Automatic Poker Academy

Instantly Play Winning NLH Cash Game Poker

Charts and On-Demand Lessons Show You Exactly What to Do

"An innovative short to mid-stacking strategy that is chart-based and repeatable. "

Playing 100 Big Blinds Is Frustratingly Complex

Do any of these sound familiar?

Automatic Poker = Solutions

Real World Results

Here is a sample of results of actual students using the basic strategy:

Continuing on to small stakes, this is how the same students did with the intermediate strategy:

No other training site can say that their methods are turn-key and proven repeatable.

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Get basic access for $99 for the first year and $69 each year thereafter.

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A blueprint to instantly fix common leaks.

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No-fluff lessons show how to implement the strategy.

"After 3 years of trying many different training sites, and with none working, I tried your strategy. After a few thousand hands, I can confirm it works. My win rate is positive and I will never change now. Automatic Poker Forever!"

Andrea A

Academy Member

“I have been using your short stack strategies on Ignition’s Zone format. Being proficient in short stack cash play has not only improved my cash game (including being deeper stacked), but also has drastically improved my tournament game. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and approach. Poker is all about finding hidden value and you sir are a gem.“

Terrell H.

Academy Member

“You expertly guided me with some advice that has helped me do well at 100NL and beyond. Anyone can apply the Automatic Poker charts and principles after just a little study time… you get a complete framework for approaching poker... I remain so indebted to you for your great strategies and how you have freely shared them.“

Sebastian R.

Academy Member

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"We've spent thousands of hours solving online cash games so you don't have to."

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Concise Charts

The simplest way to learn and play poker. Easy to understand charts will navigate 90% of decisions.

Detailed Lessons

Over 100 lessons and numerous live play example sessions give you all the information needed to quickly master the strategy.

Forum Support

Private community access to expedite the learning process. Post hand histories and ask questions.

Career Advice

Learn important skills such as managing your bankroll, table selection, and managing tilt.

Frequently asked questions

There are two options for being a part of the Automatic Poker Academy. A Basic membership is $99 to join (cancel anytime) and $69 per year. An Elite membership costs $249 for your first entire year and $199 each year thereafter.

The great thing is that if you decide to upgrade at any point, what you have already paid will be pro-rated and applied to the Elite membership. Basically, the sooner you upgrade, the more will be applied towards it. So, there is no penalty for joining as a Basic member to get started!

This isn’t the type of course where we ditch you after purchase.  I charge per year because the academy gets new and updated content on a consistent basis. At the time of writing, We are expanding further into the theoretical realm by studying databases, solvers, and any software we can get my hands on. We want to stay on the cutting edge of what it takes to win in the modern game!

Also, both Jim and Mike stay active in the community. Us and other Automatic Poker veterans are there to help at all hours. Checking our phones for new forum posts has become a bit of an obsession!

Automatic Poker was published back in 2012. I have spent thousands of hours improving the strategies since then. While the book is still relevant as a guide to poker fundamentals, if you want to maximize your win-rate in the modern games, you will want to use the updated strategies.

I realize that in today’s world we are inundated with advertising and people trying to scam us out of our hard-earned money. Hopefully, my credibility gained from my book (Automatic Poker) and having a successful YouTube channel for 9 years will help show you this is the real deal. I hold nothing back and basically show people exactly what to do in my courses. This is a completely repeatable winning system fully demonstrated in public on my channel.

This is one of the oldest myths still floating around out there. Pots seldom get above 50 big blinds and when they do, it’s usually a cooler. Automatic Poker teaches you how to operate successfully in the small to mid-size pots that matter the most.

Yes! In fact, it tends to work better if your opponents can’t track you over the long term. Most players tend to view short stackers as bad players. Having that type of image is very advantageous.

Yes, once you graduate to the intermediate strategy the charts are built around making adjustments based on your opponents’ tendencies. I provide you with an advanced and easy to use HUD that works perfectly in tandem with the charts by only showing actionable information without any clutter or worthless stats.

Everyone should start with the basic course, no matter how advanced. The revised and improved basic course has a lot of content that was once reserved for more advanced learning. Also, the basic strategy has key foundational information that is necessary before the intermediate strategy can be fully implemented.

The entire purpose of the step-by-step teaching method that I use is to build your game up to where it can beat any game you play in. I have several students who now beat mid-stakes, making thousands of dollars a month from the game.

Armed with +EV math-based 3-bet/4-bet shoving ranges, start focusing on what really matters in poker.