Episode Preview: Stealing

Watch this 2-minute preview of a LearnWPT Strategy Episode as Nick Binger explains the concept of Stealing (raising from a late position seat).

Understanding the correct execution and frequency in which you should be stealing is critical to your success in No-Limit Hold’em! 

After viewing the 2-minute preview, click the red JOIN NOW button to purchase your $5 First Month of Membership and receive immediate access to this full Strategy Episode (normally for Monthly and Yearly Members only!).

🎉 As an added bonus after joining, you can download the First-In Hand Range Chart from Late Position discussed in this Episode from the Tools Dashboard to help study these ranges off the felt!


P.S. With a $5 First Month of Membership you’ll also receive the 30-Day Winning Blueprint email series which includes access to the concept Episodes on Position and Number of Opponents discussed in the Stealing Episode!

LearnWPT Poker Hands of the Month!

We’ve been listening to all the feedback from everyone and love hearing how you’re using the “Poker Hands” emails to practice your decision making and improve your game.

We’ll keep sending them, but here’s a collection of your favorite and most discussed Poker Hands of the month.

1. Q♥Q♣ vs a 3-Bet
2. Big Draw vs a C-Bet
3. A♠Q♠ in the Big Blind
4. Under the Gun with A♠T♥

Amateurs play, Pros practice! 

​​Deliberate application of key concepts at the table and constant practice of your decision-making skills is essential for success in No-Limit Hold’em.

That’s why we ask that you read these articles and keep practicing your decision making skills… even if you don’t always agree with our analysis (keep those comments coming)!

-LearnWPT

PS: a Membership with LearnWPT is the easiest and fastest way to start adding more levels of complexity and nuance to your game.

How are these scenarios helping your game?
Post your answers in the comments below.

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Everyone else is improving… are YOU?

What is LearnWPT Live at Aria?

Hint: Watch the above Video for the Answer…

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Take Your Game to the Next Level!

Join us at LearnWPT Live at Aria this May 26th & 27th in Las Vegas, NV for a 2-Day Advanced Tournament Strategy Workshop and receive expert poker instruction from Nick Binger and Eric “Rizen” Lynch. 

Learn the systems the Pros use to thrive in today’s highly competitive poker tournaments from two of the best in the world and take your game from “good” to “great”!

Nick Binger
✓ WSOP Bracelet winner
✓ More than $2.3 Million in winnings

✓ Over 10 years experience teaching with the World Poker Tour

As Lead Instructor for LearnWPT, Nick understands the game of poker evolves and the players who win consistently can only do so because of their commitment to continuously improving their games. 

Nick is not only passionate about being a winning poker player, he has spent years perfecting his poker instruction skills and has taught thousands of players how to win. Over the course of his teach career, Nick developed a comprehensive method for improving the games of others, no matter their skill level or experience.

Eric “Rizen” Lynch

✓ 3 WSOP Final Tables
✓ More than $5 Million in winnings
✓ Author of Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time, Vols. I, II, III

Eric has made over 300 Final Tables in high profile online and WSOP tournaments including placing 3rd in a Pot Limit WSOP Event. Eric excels at both cash and tournament play, having logged thousands of profitable hours.

Eric has had the privilege of helping hundreds of students from all skill levels grow into successful players during the past 10 years teaching alongside Nick Binger for the World Poker Tour. Ask any of his students what separates Eric from other poker instructors and they’ll say it is his ability to make the game more understandable for all players.

LearnWPT Live at Aria’s brand-new, never before taught (at previous Workshops or in LearnWPT.com Strategy Episodes) advanced strategy curriculum is the fastest way to learn what it takes to elevate your game.

If you already know the foundations to tournament strategy and are ready to add more dimensions to your game, these Pros can take you to the next level!

 Have Questions?
 Contact us anytime at (888)600-5593 or [email protected] and we’ll be happy to answer all of your Workshop questions.
 

Join us in Congratulating Tazo and Shirley!

When we created LearnWPT our goal was to help improve the games of poker players who love the game as much as we do.

We’re blown away by all the emails we get from LearnWPT Members! Not only about the success they’ve been having at the poker tables since joining, but also about what poker means to them and how it’s changed their lives.

Unfortunately we don’t have room to post all of them, but here’s some inspiration we got from LearnWPT Members Tazo and Shirley, from Las Vegas, NV:


“My wife, Shirley, and I have more than 150 years combined. I am in my 71st year as a retired entrepreneur and Shirley is in her 81st year as a retired nurse and long-time Vegas resident.

