LearnWPT Reviews

LearnWPT-Reviews

This article LearnWPT Reviews is specifically designed to assist you in attaining a greater comprehension of playing poker, in order to benefit as much from the LearnWPT Platform as our members and students did, which will ultimately help you achieve a greater poker strategy and gain all the confidence needed to play and win tournaments.

Introduced in 2016, LearnWPT is the Official Poker Education Platform of the World Poker Tour® (WPT®), that will teach you how to play poker like a pro, take the skills you already have acquired to the next level, and allow you to learn the game of poker based on your personalized skill level, schedule, and budget.

Becoming a professional in any field requires a great deal of diligence and dedication, and poker is no exception. With acclaimed instructors and professional poker players on our team, including Brian Altman, Vanessa Selbst, Tony Dunst, and Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger, LearnWPT members have exclusive access to improve their poker strategies, upgrade their No-Limit Hold’em game, and develop decision-making, regardless of their experience.


🎯Why is LearnWPT the Best Choice For You?

LearnWPT is a platform proven in helping players of all skill levels, both to fix their weaknesses and grow their strengths. With monthly and yearly membership options available at Silver Tier, Gold Tier or Platinum Tiers, you can choose a plan packed with features that are specifically designed to help improve your game.

You can choose to upgrade membership levels at any time, and by upgrading not only will you be able to experience substantially more WPT GTO Trainer scenarios, but you will also have early access to new features and live training events.

Even more, by upgrading to a yearly plan you will be able to save up to a staggering $600 on Digital and Live Workshops.

If these membership features have you anxious to get started learning poker - just wait until you hear the rest.

With the Ask a Pro Feature, you will be able to ask any poker questions and get advice straight from professional players, including the ability to submit your hands for analysis by simply entering your hand info on a poker table.

The Hand Input Tool (HIT) Feature is an essential part of a consistent study plan for poker. Documenting and sharing hands you played to share directly with winning players with HIT allows you to find leaks faster and develop a cycle of constant improvement for your poker game.

The LearnWPT Membership also features a comprehensive on-demand library featuring over 100 hours of video Strategy Episodes, that deliver in-depth strategy concepts and examples in short 10-15 minute segments. Search the interactive database or use the sort/filter feature to target the exact concepts and strategies you want to study.

The WPT GTO Trainer allows you to play Game Theory Optimal (GTO) mathematically solved poker hands against a computer simulation and get immediate feedback on your play in real-time. Train as many hands as you like with over 4 billion solved spots published and counting including cash game, tournament, heads-up, and final table ICM strategies.


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It's Never Too Late to Win Gold!🏆

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Susan Faber, a 71-year-old tax accountant that enjoys playing poker as a hobby, showed up to the 50th WSOP event with the goal of enjoying herself and being competitive. When the dust settled Sue navigated the massive 2000+ player field and collected her first WSOP bracelet, with a $500 buy-in event with a $121,161 first place prize.

Susan chose this event due to it being a Salute to Warriors No-Limit Hold’em event, where an impressive amount of $43,075 was raised for charity. After being introduced to online poker 10 years ago by her son, Sue’s interest in the game peaked and she started looking for classes where she could improve. That’s when Sue found the LearnWPT workshop training events held live in Las Vegas.

Sue’s plan for success includes using LearnWPT membership features to up her game. Specific tasks for improvement include reviewing Strategy Episodes, focusing on adding new strategies to improve, and incorporating Jared Tendler's Mental Game strategies to handle big losses. She now relies on learning and memorizing the opening hand ranges, helping to free up mental energy to focus on her next moves, as well as using board texture to make consistent betting decisions

After dominating the final table, Susan stated that LearnWPT has given her the skills and confidence needed to win the bracelet, and that she would be coming back.


‘The Couple That Plays Together, Stays Together’👫

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Lisa and Scott Roberts, known as Team Roberts, have been married for 37 years and have a true passion for the game of poker. Since beginning their poker journey Scott and Lisa have earned $125,000 in poker tournament winnings.

Scott and Lisa are super-students of LearnWPT, having attended several Live and Digital LearnWPT Workshops, acquiring knowledge and powering them to several huge wins. Team Roberts has amassed a list of impressive results including Scott winning the WSOP Circuit $400 event in Florida for $6,994, and Lisa earning second place in a $250 seniors event for $5,284, as well as taking sixth in a $600 turbo for $2,100. Scott also amassed enough points with several deep finishes to be named the player of the series.

Scott is quick to reveal that he and Lisa didn't realize how much they didn't know about the game until discovered LearnWPT Live Workshops and the interactive LearnWPT.com training platform, where the platform instructors and professional poker players Nick Binger and Andrew Lichtenberger 'opened their eyes up'.

With Nick Binger's advice on building aggression into your game which included playing to raise on the button every time action folded to them regardless of the cards they had, as well as to 4-bet if one of the blinds 3-bet, the couple stepped out of their comfort zone and incorporated a more bold and assertive strategy to their game.

The instructors' guidance definitely paid off. The exact week that Nick Binger provided the eye-opening strategy advice, Lisa made the final table and both she and Scott made $10,000 playing tournaments. Both members of Team Roberts mentioned the specific manner in which LearnWPT has influenced their game. Lisa has embraced a more aggressive approach, and Scott has learned to adjust his game to various scenarios, with both of them learning how to maximize their profits.

Crediting LearnWPT for shaping them into a winning team, Lisa has stated that the platform classes are the best poker money they have ever spent, and they plan to continue their LearnWPT journey.


LearnWPT Student Bryant Seeing the Skills He Has Acquired Pay Off!

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Bryant Morrison, a passionate and life-long poker player, recently won his first WSOP Circuit Ring in the Seniors Event at the Choctaw Durant stop, receiving an impressive $13,948 for a $250 buy-in.

A LearnWPT Platinum Member, Bryant attended two LearnWPT Live Workshops, which, according to him, have helped him understand the game better and attain a greater strategy.

The significance of participating in both workshops with fellow players trying to improve their game, and direct access to have your play observed and get immediate feedback from instructors and professional poker players, is integral in Bryant’s growth as a player. The flexibility of on-demand access and comprehensive selection of content has helped him sharpen his game much better than simply playing poker.

The key feature that drives Bryant’s success is the WPT GTO Trainer. By practicing vs the world’s perfect poker opponent, Bryant developed strategies and patterns needed to minimize his losses and maximize expected value which shaped him into a skilled player capable of identifying those same scenarios at the tables and executing the moves when the pressure is on.

Through small amounts of consistent effort over time studying and practicing LearnWPT game plan, Bryant’s perspective on poker has changed dramatically, thinking of stack size as BBs and always knowing where he is in the tournament.

As for aspiring players improving their No-Limit Hold’em game, Bryant once again recommends using the WPT GTO trainer. The ability to play and practice on your own time and schedule, as opposed to having to travel to a casino is key to developing a steady practice routine and measuring your improvement.


