Poker Gym is a straightforward poker-training app that caught our eye earlier this year.
We played around with the software (which is entirely in-browser, btw) for a few hours this week and really liked what the Poker Gym team was bringing to the table.
Poker Gym emphasizes fundamentals and gives players a chance to practice their newfound knowledge on a simulated table.
The training program is broken down into six major components: Counting Odds, Break-even Pot Size, Hand Equity Concept, Combos, Preflop Hand Equity Values and Flop Statistics.
Counting Odds and Break-even Pot Size are free while the other four components cost from $.99 to $2.99 a piece. We tried out the two free components as well as the $2.99 Hand Equity Concept in our review.
Each component has a learning session, which explains concepts and a practice session where you put the concepts into use at the poker table by completing a quiz. A Poker Gym, so to speak.
Each practice session is randomly generated so it’s a different set of questions each time, which keeps things fresh.
It’s the interactive nature of Poker Gym that separates it from competing training products.
Poker Gym is one of the best new poker training tools we’ve used lately and only costs $10 for every component.
If you are a newish poker player or just want to brush up on your fundamentals this is a great product and considerably cheaper than subscriptions to the big training sites.
To learn more just head over to www.pokergym.com and complete the first two training modules for free.
- Cheap but effective.
- Reinforces simple but useful formulas for counting odds and estimating equity.
- The interactive nature of Poker Gym makes it more compelling than some training tools.
- There are some rather obvious percentages that a lot of people (including ourselves) calculate wrong. Poker Gym helps with that.
- The major formulas in Poker Gym are surprisingly simple and relatively easy to grasp.
- A timer would add a degree of difficulty and also foster competition between friends.
- Would be great if Poker Gym had a way of explaining what you are doing wrong when you answer a question incorrectly.
- Poker Gym will be overly simple for some players.