| Hi Refactual,
It’s hard to believe it’s almost time! Tomorrow, at 10 AM Eastern time, the Automatic Poker Academy will officially open.
So, What Is the Automatic Poker Academy?
Simply put, the academy is a place to learn how to use a short or mid stack to beat no-limit hold’em cash games. There are three distinct stages of learning in the system:
- Basic Strategy– Learn the fundamentals and “vacuum” strategy.
- Intermediate Strategy– Build upon the basic strategy by using reads to exploit your opponents.
- Advanced Strategy– Learn completely dynamic and situation focused play. Fine tune and master advanced strategies for all aspects of play. Take shots at mid-stakes and then high stakes.
The academy allows players to learn at their own pace while providing help and support along the way via the private forum community.
Tell Me More About Strategy?
The Automatic Poker strategy is a step-by-step blueprint to building a profitable cash game strategy. All of the pre-flop ranges and post-flop lines are chart-based.
However, there is a bit more to it than just blindly following the charts. You have to be able to evaluate the situation and make adjustments accordingly. The courses will walk you through exactly how to implement the strategy bit by bit in order to optimize your play.
What Is the Basic Strategy Course?
The foundational basic course is the entry level strategy for Automatic Poker designed to prepare you for the intermediate strategy. You will learn what ranges and lines to use when you are in a vacuum when you have no reads on your opponents.
Students who complete the basic course will be ready to learn the intermediate strategy.
What Is the Intermediate Strategy Course?
The intermediate strategy builds directly upon the basic strategy by allowing you to make exploitative adjustments to your game based on what your opponents are doing and the table dynamic.
Depending on your chosen poker site, you will learn to use the strategy in one of three customized ways:
- With the finely tuned Automatic Poker Hold’em Manager/Pokertracker HUD.
- With a Hold’em Indicator HUD on sites like Ignition/Bovada.
- On HUD-Free sites like Global.
What’s in the Courses?
Every lesson in every course serves a specific purpose in explaining how to fully implement the strategy. You will learn in a linear fashion, slowly building more advanced concepts on incrementally.
There is no filler content. Everyone single word serves a specific purpose and I refuse to waste your time on anything that won’t contribute to your improvement as a player.
How Are the Courses Structured?
Lessons give detailed instructions on what to do next. Comprehensive videos demonstrate exactly what to do and how.
How Long Will the Courses Take?
The amount of time it takes you to complete the basic course will depend on your level of experience and how much time you have to dedicate to learning.
Also, keep in mind that watching the lessons is just the beginning. It usually takes thousands of hands to fully implement and master the strategy. If I had to just throw a wild guess out there I am guessing the average student will take 2 months to become ready to move on to the intermediate strategy.
The intermediate strategy has a ton more moving parts and things to learn… so expect to spend a lot more time at this stage.
Based on my experience teaching over the years, it usually takes a student about 6 months of consistent study and play to go from novice to advanced. However, for some this could be 4 months and others a year or more. That’s why I am offering lifetime access. You should never feel rushed when learning.
Will There Be Ongoing Content?
Based on feedback, the courses will be updated and improved as time goes on. New content will be added as needed to continue to optimize the learning process.
Where Can I Get the Charts?
Both the basic and intermediate charts are only available to members of the academy. However, the free basic strategy is really close to the one used in the academy.
As you know, using the charts is only part of the strategy. How to use the charts and when to vary from them is really important in order to maximize their effectiveness.
How Much Will It Cost?
Pricing will be announced officially tomorrow but I will say that the initial offering will be for lifetime access.
Who Should Join the Academy?
The Automatic Poker way is beneficial to anyone who:
- Enjoys a more intuitive step-by-step approach to learn
- Prefers a simplified straightforward method of playing
- Finds a proveable mathematically sound strategy appealing
- Likes the idea of having an exact path to follow toward poker mastery
- Wants to be part of a close-knit and helpful poker community
A wide variety of backgrounds have been successful in using Automatic Poker strategies. Beginners benefit from starting out using a fundamentally sound straight while intermediate and advanced players may be interested in getting back to basics and shoring up leaks in their games.
No matter who you are, Automatic Poker welcomes you with open arms.
Talk to you again soon,
P.S. Did I miss something? If you think of any more questions, let me know.