hero Calls
    • Bluffs & Hero Calls - 8:26
  • Section 14: EV Calculations
    • Introduction to EV Calculations - 8:57
    • EV Calculation Example - 7:36
  • Section 15: Card Combinations
    • Introduction Hand Combinations - 13:52
  • Section 16: Hand History Reviews & Live Play
    • Hand History Review: Why We Can't Call - 11:51
    • Hand History Review: Calling with a Flush Draw with Great Pot Odds - 6:13
    • Hand History Review: Playing an Open-Ended Straight Draw with Good Implied Odds - 7:15
    • HH Review: Playing an Open-Ended Straight Draw (OESD) & Over Cards Aggressively - 4:49
    • HH Review: Fast Playing the Best Hand on a Wet Board Texture - 8:59
    • Live Play Session - 19:06
    • Bovada Zone Speed Poker Live Session - 19:36
  • Section 17: Additional Lectures on Poker Math
    • Pot Equity of Big Pocket Pairs versus 1 to 5 Opponents - 5:59
  • Section 18: Course Conclusion
    • Congratulations! - 1:43

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Conquer Micro Stakes Online Poker

Develop the Advanced Skills You Need to Shoot Up the No Limit Hold'em Online Poker Ladder

By Alton Hardin | in Online Courses

To be successful in No Limit Hold'em online poker, it's essential to conquer the micro stakes, the lowest rung of the ladder. In this course, you'll learn the intermediate and advanced strategies you need to pull yourself out of the micro stakes and up to higher stakes. You have to spend money to make money, especially in poker, and this is the course that'll teach you to spend less to make more.

  • Access 49 lectures & 5 hours of content
  • Master range-based thinking & Combinatorics to become an effective hand reader
  • Learn to steal & defend more
  • Understand the squeeze play, isolation raising & floating
  • Discover the art & science of the polarized 3-betting ranges
  • Bluff w/ purpose & capitalize on dead money
  • Utilize hand history reviews to improve your game

Instructor

Alton Hardin is an educator, poker coach, self-published & best-selling author, and full-time IT and Business professional. Alton is the founder of MicroGrinder Poker School and the best-selling author of Essential Poker Math for No Limit Holdem; moreover, he is the creator of numerous online poker courses. Alton has been playing poker for over a decade both live and online. He helped pay his way through college playing live low stakes games in the early 2000s. Today, Alton enjoys playing the micro stakes for enjoyment and a teaching instrument, where he has racked up over $1,000 in earnings playing mainly 5nl & 10nl.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: all levels

Requirements

  • PC or Mac
  • Internet access required

Course Outline

  • Section 1: Course Introduction
    • Welcome to the Course! - 2:20
    • Course Outline - 7:58
  • Section 2: How to Get The Most Out Of This Course
    • Always Questions & Always Ask "Why?" - 3:55
  • Section 3: The Redline Myth
    • The Redline Myth - 9:47
  • Section 4: A Word of Caution
    • A Word of Caution - 3:08
  • Section 5: Range-Based Thinking
    • Range-Based Thinking - 16:04
    • Range Analysis Exercise #1: AKs Hand History Review - 15:19
    • Range Analysis Exercise #2: AA Hand History Review - 12:50
  • Section 6: Combinatorics
    • Introduction to Combinatorics - 6:32
    • Combinatorics Deeper Dive - 11:44
    • Hand Combinations Analysis Exercise #1: KK Hand History Review - 8:13
    • Hand Combinations Analysis Exercise #2: KT Hand History Review - 16:48
  • Section 7: Widening Your Ranges
    • Widening Your Ranges - 10:11
    • Steal More - 14:43
    • Defend More - 13:43
    • More on Defending - 4:32
  • Section 8: The Squeeze Play
    • Introduction to the Squeeze Play - 8:50
    • Squeeze Play Example #1: AJ Offsuit Squeeze Play - 2:53
    • Squeeze Play Example #2: Pocket Eights Unorthodox Squeeze Play - 5:36
    • Squeeze Play Example #3: QQ Squeeze Play Against 2 Callers - 6:08
  • Section 9: The Isolation Raise - The Bread & Butter of the Micro Stakes!
    • Introduction to the Isolation Play - 4:05
    • Isolation Raise Example #1: AJ Isolation Raise - 2:01
    • Isolation Raise Example #2: AQ Isolation Raise - 2:24
    • Isolation Raise Example #3: AT Isolation Raise - 3:46
  • Section 10: Floating
    • Introduction to Floating - 6:48
    • Float Example #1: AK Suited Double Barrel Float Bluff - 3:04
    • Float Example #2: The Serendipitous Float - 1:53
    • Float Example #3: The Overlimp Float - 4:26
  • Section 11: The Art & Science of 3-Bet Polarized Ranges
    • Linear versus Polarized 3-Betting Ranges - 6:27
    • Why 3-Bet Bluff - 2:10
    • Another Reason to 3-Bet Bluff - 5:05
    • Utilizing Blockers - 8:45
    • Developing a 3-Bet Bluffing Range - 14:48
    • Defending Steal Attempts with the 3-Bet Bluff - 6:02
    • The 3-Bet Re-Steal (The Squeeze Play's Cousin) - 3:54
    • Loosening up Your 3-Bet Value Range - 6:15
    • Steal Defense 3-Bet Bluff Example Hand #1 - 3:57
    • Steal Defense 3-Bet Bluff Example Hand #2 - 6:07
  • Section 12: Bluffing with a Purpose
    • Does it Work Enough? - 3:56
    • How Often Bluffing Needs to Work - 6:20
    • Don't Bluff Without a Plan - 3:33
    • Capitalizing on Dead Money - 3:22
    • How to Capitalize on Dead Money - 4:46
    • Capitalizing on Dead Money Hand Examples - 10:47
    • The Flop Check/Raise Bluff - 2:31
    • The Double Barrel Bluff - 6:16
  • Section 13: How to Perform Effective Hand History Reviews
    • How to Perform Effective Hand History Reviews - 7:39
  • Section 14: Moving Up In Stakes
    • Strategies for Moving Up In Stakes - 12:17
  • Section 15: Congratulations!
    • Congratulations! - 2:05