I have dabbled at poker for a number of  years. A few years ago Shirley asked me to teach her. I told her that poker takes a lot of work, and like the piano, not many take it up late in life… she took my casual comment as “fighting words” and immediately responded to the challenge! You need to know, Shirley helped her first husband host small family poker games in their basement more than forty years ago…she did the food and snacks…she never played…only the guys…some notable names…

I had books, some old DVDs,  poker notes from over the years, but nothing coherent and certainly nothing presented in short digestible lessons. That’s when I tried LearnWPT on a weekly then monthly basis and for the last half year, I have subscribed for a year.

The bottom line, playing and learning how to actually have a winning tournament poker “game” at our age has changed our lives dramatically!

We play at lower levels in Vegas, buy-ins in $80 to $250 ranges, but both cash consistently, in 30-35% range, and played 300+ tournaments last year. Since we both have some medical constraints…only occasionally do we attempt deeper stack tournaments. We have done quite well early last year at Binion’s when they had their $10,000 guaranteed for $160 buy-in. In the past few months, while Shirley has been recovering from a knee replacement, I have played deeper stack tournaments a few times a month at The Mirage, Aria, and The Venetian…but again in the $150 to $250 buy-in range.

We find that our elderly ailments and old age pains completely disappear when we are at a poker table focusing on Nick’s fundamental approach to understanding what is going on and how we can exploit situations. Poker definitely keeps our mental game engaged and focused, not only do we love it, but clearly it is extremely healthy!

We thought that since most of your members are younger, you should know that there is a need for two old new revitalized poker players!

Thanks, Tazo and Shirley.”


Congratulations on your poker success, Tazo and Shirley! 👏

As a students of the game, Tazo and Shirley have the LearnWPT mindset that a little bit of studying away from the table, done consistently over time, will put you on the path to success. And more importantly…they are having fun doing it!

LearnWPT can do the same for you and your poker game! 
Try your first month of LearnWPT for only $5, and you could be our next Inspirational Story!

Need more proof that you can teach an old dog new tricks? Check out this story of “The Silver Snipers”, a team of seniors (ranging in age from 62-81) who joined an e-sports tournament playing Counter Strike against much younger opponents. The best part… they did this after just 3 weeks of coaching.
Join LearnWPT Today!

What is LearnWPT Live at Commerce Workshop?

Hint: Watch the above Video for the Answer…

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Ready to Transform your Game?

Attend LearnWPT Live at Commerce February 24th & 25th in Los Angeles, CA for a 2-Day Tournament Strategy Workshop and receive expert poker instruction from Nick Binger and Eric “Rizen” Lynch. 

Learn the systems the Pros use to survive (and thrive) in today’s highly competitive poker tournaments from two of the best in the world!

Nick Binger
✓ WSOP Bracelet winner
✓ More than $2.3 Million in winnings

✓ Over 10 years experience teaching with the World Poker Tour

As Lead Instructor for LearnWPT, Nick understands the game of poker evolves and the players who win consistently can only do so because of their commitment to continuously improving their games. 

Nick is not only passionate about being a winning poker player, he has spent years perfecting his poker instruction skills and has taught thousands of players how to win. Over the course of his teach career, Nick developed a comprehensive method for improving the games of others, no matter their skill level or experience.

Eric “Rizen” Lynch

✓ 3 WSOP Final Tables
✓ More than $5 Million in winnings
✓ Author of Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time, Vols. I, II, III

Eric has made over 300 Final Tables in high profile online and WSOP tournaments including placing 3rd in a Pot Limit WSOP Event. Eric excels at both cash and tournament play, having logged thousands of profitable hours.

Eric has had the privilege of helping hundreds of students from all skill levels grow into successful players during the past 10 years teaching alongside Nick Binger for the World Poker Tour. Ask any of his students what separates Eric from other poker instructors and they’ll say it is his ability to make the game more understandable for all players.

LearnWPT Live at Commerce attendees also get the chance to put the strategies learned during the Workshop to the test in a Freeroll Satellite with a $3500 WPT 2018 Main Event seat as 1st prize!

No matter how long you’ve been playing poker or where you are in your development, these Pros can take you to the next level!

