Fundamentals of Exploitative Online Poker
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Fundamentals of Exploitative Online Poker

Learn to Exploit Your Opponents Through HUD Stats, Player Tendencies and Table Selection
3.9 (30 ratings)
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Created by Alton Hardin
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 10 hours on-demand video
  • 10 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Easily identify and implement strategies for playing against good and bad players
  • Effectively table and seat selection to find the most profitable poker tables
  • Master essential HUD stats to identify and exploit your opponent's leaks in their game
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Requirements
  • A basic understanding of the structure and play of No Limit Texas Holdem
  • A desire to improve your poker game
Description

ACTUAL STUDENT REVIEW

"Review from New Player: This course was excellent! The mix of both lecture type material along side of visual aids was extremely beneficial to delivering the message. The content flow was good and did a wonderful job building on the next concept from the previous. Most definitely learned a lot and was time well spent!" – Jeremy

Are you looking to take your poker game to the next level? Then this course if for you! This course will help you quickly improve your poker game and win rate by developing rock-solid poker reads at the table that will allow you to out play your opponents and win more pots.

READ YOUR OPPONENTS LIKE A BOOK

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. As you move up in stakes and play against tougher opponents, you need to learn how to quickly develop poker reads at the poker tables. And that is exactly what this course will teach you!

YOU'LL MASTER THE FOLLOWING IN THIS COURSE

  • Everything you need to know about Poker Tracking Software and how to use it to drastically improve your poker game
  • Essential HUD Stats that are key to developing rock-solid reads on your opponents at the poker table
  • How to quickly identify Good and Bad Player Types right when you sit down at the poker table
  • Effective Specific Strategies for playing against Different Types of Poker Players
  • The powerful and highly profitable strategy of Table and Seat Selection
  • And many more concepts, strategies and tactics that will take your poker game to the next level!

LEARN TO EXPLOIT YOUR OPPONENTS AT THE POKER TABLE

The concepts listed above will drastically help improve your poker game in many aspects and allow you to better exploit your opponents' leaks in their games. More importantly, the concepts discussed in this course will help ensure you long term success at the poker tables as you move up in stakes and play against tougher opponents.

CONTENTS AND OVERVIEW

If you are a beginning poker player that wants to maximize your winning or an experienced poker player looking to take your poker game to the next level, then this course is for you!

Through over 35 High Definition (HD) video lectures, several follow-along exercises and live demonstrations, including 4 quizzes and 4 1/2 hours of learning material, you'll learn everything you need to know to take your poker game to the next level.

WHAT YOU WILL GET OUT OF THIS COURSE

Once you complete this course, you will be a fierce adversary and feared opponent at the poker table and have the ability to read your opponents like an open book. You will be able to quickly identify both good and bad poker players, including NITs, TAGs, LAGS, Loose Passives, Calling Stations, and Bad Aggressive Maniacs. More importantly, you'll know how to profitably play against each type of opponent by identifying their strengths and exploiting their weaknesses. You'll also be able to easily identify the most profitable poker games running on your poker network of choice. And this will all lead to you being a more successful poker player, a happier poker player, and most importantly a more profitable poker player!

ANOTHER AMAZING STUDENT REVIEW

Great course!!!! Great course on teaching the basics of HUD stats, player types, and table and seat selection. It definitely has helped improved my poker game. Thanks!!!!" – Melissa

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Who is the target audience?
  • This course is designed for poker players looking to better understand poker tracking software, HUD stats, poker player types, and table and seat selection.
  • This course is probably not for you if you are a seasoned online poker player that already effectively uses a HUD in your game, can easily spot and play against good and bad players, and table and seat selects well.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 74 Lectures Collapse All 74 Lectures 09:50:09
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Course Introduction
9 Lectures 22:17

This lecture provides an introduction to the course with your instructor introducing himself and his poker background to you.

Preview 01:50

This lecture discusses our course goals, prerequisites and course outline. By the end of this lecture you will have a strong understanding of what the course goals and prerequisites are as well as an introductory understanding of each course lecture topic.

Preview 04:34

What is Exploitative Poker?
04:03

How to Get the Most out of This Course
01:10

Strategies for Poker Learning Success
07:22

If you find this course valuable, I would very much appreciate your leaving a review.

Can I ask you a favor?
01:26

This short lecture demonstrations how to download course PowerPoint presentations in PDF format on the Udemy learning platform.