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The Poker Blueprint: Learn to Play Good Poker

Learn Overarching Poker Concepts & Theories Essential to Winning Poker Players

By Alton Hardin | in Online Courses

The difference between a bad poker player and a good poker player is a whole bunch of money. Over this course, you'll learn many of the traps bad players fall into while developing a strategic framework to improve your game and win money. From training to deal with your emotions and ego to understanding how to minimize mistakes, this is the A to Z guide to make you a great poker player.

  • Access 49 lectures & 3 hours of content 24/7
  • Understand overarching poker concepts & theories essential to thinking like a poker player
  • Learn how to make fewer mistakes than your opponents
  • Discover ineffective strategies & tactics & learn how to avoid them
  • Manage your expectations & patience better to play more in control
  • Differentiate between a good bluff & a bad bluff

Instructor

Alton Hardin is an educator, poker coach, self-published & best-selling author, and full-time IT and Business professional. Alton is the founder of MicroGrinder Poker School and the best-selling author of Essential Poker Math for No Limit Holdem; moreover, he is the creator of numerous online poker courses. Alton has been playing poker for over a decade both live and online. He helped pay his way through college playing live low stakes games in the early 2000s. Today, Alton enjoys playing the micro stakes for enjoyment and a teaching instrument, where he has racked up over $1,000 in earnings playing mainly 5nl & 10nl.

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: all levels

Requirements

  • PC or Mac
  • Internet access required

Course Outline

  • Section 1: Course Introduction
    • Welcome to the Course! - 3:45
  • Section 2: Basic Poker Truths
    • Chance Favors the Prepared Mind - 3:43
    • Fundamental Theorem of Poker - 4:21
    • A Game of Imperfect Information - 3:41
    • Make Fewer Mistakes than Your Opponents - 6:39
    • Easy to Learn...Difficult to Master - 5:18
    • The Thinking Poker Player - 4:16
    • Traits of Successful Poker Players - 6:32
    • You Will Go on Downswings - 4:15
    • Getting It in with the Best Hand - 4:57
    • You Don't Have to Be the Best - 3:30
    • It's Okay to Be a Recreational Poker Player - 5:25
    • Passive Poker is Losing Poker - 3:55
    • Aggressive Poker Is Winning Poker - 6:07
    • The Power of Position - 12:36
    • Reasons to Bet - 4:06
  • Section 3: Why People Fail to Beat the Game
    • They're Just Bad Players - 2:21
    • Applying Ineffective Strategies and Tactics - 2:19
    • Over Thinking Situations and Leveling Themselves - 3:37
    • Getting Too Emotionally Involved - 4:40
    • Poor Bankroll Management Skills - 4:09
    • Playing Against Too Tough of Opponents - 3:49
    • Section Introduction - 0:36
  • Section 4: Seven Common Beginner Mistakes and Solutions
    • Section Introduction - 1:15
    • Mistake #1: Playing Too Many Hands - 4:44
    • Mistake #2: Playing Too Passively - 2:37
    • Mistake #3: Over Valuing One Pair - 6:44
    • Mistake #4: Bluffing Without Solid Reasoning - 4:28
    • Mistake #5: Under Betting the Pot - 4:11
    • Mistake #6: Playing Scared Poker - 6:09
    • Mistake #7: Being Results-Oriented - 5:59
  • Section 5: Know Thy...
    • Intro - 0:44
    • Know Thy Fundamentals - 6:48
    • Know Thy Math - 7:17
    • Know They Enemies - 6:48
  • Section 6: Winning Poker Basic Game Plan
    • Section Introduction - 1:23
    • Be Patient - 1:58
    • Have Realistic Expectations - 4:54
    • Always Have a Plan - 4:56
    • Tight is Right - 3:29
    • The 100BB Strategy - 5:01
    • Be Courageous - 2:17
    • Don't Be Afraid to Take Shots - 3:22
    • Strive for Unconscious Competence - 5:32
    • Be the Learner, Not the Grinder - 3:17
    • Strike a Balance Between Life and Poker - 5:12
    • Always Play Your Best Game - 3:25
    • Deal with Tilt Proactively - 4:14
  • Section 7: Congratulations!
    • Congratulations! - 1:47