Making History Winning Rings and Casino Championships!

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Manju G. managed to make history by becoming the 1st woman to win a WSOP Circuit ring at Thunder Valley Resort Casino. She credits the LearnWPT workshop she attended at Commerce Casino for providing her both with the needed confidence and a strategic blueprint required to manage different poker tournament sections, allowing her to cash in more times in the last 7 months than all of last year and earning her the title of the Casino Champion and a free $10,000 seat.

Yves F. is a long-time LearnWPT member who made use of his interactive experience at a LearnWPT Live Workshop to run up a big cash game stack at Borgata by utilizing effective preflop strategies that work with a solid postflop game.

Yet another LearnWPT member, Rhode, from Wimauma, FL, began playing poker in 2015, with no strategy or understanding of the game. Motivated by LearnWPT commercials during a televised broadcast of the World Poker Tour, Rhode decided to join LearnWPT. After just a few video lessons and attending a LearnWPT workshop, Rhode was able to win 2 cruise ship tournaments, the second one valued at $3800, as well as a $750 entry into the $100,000 tournament on the new cruise. In 2017, he played 71 tournaments, 11 of which he won, adding 8 more cashes.

Last but not least, LearnWPT members Tazo and Shirley, from Las Vegas, NV, who are retired and jokingly say that they have more than 150 years combined, have taken up playing tournaments and learning poker strategies. Tazo and Shirley are dedicated students and subscribers to LearnWPT and due to their following the LearnWPT curriculum both cash consistently, in 30-35% range, playing 300+ tournaments last year. Having fun while doing it, as well as reviving and strengthening their poker game, Tazo and Shirley are proud to share how the LearnWPT game-plan has changed their lives drastically.


Meet Your LearnWPT Instructors

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As proven world-class professional poker players, with combined tournament winnings of over $30 million and counting, plus decades of coaching and helping others achieve their goals, our LearnWPT Instructors are key in helping you become a skilled poker player.

With a distinctive personality and a loyal following, Tony Dunst’s career accomplishments include a spot on the MIke Sexton WPT Champions Cup, 2x WSOP Bracelet and WSOP Circuit Ring winner, and more than $3.9 Million in live tournament winnings.

Poker legend Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger, whose steady and mindful approach to poker ultimately led to him becoming a household name achieved career highlights by becoming the $100,000 buy-in WPT Alpha 8 Champion, WSOP Bracelet winner, and securing more than $11 Million in live tournaments.

Katie Stone has spent her 15 year career as a professional tournament poker player traveling the globe to compete in online and live poker tournaments while racking up more than $1.2 million dollars in tournament earnings. With a background in the elite world of competitive chess coupled with extensive experience in the development and expansion of online poker in the United States, Katie brings a unique player-first perspective to poker education. Her poker accolades include winning 2x WSOP Circuit Rings, the most recent in 2021.

As the Founder and President of LearnWPT, Nick Binger is the pioneer of interactive poker training features including Ask A Pro, the Hand Input Tool, and the WPT GTO Trainer. Nick's extensive educational background and unique ability to translate complex poker strategy into simple language is the cornerstone of the LearnWPT curriculum. With over $2.4 Million in live tournament earnings including WSOP bracelets in 2011 and 2020, Nick Binger has demonstrated the unique ability to be a prolific poker educator that can back it up with success on the felt.

Michael Gagliano is a perennial force on both the online and live poker felt. Known as “Gags30” in the virtual poker landscape, Michael is a consistent winner and a dedicated poker educator for his students. Previously a kindergarten teacher, Micheal uses his real-world knowledge, being a WSOP Bracelet winner with more than $6 million in tournaments, who has been coaching and helping others achieve their poker goals for a decade, training more than 50 students who have participated in and won multiple championships.

With 3 WSOP Bracelets and almost $12 Million in live tournament winnings to her name, Vanessa Selbst is the most successful female poker player of all time. Vanessa’s relentless and attacking approach to tournament poker has been a catalyst for new theories and approaches to poker strategy throughout her storied career. Her unique insights on exploitative strategy and focus on targeting opponent weakness are a hallmark of modern poker strategy. Not satisfied with simply being a poker player, Vanessa uses her poker platform, experience and knowledge to help significant causes, as well as to teach and coach others.

Jared Tendler is the prolific creator of the Mental Game of Poker, volumes 1 and 2. After transitioning from the world of competitive golf, Jared developed a comprehensive system to discover the root cause of emotions and deliver a method to manage them at the poker table. Jared’s comprehensive strategy for facing poker tilt head-on and injecting logic to guide your decisions has been a key factor in the daily training process for several WPT, WSOP, EPT, PCA, and online poker champions.

Brian Altman is one of the most dominant Champions in World Poker Tour History. One of 3 players in history to hold at least World Poker Tour Titles, Brian is a high-performance expert who is highly skilled at performing under pressure when the stakes are the highest. As a LearnWPT Instructor Brian showcases the unique mindset and creative adaptation necessary to navigate massive tournament fields and develop new strategies in real time to consistently finish in the winners' circle. Brian's incredible poker resume includes 3 WPT Main Tour Titles and over $5.5M dollars in tournament earnings.

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From beginning player to seasoned expert, join today and have fun improving your game!

The Top 10 Online Poker Tells from Tony Dunst

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These Top 10 Online Poker Tells will help you identify opponents' tendencies at the table, learn how to adjust to certain poker player types, become more skilled at reading poker opponents, and exploit population tendencies in your poker game.

This list is created by Tony Dunst, WPT Commentator, LearnWPT Instructor, professional poker player, WPT Champion, 2x WSOP Bracelet, and WSOP Circuit Ring winner. Tony recently did an in-depth hand history review of a tournament where he made a deep run featuring the Top 10 Online Poker Tells.

Check out his most common notes on opponents below:


#1 Poker Tell: Opens Too Wide

This is a note that Tony takes most often, and it refers to catching your opponent's opening with too many hands, which is pretty common in MTTs and poker in general, but especially in poker tournaments since people have a stronger incentive to open wide.

With a solid grasp of what your own opening ranges are supposed to be, you can have a better understanding of what people should be opening. When you are in the early stages of a deep-stacked tournament, Tony suggests 3-Betting wider ranges for value when deep.

Opening too wide from an early position makes defending your range almost impossible!

The benefit of using a fairly linear range (i.e. mostly good hands with strong playability post-flop) allows you to systematically broaden your range and take advantage of a poker player opening too wide.

If you see an opponent opening too wide, which is often accompanied by them calling 3-Bets too wide, the hands in your linear range for that position become automatic 3-Bets.

With a player who opens too wide, you need to take all of the hands that mix calling and shoving and turn them into really profitable shoves.

For example, if the Cutoff opens and you have 25 big blinds in the small blind, Tony suggests to start mixing suited combinations of A9, K9,J9, T8, 98, and KJ offsuit as 3-Bets, and flatting A2 and A3 suited against those who open too wide. This is a very simple and profitable adjustment to make against opponents with the tendency to open wider preflop.


