Celebrate Team LearnWPT's 2024 WSOP Summer Success!

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Thousands of poker players have descended on the Las Vegas Strip for 7 weeks of summer poker action during the 2024 World Series of Poker looking to win a prestigious WSOP Bracelet (and some cash too) including LearnWPT Students and Instructors.

During the 2023 WSOP summer action we got to sweat 10 final tables, see another LearnWPT Student take down their 1st Gold Bracelet, and celebrate the over $1Million in cashes.

So how is Team LearnWPT doing so far in 2024? Hint it's 1, 2, 3, 4 WSOP Gold Bracelets!

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WSOP Week 6 Successes
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WSOP Week 5 Successes
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WSOP Week 4 Successes
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WSOP Week 3 Successes
🎉 WSOP Weeks 1-2 Successes
👏 Success Around Town
📌️️ FREE Tournament Prep Episode & Tips
👀 Our Ones To Look Out For

Check back regularly for new successes to celebrate.


WSOP Week 6 Achievements

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Johan Schultz-Pedersen WSOP: 📸 Alec Rome

LearnWPT Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen took to the online felt last weekend to win his FIRST career WSOP Bracelet!

Johan captured WSOP Bracelet #1 and the $149,745 1st place prize after outlasting the 3,379 entry field in the $400 No-Limit World Series of Poker Colossus Online Event #20. As a testament to Johan’s focus and determination, he won his first bracelet while on an off day before the start of Day 2 of the $10K WSOP Main Event!

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This incredible victory is the highlight of an already epic summer, including 🔥 12 WSOP cashes and a Final Table in the super stacked WPT Alpha8 Trifecta $25K buy-in event at Wynn Las Vegas.

🏆 LearnWPT Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen WON the WSOP Colossus No-Limit Hold'em Tournament!

  • WSOP 2024 Online Event 20: $400 Colossus Event
  • Placed: 🥇 1st out of 3,379
  • Won: $149,745
  • Tournament results

Congratulations Johan on Winning Your 1st WSOP Bracelet 🥂

Instructor Adrian Naggy cashed in the WSOP Ultra Stack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #84: $600 Ultra Stack Event
  • Placed: 614th out of 6,628
  • Won: $1,260
  • Tournament Results

🌡️ Adrian cashed 4 times so far!

LearnWPT Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP Mystery Bounty No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Online Event 19: $1,000 Mystery Bounty Event
  • Placed: 28th out of 1,963
  • Won: $3,927
  • Tournament results

LearnWPT Instructor Tony Dunst cashed in the WSOP Mystery Bounty No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Online Event 19: $1,000 Mystery Bounty Event
  • Placed: 122rd out of 1,963
  • Won: $1,900
  • Tournament results

LearnWPT Instructor Michael "Gags30" Gagliano cashed in the WSOP Lucky 7's No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Online Event #16: $777 Lucky 7's Event
  • Placed: 22nd out of 1,694
  • Won: $4,862
  • Tournament Results

🔥 Gags cashed 5 times so far!

LearnWPT Instructor Tony Dunst cashed in the WSOP High Roller 8-Max No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Online Event 14: $5,300 High Roller 8-Max Event
  • Placed: 12th out of 267
  • Won: $16,363
  • Tournament results


WSOP Week 5 Achievements

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Tony Dunst 2023 WSOP: 📸 Hayley Hochstetler

He's done it again!

LearnWPT Instructor Tony Dunst took to the online felt last weekend to win his third career WSOP Bracelet!

Tony captured WSOP Bracelet #3 and the $134,888 1st place prize after outlasting the 2,435 entry field in the $500 No-Limit World Series of Poker Deepstack Online Event #15. After a hard fought 13 hour battle of online play through a massive field stacked with Pros and online grinders the remaining 8 players reached the final table.


Just as the sun was rising
over the Las Vegas Valley, the last hand of heads up play with his opponent “vevere” was dealt, and the marathon session ended with Tony securing WSOP Bracelet #3.

🏆 LearnWPT Instructor Tony Dunst WON the WSOP Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament!

  • WSOP 2024 Online Event #15: $500 Deepstack Event
  • Placed: 🥇 1st out of 2,435
  • Won: $134,888
  • Tournament results

Congratulations Tony on Winning Your 3rd WSOP Bracelet 🥂

LearnWPT Student Cathy Schenone cashed in the WSOP Mini Main No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #78 $1,000 Mini Main Event
  • Placed: 203rd out of 6,076
  • Won: $4,168
  • Tournament Results

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LearnWPT Student Lisa Roberts cashed in the WSOP Mini Main No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #78 $1,000 Mini Main Event
  • Placed: 264th out of 6,076
  • Won: $3,280
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Scott Roberts cashed in the WSOP Colossus No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #70 $400 Colossus Event
  • Placed: 895th out of 2,845
  • Won: $1,140
  • Tournament Results

🔥 This is Scott's 3rd cash of the Series!

LearnWPT Student Bob Buckenmayer cashed in the WSOP $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

💥 This is Bob's 6th cash of the Series!

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Lisa Roberts WSOP 📸: Omar Sader


LearnWPT Student Bob Buckenmayer cashed in the WSOP Seniors High Roller No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #65 $5,000 Seniors Hight Roller
  • Placed: 20th out of 680
  • Won: $22,022
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Tony Dunst cashed in the WSOP $1K Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Online Event #13: $1,000 Freezeout Event
  • Placed: 74th out of 824
  • Won: $2,002
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Michael "Gags30" Gagliano cashed in the WSOP Mystery Bounty No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Online Event #11: $500 Mystery Bounty Event
  • Placed: 347th out of 3,462
  • Won: $846
  • Tournament Results


WSOP Week 4 Achievements

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Sean Jazayeri WSOP Bracelet Winner: 📸 Omar Sader

Week 4 of the WSOP brought our 2nd WSOP Bracelet of the Series!

The 4th week of the WSOP in Vegas drew to an exciting conclusion with LearnWPT Student Sean Jazayeri winning his 1st Gold Bracelet, battling a field of 3,362 opponents, and taking home $368,025!

Sean started Day 4 of the $1,000 buy-in WSOP Super Seniors event third in chips, showed patience and played fearlessly in the endgame to emerge as the victor in an exciting heads up duel. This is Sean's third 2024 WSOP cash which is also his largest-ever WSOP cash and the 2nd biggest of his poker career.