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Fundamentals of Exploitative Poker

Learn to Exploit Your Opponents Through HUD Stats, Player Tendencies & Table Selection

By Alton Hardin | in Online Courses

Understanding fundamental poker tactics and strategies will only take you so far. The most successful poker players in the world can read their opponents like an open book. To beat the best players, you'll have to get in their heads. Over this course, you'll learn the tools and tricks necessary to do exactly that.

  • Access 38 lectures & 5 hours of content 24/7
  • Understand poker tracking software & how to use it to improve your game
  • Discover essential HUD stats that are key to developing rock-solid reads on your opponents
  • Learn how to identify good & bad player types right when you sit down at the table
  • Develop effective specific strategies for playing against different types of players
  • Master the strategy of table & seat selection

Instructor

Alton Hardin is an educator, poker coach, self-published & best-selling author, and full-time IT and Business professional. Alton is the founder of MicroGrinder Poker School and the best-selling author of Essential Poker Math for No Limit Holdem; moreover, he is the creator of numerous online poker courses. Alton has been playing poker for over a decade both live and online. He helped pay his way through college playing live low stakes games in the early 2000s. Today, Alton enjoys playing the micro stakes for enjoyment and a teaching instrument, where he has racked up over $1,000 in earnings playing mainly 5nl & 10nl.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: all levels

Requirements

  • PC or Mac
  • Internet access required

Course Outline

  • Section 1: Course Introduction
    • Course Introduction - 5:26
  • Section 2: Poker Tracking Software
    • Introduction to Poker Tracking Software - 11:16
    • Basic HUD Stats - 19:06
    • HUDs Stats Convergence - 11:23
    • Section Summary - 3:05
  • Section 3: Poker Tracking Software Demonstrations
    • Pokeit Demo - 11:06
    • FPDB Demo - 12:15
    • Poker Tracker 4 Demo - 15:22
    • Holdem Indicator Demo - 10:20
    • Section Summary - 2:48
  • Section 4: Important Concepts
    • Section Introduction - 2:08
    • Power of Position - 17:07
    • Hand Ranges - 9:14
    • Positional Awareness - 2:58
    • The Three Advantages - 4:50
    • Section Summary - 2:25
  • Section 5: Player Types
    • Introduction to Basic Player Types - 3:08
    • Categorizing Good Players - 10:32
    • Playing Against Good Players - 12:42
    • Categorizing Bad Players - 14:06
    • Playing Against Bad Players - 12:01
    • Identifying Player Types Exercise - Part 1 - 13:19
    • Identifying Player Types Exercise - Part 2 - 19:31
    • Section Summary - 2:05
  • Section 6: Exploiting Bad Players' Tendencies
    • Section Introduction - 3:31
    • Exploiting Playing Too Passively and Limping Pre-Flop - 11:05
    • Exploiting Calling Too Much Pre-Flop - 17:46
    • Exploiting Playing Fit-or-Fold - 7:42
    • Exploiting Over-Valuing Top Pair - 8:41
  • Section 7: Table and Seat Selection
    • Section Introduction - 8:55
    • Initial Player Reads - 7:27
    • Initial Player Reads Exercise - 3:18
    • Table and Seat Selection - 1:56
    • Table and Seat Selection Exercise - 5:45
    • Section Summary - 10:32
  • Section 8: Hand History Reviews
    • Opponent Hand Reveal: Folding Pocket Aces - 4:55
    • Folding Pocket Aces: Respecting Aggression From Loose Passive Fish - 14:33
  • Course Conclusion
    • Congratulations - 1:38

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Zooming Through 2nl

Learn What it Takes to Crush 2nl Zoom

By Alton Hardin | in Online Courses

Have you ever wondered what it takes to crush PokerStars Zoom 2nl cash games similarly to fast-fold format games? If so, this 2-hour play and explain series is definitely for you. In this series, MicroGrinder Poker School shows you exactly how to dominate these games!
  • Access 4 lectures & 2 hours of content 24/7
  • Understand how Zoom 2nl works
  • Learn what it takes to crush PokerStars Zoom 2nl cash games
  • Learn strategies through play & explain video lectures

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Alton Hardin is an educator, poker coach, self-published & best-selling author, and full-time IT and Business professional. Alton is the founder of MicroGrinder Poker School and the best-selling author of Essential Poker Math for No Limit Holdem; moreover, he is the creator of numerous online poker courses. Alton has been playing poker for over a decade both live and online. He helped pay his way through college playing live low stakes games in the early 2000s. Today, Alton enjoys playing the micro stakes for enjoyment and a teaching instrument, where he has racked up over $1,000 in earnings playing mainly 5nl & 10nl.