#2 Poker Tell: Straightforward in Big Spots

The second most common note Tony takes on his opponents is particularly true at the low to mid-stakes online, and in live poker. This note means that in general, your opponent is going to be under bluffing, particularly when 3-Betting, 4-Betting, check-raising you on the flop, raising you on the turn, raising over your river bet, or other big spots where they have to put in a large percentage of their stack.

This type of player can also be identified through how they talk about poker and hands at the table and are often observed as hesitant and skeptical with regard to both wasting chips and bluffing their stack away.

These opponents are simply way too straightforward in big spots, which provides you with a cheat code and an opportunity to fold everything unless you've got the goods. The counter adjustment is achieved by opening with a tighter range of hands against a player who is straightforward in big spots and folds all of your marginal opens to their 3-bets.

Tony suggests that in heads-up pots vs these kinds of players you can make an exploitative adjustment.

Against this specific player it is acceptable to flat call with pocket aces and allow them to take the lead postflop as they will likely be betting strong with hands they enter the pot with.


#3 Poker Tell: Flat Calls Too Wide Preflop

Tony sees this frequently with the low to medium midstakes players who tend to flat call with too many of the offsuit Ace and offsuit Broadway combinations.

Sometimes players flat pairs in spots where they are too short stacked to do so, so against this type of opponent you can bet wider against them as a bluff, because they often flat too many hands preflop that don't connect.

Consider this example: you're out of position, your opponent flats, you get a scattered flop and you're supposed to mix between betting and checking.

Against a player who's flatting too much wide preflop, you can start to make money by using a much more frequent small C-bet sizing.

Another strategy against opponents who flat too wide preflop is to barrel down (bet out on the flop, turn, and river) wider against them because it is tougher for them to get to turns and rivers with strong hands when their ranges broaden preflop to include many more random second pair or third pair combinations.

You can put a great deal of pressure on these kinds of players on the later streets because they get there with weaker ranges.


#4 Poker Tell: Passive Postflop with No Showdown Value

This is a tendency you see from players who are passive and don't realize that they are supposed to be bluffing fairly often when they have no showdown value.

This kind of player calls out of the big blind when you open in late position, and will continue vs a c-bet fairly often while holding a capped wide range when something favorable hits your range on the board, such as King-High or Ace-High.

When the river misses your hand and most of the plausible draws and your opponent has not shown aggression, you might start contemplating bluffing them off it.

Against these players, Tony suggests taking more showdowns with high card hands instead of trying to bluff them.

Here is an example to illustrate this concept further: You open a 87 Suited, you see that the flop is bad for your range, the turn and river is a brick, but you don't beat the draws and your opponent checks to you. Since now it's clear that this player is very passive with no showdown hands, they have gotten to this river and checked to you with more hands that don't really have showdown value. In this spot you should turn more of these types of hands into bluffs against the passive player type.

In addition, you should focus on being more passive with any hand that can showdown and win vs a player who takes a passive line postflop with hands that have no showdown value, and at the same time become more aggressive with the hands that you can absolutely never showdown.


#5 Poker Tell: Open Shoves Too Wide

This is a pretty common mistake amongst MTT players and many still have outdated ideas about shoving ranges.

For instance, if someone has 10 big blinds in the middle position, many players would assume any Ace is acceptable to shove all-in with preflop, and that's not actually the case.

With 10 big blinds in Middle Position 2 (MP2) you should mostly be folding A2 through A6, as well as hands including JT, QT and KT. If you spot players open shoving too wide in the 10-15 blind zone, it may fold to you in the Small or Big Blind, and you now have a significant advantage especially if you can identify the types of hands that they open or shove too wide with.

As another example, if you do see a wide opponent shove from an early position with 10 big blinds and it folds you in the big blind with A6, now you have a clear call. Against players who are shoving too tight, who jam 10 big blinds from an early position and you're in the Big Blind with a hand as weak as A6, there are a lot of players you should go ahead and make that fold against.

Having players at your table who open shove too wide is actually beneficial, as you will be able to make more money off of those players as they present you with opportunity to call getting good odds.


#6 Poker Tell: Flat Call or Small Reraise Instead of Shoving

Tony says he takes this note in tournaments 'all day long'.

Most players who make this mistake don't even realize that they are playing face up when they do it, and you will see this happen all the time in tournaments.

Here is a common scenario to help illustrate the concept: The player on the button has 18 to 22 big blinds and a stack that is mostly flatting or jamming, without any hands that 3-bet with a small sizing in their range. You're supposed to jam a lot of the pairs, the suited broadways, both strong offsuit aces and suited low aces including A5 suited, as well as a mix of the A4, A3 and A7 suited combinations.

As observed by Tony, many players jam a lot of these medium-strong hands and3-bet small with only aces and kings, and they never balance that by 3-betting small with a hand like A9 offsuit for instance.

Another common example to illustrate this concept is a scenario where you open raise, and an opponent calls. You get the flop with top pair and continuation bet, they call, you barrel the turn intending to barrel down for value, and instead of calling, your opponent hits you with a min-raise on the turn.

Once you identify a player using these small raises when they should be shoving, it's safe to assume that they will not find the bluffs until proven otherwise and that you should overfold these spots. This opponent is doing you a favor, just turning their hand face up, and you must be observant to this and make some very snug folds as an adjustment.


#7 Poker Tell: Reshoves Too Wide Preflop

While this tell is not quite as common as some of the others Tony has listed, this tendency is definitely something you want to keep an eye on.

Consider a scenario with 20 big blinds deep in the Small Blind facing an open raise vs the Cutoff. In this scenario, you're jamming all the pairs, all of the suited broadways, mostly except KJs and including A9, A8o, K9s, Q9s, K8s, plus some suited connectors such as 98s.

You will definitely catch players who reshove this spot way too wide, jamming, reshoving too many off-suit ace combos anytime they have a broadway combo. While these hands may seem like attractive and profitable reshoves in this spot, these hands actually don't fare really well with low to medium offsuit Aces as reshoves, because they have bad equity against the calling ranges of the opener.

When you spot somebody reshoving with a high frequency using offsuit Aces, all of the pairs that you were borderline become calls, and all of the medium aces become automatic calls.

Widen your calling ranges and be careful with broadway combos like KQ in your range if your opponent is observed reshoving offsuit aces too much, assuming it's not a suited broadway that retains a lot of equity.


#8 Poker Tell: Calls Down Too Wide Postflop

Not everybody who calls down too wide postflop is just a flat-out fishy calling station, however, a lot of players have a tendency to get a bit too sticky to top-pair hands, when their relative hand strength has been negated from the runout on the board.

Against this kind of player, Tony suggests doing more of the value betting yourself and less balancing through checking when you're the out-of-position player.

This recommendation is because there are a lot of situations where we open in the middle position, a player calls us on the button, and we mix betting and checking.