 Have Questions?
 Contact us anytime at (888)600-5593 or [email protected] and we’ll be happy to answer all of your Workshop questions.
 

Your 2018 Poker “Resolution-Starter” Guide!

It’s that time again to turn the page and look ahead to a brand-new year full of exciting possibilities!

How are you planning on making your poker game better in 2018?

If you want to start 2018 on the path to improvement, I recommend following this list of Poker Resolutions:

1. Make sure my Preflop Raises are sized properly to thin the field to just one or two opponents.

2. Begin using Board Texture to guide my postflop decisions.

I can’t stress enough how critical it is to apply these two concepts before you start trying to make any other changes to your poker game. These two ideas are so important that we want all of our Students to have watched them before they even join LearnWPT (which is why we give them to you for free)!

Now, if you’re a more advanced player and you already have those two concepts down, I’d recommend you add these Resolutions:

3. Limit my Preflop Calling to situations where I:
a) have a speculative hand
b) will be entering (not creating) a multiway pot
c) can call for less than 5% of the effective stack

4. Think about and set my Poker Goals by:
a) reflecting on my past goals and results
b) setting process and results oriented goals
c) understanding “why” poker is important to me

If you’ve already made all of these “starter” resolutions part of your game, then a Membership with LearnWPT will be the easiest and fastest way to start adding more levels of complexity and nuance to your game.

If you want to jump-start your Tournament game, then the LearnWPT 2-Day Strategy Workshop in Los Angeles this February is for you! LearnWPT Live Training Workshops are the fastest, most comprehensive, and fun way to radically change the way you play poker.

So what are YOUR Poker Resolutions?

Post your answers in the comments below because it helps to write your resolutions down… and you may help another player realize what they need to be focusing on!

Here’s to making winning decisions in 2018!
-Nick Binger

Exclusive Access! The Mental Game: Setting Goals

[UPDATE: This LearnWPT Strategy Episode is no longer available for free to non-members]

We hope you enjoyed this special access to a full Strategy Episode from LearnWPT!

Strategy Episodes like this are included as part of a Membership to LearnWPT.com. Monthly and Yearly Members of LearnWPT get two new Episodes every week!


Watch This FREE Strategy Episode From LearnWPT!

Have you set your 2018 poker goals?

We want to help get you on the right track and give you a head start on the competition!

Watch this exclusive access to a full Strategy Episode from LearnWPT Mental Game coach Jared Tendler to understand how setting goals are necessary to achieving success and growth in poker. 

Get started on improving your Mental Game right now and learn:

  • How reflection is essential for measuring improvement
  • What the key methods are for setting process and results goals
  • When setting multiple goals is practical for maintaining motivation
  • And most importantly… discovering your Why!

Why Should You Learn About The Mental Game?

We all make mistakes due to lack of focus, loss of motivation, or because we are simply unprepared. Thousands of hours studying hands and playing in pressure situations should make decisions easier over time, but even the best players in the world make mistakes when it matters most. The key to improvement and avoiding these mistakes comes from being a student of The Mental Game.

In Strategy Episode 58, Jared introduces us to the concept of The Mental Game and why players of every skill level should add these strategies to their study routine right now!

Episode 58 is normally for our Monthly and Yearly Members only… but for a limited time (just 1 month!) you can gain full access when you join LearnWPT.com as part of your $5 First Month Membership!

We’ll see you online!
-LearnWPT

Congratulations, Jerry!

The votes have been counted, and we have a winner to the “30 Minutes to Victory!” Challenge: Jerry Z. from Surprise, AZ

Here’s Jerry’s entry, answering the question “If you had only 30 minutes per week to work on your poker game (away from the table), how would you spend that time to get the best results?”:

Specifically I would review poker hands with friends who could critique my play and provide honest feedback on other ways to play that hand. These are poker players whom I can trust in their analysis and be truthful in helping me improve.

Another area away from the table is watching film of tournament play and listening closely to the commentators; they consistently pass along and share strategies which have helped me improve my tournament play.

The LearnWPT hands have provided additional help in planning my strategies in tournaments. It’s been helpful to read the comments at the end of the hand that was reviewed by The LearnWPT pro. I may not always agree with the strategy but that’s the beauty of poker; taking ideas and suggestions and implementing what can work for you.