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: all levels

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  • PC or Mac
  • Internet access required

Course Outline

  • Episode 1
    • Episode 1 - 30:37
  • Episode 2
    • Episode 2 - 33:09
  • Episode 3
    • Episode 3 - 34:17
  • Episode 4
    • Episode 4 - 33:36

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Multi Table Tournament (MTT) 101

Get Started with Tournament Strategies & Rise Up as a Feared Opponent in Micro Stakes MTTs

By Alton Hardin | in Online Courses

Online MTTs are the softest poker format going. Offering big prize pools and bad competition, they can be an absolute goldmine, especially if you know what you're doing; that's where this MTT 101 course enters. Comprising of more than 4 hours of high-definition (HD) video content along with downloadable materials, MTT 101 will give you all of the knowledge and resources you need to capitalize upon the softness of micro stakes tournaments. It caters both beginners and experienced players and prioritizes teaching a solid, fundamental strategy that is a must-know for anyone serious about success at online MTTs.

  • Access 22 lectures & 4 hours of content 24/7
  • Understand what online MTTs are
  • Get all the knowledge & resources you need to capitalize upon the softness of MTTs
  • Learn the must-know fundamental strategy to achieve success at online MTTs
  • Have a look at potential exploitative plays to maximally punish weaker players

Instructor

Alton Hardin is an educator, poker coach, self-published & best-selling author, and full-time IT and Business professional. Alton is the founder of MicroGrinder Poker School and the best-selling author of Essential Poker Math for No Limit Holdem; moreover, he is the creator of numerous online poker courses. Alton has been playing poker for over a decade both live and online. He helped pay his way through college playing live low stakes games in the early 2000s. Today, Alton enjoys playing the micro stakes for enjoyment and a teaching instrument, where he has racked up over $1,000 in earnings playing mainly 5nl & 10nl.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: all levels

Requirements

  • PC or Mac
  • Internet access required

Course Outline

  • Welcome to the Course
    • Welcome! - 10:15
    • Downloadable Course Files
  • Introduction
    • Why MTTs? - 7:26
    • Jargon Explained - 11:08
    • MTT Win Rates, Variance, and Bankroll Management - 15:50
    • Different Tournament Types - Find your Speciality - 12:26
  • Early Stage Strategy
    • Early Stage Dynamics - 12:33
    • Pre-Flop Ranges - 26:33
    • Post-Flop Play: Value Betting, Bluffing and Bluffcatching - 10:32
    • Value Betting Hand Reviews - 38:34
    • Bluffing Hand Reviews - 25:25
    • Bluffcatching Hand Reviews - 29:41
  • Mid Stage Strategy
    • Mid Stage Dynamics - 3:55
    • Big Stack Strategy: 50bb+ - 8:21
    • Mid Stack Strategy: 20-49bb - 6:46
    • Short Stack Strategy: 20bb or Less - 11:54
  • Late Stage Strategy
    • An Introduction to ICM - 5:47
    • Approaching the Money Bubble - 8:59
    • Approaching the Final Table - 4:49
  • The Final Table
    • ICM - The Final Table Hand Review - 22:40
    • Heads-Up Play - 11:29
  • Congratulations
    • Thanks & What's Next - 3:53

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Multi Table Tournament (MTT) 202

Take Your Game to the Next Level with 4 Advanced Poker Study Tools

By Alton Hardin | in Online Courses

Following MTT 101, this course will help you upgrade your game with advanced study programs. With 11 video lectures, this course will focus on four extremely powerful study tools—PokerTracker4, ICMIZER 2, SnapShove, and PokerRanger. These programs are a must-have for any serious tournament grinder, but owning them is just the beginning. MTT 202 will show you how to harness their full power to optimize both your study time and poker game.

  • Access 11 lectures & 1 hour of content 24/7
  • Learn how to create a custom HUD & enjoy the downloadable MTT 202 heads-up display made exclusively for MicroGrinder students
  • Understand ICM, chip EV, Future Game Simulations & range requirements for calculating scenarios
  • Know the benefits & drawbacks of Nash equilibrium models
  • Learn how to create custom ranges for in-depth, street-by-street range analysis

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Alton Hardin is an educator, poker coach, self-published & best-selling author, and full-time IT and Business professional. Alton is the founder of MicroGrinder Poker School and the best-selling author of Essential Poker Math for No Limit Holdem; moreover, he is the creator of numerous online poker courses. Alton has been playing poker for over a decade both live and online. He helped pay his way through college playing live low stakes games in the early 2000s. Today, Alton enjoys playing the micro stakes for enjoyment and a teaching instrument, where he has racked up over $1,000 in earnings playing mainly 5nl & 10nl.