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Sean Jazayeri WSOP: 📸 Danny Maxwell

Sean recently attended the LearnWPT Launch Workshop with Tony Dunst, Eric "Rizen" Lynch, Michael "Gags30" Gagliano, Johan Schultz-Pedersen, and Adrian Naggy to prepare for the WSOP and we're incredibly proud of his success.

🏆 LearnWPT Student Sean Jazayeri WON the WSOP Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament!

Congratulations Sean on Winning Your 1st WSOP Bracelet 🥂

LearnWPT Student Bob Buckenmayer cashed in the WSOP Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #59: $1,000 Super Seniors Event
  • Placed: 223rd out of 3,362
  • Won: $2,355
  • Tournament Results

Student John Goodell cashed in the WSOP Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #59: $1,000 Super Seniors Event
  • Placed: 245th out of 3,362
  • Won: $2,355
  • Tournament Results

🔥 John cashed 4 times during the Series!

LearnWPT Student Scott Roberts cashed in the WSOP Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #59: $1,000 Super Seniors Event
  • Placed: 452nd out of 3,362
  • Won: $2,001
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Adrian Naggy cashed in the WSOP Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #54: $1,500 Millionaire Maker Event
  • Placed: 1,079th out of 10,939
  • Won: $3,150
  • Tournament

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP $3K No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #49: $3,000 Freezeout
  • Placed: 149th out of 1,252
  • Won: $6,024
  • Tournament Results

💥 Johan has 11 total cashes including 7 WSOP!!

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Scott Roberts WSOP: 📸 Omar Sader

LearnWPT Student Bryant Morrison cashed in the WSOP Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #46: $1,000 Seniors Event
  • Placed: 297th out of 7,954
  • Won: $3,783
  • Tournament Results

🌡️ This is Bryant's 2nd cash of the Series!

LearnWPT Student Scott Roberts cashed in the WSOP Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #46: $1,000 Seniors Event
  • Placed: 423rd out of 7,954
  • Won: $3,010
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Sean Jazayeri cashed in the WSOP Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #46: $1,000 Seniors Event
  • Placed: 872nd out of 7,954
  • Won: $2,000
  • Tournament Results


WSOP Week 3 Achievements

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Andrew Lichtenberger WSOP: 📸 Omar Sader

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger cashed in the WSOP $100K High Roller No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #47: $100,000 High Roller
  • Placed: 12th out of 112
  • Won: $209,346
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP $2K No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #44: $2,000 No-Limit
  • Placed: 121st out of 1,561
  • Won: $4,462
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Tony Dunst cashed in the WSOP $1K 6-Max Online No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Online Event #8: $1,000 6-Max
  • Placed: 144th out of 1,233
  • Won: $1,886
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP Online 6-Max No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Online Event #8: $1,000 6-Max
  • Placed: 234th out of 1,233
  • Won: $1,665
  • Tournament Results

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Adrian Naggy WSOP: 📸 Hayley Hochstetler

Instructor Adrian Naggy cashed in the WSOP Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #38: $1,500 Monster Stack
  • Placed: 60th out of 8,703
  • Won: $21,025
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Michael "Gags30" Gagliano cashed in the WSOP Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #38: $1,500 Monster Stack
  • Placed: 417th out of 8,703
  • Won: $4,880
  • Tournament Results

Studen Ian Shirreffs cashed in the WSOP Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #38: $1,500 Monster Stack
  • Placed: 950th out of 8,703
  • Won: $3,001
  • Tournament Results

Student Jed Dyrek cashed in the WSOP $800 Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #36: $800 Deepstack 8-Handed
  • Placed: 557th out of 4,248
  • Won: $1,601
  • Tournament Results

🌡️ Jed also took 3rd in a $250 WSOP daily - Let's keep it going!

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Instructor Michael "Gags30" Gagliano cashed in the WSOP $1,500 Limit H.O.R.S.E. Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #35: $1,500 Limit H.O.R.S.E.
  • Placed: 71st out of 8,703
  • Won: $3,417
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP Online Ultra Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Online Event #6: $400 Ultra Deepstack
  • Placed: 138rd out of 2,238
  • Won: $1,128
  • Tournament Results


WSOP Week 2 Achievements

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T.J. Murphy WSOP Bracelet Winner: 📸 Rachel Kay Winter

Week 2 of the WSOP brought our 1st WSOP Bracelet of the Series!

Long-time LearnWPT Student Timothy "T.J." Murphy took home his first WSOP Bracelet outlasting a huge field of 4,732 runners and banked an impressive $368,977 for the win.

T.J. roared into the Final Table as the chip leader and showed zero fear while using his huge stack to eliminate 6 of the 8 remaining players on his way to victory. Entering heads up play with a big chip advantage, it only took a few hands for T.J. to finish it out.

T.J. puts in the work everyday on LearnWPT.com and we are so happy to see it paying off! He’s submitted hundreds of hands to our Ask A Pro forum for analysis and trains constantly on the WPT GTO Trainer. Most people don't get to see all of the work and study a Student puts in behind the scenes, they just see the result. T.J. worked hard for this and his dominating performance showed it 👏.

🏆 LearnWPT Student T.J. Murphy WON the WSOP Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament!

Congratulations T.J. on Winning Your 1st WSOP Bracelet 🥂

Instructor Brian Altman cashed in the WSOP $3K No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #31: $3,000 6-Handed Event
  • Placed: 177th out of 1230
  • Won: $6,015
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP $3KNo-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #31: $3,000 6-Handed Event
  • Placed: 165th out of 1230
  • Won: $6,015
  • Tournament Results

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Brian Altman WPT One Drop Wynn: 📸 Drew Amato

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger cashed in the WSOP $25K High Roller No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #21: $25,000 High Roller 6-Handed
  • Placed: 22nd out of 272
  • Won: $64,249
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Bob Buckenmayer cashed in the WSOP Gladiators of Poker No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #20: $300 Gladiators of Poker Event
  • Placed: 2,178th out of 20,647
  • Won: $600
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Brian Altman cashed in the WSOP Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #17: $800 Deepstack Event
  • Placed: 184th out of 4,732
  • Won: $2,895
  • Tournament Results


WSOP Week 1 Achievements

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Michael Gagliano WSOP: 📸 Rachel Kay Winter

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP $5K Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #16: $5,000 Freezeout 8-Handed
  • Placed: 43rd out of 660
  • Won: $15,430
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Michael "Gags30" Gagliano cashed in the WSOP $5K Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #16: $5,000 Freezeout 8-Handed
  • Placed: 80th out of 660
  • Won: $9,964
  • Tournament Results