Another area that can be reviewed is not focusing on “results” but concentrating on “how you played a hand”. Based on the information you got during a hand and planning a strategy is how you learn to improve. Sharing that strategy with fellow poker players that you respect is a key to your improvement.

Knowing ahead of time because you did the work ahead of time (planning , adjusting, making your reads and picking up tells) are just a few things to do away from the table. Most poker players just hope to improve by playing more; that’s not necessarily the best way to raise your level of play.

A person can be an A-B-C poker player which is ok; however to be a winning player I believe you need to capitalize on the weaker players and get them to make mistakes; put the pressure on them with controlled aggression.

In order for me to do that I need to be prepared so I can put my self into position to win. Others may see it as me getting lucky; but they do not realize that “My preparation has put myself into position to get lucky”. I know that through my ready and studying that professional poker players have stated that fact.

Finally, the work I have personally done away from the table is the reason I have had some success in No Limit tournaments. My goal is to improve in my decision making along with putting my opponents on hand ranges and bet sizing tells. Thanks for the opportunity to share my thoughts.

For this winning entry, Jerry will get 2 Months of Membership to LearnWPT!

Thanks to EVERYONE who entered the “30 Minutes to Victory!” Challenge and everyone who voted! LearnWPT is proud to be part of such a great community of poker players who are dedicated to improving their games as well as the games of those around them.

P.S. If you are looking for an easy way to spend 30 minutes (or less) each week working on your poker game away from the table, you should consider giving a LearnWPT Membership a try. Get your first month today for only $5!

What is LearnWPT Live at Bellagio Workshop?

Hint: Watch the above Video for the Answer…

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Ready to Transform your Game?

Attend LearnWPT Live at Bellagio December 9th & 10th in Las Vegas, NV for a 2-Day Cash Game Strategy Workshop and receive expert poker instruction from Nick Binger and Eric “Rizen” Lynch. 

Learn the systems the Pros use to survive (and thrive) in today’s highly competitive cash games from two of the best teachers in the world!

Nick Binger
✓ WSOP Bracelet winner
✓ More than $2.3 Million in winnings

✓ Over 10 years experience teaching with the World Poker Tour

As Lead Instructor for LearnWPT, Nick understands the game of poker evolves and the players who win consistently can only do so because of their commitment to continuously improving their games.

Nick is not only passionate about being a winning poker player, he has spent years perfecting his poker instruction skills and has taught thousands of players how to win. Over the course of his teach career, Nick developed a comprehensive method for improving the games of others, no matter their skill level or experience.

Eric “Rizen” Lynch
✓ 3 WSOP Final Tables
✓ More than $5 Million in winnings 
✓ Author of Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time Vols. I, II, III

Know in cyberspace as “Rizen”, Eric has made over 300 Final Tables in high profile online and WSOP tournaments and excels at the Cash Game tables, having logged thousands of profitable hours both live and online.

Eric has had the privilege of helping hundreds of students from all skill levels grow into successful players during the past 10 years teaching alongside Nick Binger for the WPT. Ask any of his students what separates Eric from other instructors and they’ll say it is his ability to make the game more understandable for all players.

LearnWPT Live at Bellagio attendees also have the opportunity to meet Vince, Tony, and Lynn during the World Poker Tour Final Table Experience!

Go behind the scenes for the filming of the WPT Televised Final Table of the Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic and view the action from the VIP TV Audience Area.

No matter how long you’ve been playing poker or where you are in your development, these Pros can take you to the next level!

P.S. LearnWPT.com Members receive Preferred Pricing on all 2-Day Live Workshops (make sure you are logged in to receive your discount)!
 Have questions about a Workshop? Contact us at [email protected] or (888)600-5593 and we’ll be happy to help!

Vote Here for the “30 Minutes to Victory!” Challenge!

Voting has begun!

See below for the Finalists in the “30 Minutes to Victory!” Challenge.

Thanks to everyone for all their entries and good luck to the Finalists!

Cast your vote for the most helpful answer to the below question (be sure to share your entry with your family and friends!):

If you had only 30 minutes per week to work on your poker game (away from the table), how would you spend that time to get the best results?

Voting begins October 9, 2017 3:00 AM PT and ends October 16, 2017 11:59 PM PT. Voters may vote once per entry per day. See Official Rules for details.

The answer with the most votes will win 2 Full Months of Membership to LearnWPT! The winner will be announced on October 18, 2017.

CAST YOUR VOTE BELOW: