, Poker Academy team up to train players and Poker Academy this week announced an agreement to help players improve their poker game at all levels by launching a brand new, free-to-use "Poker Trainer," powered by Poker Academy's poker trainer software. A poker training tool for players, users can play and hone their skills against computer opponents in real-time on a play money trainer table. The software is based on the work of a team of researchers at the University of Alberta.

The Poker Trainer has three levels – beginner, intermediate, and experienced – and allows players to choose how many virtual players they want to compete against.

Other features included are the "Hand Evaluator," which advises you as you play a hand by telling you its value, your chance of winning (percentage), and the pot odds; an "Advisor" function complements the Hand Evaluator and guides you on the best moves for each hand (fold, bet, call, or raise); and "Session Stats" show you how you performed on the trainer (hands, hands played, hands won, and win rate are available).

"We're thrilled to be selected by to help train their players through this brand new Poker Trainer tool," said Kurt Lange, president and chief executive of Poker Academy Software. "Now they can learn the ropes in real-time, improve their game play, and then apply their learnings right away."

"It's like studying a foreign language by living in the country of origin; this approach is truly the best and fastest way to improve your Texas Hold'em game without taking any risk."

"If you're new to poker, the ins and outs of the game can sometimes seem overwhelming," said Warren Lush of "What's more, trying to psyche out your opponents while calculating the odds in a split second is a tall order - even for seasoned pros. That's why a new Poker Trainer was added to's free software package, powered by the most advanced poker training software on the market."

"Using our Poker Trainer, players will soon have the skills and confidence to stay on top of Texas Hold'em, the most popular version of poker played online."

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