Student Sean Jazayeri cashed in the WSOP Online PKO No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

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Bob Buckenmayer WSOP: 📸 Omar Sader

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP Mystery Millions No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #15: $1,000 Mystery Millions
  • Placed: 1,855th out of 18,409
  • Won: $1,320
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Bob Buckenmayer cashed in the WSOP Mystery Millions No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #5: $1,000 Mystery Millions
  • Placed: 1,090th out of 18,409
  • Won: $2,637
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Bob Buckenmayer cashed in the WSOP Kickoff Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #3: $500 Kickoff -Freezeout Event
  • Placed: 309th out of 3,485
  • Won: $1,051
  • Tournament Results


Team LearnWPT Success Around Town

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Instructor Brian Altman cashed in the Wynn Summer Classic Championship No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • The Wynn Summer Classic: $10,400 $10MGTD Championship
  • Placed: 67th out of 1,440
  • Won: $35,139
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WPT Alpha8 Trifecta No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • The Wynn Summer Classic: $25,000 WPT Alpha8 Trifecta Event #1
  • Placed: 10th out of 78
  • Won: $57,100
  • Tournament Results

🏆 Student Tamar Abraham WON a Golden Nugget Championship Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • 2024 Grand Poker Series: Golden Nugget
  • 🥇 1st Place
  • Won: $10,200

Tammy is our reigning 2023 WSOP Bracelet winner!

Instructor Adrian Naggy Final Tabled the MGM Grand Grand Stack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • MGM Grand Las Vegas: $400 Summer Series Grand Stack
  • Placed: 9th out of 506
  • Won: $3,255
  • Tournament Results

Student John Goodell cashed in the Golden Nugget Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • 2024 Grand Poker Series: $400 Golden Nugget Super Seniors
  • 7th out of 366
  • Won: $3,992

🥈 Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen took 2nd in the Wynn $1,100 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em Tournament


Instructor Brian Altman cashed in the Wynn $4M GTD No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • The Wynn Summer Classic: $3,500 $4M GTD Event
  • Placed: 104th out of 1,907
  • Won: $9,505
  • Tournament Results


Student John Goodell cashed in the $600 Golden Nugget Championship No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • 2024 Grand Poker Series: $600 Golden Nugget Championship
  • 173rd out of 1,900
  • Won: $2,055

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Student Sandy Tabin took 4th in the MSPT $1,600 Venetian No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • Mid-States Poker Tour Main Event: Venetian Las Vegas
  • Placed: 4th out of 696
  • Won: $66,270
  • Tournament Results

Sandy is straight off his WPT Montreal $600 buy-in 1st place win for $19,941 - Let's keep it going!

Student John Goodell took 44th in the Wynn Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • The Wynn Summer Classic: $1,600 Seniors
  • Placed: 44th out of 459
  • Won: $3,778
  • Tournament Results

🥈 Student Bryant Morrison took 2nd in the Venetian Ultimate Bounty No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • Venetian DeepStack Event #19: $1,100 Ultimate Bounty
  • Placed: 2nd out of 129
  • Won: $19,247
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the Wynn $3K 6-Max No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the Wynn Century PKO No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • The Wynn Summer Classic: $1,600 Century PKO
  • Placed: 102nd out of 2,034
  • Won: $3,215
  • Tournament Results


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Ones To Look Out For...

We'll be keeping a close eye on these LearnWPT Students and tracking their performance during the Summer Season. Here are the players that we’ll be keeping tabs on in Vegas!!

LearnWPT Student Tamar "Tammy" Abraham

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2023 WSOP Bracelet Win: 📸 Alicia Skillman

In the 2023 WSOP Ladies Championship Tammy secured her place in the record books as the victor of the largest Ladies Event field in poker history, earned an impressive $192,167 for the win, and took home her 1st Gold Bracelet!

LearnWPT Student Tommy Reeves

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2023 WSOP Final Table: 📸 Matthew Berglund

In the 2023 WSOP Tommy Final Tabled the $300 buy-in Gladiators event, the 2nd largest live tournament field in poker history, outlasting 23,088 runners. Tommy was able to turn his $300 buy-in into a score of $46,051!

LearnWPT Student Sergio Braga

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2023 WSOP Final Table: 📸 Pokernews Photography

Sergio cashed in four Bracelet events during the 2023 WSOP including 5th place in the $1,500 buy-in Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Tournament outlasting 566 players taking home $34,255.

LearnWPT Student Bryant Morrison

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With a WSOP Circuit Ring under his belt, Bryant outlasted a huge field of 8,180 players placing 29th in the 2023 WSOP $1,000 WSOP Senior event and took home $24,390 for his efforts.

LearnWPT Student Scott and Lisa Roberts

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The couple that plays together, stays together, at least that’s the case for long-time LearnWPT Students Scott and Lisa Roberts. This poker poker couple have been married 40 years and are affectionately known as Team Roberts.

With Scott's 3 Rings and Lisa's 2 Rings, Team Roberts have amassed a total of 5 WSOP Circuit rings, over $470K in combined tournament winnings, and are traveling the world playing the game they love!

P.S. During the 2023 WSOP Lisa cashed 4 times, Scott cashed twice including taking home 2nd in a Wynn Summer Classic event.


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The LearnWPT online platform features a personalized and customizable training dashboard that delivers content from our strategy video library featuring 500+ Episodes, in a stream based on your specific Learning Path and current progress, plus offers an at a glance view of Ask A Pro forum activity and scoring history on the WPT GTO Trainer.

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The ability to organize and schedule your poker training on an easy to use platform with best in class technology is ideal for staying flexible and finding the time to fit in study sessions on busy days.


Get Your Poker Play Reviewed By An Expert

There are many factors to consider when analyzing a specific poker hand. A skilled poker coach has the proven fundamentals and decision making process to determine what is the most crucial to focus on when providing strategic feedback. The ability to consistently follow a process for reviewing play and recommending concrete steps for improvement based on proven strategy are desired traits when looking for a subject matter expert to accelerate your learning.

Unfortunately it’s not always easy to find trusted resources when it comes to getting direct feedback on poker strategy, and it’s often a challenge to receive timely responses to your poker questions given crazy schedules kept by many poker professionals.

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It can also be very cumbersome to track hand history details and capture all the necessary information from your poker play to accurately recount your trouble spots from a session. Often players struggle with recalling all of the specific details that are essential to correctly training and learning poker.