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: all levels

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  • Multi Table Tournament (MTT) 101 course (recommended)

Course Outline

  • Introduction
    • Introduction - 8:16
  • Poker Tracker 4
    • The HUD - 16:31
    • Poker Tracker 4 HUD Download
    • Analyzing Results - 11:04
    • Using for Hand Reviews - 11:35
  • ICMIZER 2
    • The Basics - 18:25
    • Running Simulations - 7:56
  • SnapShove
    • Navigating the Ranges: Shoving, Calling & Re-Shoving - 16:15
  • PokerRanger
    • Range Construction - 9:54
    • Equity Comparison - 13:52
  • Conclusion
    • Conclusion - 2:56

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Poker 101

Understand Poker & Get Started with Effective Winning Strategies

By Alton Hardin | in Online Courses

Poker 101 is a 2-hour course designed and created for complete beginners. It discusses how to play Texas Hold'em, as well as several other important poker concepts. Aside from the essentials of Poker, it will also introduce you to some effective strategies to get that first poker win. If you're new to poker, this course is a great place to start!

  • Access 12 lectures & 2 hours of content 24/7
  • Understand what Texas Holdem is
  • Know the power of position
  • Learn about poker variance & downswings
  • Get an introduction to poker expected value
  • Know the 3 advantages in poker

Instructor

Alton Hardin is an educator, poker coach, self-published & best-selling author, and full-time IT and Business professional. Alton is the founder of MicroGrinder Poker School and the best-selling author of Essential Poker Math for No Limit Holdem; moreover, he is the creator of numerous online poker courses. Alton has been playing poker for over a decade both live and online. He helped pay his way through college playing live low stakes games in the early 2000s. Today, Alton enjoys playing the micro stakes for enjoyment and a teaching instrument, where he has racked up over $1,000 in earnings playing mainly 5nl & 10nl.

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  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: beginner

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  • Poker 101 Course
    • Quick Note
    • Watch This First - 0:48
    • Lecture 1: How to Play Texas Hold'em - 30:51
    • Lecture 2: Bankroll Management 101: Managing Your Money in Poker - 17:32
    • Lecture 3: The Power of Position - 19:07
    • Lecture 4: Understanding Poker Variance and Downswings - 21:29
    • Lecture 5: Introduction to Poker Expected Value (EV) - 12:46
    • Lecture 6: Aggressive Poker is Winning Poker - 14:28
    • Lecture 7: The Three Advantages in Poker - 13:44
    • Lecture 8: Poker Player Types - 18:48
    • Lecture 9: Reasons for Betting - 17:18
    • Congrats & What's Next? - 1:16

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Building a Bankroll Through the Micro Stakes

Learn How to Move Up in Stakes at the Micro Stakes Through Solid Bankroll Building Strategies

By Alton Hardin | in Online Courses

Lots of people fail to beat the game for a variety of reasons. This course will prevent you from doing so. In fact, it will teach you what it takes to become a good, winning poker player. In this course, you'll learn how to effectively build a bankroll by applying solid bankroll building strategies watching your instructor simulate building a bankroll. With 90 video lectures, you'll look at winning, breakeven, and losing sessions and learn how to play through them. This course will show you how to maximize your earnings at the micro stakes through well-timed bluff and value betting.

  • Access 90 lectures & 19 hours of content 24/7
  • Play solid poker & move up in stakes effectively
  • Have a solid strategy for building a bankroll
  • Understand what it takes to beat the micro stakes

Instructor

Alton Hardin is an educator, poker coach, self-published & best-selling author, and full-time IT and Business professional. Alton is the founder of MicroGrinder Poker School and the best-selling author of Essential Poker Math for No Limit Holdem; moreover, he is the creator of numerous online poker courses. Alton has been playing poker for over a decade both live and online. He helped pay his way through college playing live low stakes games in the early 2000's. Today, Alton enjoys playing the micro stakes for enjoyment and a teaching instrument, where he has racked up over $1,000 in earnings playing mainly 5nl & 10nl.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: all levels

Requirements

  • Basic understanding of No Limit Hold'em Poker

Course Outline

  • Section 1: Course Introduction & Overview
    • Course Introduction - 1:12
    • Course Overview - 5:26
    • General Strategy & Initial Results Review - 13:39
  • Essential Concepts
    • Introduction to Bankroll Management - 9:48
    • Bankroll Management with PokerDope Variance Calculator - 13:28
    • Strategies for Taking Shots & Moving Up In Stakes - 6:01
    • Patience in Poker - Vital to Your Long-Term Success - 12:32
    • Table And Seat Selection - 9:28
    • Ideal Session Length - 3:18
    • Losing Sessions: An Inevitable Part of Poker - 8:03
    • Making Mistakes: An Essential Part of Poker - 4:11
    • Small versus Big Mistakes - 9:26
    • Introduction to Stack-to-Pot Ratios (SRPs) - 8:23
    • Not Going Broke with AK and Top Pair - 11:31
    • Pre-Flop Range Recommendations - 5:15
    • Level Setting Live Play Video Expectations - 6:11
  • 5NL Live Session #1
    • 5NL Live Session #1 - Part 1 - 16:09
    • 5NL Live Session #1 - Part 2 - 16:22
    • 5NL Live Session #1 - Part 3 - 15:27
    • 5NL Live Session #1 - Part 4 - 18:57
  • 5NL Live Session #2
    • 5NL Live Session #2 - Part 1 - 15:11
    • 5NL Live Session #2 - Part 2 - 15:30
    • 5NL Live Session #2 - Part 3 - 19:30
  • 5NL Live Session #3
    • 5NL Live Session #3 - Part 1 - 15:57
    • 5NL Live Session #3 - Part 2 - 16:04
    • 5NL Live Session #3 - Part 3 - 18:47
    • 5NL Live Session #3 - Part 4 - 18:23
  • 5NL Live Session #4
    • 5NL Live Session #4 - Part 1 - 15:50
    • 5NL Live Session #4 - Part 2 - 16:05
    • 5NL Live Session #4 - Part 3 - 16:29
    • 5NL Live Session #4 - Part 4 - 16:37
  • 5NL Hand History Reviews
    • Bluffing the River with Little Showdown Value - 7:53
    • Don't Believe the Habitual C-Bettor - 11:47
    • Extracting Maximum Value versus a Whale - 4:47
    • Over-Limping Strategy with Small Pocket Pair - 7:21
    • Semi-Bluffing and Making the Best Hand On The River (OTR) - 7:14
    • Set-Mining in a 3-Bet Pot - 8:31
    • Slowing Down on a Bad Board Texture - 8:57
    • The Delayed C-Bet Bluff - 8:02
    • The Triple Barrel C-Bettor - 7:15
    • Tricky River Situation - 10:54
    • Turn Semi-Bluff when Pre-Flop Raiser (PFR) Shuts Down On The Turn (OTF) - 2:37
  • 10NL Live Session #1
    • 10NL Live Session #1 - Part 1 - 16:01
    • 10NL Live Session #1 - Part 2 - 15:16
    • 10NL Live Session #1 - Part 3 - 19:27
  • 10NL Live Session #2
    • 10NL Live Session #2 - Part 1 - 15:43
    • 10NL Live Session #2 - Part 2 - 16:08
    • 10NL Live Session #2 - Part 3 - 15:38
    • 10NL Live Session #2 - Part 4 - 15:29
  • 10NL Live Session #3
    • 10NL Live Session #3 - Part 1 - 14:49
    • 10NL Live Session #3 - Part 2 - 15:57
    • 10NL Live Session #3 - Part 3 - 15:41
    • 10NL Live Session #3 - Part 4 - 18:26
  • 10NL Live Session #4
    • 10NL Live Session #4 - Part 1 - 15:55
    • 10NL Live Session #4 - Part 2 - 16:01
    • 10NL Live Session #4 - Part 3 - 16:05
    • 10NL Live Session #4 - Part 4 - 19:11
  • 10NL Hand History Reviews
    • 3-Bet & Folding JJ Based Upon Population Reads - 8:06
    • Combatting Aggressive 4-Bettors In Position - 11:05
    • Extracting Maximum Value versus a Fish on a Wet Board Texture - 5:00
    • Facing a Cold 4-Bet with QQ - 6:14
    • Facing a 3-Bet with AKo - 5:26
    • Using Equity and Initative to Semi-Bluff - 3:31
  • 25NL Live Session #1
    • 25NL Live Session #1 - Part 1 - 15:28
    • 25NL Live Session #1 - Part 2 - 15:34
    • 25NL Live Session #1 - Part 3 - 17:39
    • 25NL Live Session #1 - Part 4 - 17:28
  • 25NL Live Session #2
    • 25NL Live Session #2 - Part 1 - 18:42
    • 25NL Live Session #2 - Part 2 - 17:41
    • 25NL Live Session #2 - Part 3 - 19:03
  • 25NL Live Session #3
    • 25NL Live Session #3 - Part 1 - 19:29
    • 25NL Live Session #3 - Part 2 - 7:11
    • 25NL Live Session #3 - Part 3 - 20:09
    • 25NL Live Session #3 - Part 4 - 10:31
  • 25NL Live Session #4
    • 25NL Live Session #4 - Part 1 - 19:26
    • 25NL Live Session #4 - Part 2 - 12:49
    • 25NL Live Session #4 - Part 3 - 13:57
  • 25NL Hand History Reviews
    • Laying Down Top Pair versus Aggressive Loose Passive Fish - 5:35
    • Playing in a 4-Bet Pot as Aggressor with KK - 7:38
    • Bovada 25NL Hand History Review - Part 1 - 15:57
    • Bovada 25NL Hand History Review - Part 2 - 15:08
    • Bovada 25NL Hand History Review - Part 3 - 17:13
    • Bovada 25NL Hand History Review - Part 4 - 17:53
  • The Nightly Grind Live Play Sessions Bonus Section
    • Section Introduction - 2:12
    • Multi Tabling 5nl on Ignition Casino, Ep.1, Part 1 - 15:19
    • Multi Tabling 5nl on Ignition Casino, Ep.1, Part 2 - 19:02
    • Multi Tabling 5nl on Ignition Casino, Ep.1, Part 3 - 17:01
    • Multi Tabling 5nl on Ignition Casino, Ep.2, Part 1 - 16:42
    • Multi Tabling 5nl on Ignition Casino, Ep.2, Part 2 - 19:59
  • Course Conclusion
    • Course Conclusion - 3:17

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Strategies for Beating 30NL

Understand What it Takes to Beat 30NL Cash Games & Move Up to Higher Stakes

By Alton Hardin | in Online Courses

If you're struggling to beat 30nl or just want to learn how to beat 30nl, then this course will teach you brutally effective strategies for beating 30nl cash games. MicroGrinder Poker School will give you keen insight into valuable concepts and strategies you need to implement to beat these games. Once you complete this course, you'll be able to move up from 10nl to higher stake micro stakes cash games and beat them.

  • Access 12 lectures & 3 hours of content 24/7
  • Use population reads to understand how your opponents' tendencies
  • Perform effective database reviews to develop strong population reads
  • Browse & read through Poker Forum Posts to develop population reads
  • Utilize proper game selection techniques to sit w/ the fish
  • Learn effective note-taking strategies to outplay your opponents

Instructor

Alton Hardin is an educator, poker coach, self-published & best-selling author, and full-time IT and Business professional. Alton is the founder of MicroGrinder Poker School and the best-selling author of Essential Poker Math for No Limit Holdem; moreover, he is the creator of numerous online poker courses. Alton has been playing poker for over a decade both live and online. He helped pay his way through college playing live low stakes games in the early 2000s. Today, Alton enjoys playing the micro stakes for enjoyment and a teaching instrument, where he has racked up over $1,000 in earnings playing mainly 5nl & 10nl.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: all levels

Requirements

  • PC or Mac
  • Internet access required

Course Outline

  • Course Introduction & Overview
    • Course Introduction - 2:43
  • Strategies for Beating 30NL
    • Using Population Reads - 11:15
    • Database Review Example - 14:44
    • Forum Review Example - 11:26
    • Game Selection - 16:37
    • Note Taking - 12:56
    • Spoting Tells on Regulars - 14:21
    • Using Equity to Promote Aggression - 15:21
  • Live Play Videos
    • 30nl Live Play Session - Part 1 - 33:03
    • 30nl Live Play Session - Part 2 - 31:39
    • Poker Stars 10Nl Zoom Live Play Session - 34:17
  • Course Conclusion
    • Course Conclusion - 3:03

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The Complete Micro Stakes Online Poker Mastery Guide

Master No Limit Hold'em Online Poker & Start Winning Money

By Alton Hardin | in Online Courses

Mastering the No Limit Hold'em online poker micro stakes requires a bit of luck, and an ironclad strategy to win. This course will teach you the fundamentals of poker strategy and tactics while endowing you with the tools needed to turn small change into hundreds of dollars. From complete beginners to experts trying to iron out their game, you'll be tearing up the micro stakes in no time after this course.

  • Access 87 lectures & 11 hours of content
  • Understand essential poker HUD stats & player types so you can attack opponents' weaknesses
  • Master pre-flop strategies to learn what cards you should & can play profitably
  • Learn essential poker math
  • Navigate turns & rivers more effectively
  • Discover the secrets of bluffing & semi-bluffing

Instructor

Alton Hardin is an educator, poker coach, self-published & best-selling author, and full-time IT and Business professional. Alton is the founder of MicroGrinder Poker School and the best-selling author of Essential Poker Math for No Limit Holdem; moreover, he is the creator of numerous online poker courses. Alton has been playing poker for over a decade both live and online. He helped pay his way through college playing live low stakes games in the early 2000s. Today, Alton enjoys playing the micro stakes for enjoyment and a teaching instrument, where he has racked up over $1,000 in earnings playing mainly 5nl & 10nl.