How to Download Course PowerPoint Presentations
01:41

Instructor 2015 Micro Stakes Poker Earnings Update - July 21, 2015
00:04

Visit the Course Discussions and introduce yourself. Tell us about your poker background and experience as well as what you are looking to get out of this course.
Discussion Forum Exercise
00:07
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Student Leak Finder Reviews
4 Lectures 27:05
How to Get a Free Leak Finder Review
01:00

Instructions for Getting a Leak Finder Review
00:44

How to Record a Video for Your Leak Finder Video
05:29

Leak finder review for student Paul Eiser playing 6NL and 10NL on 888 Poker.

Leak Finder Review – ‘mayola888’ 6NL & 10NL on 888 Poker
19:52
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Poker Tracking Software
8 Lectures 01:10:27

This lecture provides an introduction to poker tracking software:

  • What it is
  • Why it is important
  • What it can do
  • If you need it
  • Your options
Introduction to Poker Tracking Software
11:09

Poker Tracking Software Download Links
00:14

This lecture provides an overview of poker heads up displays (HUDs). The lecture discusses:

  • HUD Features
  • How to use a HUD in online poker play
  • Basic Pre-Flop HUD Stats
  • Basic Post-Flop HUD Stats
Preview 18:59

This lecture discusses the important concept of HUD stat convergence and how sample size plays a major role in HUD stat reliability.

HUD Stats Convergence
11:17

Secondary Optional HUD Stats
15:37

Poker Tracker 4 HUD Stats Demonstration
10:03

This lecture provides a section summary discussing key takeaway concepts regarding poker tracking software and HUDs.

Section Summary
02:57

This short quiz tests your knowledge of the concepts covered in this section.

Section Quiz
5 questions

Visit the Course Discussions area and please answer the following questions. Do you use a HUD? If you do, how much has it helped your poker game? If not, do you plan on using a HUD after learning about poker tracking software?
Discussion Forum Exercise
00:10
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Poker Tracking Software Demonstrations
5 Lectures 51:13

This lecture is a live demonstration of the Pokeit software.

Preview 10:59

This lecture is a live demonstration of the FreePokerDB software.

Free Poker Database Demo
12:07

This lecture is a live demonstration of the Holdem Indicator software.

Holdem Indicator Demo
10:12

This lecture is a live demonstration of the Poker Tracker 4 software.

Poker Tracker Demo
15:15

This lecture provides a section summary discussing key takeaway concepts regarding the poker tracking software live demonstrations.

Section Summary
02:40
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Important Concepts
7 Lectures 37:59

This lecture introduces this section and provides a brief overview of the concepts we will be covering:

  • Power of Position
  • Hand Ranges
  • Positional Awareness
  • The Three Advantages
Section Introduction
02:02

This lecture discusses the concept of power of position and why it is an important concept to understand and implement when playing poker.

Power of Position
16:49

This lecture introduces the concept of hand ranges and uses software to help students visualize and understand hand ranges and how they relate to HUD stats.

Preview 09:05

This lecture builds on our Power of Position lecture by introducing the concept of positional awareness and how to use it at the poker table.

Positional Awareness
02:52

This lecture discusses three important advantages good poker players should understand and use at the poker table:

  • Card Advantage
  • Skill Advantage
  • Positonal Advantage
The Three Advantages
04:45

This lecture sums up our section on important concepts and provides key takeaway concepts from this section.

Section Summary
02:19

This short quiz tests your knowledge of the concepts covered in this section.

Section Quiz
4 questions

Visit the Course Discussions and tell us what your biggest take away from this section was and how you plan to implement your new found knowledge into your poker game.

Discussion Forum Exercise
00:07
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Player Types
9 Lectures 01:27:28

This lecture introduces the concept of basic player types and what we will be discussing in this section of the course.

Introduction to Basic Player Types
03:52

This lecture discusses and teaches you how to categorize and identify poker players into three specific good player categories based upon their player tendencies and HUD stats:

  • NITs
  • TAGs
  • LAGs
Preview 10:26

This lecture provides basic strategies for playing against good player types, specifically NITs, TAGs, and LAGs.

