From beginner to experience poker players, the Full Tilt Poker Academy is another great (and free) educational, yet entertaining resource for you to learn to play poker, fix the leaks in your game and develop additional styles and strategies.
Full Tilt Poker has the biggest names in poker! These same professional poker players are essentially your “teachers” at the Academy. Educational content is delivered through the following methods: Lessons, Sit-n-Learns, Challenges, Sessions and Podcasts.
“Lessons” are online videos presented by one of the Pros discussing many different topics, which are organized by “Level” of difficulty. This is the core of the educational content you get out of the FTP Academy. You are sure to find many topics of interest regarding the games of poker, and the online videos are of high-quality and produced very nicely.
Many of the poker lessons have interactive “Sit-n-Learns”, which are essentially quizzes that review the lesson you just took. These are aimed to help you review and better learn poker concepts in the associated Lesson. You also earn a “grade” on the quiz, based on not only choosing the correct answer, but how fast you answer them. High scores may qualify you to play in restricted Freeroll Tournaments available only on Full Tilt Poker.
“Challenges” are aimed to make you apply certain skills you learned in the associated Lessons. They give you objectives to accomplish on actual real money tables, and as you accomplish those objectives, you get credit for them in your “My Academy” account. As you earn more Academy Credits, you move up in “Membership Levels” within the Academy, giving you access to higher level Lessons. You can also spend these credits at the FTPA Store for a variety of poker related products and big prizes.
Finally, the “Sessions” and “Podcasts” channels allow the FTP Pros to share actual game experiences and real hands, commenting on their thoughts as the hands play out. These areas of the Academy is another nice way for you to learn how to “think and play like a pro”.
In order to access the Full Tilt Poker Academy (FTPA), you need to have a Player ID with Full Tilt, which means you would need to download and install the Full Tilt Poker software application. But if you are reading this because you’re interested in learning and improving your poker game, chances are you already have a Full Tilt Poker account or you would want one anyways. And it’s free! So get poker education on, have fun and good luck on the felt!
Submitted by J. Vito, a happy husband, proud dad, small business owner and total poker junkie.