To make it easier for everyone to get strategy advice and direct feedback on their poker play, the Team at LearnWPT provides immediate access to experienced poker champions who are also expert teachers through a streamlined tool that helps you accurately record and store hands you play for analysis.

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With the Ask a Pro Forums and the Hand Input Tool (HIT), you can quickly capture and share replays from hands you played directly to the Pros of Team LearnWPT and get timely and detailed strategic guidance to reinforce good habits while plugging your biggest leaks.

Join LearnWPT.com for $5 your 1st month of Membership to record hands and send them to our Pros for analysis!


Practice Playing Poker As Often As You Can

We’ve mentioned it a few times in this article already, but it’s crucial to understand that the only way to actually test new skills you are learning is to play hands of poker. The speed of growth in a poker player's learning curve is often directly correlated to their ability to test new theories rapidly through execution and get immediate feedback from opponents.

For the majority of poker players there is a huge challenge in playing enough volume to reinforce new concepts and develop the real time feeling of responding to an opponent with advanced plays. The size of your bankroll is also a big factor in the ability to play a large quantity of poker sessions in order to perfect new strategies.

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In order to accelerate your learning and close the experience gap fast, it’s recommended to use one of the many programs that allow poker players to train simulated No-Limit Texas Hold'em hands for practice. One of the most comprehensive and advanced options on the market, The WPT GTO Trainer, is a specialized poker training tool that is exclusive to the LearnWPT platform.

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With the WPT GTO Trainer you can practice cash game, tournament, 6-max, final table ICM, and heads up scenarios vs a computerized opponent who is programmed to respond with the correct strategy for each decision point.

As an added feature, LearnWPT.com Members can share hands directly from the WPT GTO Trainer session summary to the Ask A Pro forum for detailed analysis and strategic explanation of the specific spots they are practicing. Ready to give it a try?

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Decision Point: In a Tournament with 50 big blind stacks you open raise to 2.5BBs from Middle Position and the Big Blind calls.

Now it’s time to test your skills from this spot and play a FREE sample of 5 tournament hands in the WPT GTO Trainer.

LearnWPT Members can play more poker hands from this common MTT spot with the MP2 Open Vs Big Blind Call WPT GTO Trainer pack.

Here are some tips when practicing with the WPT GTO Trainer:

  • Your goal is to select the action for each individual hand that is as close to 0.00 EV as possible
  • EV Loss of 0.00 is the same action a GTO Player would take
  • 0.00 EV Loss means you broke even against a GTO Player
  • EV Loss Color Coding Hint:
    • Green = Near GTO Play
    • Orange = Take Caution
    • Red = Probable Leak in Your Game
  • Questions on why a specific play was not preferred? Share the hand to the Pros for analysis directly from your Session Summary Dashboard!

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Train The Mental Game

Learning strategic maneuvers and the specific mathematics that govern optimal decision making in a hand of No-Limit Hold’em is only the starting point to training your poker game for peak performance. Due to the statistical variance in No-Limit Hold’em poker you will face your fair share of bad beats (when an underdog beats a favorite) and have to deal with the emotional swings that occur from frustration, disappointment, and anger related to losing.

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The world’s best poker players recognize that knowledge is only half the battle. Without the ability to execute and make complex decisions in a short amount of time with real money on the line, knowledge is reduced to trivia. The process of training your Mental Game is not that much different than training poker strategy, and there are proven strategies for reducing the effects of strong emotions on your decision making during play.

LearnWPT Mental Game Coach Jared Tendler is both a pioneer and innovator in the study of Mental Game training for poker players. His video Strategy Episodes on LearnWPT outline the causes of Mental Game errors and provide step-by-step instructions for proactively nurturing your emotions and stress levels before play.

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If you are preparing to play a major tournament series it’s also essential to prepare your Mental Game for the rigors of long hours and less than favorable run outs.

Jared Tendler has used his expertise to create a proven process to prepare for these intense stretches of poker with his turnkey course Mental Game Up Tune Up for Tournament Poker.


Commit to A Cycle of Constant Improvement

Focusing your attention on a goal in poker requires an understanding of how poker results don’t always line up with your study efforts due to variance. Your edge as a poker player is based on statistical probability over the long-term, which essentially means millions of poker hands. To make big gains in your poker playing ability you’ll need to trust the process and commit to a cycle of constant improvement, pledging to get better by at least 1% every day.

Committing to a cycle of constant improvement has huge benefits for your poker game, as you’ll focus on improving your worst and enhancing your best a little bit at a time. You’ll also likely see more benefits in other areas of your life, as you strive to eliminate nagging errors and upgrade your overall decision-making skills.

WPT Commentator, WPT Champion, and LearnWPT Instructor Tony Dunst knows what it takes to battle and win against the best poker players on the planet. In his Strategy Episode on the difference between the Amateur and Pro mentality, he breaks down the key traits of a poker pro and illustrates how their mindset leads to breaking through for big gains at the table.


Conclusion

🎯 The fastest way to learn poker is to adopt a system used by proven winners who know how to accelerate your learning through targeting training and a continuous feedback loop. To make the most of your journey playing poker, and to have more fun at the table, it’s important to identify your goals and work towards them in a supportive community of subject matter experts.

Organizing your poker training content and scheduling study sessions can be challenging both for you and any study partners. Choosing a platform designed specifically to help you learn and grow as a poker player is ideal for improving your play fast. You don’t want to waste valuable time trying to plan your study sessions or figure out what content you should be watching.

Practice makes perfect, and it’s even more important to get in a large volume of hands when learning new concepts. You need a training tool that uses Game Theory Optimal Outputs and provides immediate feedback for your poker decisions, including for all different types of games and situations.

✅ Finally, it’s crucial to surround yourself with poker players and coaches who are knowledgeable in strategy and adept at teaching poker to students of all experience and skill levels. You need direct access to skilled poker players who have proven their worth at the table in order to really advance your poker education. It’s also essential to have tools built specifically for poker training that are designed to work together as a system and help you be as efficient as possible with our study time away from the felt.

We hope you enjoyed this handy guide to give the Fastest Way to Learn Poker, no matter if you are just finding the game or if you’ve played your fair share of No-Limit Texas Hold’em.

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LearnWPT Tour Terms: Floating

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Hey Poker Fans!