Playing Against Good Players
12:35

This lecture discusses and teaches you how to categorize and identify poker players into three specific bad player categories based upon their player tendencies and HUD stats:

  • Loose Passive
  • Calling Stations
  • Bad Aggressive Maniacs
Categorizing Bad Players
13:59

This lecture provides basic strategies for playing against bad player types, specifically loose passive, calling station, and bad aggressive opponents.

Playing Against Bad Players
11:55

This lecture is a follow along exercise on identifying player types at the table. It is recommended you download and follow along with the provided downloadable lecture presentation for this course exercise.

Identifying Player Types Exercise - Part 1
13:13

This lecture is part 2 of our follow along exercise on identifying player types at the table. It is recommended you download and follow along with the provided downloadable lecture presentation for this course exercise.

Identifying Player Types Exercise - Part 2
19:24

This lecture sums up our section on basic player types and provides key takeaway concepts from this section.

Section Summary
01:59

This short quiz tests your knowledge of the concepts covered in this section.

Section Quiz
5 questions

Visit the Course Discussions and tell discuss us why you think knowing different player types is important to playing good poker.

Discussion Forum Exercise
00:05
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Exploiting Bad Players' Tendencies
7 Lectures 01:27:12
Section Introduction
03:24

Exploiting Playing Too Passively and Limping Pre-Flop
10:57

Exploiting Calling Too Much Pre-Flop
17:38

Exploiting Playing Fit-or-Fold
07:34

Exploiting Over-Valuing Top Pair
08:33

Exploiting Playing Too Aggressively & C-Bet Bluffing Too Often
20:01

Exploiting Stealing the Blinds Too Often
19:05
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Exploitative Lines at the Micro Stakes
6 Lectures 42:38
Section Introduction
00:54

Exploitative Open-Raising
10:54

Exploitative Cold-Calling
08:06

Exploitative 3-Betting
10:31

Exploitative Isolation Raising
07:24

Exploitative Continuation Betting
04:49
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Table and Seat Selection
7 Lectures 37:22

This lecture provides an introduction to table and seat selection.

Section Introduction
01:48

This lecture discusses the concept of intial player reads based upon non-HUD stats:

  • Stack Sizes
  • Bet Sizing
  • Timing Tells
  • Number of Tables in Play
Preview 05:37

This lecture is a live demonstration of identifying player types at live online tables based upon the initial player reads concepts discussed in the previous lecture.

Initial Player Reads Exercise
08:47

This lecture provides detailed discussion on utilizing the concept of table and seat selection to identify the most profitable tables to play at in online poker.

Table and Seat Selection
07:21

This lecture is a follow along exercise on implementing table and seat selection to identify good tables and seats to sit at in online poker.

Table and Seat Selection Exercise
10:25

This lecture sums up our section on table and seat selection and provides key takeaway concepts from this section

Section Summary
03:12

This short quiz tests your knowledge of the concepts covered in this section.

Section Quiz
6 questions

Please visit the Course Discussions area and answer the following questions. Before watching this section, did you utilize table and seat selection in your poker game? If so, how beneficial has it been for you? if not, do you plan on implementing into your poker game in the future?

Discussion Forum Exercise
00:12
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Hand History Reviews
3 Lectures 19:27
Folding Pocket Aces: Respecting Aggression From Loose Passive Fish
14:25

Student Exercise: Your Thoughts - Folding AA Against Loose Passive Fish?
00:15

Opponent Hand Reveal: Folding Pocket Aces
04:47
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About the Instructor
Alton Hardin
4.4 Average rating
647 Reviews
9,262 Students
10 Courses
Educator. Author. Poker Coach. IT & Business Professional.

Wisdom Begins with Wonder - Socrates

Alton is an educator, poker coach, self-published & best-selling author, and full-time IT and Business professional. He is also the founder of MicroGrinder, a free online website dedicated to micro stakes poker players, where he provides a wide array of free poker resources and poker training, included poker strategy articles and poker training video series.

Outside of poker, Alton is a full-time business and IT professional, where he works in the field of cyber security. He has earned two graduate degrees, an M.B.A. and M.S. in IT Network Management; moreover, he currently holds multiple IT industry certifications.

Alton also has a fond love for teaching. As an undergraduate he group tutored chemistry students and as a graduate student he taught a GMAT prep course. Upon graduating from his MBA program, he began teaching as an adjunct professional for the School of Business & Public Administration at his local state university in the field of Information Systems and IT Management.

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