Important Details

  • Length of time users can access this course: lifetime
  • Access options: web & mobile streaming
  • Certification of completion included
  • Redemption deadline: redeem your code within 30 days of purchase
  • Updates included
  • Experience level required: all levels

Requirements

  • PC or Mac
  • Internet access required

Course Outline

  • Section 1: Course Introduction
    • Course Introduction - 7:07
    • Why the Micro Stakes Are So Profitable! - 10:58
  • Section 2: Fundamental Poker Concepts
    • Section Introduction - 2:17
    • Understanding and Embracing Variance - 13:45
    • Managing Tilt - 9:29
    • Bankroll Management - 10:40
    • Muli-Tabling Strategy - 9:03
    • Becoming a Student of The Game - 9:23
    • The Power of Position - 19:37
    • The Three Advantages - 8:31
  • Section 3: HUD Stats & Player Types
    • Section Introduction - 1:20
    • Introduction to Basic HUD Stats - 13:16
    • HUD Stats Live Demonstration - 9:32
    • Introduction to Player Types - 10:54
    • Categorizing Good Players - 14:26
    • Categorizing Bad Players - 11:09
  • Section 4: Essential Topics
    • Section Introduction - 2:32
    • Introduction to Hand Ranges - 8:20
    • Introduction to Reasons to Bet - 8:58
    • Having a Plan - 3:47
    • Introduction to Dominated Hands - 3:34
    • Introduction to The Gap Theory - 2:16
    • The Baluga Theorem - 2:46
    • Introduction to Hand Reading Hand Ranges - 2:47
    • Effective Stack Sizes and Stack-to-Pot Ratios (SPRs) - 9:00
    • Bet Sizing Terminology Basics - 3:43
  • Section 5: Pre-Flop Strategy
    • Section Introduction - 4:12
    • Pre-Flop Raise Bet Sizing - 9:36
    • Starting Hand Strength - 6:39
    • 6-Max Pre-Flop Opening Ranges - 5:38
    • Equilab Software In-Class Lab: Visualizing Opening Hand Ranges - 5:54
    • Pre-Flop Opening Range Adjustments for Full Ring - 4:25
    • Pre-Flop Calling Ranges - 17:00
    • Introduction to Set Mining - 10:47
    • Limped in Multi-Way Pots - 8:43
    • Pre-Flop Opening & Calling Ranges Live Play Analysis - 19:35
    • Pre-Flop Opening & Calling Ranges Hand History Review Analysis - 16:34
    • Introduction to Balancing Ranges - 3:05
    • Game Theory Optimum (GTO) versus Explotive Poker Play - 3:05
    • Initiative and Aggression - 3:01
    • 3-Betting and 4-Betting at the Micros - 9:28
    • Defending Against 3-Bets - 4:45
    • Isolation Raising - 6:01
    • The Squeeze Play - 6:17
    • Stealing the Blinds - 6:29
    • Defending Against Blind Steals - 4:10
    • Pre-Flop Live Play - Part 1 - 15:58
    • Pre-Flop Live Play - Part 2 - 16:06
  • Section 6: Important Mathematical Concepts
    • Pot Odds and Implied Odds - 11:03
    • Rule of 2 and 4 - 5:26
    • Can We Call? - 11:02
  • Section 7: Post-Flop Basics
    • Understanding Board Texture - 7:41
    • Hand Ranges and Hand Reading - 10:02
    • Playing Limped Pots Post-Flop - 2:35
  • Section 8: Flop Play and Continuation Bets
    • Continuation Betting (C-Betting) - 14:00
    • The Delayed Continuation Bet - 3:38
    • Facing a Continuation Bet - 12:24
    • Floating - 2:52
    • Facing a Raise - 8:36
    • The Donk Bet - 4:51
  • Section 9: Bluffs and Semi-Bluffs
    • Bluffing at the Micro Stakes - 13:18
  • Section 10: Playing Turns and Rivers
    • Blank Cards versus Scare Cards - 7:05
    • Bluff Catching with Hero Calls - 6:47
    • To Continue or Fold? - 7:29
    • The Baluga Theorem Revisited - 3:02
    • Thin Value - 6:15
  • Section 11: Post-Flop Strategy Live Play Session
    • Section Introduction
    • Live Session - Part 1 - 14:40
    • Live Session - Part 2 - 15:20
    • Live Session - Part 3 - 17:42
  • Section 12: Hand History Reviews
    • Section Introduction
    • 4-Bet Folding QQ Pre-Flop to 5-Bet Shove - 5:56
    • Baluga Theorem Example - 3:47
    • Being Disciplined to Lay Down a Moster - 6:50
    • C-Bet Bluff with Inititiave in Heads Up Pot Against Weak Opponent - 3:51
    • Checking for Pot Control with Turn Delay C-Bet & River Thin Value - 5:45
    • Don't Be Afraid of Wet Board Textures When You Flop A Strong Hand - 5:16
    • Expect Coolers to Happen - 5:49
    • Exploitative River Jam - 7:03
    • Extracting Value with the Best Hand - 7:07
    • Going for 3 Streets of Value and Sizing to Get Opponent All-in - 8:33
    • Making Big Folds - Not Overplaying Big Pocket Pairs - 4:32
    • Power of Position - Turning 44 into Bluff On The Turn - 7:19
    • Raising the Limper - 5:07
    • The Double Barrel Bluff - 4:56
    • You Can't Win Them All - 7:53
  • Section 13: Course Conclusion
    • Congratulations...What's Next? - 5:40

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