[REVIEW] Alex Fitzgerald - How to Think Like a Poker Player
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One of the most elusive qualities for anyone looking to take up poker, or existing players looking to improve their game to a level where profit can be relied upon, is to think like a poker player.
There are many skills to being professional at the game. From knowing when to bluff, fold, call, or raise, to putting yourself in the mindset of someone who habitually plays the game for a living. Thinking like a poker player isn’t easy.
If you have trouble sticking to the discipline of making the correct decisions time and time again, Fitzgerald really puts you through your paces and will make sure that you stay in line.
A Steep Learning Curve
What Alex Fitzgerald sets out to teach his students in his latest poker master program is an ambitious task. From correcting errors to putting the building blocks in place if they aren’t there, ‘Assassinato’ takes on the mission to convert a lack of confidence in certain situations to a solid understanding of why players make moves, and - crucially - how to combat those moves.
There are plenty of helpful tips and hints in the ten chapters of this lengthy and value-for-money class, which are presented in plenty of different, engaging ways:
- Handy charts - easily navigated with pointers throughout
- Timed action triggers - guess what is the optimal play and learn why you were right or wrong
- Checklists of takeaways - so you remember the key points to each stage
Discipline and Repetition
While other training programs focus on the fundamental skills to begin playing the game well or even scale up the levels a little, this class is different. If you have trouble sticking to the discipline of making the correct decisions time and time again, Fitzgerald really puts you through your paces and will make sure that you stay in line.
It’s all about getting past some of the most difficult stages players stumble on as they turn pro, such as opening with a different range of hands that you might be used to, and three-bet bluffing and out-performing others in post-flop play no matter what the board texture is.
Fitzgerald pushes home his points in a calm, considered and well-explained format that doesn’t let you get away with nodding along as you go. There are various stages of participation, where you’ll answer quiz questions throughout to see if you’ve been listening and learning.
Mastering the Basics
While you’ll be answering questions during the course to keep you tuned in and ensuring the lessons really stick, the key progression throughout the course is a change of thinking. If you start the course competent, you’ll still walk away from your laptop understanding a lot more about the game from the perspective of a highly successful player.
How to Think Like A Poker Player isn’t a series of gentle lessons, and for that reason, you might want to take notes between modules.
One of the best ways the course changed our mindset was the in-built belief it instills in you taking positive action at the table. It can be easy to slide into a passive style in poker, even after winning with premium hands. But Fitzgerald’s course trains you to think like a poker player in every situation, pushing you to think hand by hand, rather than orbit by orbit. We’d even go so far as to say that the pointers push you firmly towards thinking about every decision with a lot more serious consideration. After all, a poker player has to if they want to win consistently.
Like Fitzgerald’s previous course reviewed here on PokerNews, Master Tournament Poker in One Class, the system was put in place to beat open-field tournaments.
Where How to Think Like a Poker Player moves the student on is in how to consistently replicate this system within a positive mindset that gets the best out of any individual situation.
How to Think Like A Poker Player isn’t a series of gentle lessons, and for that reason, you might want to take notes between modules, making sure that you know the path you’re on and are sticking to it religiously. The payoff is well worth it, especially for the offer price below and this course will improve your game to a serious standard, enabling you to approach playing the game not just with more confidence, but with genuine relish at taking on any opponent... except perhaps Fitzgerald himself!
Fitzgerald has many poker players that have benefitted from his teachings.
We thoroughly enjoyed Alex Fitzgerald’s latest class. While many training programs focus on one skill and expand on that skill to fit different levels of the game, Fitzgerald offers no such shortcuts. This is a thorough course that should be much higher in price for the lasting impact it can have on your game.
The price of 'How To Think Like A Poker Player' is $299, but for the next fortnight, you can use the exclusive code POKERNEWS to save $200 off the price, making it almost three times the value.
|Class Title:||How To Think Like a Poker Player|
|Coach:||Alex "Assassinato" Fitzgerald|
|Also available:||Poker Master Complete Program ($699)|
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