Be cautious in this spot not to bet the hands that may be a mix of combos in this player’s bluffing range, as well as to bet and barrel the hands that are top pair more frequently. In a spot where for example you open AJ and flop top pair, and get flat called on the flop and turn, you just need to bet the river for value.

As this type of player enters with more second-best hands and gets married to those second-best hands postflop, you should look to bet in order to maximize the value of your strong or medium-strong hands, as well as to bluff them a lot less frequently. When facing an opponent who loves to call down, it’s critical to not try and bluff them.


#9 Poker Tell: Bluffs Too Wide Postflop

While this is a far less common tell than most, there is a specific player type that will favor bluffing postflop with a too high frequency.

Against this type of player, we want to mix between betting and checking.

Tony suggests checking many more of our strong hands and sometimes hands with moderate showdown value, often having to take many more hands to showdown vs larger bet sizing on average.

Once you identify somebody who loves bluffing too much postflop, it might be beneficial to let them have the lead as often as possible. With our strongest hands against these opponents, we can start playing more lines where we check/call flops, call turn, and raise the river.

When you're in doubt whether this player is going to do enough betting for you to get max value on a big hand, Tony suggests checking to them frequently, given that you have a hand that's happy to call down.

When you find yourself on a turn or a river and you're facing a tough decision to call and you have a hand with showdown value, these spots start to become automatic calls.

Against frequent bluffers with wide ranges you can set up opponents by just checking to them over and over again, letting them spew right on into you.


#10 Poker Tell: Not ICM Conscious

With the Independent Chip Model or ICM Poker being crucial when it comes to improving your game and forming valuable strategies, this is an approach Tony says he pays a lot of attention to.

For both on bubble situations and at final tables, ICM has a very strong influence on decision making and the way stack sizes can be played. If for example, we're the big chip leader in a tournament field where everyone is very ICM conscious, we get to pummel opponents because they know they're supposed to fold.

However, if you are a big chip leader and everyone around you is not concerned with making money, and it's just players calling off preflop shoving way too wide, then you end up being more constricted and you should tighten it up.

Against players who are not ICM conscious, if you keep playing aggressive opponents will push back on you and you end up being the one who's responsible for those ICM mistakes.

Consequently, it is critical to remember that if you're a big stack and the players around you are not ICM conscious, you won't be able to exploit that situation as much as you'd like.

Simply by sitting back and waiting for other players to get involved, you'll be able to make progress at the final table as players will bust earlier than they should and ultimately help you ladder up the pay scale.

ICM is an area of poker study that most MTT players should focus on more, as these strategies will be one of the best ways to increase your profit against these fields.

Using these winning strategies and Tony Dunst’s Top 10 Online Poker Tells to your best advantage during your next poker tournament, you’ll continue to minimize mistakes and maximize your opportunity to accumulate chips and ultimately win tournaments!

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LearnWPT Announces New Instructor Brian Altman

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“3x WPT Champion, Season XVIII WPT Player of the Year Joins Team LearnWPT”

Las Vegas, NV – (January 14, 2022) – LearnWPT, the Official Poker Education Platform of the World Poker Tour® announced today the signing of Brian Altman as the newest member of Team LearnWPT. One of the most successful players in the 20 year history of the World Poker Tour, Brian will share his unique knowledge and experience with LearnWPT Members through digital and in-person training events.

“We are honored to welcome Brian to Team LearnWPT and are excited for members to benefit from his exceptional strategy and championship mindset,” said Adrian Naggy, LearnWPT COO. “Learning the expert insights behind his incredible consistency and ability to close the deal on the biggest stage will undoubtedly be an asset to players of all skill levels.”

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The Longmeadow Massachusetts native is a dominant force on the felt, having made an incredible seven WPT Main Tour Final Tables and etching his name on the Mike Sexton Champions Cup three times. Brian’s impressive career spans over a decade and includes career tournament earnings of $5.5 million, with $2.8 million dollars in earnings from his performance in WPT Events.

“The opportunity to share my strategic knowledge and experience with the LearnWPT membership is truly exciting,” Altman explained. “I look forward to interacting with the community and creating engaging strategy content to help players improve their game.”

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As an Instructor for LearnWPT’s on-demand poker training membership platform, the Season XVIII WPT Player of the Year will share his strategic approach for the first time through video Strategy Episodes, Member Webinars, and the interactive Ask a Pro feature.

In addition to creating exclusive online membership content Brian will take part in LearnWPT’s popular interactive Live Workshops. He joins an impressive roster of Instructors including Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger, Tony Dunst, Michael Gagliano, and Katie Stone.

As an ambassador for LearnWPT Brian will attend special event experiences and create exclusive content from WPT Main Tour stops. The Season XX WPT Lucky Hearts Poker Open at Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood Florida from January 21-26, 2022 will be Brian’s debut event as part of Team LearnWPT, and is the site of two of his three WPT Main Event victories netting nearly $1.8 million in total prize money.

Learn poker strategy from Brian Altman and the entire LearnWPT Team of Instructors!



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LearnWPT, the Official Poker Education Platform of the World Poker Tour®, proudly presents Play Better Poker with instructor Katie Stone and guests starting at 4:00 PM PST on December 29th. Get ready for unparalleled access to exceptional poker players who will help improve your game in real time!

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Watch this fast-paced online talk show including in-depth interviews with the top poker players in the WPT Universe, and discover how they learn and improve at poker through study tips and unique techniques featuring exclusive LearnWPT training tools and content.

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With 15 years of experience as a professional poker player, LearnWPT Instructor Katie Stone is your personal guide for building a poker study routine and improving your game. You will not only be able to ask specific questions about your game and how to improve but also to get expert insight from some of the greatest in the game on how they consistently improve at poker, all while having fun!

Joining Katie LIVE on the next Play Better Poker show is WPT Alpha 8 Champion, WSOP Bracelet winner, LearnWPT Instructor, and poker legend - Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger.

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We know how difficult it can be to learn poker on your own, so we’re inviting you to study with Team LearnWPT!

Play Better Poker is designed to provide a place for poker players of all skill and experience levels to learn together! We'll teach you easy-to-use strategies to study and improve at Texas Hold’em, while also give you unprecedented access to the mindset and approach to learning used by pro poker players.

But don't worry - LearnWPT is a safe place to start your journey as a poker player, and we know that everyone learns at their own pace. There is no such thing as a stupid question and we believe that as a community we can learn something from players of all experience and skill levels. Anytime you’re unsure of a concept or strategy point, just ask a question in the live chat!

You can also submit questions before each show by emailing [email protected] and get the answer live. For more information and updates for the next show make sure you bookmark learnwpt.com/playbetterpoker and check back often.


Meet Your Host Katie Stone

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Katie Stone, began her gaming career as a child in chess, and later on while in college she pioneered chess camps for kids across the country. She is a professional poker player and a staunch advocate with a focus on growing the game of poker. Katie is also a major proponent of using the decision-making skills and lessons learned in poker as a means to better navigate challenges and improve performance at work and in daily life. Throughout her 15 years long career as a poker professional, Katie has been constantly searching for new methods to master her poker skills and help other players Play Better Poker.