Welcome to Tour Terms, where we break down key terms that poker pros use to talk strategy and give you helpful tips to use in your next poker tournament. Today's Tour Term is …

Floating: verb
float·​ing \ ˈflō-tiŋ \

1) To call a bet as the In Position player with the intention of taking away the pot on a later street using aggressive action. This is often done with a hand that has not connected with the board in any way.

Example of Floating in a Sentence:
Brian raises preflop to 1500 in Middle Position with A♥K♦ and Johan calls on the Button with J♣T♦. On the flop of 9♥7♥4♦ Brian c-bets 2200. Johan chooses to Float with two overcards that also have a backdoor flush draw plus gutshot straight draw and calls 2200.


Fold Less, Float More!

Tired of competing against THAT poker player who always seems to be dragging pots with preflop raises and constant continuation bets? Take away their equity advantage and turn aggression on its heels with the Float.

Tune in to this LearnWPT Strategy Episode as Instructor Nick Binger gives you step-by-step guidelines to identify the best situations to Float vs a frequent c-bettor and how to apply this move effectively.

Floating is an effective strategy to counter c-bet bluffs as a fair percentage of flops will not connect with the range of the preflop raiser. These weak hands are usually forced to give up and check on many turn cards, giving the Floater a prime opportunity to bluff.

Utilize the power of position to turn aggression around on your opponents and add Floating to your poker move-making toolkit.

Additional Episodes to review that Nick discusses:

Episode 91: Protecting C-Bets (countering a Floater)
Episode 72: Basic Linear Preflop Play
Download The Linear Preflop Decision Tree
Episode 3: Speculative Preflop Calling
Episode 150: Linear Vs Polarized 3-Betting

🖥️ Floating In Action at a WPT Final Table

Take a Closer Look at this pivotal hand from the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star featuring a common situation where a player Floats on the flop with backdoor equity vs an opponent holding a 1-pair hand and watch as Nick demonstrates how this poker Pro puts theory into practice.

✍️ Tips for Pulling Off a Float in Poker:

Floating is essentially calling on the flop without a real hand with a plan to take away the pot on the turn using aggression
Float specific situations only, calling too often will result in profit loss
Limit Floating to spots where you are In Position (when you are last to act and someone has bet into you)
Float against a single opponent - avoid Floating in multiway pots

Floating Criteria


Target situations where you have a hand with good equity and can potentially create fold equity through aggressive action
Choose hands that can turn additional equity (backdoor draws, over cards on the flop)
Choose boards where the next card could be a scare card (draw on the flop that you can represent)
We often will be Floating with Speculative Hands


Put Your Floating Skills to the Test!

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Decision Point: In a Tournament with 50 big blind stacks a Middle Position player open raises to 2.5BBs and you call from the Button. Play Game Theory Optimal solved hands In Position.

Now it’s time to test your skills from this spot and play a FREE sample of 5 tournament hands in the WPT GTO Trainer.

LearnWPT Members can play more poker hands from this common MTT spot with the Button Call Vs MP2 Open WPT GTO Trainer pack.

Here are some tips when practicing with the WPT GTO Trainer:

  • Your goal is to select the action for each individual hand that is as close to 0.00 EV as possible
  • EV Loss of 0.00 is the same action a GTO Player would take
  • 0.00 EV Loss means you broke even against a GTO Player
  • EV Loss Color Coding Hint:
    • Green = Near GTO Play
    • Orange = Take Caution
    • Red = Probable Leak in Your Game

Regular play on the WPT GTO Trainer will help you adjust your poker decisions closer and closer to GTO strategy.

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Solver Study With Tony Dunst: Making Calls

It can be an uncomfortable feeling to continue against aggression in a poker hand with marginal holdings. If you aren’t careful in selecting when to peel off another card with bottom pair or a backdoor draw, you can easily bleed off chips and sabotage deep runs.


In this Strategy Episode LearnWPT Instructor Tony Dunst dissects lessons learned from solver study to show you spots where calling more often with a wider range of hands against standard aggression is preferred.


From the Felt: Floating and Turn Play

After learning clear guidelines for the ideal spots to Float the flop and take advantage of your position more skillfully, it’s time to examine how this strategy transitions to playing the turn in actual real-world game scenarios.

Tune into and watch this deep dive into two hands from a high stakes online event featuring Nick Binger including a flop Float with AQo and a tough spot with QQ vs a squeeze play from the Small Blind.


Poker Quiz Time! Would You Float the Turn?

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DECISION POINT: In a Tournament where blinds are 100/200 a Middle Position player (who you’ve observed as being loose aggressive) raises to 600. You call from the Button with Q♣T♣. Heads-up on a J♥5♥7♣ flop Villain bets out 600 and action is on you. What would do you do?

Click here to get detailed analysis of this hand from Team LearnWPT and learn more strategy behind the correct plays.


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During your next tournament or session give these poker strategies for Floating In Position a try and you'll become tougher to play against while keeping your opponents on their heels more often.

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Poker Is...

Today more than ever before, drama and conflict gets more attention than quiet consistency and determination. If you pay attention to social media and what is pushed the most, you know this is the case. Instead of being focused on substance and specificity, it's become a contest to see who can yell the loudest and the longest.

Poker Is... not immune to the pressures of sensationalism in media and marketing and lately seems to be getting attention for all the wrong reasons. Whether it's multi-accounting online, cheating in live stream games, or new apps that may help players solve for the best move in real time, Poker certainly has had its share of bad press. Some find that drama entertaining and are drawn to poker, albeit for the wrong reasons.

It's just not the reality of what Poker Is.

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Look closer. Wade through the initial barrage of the latest "news" and the trash talk that seems to permeate coverage of the game.

What do you find?

The next time you sit down at your home game, local casino, or WPT event, take a good look at the fellow competitors at the table and you will certainly notice something different. Players there to have fun and compete - they are construction workers, school teachers, entrepreneurs, business professionals, parents, and retirees.

People just like you.

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There's no team to be on or beef to carry. Just 52 cards, 5 community cards, and the best hand at showdown.

The real truth is, Poker is... a strategic game with rules and sportsmanship. A game that is here for everyone, regardless of where you're from, what you look like, your experience, or your skill. On any given day, anyone can win.

Don't get distracted by all of the noise designed to make you think what Poker Is... to them. Choose a poker community that is dedicated to helping EVERYONE learn to play, have fun, and be a part of it on their own terms.

For just $5 your first month of LearnWPT Membership join a group of experienced poker educators and players who are WPT Champions and WSOP Bracelet winners ready and willing to help you learn and grow at your pace.

