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: 

Introducing the “30 Minutes to Victory” Challenge!

If you’re like most poker players, two things are very likely to be true about you:

  1. You would like to improve your results at the poker table, be it in cash games or tournaments (or both).
  2. You rarely (if ever) put in dedicated time away from the table to improving the way you play.

Notice we said “most”, not “all” poker players. So what about everyone else?

If you’re like most winning professional players and winning students of poker, two things are very likely to be true about you:

  1. You would like to improve your results at the poker table, be it in cash games or tournaments (or both).
  2. You regularly (if only for brief periods of time) put in dedicated time away from the table to improving the way you play.

So what can we learn from this?  All poker players want better results, even the ones who are already winning. But the difference that makes ALL the difference in poker is time spent away from the table to improve your play.

But we’re all busy people, right? In fact, the most common reason poker players give for NOT spending ANY time working on their game is that they just don’t have the time to study! [Note: these players still find the time to play poker, lose, and complain about the results… just not to study the game.]

The key factor that separates most poker players from winning pros or students of the game… small amounts of effort, once or twice a week. With that in mind… LearnWPT would like to challenge you, and all poker players with the following 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?

Can you answer that question?

We hope so… because we’re going to give 2 Full Months of membership to LearnWPT to whoever receives the most votes for their answer!

That’s right… YOU pick the winner!

The winner will receive 2 months of:

  • On-demand access to over 150+ in-depth Strategy Episodes
  • Poker questions answered with Ask a Pro
  • Access to the LearnWPT Archive of Poker Hand scenarios to test decision-making skills
  • Access to Downloadable Tools you can use at and away from the tables
  • Preferred Pricing for Live Cash or Tournament Strategy Workshops

The “30 Minutes to Victory!” Challenge is open to LearnWPT Members and Non-Members!

Here’s how it’s going to work:

  1. Submit your answer to the Contest Question (using the form below) by 11:59PM PT on October 6, 2017. ​(One entry per person. Your entry will show as “Pending” until it has been “Approved”. You will receive an email notification when your entry has been approved. See Official Rules for more details.)
  2. On Monday, October 9th at 3:00AM PT, voting begins! We will send an email to participants announcing that voting has begun. You may vote once per entry per day.
  3. Voting will end on October 16th at 11:59PM PT.
  4. The winner will be officially announced on October 18th.

The prize is non-transferable and has no cash value. Purchase not required. Void where prohibited by law. Click here for the Official Rules.


All entries to the “30 Minutes to Victory!” Challenge are subject to moderation and approval by LearnWPT.

So if you want to make sure your entry gets approved, be sure to read these important DO’S and DON’TS:

DO:

  • Share your best advice for how to study, prepare, or improve your poker game while away from the table!
  • Share tips you have used successfully to improve your own game
  • Share tips you haven’t YET used yourself… but plan to use soon
  • Be specific about how to apply your advice (including any personal experiences that might be relevant)
  • Contact LearnWPT with any questions about this promotion

DON’T:

  • Advertise the use of a specific Product or Service (including LearnWPT). We want study tips and advice, not product promotion.
  • Share specific poker strategy advice (ie, “don’t raise Queen-Ten from Under-The-Gun…”, etc.). This is about how to learn, not how to play.
  • Use offensive language in your submission. Keep it family friendly!
  • Criticize or Disparage other entrants, poker personalities and players, poker products or services. Keep it positive!
  • Plagiarize! All entries must be original.
  • Be afraid to enter and share your thoughts!

Good luck!

CAST YOUR VOTE BELOW:

Exclusive Access: From the Felt – A River Decision

[UPDATE: This LearnWPT Strategy Episode is no longer available for free to non-members. We hope you enjoyed this Sneak Peak!]

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

Episodes like this are included as part of a $5 First Month Membership to LearnWPT! Monthly and Yearly members of LearnWPT get two new Strategy Episodes every week!


Watch This Free LearnWPT Strategy Episode!

Is my hand good here?

This is the most common question people ask themselves at the table… do you have a process in place that helps you determine the likelihood of your hand being “good”? 

Watch this exclusive access to a full Strategy Episode from LearnWPT to help integrate this important decision-making process into your overall game plan.

You’ll learn:

  • To think through your options when your tournament life is on the line
  • A process that helps you determine the likelihood of your hand being “good”
  • How to use combinatorics to analyze your decision-making process

This Episode is included as part of a Membership to LearnWPT and our Monthly and Yearly Members get 2 NEW informative Strategy Episodes every week!

PS – This exclusive access will only be available to non-members of LearnWPT for a limited time so make sure to check it out!

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HOW CAN LEARNWPT HELP YOUR GAME?

When you join LearnWPT for just $5 you’ll get:

  • On-demand access to in-depth Strategy Episodes
  • All of your poker questions answered with Ask a Pro
  • The 30-Day Winning Blueprint email series for success at the tables
  • Sharper decision-making skills with Poker Hand scenarios
  • Downloadable Tools you can use at and away from the tables
  • A strong, dynamic game plan to help you take that major step forward in your poker development

Join for $5 your First Month and starting investing in your game.

Should You Attend the Borgata Tournament Workshop?

We’ve had a few people on the fence about whether or not they should attend LearnWPT Live at Borgata for a 2-Day Tournament Strategy Workshop…


https://learnwpt.com/borgata

…so we made a handy flow chart to help you decide if you should join us.

So, if you used the flow chart and it says you should attend, then be sure to get your tickets RIGHT NOW because...

… seats are SELLING FAST! Don’t miss your chance to be win a $3500 seat into the WPT Borgata Poker Open.

https://learnwpt.com/borgata

Have questions about LearnWPT Live at Borgata?
Just contact us anytime at (800)600-5593 or [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help! 

New LearnWPT Tools Dashboard!

We are excited to announce a brand new feature for our LearnWPT Members, the Member Download Area!

Monthly and Yearly Members of LearnWPT can now view and download any of the charts, manuals, and guides we’ve discussed in Strategy Episodes right from the Tools Dashboard!

You can take a look around and explore for yourself, but here’s a brief summary of how to use the page for your reference.  Please note you must be logged into your Membership to access the page. 

As always, if you experience any difficulty in using or downloading from this page, don’t hesitate to contact us so we can help resolve the issue.

Updated Navigation Bar:

To get to the Member Download area on desktop click TOOLS in the LearnWPT Navigation bar or on a mobile device click Menu and select Tools.

Member Download Area:

Members can now view and download the charts, guides, and manuals featuring key concepts discussed in LearnWPT Strategy Episodes as well as review the Strategy Episode they were first introduced in!

Download:

When you click the Download PDF button, the file will open in a new window. You can then save or print the charts and manuals to review anytime.

Introduced in Episode:

When you click the INTRODUCED IN Episode button, you will be redirected to the Strategy Episodes in which the concept was first introduced and discussed.

PokerCruncher:

You’ve seen Nick use the PokerCruncher hand equity calculator in many Strategy Episode. You can purchase and download this tool to your mobile device by clicking the Mac or iPhone Download buttons or Android Google Play button.

We’ll be adding more learning tools to this page, so make sure to check back!

If you would like to see any tools that Nick discussed in previous Strategy Episodes added to this page, please send in your suggestions to [email protected].

Thanks for being a part of LearnWPT!

What is LearnWPT Live at Borgata Workshop?

Hint: Watch the above Video for the Answer…

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Ready to Transform your Game?

Attend LearnWPT Live at Borgata September 16th & 17th in Atlantic City, NJ for a 2-Day Tournament Strategy Workshop and receive expert poker instruction from Vanessa Selbst and Nick Binger. 

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!

Vanessa Selbst

✓ 3 time WSOP Bracelet winner
✓ More than $11.8 Million in tournament winnings
✓ Highest earning female professional poker player of all time

Vanessa is one of the most accomplished and respected professional poker players in the world today. Vanessa is the the only woman to ever reach the number one ranking in the world on the Global Poker Index.

She is an ambassador for poker as a Team Pokerstars Pro and has coached some of the top poker players in the game today. Her incisive thinking makes her both a formidable opponent at the table and an enormous asset to her students.

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

LearnWPT Live at Borgata attendees also get the chance to put the strategies learned during the Workshop to the test in a Freeroll Satellite with a $3500 WPT Borgata Poker Open 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 about this Workshop?
 Contact us anytime at (888)600-5593 or [email protected] and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.
 
P.S. LearnWPT.com Members receive discounted Preferred Pricing on all Live Workshops! 

Exclusive Access: Continuation Betting

[UPDATE: This LearnWPT Strategy Episode is no longer available for free to non-members. We hope you this Sneak Peak!]

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

Episodes like this are included as part of a $5 First Month Membership to LearnWPT! Monthly and Yearly members of LearnWPT get two new Strategy Episodes every week!

Watch This Free LearnWPT Strategy Episode!

Learn a key factor in building a better game plan and improving your overall profitability!

You’ll learn:

  • What a Continuation Bet is
  • How to size your Continuation Bet
  • When to use Continuation Betting effectively

This Episode is included as part of a $5 First Month Membership to LearnWPT and our Monthly and Yearly Members of LearnWPT get 2 NEW Strategy Episodes every week!

PS – This exclusive access will only be available to non-members of LearnWPT for a limited time so make sure to check it out!

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Use this Handy C-Betting Field Guild for Quick Reference at the Poker Table!

Click Here to Get this Free Manual! 


HOW CAN LEARNWPT HELP YOUR GAME?

LearnWPT teaches you a strong, dynamic game plan and helps you take that major step forward in your poker development!

Join for $5 your First Month and starting investing in your game.

Sneak Peek: Strategy Episode 91 – Protecting Continuation Bets

In this Sneak Peek of  Strategy Episode 91 from LearnWPT.com, Nick Binger discusses how to Protect your Continuation Betting Strategy.

LearnWPT releases 2 NEW Full Strategy Episodes like this one to Monthly and Yearly Members every Tuesday and Thursday.

Want to see an example of how to protect your C-Bets? Check out this LearnWPT Poker Hand Decision scenario to see how you would play it:

A♦J♦ vs a Check-Raise, what do you do here?

With a LearnWPT.com Membership, you can sharpen your decision-making skills with scenarios like this!

We hope you enjoyed this Sneak Peek!

Thanks for watching,
-LearnWPT

 


Ready to Win More Playing Poker?

When you join LearnWPT for just $5 you’ll get:

  • On-demand access to in-depth Strategy Episodes
  • All of your poker questions answered with Ask a Pro
  • The 30-Day Winning Blueprint email series for success at the tables
  • Sharper decision-making skills with Poker Hand scenarios
  • Downloadable Tools you can use at and away from the table

Everyone else is improving their game… are YOU?