As an Instructor for Team LearnWPT Katie delivers expert strategy and a unique perspective on learning poker to the LearnWPT Membership. Her accolades in poker include being a 2x WSOP Circuit Ring Winner and $1.2 million combined live and online tournament earnings. In addition to her role as a LearnWPT Instructor, Katie is also a Content Producer and Commentator for LearnWPT.

Her front-row seat to the explosion of online poker and the evolution of poker study makes Katie a uniquely qualified resource for cash game and tournament strategies, detailed hand analysis, online vs live strategies, decision making in real-time at the table, adjusting for known opponent tendencies, using your feedback loop for improvement, as well as learning what it takes to succeed as a pro.

Have an Inside Look at Katie’s Quest to Play Better Poker:


Meet Katie’s Guest and Poker Legend - Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger

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Andrew Lichtenberger aka "LuckyChewy" is a highly successful poker player and has been an innovative catalyst for new poker strategies throughout his entire career. Known for his welcoming and empowering attitude, LuckyChewy is a true ambassador for the game of poker and is a shining example of why it is important to never stop learning.

LuckyChewy focuses on a healthy lifestyle centered on mindfulness and meditation. This calm center allows LuckyChewy to execute optimal strategies under tremendous pressure and maintain incredible focus vs the world’s toughest opponents. LuckyChewy is widely recognized by his peers as one of the premier minds in poker strategy and has a rich history in coaching and creating educational poker training content for more than a decade.

The stead and mindful approach to building success quickly resulted in Andrew becoming a household name and to becoming one of the most successful poker players in the world. With marquee wins including the $100,000 buy-in WPT Alpha8 Championship and a WSOP Bracelet plus several other high-profile final tables, LuckyChewy is currently in the Top 100 all-time tournament poker money list with more than $11.5 Million in live tournament earnings. Equally proficient in online poker, LuckyChewy has amassed several million in earnings and is a dominant force on the virtual felt.

Drawing from proven experience in the highest stakes games in the world, LuckyChewy’s approach to learning and growing as a poker player is very analytical and collaborative. As an expert with leading-edge poker tools including Game Theory Optimal solvers, He brings a surgically technical approach to analyzing poker and discovering small edges that are not obvious to the field.

LuckyChewy is a true poker expert, with command of both cash game and tournament strategies, and is an instrumental part of developing new solutions for the WPT GTO Trainer. In addition to an expansive collection of Strategy Episodes produced for the LearnWPT.com membership, LuckyChewy is also a vital part of LearnWPT’s Live & Digital Strategy Workshops.

Watch this Episode for a Preview of Andrew’s Exceptional Poker Strategy Analysis:


Join Katie and LuckyChewy for an enlightening discussion on LuckyChewy’s start in poker, why he loves studying the game, what makes learning fun, and his philosophy on self-improvement.

Tune In to Learn From LuckyChewy How You Can Play Better Poker by:

🡆 Finding a community of peers you trust to exchange ideas with.

🡆 Learning a specific cycle for improvement by studying hand histories.

🡆 Challenging yourself to study your biggest weaknesses and fix them first.

Play Better Poker is the perfect opportunity for you to kick off 2022 with a new perspective on how to study and improve your poker game. Join us for an enlightening conversation with a poker legend and pick up valuable strategies you can use to immediately improve your play.

If 2022 is your year to finally start making some real changes in your poker game, we’re here to help you get started in a fast and fun 30 minute LIVE poker strategy show.


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2021 WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic at Bellagio

Are you ready to go back to where it all began?

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The World Poker Tour® returns to the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas for the $10,400 buy-in Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event from December 15th – 19th. The setting for the first ever World Poker Tour Event back in 2002 (won by Danish superstar and WPT Legend Gus Hansen) once again is set to host this marquee event.

This prestigious tournament brings out the best players in the world and consistently generates massive prize pools with life-changing money awaiting the eventual champion.

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Season XVIII saw highroller specialist Alex Foxen take home a lion's share of the record-shattering $10 Million prize pool by outfoxing an impressive field of 1,035 players. Alex hoisted the Mike Sexton's Champion Cup and took home the $1,694,995 first prize.


LearnWPT Prepares You For The WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic

Think you have what it takes to navigate a tournament field full of Champions and world-class pros to have YOUR name etched on the Mike Sexton Champions Cup?

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LearnWPT is here to take you inside a Championship mindset while playing high buy-in events and show you how Professional Players make decisions with the heat on them!


Get In On The Action...

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The Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas is welcoming players back to their unparalleled resort and storied poker room with a full festival of poker action. The festival includes daily satellites into the Main Event starting on December 8th (follow @BellagioPoker on Twitter for daily satellite updates)!

The crown jewel of this exciting poker festival is the $10,400 buy-in World Poker Tour® Five Diamond World Poker Classic main event starting on December 15th with a re-entry format.

WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage and the Bellagio Poker Room staff collaborated to bring a super deep championship structure for this $10,400 event that offers plenty of chances to outwit and outplay your opponents.

📅 Main Event Schedule:

Day 1: Wednesday, December 15th at 12 p.m. PT (unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 10)
Day 2: Thursday, December 16th at 12 p.m. PT
Day 3: Friday, December 17th at 12 p.m. PT
Day 4: Saturday, December 18th at 12 p.m. PT
Final Table: Sunday, December 19th at 4 p.m. PT

Get ready to battle with the best and compete for your chance to showcase your poker skills during a live TV final table taping at the HyperX Esports Arena that will air nationally on Bally Sports Network and OTT channels across the globe!

You’ll also be playing for what is sure to be one of the largest first place prizes in WPT history, as the entire poker world convenes at Bellagio for the poker event of the season.

Can't make it to Bellagio? Follow the WPT Live Updates Team for all of the action!


WPT Five Diamond Throwback - Tony Gives LuckyChewy The Raw Deal


The WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic has a rich history of incredible poker action and spawned many poker legends.

Check out this throwback segment from a World Poker Tour® episode as LearnWPT Instructor Tony Dunst gives a little "Raw Deal" analysis of fellow LearnWPT Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger against Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari during the final table of the Season XI WPT Five Diamond Main Event.


How Does a Pro Handle The Pressure?

Watch this LearnWPT Strategy Episode as WPT Commentator and LearnWPT Instructor Tony Dunst gives a behind the scenes look at the 2019 WPT Bellagio Five Diamond $10,000 Main Event using actual hands he played from the event to demonstrate how he makes decisions with big money at stake.

Unique Insight When Deepstacked

Playing a super deepstacked structure like the WPT Five Diamond Main Event, especially during the early levels of a poker tournament takes a lot of patience and discipline.

Watch as Tony walks us through his decision-making process and breaks down deepstacked hands from early levels breaks during the 2018 10K WPT Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic Main Event.


WPT Five Diamond Throwback - Vanessa Vs LuckyChewy In a Flip


The final 3 players in the WPT 5 Diamond World Poker Classic are typically pretty tough. In the Season 10 edition of this event that saying definitely held true, with poker icon and LearnWPT Instructor Vanessa Selbst and poker legend LuckyChewy being 2 of the 3 remaining.

In this throwback hand we see the two members of Team LearnWPT clash in a classic coin flip spot with massive ICM implications in play.


Need Some Final Table Tips?

Final Table Strategy can differ dramatically from the early stages of a tournament, especially with huge pay-jumps and the prestige that only comes with winning a World Poker Tour title.

Often players are unprepared for the pressure that comes with playing in front of an audience and how your decision making is affected with potentially life-changing money at stake.

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While it's difficult to recreate the pressure of performing with the eyes of the world on you, you can start practicing now to succeed at the final table when it matters most.

Here are a few tips to help sharpen up your game for showtime!

  • Be aware of stack sizes and pay jumps at all times, even the slightest changes in stack sizes can shift strategy dramatically
  • When short stacks exist, there is extra pressure on the bigger stacks to avoid busting out
  • The chip leaders can use this extra pressure to win many pots while the short stack is in play
  • As a medium stack vs larger stack you should be cautious with any bets and raises and try to take marginal hands to showdown passively
  • Preflop ranges shift quite a bit at final tables due to this effect with big stacks playing much wider ranges and medium stacks much narrower ranges
  • Do not be afraid to ramp up your aggression against players that are playing tight in the hopes of laddering up


Good Luck and Have FUN!

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If you see any of the LearnWPT Team at the Bellagio say Hi 👋

Good luck and good playing,
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Bounty Poker Tournament Basics and Strategy Tips

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Bounty Poker Tournaments are a fun way to add variety to your poker tournament schedule. The real money bounty awarded for knocking out each player creates extra action plus it gives every poker player a chance to win some cash in most cases without needing to finish inside the bubble.

If you are wondering how you should adjust your strategy for playing bounty poker tournaments...

Your friends at LearnWPT, The Official Poker Education Platform of The World Poker Tour, are here with expert tips to help you adjust poker strategy for each of the 3 types of bounty poker tournaments:


Traditional Bounty Poker Tournaments

Take a deep dive into the traditional bounty poker tournament format and learn how professional poker players adjust their play to account for the bounties when making decisions at the table.


Binger’s Bounty Equity Shortcut for Calling All-Ins:

  • Convert the bounty to tournament chips based on percentage of buy-in
    • $1,000 buy-in tournament, $250 of each buy-in is the bounty (bounty is 25% of buy-in)
    • 10,000 in starting chips x 25% = 2500 in tournament chips
    • Therefore 1 bounty = 2500 in tournament chips
  • Add the value of the bounty in terms of chips to the total pot
    • Ex: Pot size 17,500 + 2,500 = 20,000 bounty adjusted pot size
  • Calculate your equity based on the bounty adjusted pot size
  • Your calling range will naturally be wider based on the increased pot size


Progressive Knockout (PKO) Tournaments

Progressive Knockouts, or PKO’s have become very popular in online poker because of the escalating values for each player’s bounty as they eliminate others from the tournament. While this style of tournament is not common in live poker, it’s incredibly popular online and you need to be aware of the strategic adjustments involved.


The buy-in structure for a Progressive Knockout splits the buy-in in half and assigns half to the prize pool and half to the player’s individual bounty. As the tournament progresses you knock players out, half of their bounty is yours to keep, while the other half is added to your bounty.

Remembers these tips when playing in a PKO Tournament:

  • Because bounty values change based on each player's number of knockouts, some players are worth much more than others to knock out
  • Players are incentivized to widen their ranges and go after opponents when they have a high bounty value
  • Start PKO Tournaments on time and avoiding late registration is critical to maximize your chances of winning the most bounties
  • It's often profitable to call with any 2 cards in PKO Tournaments when your opponent's bounty value is high
  • This style of tournament has become extremely popular over the last year because it encourages so much action!

Make sure you download your free PKO Equity Reduction chart ↓ ↓ after you watch the Strategy Episode!

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The PKO Equity Reduction Reference Guide is an easy and quick way to determine your equity in PKO Tournaments


Lottery Style Bounty Poker Tournaments

The most recent innovation in tournament bounty poker that has caused great excitement among poker players is the Lottery Style Bounty Tournament.

In this type of event (more commonly known as a Mystery Bounty or Bounty Confidential) players who make Day 2 and eliminate a player draw an envelope with the bounty amount hidden inside. Bounty amounts range from slightly less than a buy-in, all the way to 50 times the buy-in based on the total number of tournament entries.

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Bounty Confidential Tournament at Thunder Valley Casino Resort

To maximize your chances at grabbing a massive bounty there are specific strategy reminders you should be conscious of during your next Lottery Style bounty event. Check out LearnWPT Instructor and Poker Legend Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger’s key lessons for Lottery Style Bounty Tournaments below:

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3 Lessons from LuckyChewy on Lottery Style Bounty Tournaments:

➧ Lesson #1: Making Day 2 in a Lottery Style Bounty Tournament is very important, but getting there with a big stack is critical to maximizing return on investment. Take thinner edges on Day 1 and focus on spots to accumulate chips before you reach the money so that you can have a better shot at accumulating bounties once you are in the money.

➧ Lesson #2: Bounties usually make up roughly one third of the prize pool. They are of most value when the average bounty amount in dollars is larger than the minimum cash and quite a bit larger than any pay jumps. Keeping track of which larger bounties have been won already is essential to making the highest expected value decisions in these types of events.

➧ Lesson #3: As the average bounty value decreases and you get deeper in the tournament where the prize money and associated pay jumps in the actual prize pool are larger than the average bounty amount, winning a bounty should be much less of an important factor in your decision making. Where previously you might have made a thin call to potentially win a huge bounty, you should instead evaluate this spot in terms of your overall tournament.


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2021 WPTDeepStacks Championship at Thunder Valley

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The exciting conclusion to the 2020-2021 WPTDeepStacks season is this December 4-7 when the luxurious Thunder Valley Casino Resort in Lincoln, CA welcomes the $2,500 WPTDeepStacks Championship.

This event features 30K in starting chips with hour levels plus a massive $1 Million Guaranteed prize pool and is sure to deliver an unparalleled player experience. The friendly and skilled staff at TV Poker Room are no strangers to hosting prestigious events with the World Poker Tour and you can be assured that the WPTDeepStacks Championship will be no exception.

This event not only gives players the chance to score a share of the $1 Million Guaranteed prize pool and experience the first class poker room at Thunder Valley, it also provides the opportunity to be featured LIVE on stream. The final 9 players in the $2500 WPTDeepStacks Championship will play to a winner on Monday December 7th and be featured live on twitch.tv/worldpokertour.

Team LearnWPT is here to help get your game in shape to take down this event with some strategy and tips below!


Get In On The Action...

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The TV Poker Room at Thunder Valley in Lincoln, CA is welcoming players to their amazing resort and tournament venue with a full Championship festival of poker action starting on November 15th where players can satellite into the Main Event for as low as $100!

This action packed series is capped off with Day 1A of the WPTDeepStacks Championship Main Tour Event on December 4th. Re-entry Format - Day 1B on December 4th - Click for more info

📅 Main Event Schedule:

Day 1A: Saturday, December 4, 2021 starting at 12 p.m. PT
Day 1B: Sunday, December 5, 2021 starting at 12 p.m. PT
Day 2: Monday, December 6, 2021 starting at 12 p.m. PT
Final Day: Tuesday, December 7, 2021 starting at 12 p.m. PT (final table will be live streamed with a delay)


Prepare for The WPTDeepStacks Championship at Thunder Valley

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The Team of world-class professionals at LearnWPT are here to help you get ready for the $2,500 WPTDeepStacks Championship with some in-depth strategies for dealing with the pressure of big money and bright lights.

We’ll kick things off with one of the most talked about hands in poker history, featuring Joe McKeehan and Ian Steinman from the $5,000 WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event at TV Poker Room. Check out the amazing hand below then watch the detailed analysis of this play from LearnWPT Instructor Nick Binger.

Ask Yourself... Can You Fold a Set of Kings?

Picture yourself in this scenario: You’ve been grinding for 4 days and are deep in the WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event at TV Poker Room. You’ve reached the live stream final table and have a good chip stack.

You pick up pocket kings in the Cutoff and open raise. The Big Blind calls and bingo, you hit top set.

Time to double up and find a way to get it all-in! Wait, not so fast ...

Watch this Strategy Episode from Instructor Nick Binger as he breaks down this infamous hand between Ian Steinman and Joe McKeehan to show you the strategy Pros use to make these crucial folds.

Tour Term: What is a Hero Fold?

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Hero Fold: verb
he·​ro fold \ˈhir-(ˌ)ō ˈfōld \

1) To fold your hand correctly in a spot where on the surface it appears you are highly likely to have the best hand.

LearnWPT and the World Poker Tour are excited to bring players Tour Terms, where we break down key strategy terms from the pages of WPT Live Updates to give you helpful tips to use in your next WPT tournament. Learn more about Tour Terms 3-Bet, Continuation Bet, and Check-Raise!

Need Help Making a Big Fold?

During any one hand of No-Limit Hold’em poker the advantage can change on the turn of a card. While you might be a huge favorite to start the hand holding pocket aces for example, after the board is dealt and all the bets are in the best starting hand in poker may often be reduced to the worst hand.

Every poker player has experienced the feeling that the momentum has shifted in a hand and that “something is up” when the opponent suddenly bets or raises. The skill that separates winning professionals from the rest of the field is knowing precisely when the advantage has shifted in the hand, and when to save chips for future spots.


Learn to make big folds while not being exploited by your aggressive opponents in this Strategy Episode from LearnWPT. Tune in as Nick Binger answers questions submitted by members with the Ask A Pro Feature and learn about how to play top set, what to do when your opponents don’t respect steal attempts, and the key factors you need to consider when deciding to fold a big hand.


The Other Side of The Coin - Hero Calling

Battling against tough players with the WPTDeepStacks Championship on the line also requires the ability to sniff out bluffs and stop aggressive opponents from stealing pots.

The most successful tournament players are constantly looking for opportunities to win uncontested pots without showdown and trying to run you over with aggression.

Poker legend and LearnWPT instructor Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger is no stranger to high profile final tables with massive prize pools on the line.

Tune in as the $100K Buy-in WPT Alpha 8 Champion shows you his thought process to narrow opponent hand ranges and sort through the noise to make the correct call when it matters most.


Your Practice Partner? - The Best Poker Player in The World

Now that you have some expert strategies from the world’s best poker players in your toolbox, it’s time to train you new skills vs the perfect opponent.

Get ready to make a deep run in the WPTDeepStacks Championship by playing these 5 hands from the WPT GTO Trainer. Practice this spot where you are in the steal position as the chip leader vs a tough Big Blind and prepare for your time to shine LIVE on stream.

Your goal is to get as close to ZERO EV loss with each decision.

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At the WPTDeepStacks final table you minraise from the Cutoff as the chip leader with a 70BB stack & the Big Blind with 50BBs calls

As you play, remember these tips:

  • The Big Blind will likely call with a fairly wide range in this spot given direct pot odds
  • The Big Blind will flat call with some big hands preflop due to ICM pressure, even as strong as pocket Kings
  • You will be c-betting almost 100% when checked to using a smaller sizing
  • The Big Blind will lead the flop with a portion of their range to counter your small c-betting strategy - be prepared to continue vs most leads
  • Be cautious about building big pots with some stronger hands as the Big Blind’s range narrows significantly on later streets when they continue

P.S. After playing the hands get YOUR SCORE and learn the "why" behind the correct plays.


Need Some Final Table Tips?

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Final Table Strategy can differ dramatically from the early stages of a tournament, especially with huge pay-jumps and the prestige that only comes with winning a World Poker Tour title. Often players are unprepared for the pressure that comes with playing in front of an audience and for potentially life-changing money at stake.

When you are facing the pressure of big pay jumps and the studio lights seem just a little too bright, it’s important to stay focused and make objective decisions.

Here are a few tips to help sharpen up your game for showtime!

  • Be aware of stack sizes and pay jumps at all times, even the slightest changes in stack sizes can shift strategy dramatically
  • When short stacks exist, there is extra pressure on the bigger stacks to avoid busting out
  • The chip leaders can use this extra pressure to win many pots while the short stack is in play
  • As a medium stack vs larger stacks be cautious with any bets and raises and try to take marginal hands to showdown passively
  • Preflop ranges shift quite a bit at final tables due to this effect with big stacks playing much wider ranges and medium stacks much narrower ranges
  • Do not be afraid to ramp up your aggression against players that are playing tight in the hopes of laddering up

The WPTDeepStacks Championship will feature a cards up live streamed final table on twitch.tv/worldpokertour,


Good Luck and Have FUN!

We hope you enjoyed these free strategies to prepare for the $2,500 WPTDeepStacks Championship at Thunder Valley Casino this December 4-7, 2021!

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Be sure to let us know if you use these strategies to make a big score and don’t be afraid to share your success on twitter @WPTDeepStacks, @learnwpt and @wpt. and use the hashtag #WPTDEEPSTACKS.

We’ll see you on the stream, live from Thunder Valley Casino at twitch.tv/worldpokertour!

Good luck and good playing,
-LearnWPT

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2021 WPT Seminole Rock 'N' Roll Poker Open

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The World Poker Tour returns to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL this November with the $3,500 WPT Seminole Rock 'N' Roll Poker Open Main Event. Join the massive field of poker players sure to flock to Florida this November as we prepare to crown a new WPT Champion!

The huge $2 Million Guaranteed prize pool is destined to attract a record-shattering number of players and a life-changing first prize (ICU Nurse Brek Schutten claimed $1.2 million and a WPT Title in May).

Think you have what it takes to navigate a tough tournament field and have your name etched on the Mike Sexton Champions Cup?

LearnWPT is here with expert strategy tips and fun ways to train to help get your game in shape. Scroll down for free Strategy Episodes and WPT GTO Trainer solutions to get you ready to crush the competition at the WPT Seminole Rock "N" Roll Poker Open 🏆.


Get In On The Action...

The Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL is welcoming players back to their amazing resort and tournament venue with a full festival of poker action starting on November 17th.

This action packed series is capped off with Day 1A of the WPT Main Tour Event on November 26th. Re-entry Format - Day 1B on November 27th - Click for more information.

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📅 Main Event Schedule:

Day 1A: Friday, November 26, 2021 starting at 11 a.m. ET
Day 1B: Saturday, November 27, 2021 starting at 11 a.m. ET (unlimited re-entry available until the start of Level 9)
Day 2: Sunday, November 28, 2021
starting at 12 p.m. ET
Day 3: Monday, November 29, 2021
starting at 12 p.m. ET
Day 4: Tuesday, November 30, 2021
starting at 12 p.m. ET
Final Table: Wednesday, December 1, 2021
starting at 2 p.m. ET (final table will be live streamed with 30-min delay)

The super deep championship structure for this $3,500 event offers plenty of chances to outwit and outplay your opponents. Get ready to battle with the best and play for your share of the massive $2M Guaranteed prize pool.

In case the championship structure, $2M Guaranteed prize pool, and chance to have your name cemented in history as a WPT Champion isn’t enough, you’ll also get a chance to showcase your poker skills live on the World Poker Tour Twitch stream!

Check out this exciting sneak peak of the action from the live stream of last season's WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Final Table:


How Does a Pro Handle The Spotlight?

Making the correct plays at a final table when there are big pay jumps in play can be very challenging. Should you play super tight and only go in with the best hands, or ramp up the aggression and attempt to run over the table?

Watch this LearnWPT Strategy Episode as Instructor Nick Binger breaks down the action from the 2017 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Finale $10,000 Buy-in Event. Tune in as Nick walks you step by step through the thought process of world-class player Jason Koon as he open raises from the Button with a medium stack vs a tough defend from Terry Schumacher in the Big Blind.

How Would YOU Play This Same Spot?

Think you have what it takes to win the WPT Seminole Hard Rock 'N' Roll Poker Open and outwit a world-class Pro? It’s time to challenge the world’s perfect opponent - The WPT GTO Trainer!

Play these 5 hands to test your skills in the exact same scenario Jason found himself. The goal is to get as close to ZERO EV loss with each decision. Good luck...

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At a Tournament Final Table you min-raise on the Button with a 30BB stack and the Big Blind with 50BBs calls.

Remaining Payouts (% of Prizepool): 1st = 20% | 2nd = 14% | 3rd = 9% | 4th = 6.7% | 5th = 5% | 6th = 4%

P.S. After playing the hands click the LEARN NOW button to learn the "why" behind the correct plays.


Let's Flip The Script ...

In the previous Strategy Episode Nick Binger walked you through the high-level decision making process used by Jason Koon with big money on the line at a WPT Final table vs a tough opponent in the Big Blind. Now, let's flip the script and take a dive deep into the perspective of Terry Schumacher in the Big Blind facing an open-raise from Jason on the Button.


Watch as Nick illustrates the key factors Terry Schumacher considers when defending the Big Blind vs a late position range and how techniques like floating are essential to combat Jason’s balanced multi-street barreling strategy.

Play It From the Big Blind

It’s now time to switch spots and see how you do as the defender vs the perfect opponent! Play these 5 hands to test your skills from the Big Blind vs the Button and see how close you can get to zero EV loss.

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At a Final Table the Button min-raises with a 30BB stack and you call from the Big Blind with 50BBs.

Remaining Payouts (% of Prizepool): 1st = 20% | 2nd = 14% | 3rd = 9% | 4th = 6.7% | 5th = 5% | 6th = 4%

As you train remember:

  • Opponents will be opening with a narrower range, especially from out of position
  • Medium stacks (around 30BB) can be pressured with a wider raising ranges preflop, especially with many short stacks present
  • Your check-calling range should include mostly hands you would want to take to showdown such as strong 1-pair hands
  • If an Opponent bets out again on the turn beware, often this turn barreling range will be very narrow due to pay jump implications
  • Your check-raising range should be polarized and include hands like second pair, big draws, some very strong hands, and complete air
  • If you check the flop and your Opponent checks back, don’t be afraid to attack the turn with larger sizing with made hands and some draws


After playing be sure to click the LEARN NOW button to learn more strategy behind the correct plays.


Need Some Final Table Tips?

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Final Table Strategy can differ dramatically from the early stages of a tournament, especially with huge pay-jumps and the prestige that only comes with winning a World Poker Tour title. Often players are unprepared for the pressure that comes with playing in front of an audience and how your decision making is affected with potentially life-changing money at stake.

While it's difficult to recreate the pressure of performing with the eyes of the world on you, you can start practicing now to succeed at the final table when it matters most.

Here are a few tips to help sharpen up your game for showtime!

  • Be aware of stack sizes and pay jumps at all times, even the slightest changes in stack sizes can shift strategy dramatically
  • When short stacks exist, there is extra pressure on the bigger stacks to avoid busting out
  • The chip leaders can use this extra pressure to win many pots while the short stack is in play
  • As a medium stack vs larger stack you should be cautious with any bets and raises and try to take marginal hands to showdown passively
  • Preflop ranges shift quite a bit at final tables due to this effect with big stacks playing much wider ranges and medium stacks much narrower ranges
  • Do not be afraid to ramp up your aggression against players that are playing tight in the hopes of laddering up

The WPT Seminole Rock 'N' Roll Poker Open will feature a cards up live streamed final table on twitch.tv/worldpokertour,


Good Luck and Have FUN!

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Be sure to let us know how you do and don’t be afraid to share your success on Twitter @learnwpt and @wpt. Who knows, maybe we’ll see you at the final table, live on the stream at twitch.tv/wpt!

Good luck and good playing,
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New LearnWPT Events Page!

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Tony Dunst Predicts The Next Poker Boom...

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Check out Tony Dunst's latest blog post as he talks about the game's increasing popularity and the momentum currently building for online poker in America.

Learn more about Tony and how he can help improve your game by clicking here: Meet LearnWPT Instructor Tony Dunst

P.S. Join Tony on Tour and put what you've learned into play at the table! Click here to view upcoming World Poker Tour events.


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  • All of your poker questions answered with the Ask a Pro Feature
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