Get expert step-by-step instruction based specifically on your current experience and knowledge level. Train with state of the art tools and track learning progress on your personalized dashboard.

Your journey in Poker Is shaped by your choices.

Will you spend time focused on the latest challenges or dramas? Or will you choose to focus on what matters most for your game?

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Poker Is... Comradery
Poker Is... Fun
Poker Is... Competition
Poker Is... Love of the Game
Poker Is... LearnWPT

Choose to join the LearnWPT community for just $5 your first month of Membership to see what we believe Poker Is.

We'll see you online,
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  • Teaching and presenting examples of proven, winning concepts through our Strategy Episodes (short 10-15 min videos)
  • Having Members Practice, Drill, and Play Hands using the WPT GTO Trainer for instant feedback on their decisions
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Team LearnWPT Sees Success at The WPT World Championship

The LearnWPT Family had a very exciting (and profitable) week at the WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas!

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The second ever WPT® World Championship Festival at Wynn Las Vegas saw record breaking prize pools, exciting off the felt activities, and set the standard for all future poker festivals. Almost every poker event crushed the guaranteed prize pools and we saw multiple players walk away with over $1,000,000 for their efforts.

The LearnWPT Team capped off the festival with huge results seeing Member Bob Buckenmeyer making the WPT Prime Championship Final Table and Instructor Andrew Lichtenberger final tabling the flagship $40M GTD WPT World Championship.

JOIN US IN CELEBRATING...

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Long-time LearnWPT Member Bob Buckenmayer navigated the record-breaking field of over 10,500 entrants in the $1,100 buy-in WPT Prime Championship at Wynn Las Vegas to eventually bow out in 5th place for a massive 6-figure score of $380,000.

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We could not be more proud of how Bob battled on the felt and we're excited to see what he accomplishes next. As a student of LearnWPT since our start, Bob has demonstrated great skill and dedication to playing his best poker and we're extremely proud of his success.

This isn't the first time Bob has made a deep run in a massive field poker tournament and we know it won’t be the last time we see him at a final table battling with a WPT Championship on the line.

Watch the entire WPT Prime Championship Final Table

Help us in congratulating Bob!

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It’s been quite the amazing 2023 for Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger and his performance in last night's exciting $40 Million GTD WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas Final Table was a great way to finish out the year. Chewy’s masterful performance vs a stacked Final Table netted him a whopping $2,798,700 for finishing in 3rd place out of a massive field of 3,805 entries.

We are grateful to have LuckyChewy in the LearnWPT Family and are so happy for his success.

Watch the entire WPT World Championship Final Table

Join us in celebrating this poker legend!

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Both Final Tables were taped for television so be on the look out for upcoming episodes of the World Poker Tour featuring Bob and Chewy or you can rewatch the livestream on WPT's YouTube Channel.

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We can't wait to see what 2024 brings for the LearnWPT Family!

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  • Teaching and presenting examples of proven, winning concepts through our Strategy Episodes (short 10-15 min videos)
  • Having Members Practice, Drill, and Play Hands using the WPT GTO Trainer for instant feedback on their decisions
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📚 Poker Study Sessions With Team LearnWPT!

Over the last 2 months Team LearnWPT hosted Study Sessions for Members to get their game ready to dominate the 2023 WPT® World Championship Festival at Wynn Las Vegas this December.

For each poker Study Session we provide Members with a curated curriculum that features Strategy Episodes, WPT GTO Trainer packs, and downloadable tools that are focused on specific concepts and habits essential for tournament success. Team LearnWPT also conducted LIVE Member-only sessions to focus on key strategy concepts for each topic and answer questions.

A huge THANK YOU to every Student who’s joined us for the WPT World Championship Study Sessions. Members can rewatch the sessions anytime from the Webinars Dashboard.

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We’re in the home stretch now! LearnWPT Members - make sure to submit any questions or hands on trouble spots to Ask a Pro and we’ll get you ready to conquer Vegas!

Good luck and good playing,
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Review Previous Poker Study Sessions!

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➧ Study Session 6: Exploits and Intuition - A common trait shared by most successful tournament players is the ability to identify when an opponent is making an obvious mistake and knowing when to shift gears and use Exploits to maximize their edge. Live with Michael "Gags30 Gagliano and Eric "Rizen" Lynch: Tuesday, November 28th 6PM ET | 3PM PT

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Click to Review the Intuition & Exploits Strategy Curriculum

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➧ Study Session 5: ICM, Bubble and Satellite Strategy - Tournaments have specific inflection points where the threat of elimination plays a large role in shaping decisions. Bubble, ICM, and Satellite Strategy are critical areas of study to make big scores and win seats to high buy-in events for small investments. Live with Eric "Rizen" Lynch: and Adrian Naggy: Wednesday, November 15th 6PM ET | 3PM PT

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Click to Review the Satellite, ICM, and Bubble Strategy Curriculum

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➧ Study Session 4: Postflop Considerations - Deeper stacked poker tournaments feature more decision points and create tougher Postflop Considerations. Understanding how board texture and ranges interact will have a big impact in your ability to win uncontested pots. Live with Michael "Gags30 Gagliano and Eric "Rizen" Lynch: Wednesday, November 1st 6PM ET | 3PM PT

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Click to Review the Postflop Strategy Study Curriculum

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Study Session 3: Defense Strategy - Blind and Button Defense Strategy in a poker tournament all have unique considerations and hand range constructions that help target specific opponents in position and develop criteria for check-raising frequent c-bettors. Live with Michael "Gags30 Gagliano and Eric "Rizen" Lynch: Thursday, October 19th 6PM ET | 3PM PT

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Click to Review the Defense Strategy Study Curriculum

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Study Session 2: Preflop Strategy - Knowing how and when to make moves preflop is one of the keys to getting a hold of chips in a poker tournament. Understanding how to adjust for specific stack sizes and positions will give you opportunities to exert a skill edge. Live with Michael "Gags30 Gagliano and Eric "Rizen" Lynch: Wednesday, October 11th 6PM ET

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• Click to Review the Preflop Strategy Study Session Curriculum

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Study Session 1: Mental Game and Endurance - Many players ignore Mental Game issues that prevent growth in their game including fear, anger, and frustration. Building Endurance through exercise, rest, and nutrition is key to excelling during a long tournament series.
Live Session with Jared Tendler: Tuesday, Sept 26th 7PM ET

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• Click to Review the Mental Game Study Session Curriculum


2023 WPT 🌎 Championship at Wynn Las Vegas Guarantees Record $40 Million Prize Pool!

The 2023 WPT® World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas is taking poker to new heights with poker’s first $40,000,000 guaranteed prize pool – the largest single live tournament guarantee in the history of poker.

The WPT® World Championship Festival at Wynn Las Vegas runs November 29 - December 23, 2023. The marquee event of the multi-tournament festival will be the $10,400 buy-in Championship Event.

Are you ready to be part of history?

The festival kicks off with a $1 million guaranteed, $600 No Limit Hold’em multi-flight tournament followed by player favorites including the $250,000 guaranteed WPT® Ladies World Championship, $5 Million Guaranteed WPT® Prime Championship, the ever-popular Mystery Bounty featuring a $2 Million guarantee, a Seniors Championship (50+) and a $10,000 buy-in Seniors High Roller.

Multiple mixed game tournaments are also available throughout the festival, ranging from the $1,100 HORSE Championship to a brand-new addition to the schedule, a $3,000 Dealer’s Choice Championship.

Click here to view the complete 2023 WPT® World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas Festival schedule or visit wynnlasvegas.com and WPT.com for more details.


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Whether you are brand-new to poker training or you’re an experienced student this is your chance to learn from world-class professional poker players and teachers in a friendly community using state-of-the-art tools.

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LearnWPT Tour Terms: 3-Betting

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Hey Poker Fans!

Welcome to Tour Terms, where we break down key terms that poker pros use to talk strategy and give you helpful tips to use in your next poker tournament. Today's Tour Term is …

3-Bet: verb
three·bet \ ˈthrē ˈbet \

1) The act of raising after another player has raised the initial bet amount first-in. For example, in a tournament where blinds are 25-50, Player A opens the pot to 150 preflop and Player B raises to 450. In this instance Player B is 3-Betting the pot.

Example of 3-Bet in a Sentence
Tony raises preflop to 150 and LuckyChewy 3-Bets to 450 with A♠5♠.


So, What Hands Should You 3-Bet With 🤔?

Fighting back vs aggression from your opponents can be stressful and it’s hard to know exactly when you should reraise and which hands to do it with. Watch this in-depth Strategy Episode with LearnWPT Instructor Nick Binger as he breaks down the key factors you should look for when deciding to 3-bet:

5 Key 🗝️ Reminders for 3-Betting:

In order to win tournaments you can’t simply wait for good cards
3-Betting is key to winning pots without showing down your hand
Avoid 3-Betting with bad cards in cash games
Target players with medium sized (30 to 50 big blind) stacks to pressure with 3-bets
Players opening the pot from late position are likely to have wider hand ranges


3-Betting Ace King With The Champ 🥊

Staying aggressive with Ace King is essential for making deep runs and bringing home tournament titles. Many players struggle with how to effectively apply aggression with Ace King, especially vs sticky opponents.

Check out this Strategy Episode with 3x WPT Champion and LearnWPT Instructor Brian Altman from a $2,200 buy-in event at Wynn Las Vegas and learn his strategy for playing AK in a 3-bet pot.


The Cup 🏆 Awaits!

You are in a World Poker Tour main event with the Mike Sexton Champions Cup on the line! A late position player raises first-in and you 3-Bet from the Button with a 50BB stack. Your opponent calls and you are off to the flop...

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Celebrate Team LearnWPT's WSOP Summer Success!

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Tamar Abraham WSOP Bracelet Winner- Photo: Alicia Skillman

Thousands of poker players have descended on the Las Vegas Strip for 7 weeks of summer poker action during the World Series of Poker looking to win a prestigious WSOP Bracelet (and some cash too) including LearnWPT Students and Instructors!


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That's a wrap!

The final week of the WSOP and Summer Tournament Season concluded with more fun and cashes from Team LearnWPT!

During the exciting 7 week stretch we got to sweat 10 final tables and see another LearnWPT Student take down their 1st Gold Bracelet.

This summer Team LearnWPT achieved:
WSOP Gold Bracelet: 1
Around Town Win: 1
WSOP Final Tables: 5
Around Town Final Tables: 5
Cashed For: $1,111,607

What's up next for Team LearnWPT? The WPT World Championship Festival at Wynn Las Vegas this November 29th - December 23rd. We'll be busy getting LearnWPT Students prepared to play better poker at Wynn Las Vegas!

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WPT World Championship at Wynn 2023

The inaugural record-setting WPT World Championship Event at Wynn Las Vegas was named the 2022 Event of the Year at the Global Poker Awards and included a massive field of 2,960 runners. Canada’s Eliot Hudon claimed victory and the top prize of $4,136,000.

The 2023 Festival features an exciting 4 week schedule of tournaments including the WPT Prime Championship, Ladies Event, Seniors Event, and the return of the Mystery Bounty. The complete schedule will be finalized and announced soon so you still have plenty of time to make your plans to join us in Las Vegas!

Whether it’s realizing the goal of playing your first live poker tournament, grabbing your first cash, or taking home some hardware, we’ve really enjoyed hearing about everyone's successes on the felt this summer. Let's keep it going!


WSOP Week 7 Achievements

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Adrian Naggy WSOP - Photo: Hayley Hochstetler

LearnWPT Student Robbin Hamilton cashed in the WSOP $400 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #70: $400 Colossus Event
  • Placed: 177th out of 15,894
  • Won: $3,100
  • Tournament Results

🌡️ This is Robbin's 3rd cash!

Team Member Adrian Naggy cashed in WSOP $600 Ultra Stack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #81: $600 Ultra Stack Event
  • Placed: 145th out of 7,207
  • Won: $3,080
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP $1,500 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #83: $1,500 Short Deck
  • Placed: 18th out of 363 $4228
  • Won: $4,228
  • Tournament Results

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Daris Justice WPT Prime Championship

Instructor Michael "Gags30" Gagliano cashed in the WSOP $1,500 Shootout No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #85: $1.500 Shootout Event
  • Placed: 52nd out of 987
  • Won: $5,759
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Daris Justice cashed in the WSOP $1,500 The Closer No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #88: $1,500 The Closer Event
  • Placed: 53rd out of 3,531
  • Won: $13,030
  • Tournament Results

🌡️ This is Daris' 3rd Cash!

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP $1,500 The Closer No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #88: $1,500 The Closer Event
  • Placed: 242nd out of 3,531
  • Won: $3,700
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger cashed in WSOP Online Bracelet $777 Lucky 7's No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Online Event #20: $777 Lucky 7's Event
  • Placed: 18th out of 954
  • Won: $7,071
  • Tournament Results

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Andrew Lichtenberger WPT One Drop Wynn - Photo: Drew Amato

Instructor Brian Altman cashed in the Venetian $1,100 UltimateStack No-Limit Hold’em Tournament

  • Venetian Event #56: $1,100 Venetian UltimateStack
  • Placed: 96th out of 765
  • 1st Place: $2,352
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the Venetian $1,600 UltimateStack No-Limit Hold’em Tournament

  • Venetian Event #58: $1,600 Venetian UltimateStack
  • Placed: 78th out of 1,379
  • 1st Place: $5,151
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger cashed in the Venetian $1,600 UltimateStack No-Limit Hold’em Tournament

  • Venetian Event #58: $1,600 Venetian UltimateStack
  • Placed: 108th out of 1,379
  • 1st Place: $3,878
  • Tournament Results


WSOP Week 6 Achievements

Week 6 of the WSOP began with the record-shattering Main Event!

The record for the largest WSOP Main Event field in its 54-year history was broken with a total of 10,043 entries. The event generated a total prize pool of $93,399,900, smashing the previous record of $82,512,162 set in 2006 that had a total of 8,773 entrants.

LearnWPT Instructor and WPT Commentator Tony Dunst battled and played like the Champion he is but fell just short in his quest to secure his 3rd WSOP Bracelet after getting knocked out when his straight was beat by a straight flush sending Tony out in 66th place on Day 6.

As always Tony went out with class and style. We are extremely proud to have Tony as part of Team LearnWPT and can't wait to cheer on his next remarkable performance on the felt.

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Tony Dunst WSOP 2023 Main Event - Photo: Hayley Hochstetler

Instructor Tony Dunst placed 66th in the WSOP MAIN EVENT

  • WSOP 2023 Event #76: $10,000 Main Event Championship
  • Placed: 66th out of 10,043
  • Won: $130,300
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Mike Shaw cashed in his WSOP MAIN EVENT!

  • WSOP 2023 Event #76: $10,000 Main Event Championship
  • Placed: 747th out of 10,043
  • Won: $27,500
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed the WSOP MAIN EVENT

  • WSOP 2023 Event #76: $10,000 Main Event Championship
  • Placed: 1,246th out of 10,043
  • Won: $17,500
  • Tournament Results

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Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #65: $5,000 6-Handed Event
  • Placed: 143rd out of 1,199
  • Won: $8,787
  • Tournament Results

Team Member Adrian Naggy cashed in WSOP Online Bracelet Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Online Event #16: $600 Deepstack Event
  • Placed: 238th out of 2,157
  • Won: $1,048
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger cashed in WSOP Online Bracelet Crazy 8's No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Online Event #11: $888 Crazy 8's Event
  • Placed: 230th out of 1,679
  • Won: $1,343
  • Tournament Results


WSOP Week 5 Achievements

Week 5 of the WSOP brought our 1st WSOP Bracelet of the Series!

Long-time LearnWPT Student Tamar "Tammy" Abraham took home her first WSOP Bracelet in the record-breaking Ladies Championship and banked an impressive $192,167 for the win. Surrounded by supporters and fellow members of the Women's Poker Association (WPA) to help cheer her on, Tammy secured her place in the record books as the victor of the largest Ladies Event field in poker history.

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Tamar Abraham WSOP Bracelet Winner - Photo: Alicia Skillman

Tammy’s love for poker and the dedication to working on her game all came together at the perfect time as she rose to the top and fearlessly battled to claim the bracelet. We are extremely proud of her accomplishment and can't wait to see what's next.

🏆 LearnWPT Student Tamar Abraham WON the WSOP Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship!

Congratulations Tammy on Winning Your WSOP Bracelet 🥂

LearnWPT Student Lisa Roberts cashed in the WSOP Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship

  • WSOP 2023 Event #67: $1,000 Ladies Event
  • Placed: 24th out of 1,295
  • Won: $6,492
  • Tournament Results

🌡️ This is Lisa's 4th cash!

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Lisa Roberts WSOP 2023 Ladies Event - Photo: Omar Sader

LearnWPT Student Daris Justice cashed in the WSOP Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship

  • WSOP 2023 Event #67: $1,000 Ladies Event
  • Placed: 32nd out of 1,295
  • Won: $5,285
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Beverly Lange cashed in the WSOP Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship

  • WSOP 2023 Event #67: $1,000 Ladies Event
  • Placed: 79th out of 1,295
  • Won: $2,603
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Robbin Hamilton cashed in the WSOP Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship

  • WSOP 2023 Event #67: $1,000 Ladies Event
  • Placed: 178th out of 1,295
  • Won: $1,601
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Cathy Schenone cashed in the WSOP Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship

  • WSOP 2023 Event #67: $1,000 Ladies Event
  • Placed: 183rd out of 1,295
  • Won: $1,601
  • Tournament Results

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LearnWPT Student John Goodell cashed in the WSOP Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #61: $1,000 Super Seniors Event
  • Placed: 351st out of 3,121
  • Won: $1,750
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Kurt Esbenson cashed in the WSOP Online Bracelet $500 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Online Event #12: $500 Deepstack
  • Placed: 180th out of 1,744
  • Won: $1,332
  • Tournament Results

🌡️ This is Kurt's 2nd cash so far!


WSOP Week 4 Achievements

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Loren Cloninger WSOP 2023 Final Table - Photo: Matthew Berglund

LearnWPT Student Loren Cloninger final tabled the WSOP Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #48: $1,000 Seniors Event
  • Placed: 6th out of 8,180
  • Won: $158,006
  • Tournament Results

🥂 Loren walked away with $158K for his hard work!

LearnWPT Student Bryant Morrison cashed in the WSOP Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #48: $1,000 Seniors Event
  • Placed: 29th out of 8,180
  • Won: $24,390
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Ken Raskin cashed in the WSOP Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #48: $1,000 Seniors Event
  • Placed: 84th out of 8,180
  • Won: $8,082
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Kenneth Eng cashed in the WSOP Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker Event
  • Placed: 25th out of 10,416
  • Won: $55,215
  • Tournament Results

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Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker Event
  • Placed: 571st out of 10,416
  • Won: $4,480
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Kurt Ebsenson cashed in the WSOP Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker Event
  • Placed: 678th out of 10,416
  • Won: $3,730
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger cashed in WSOP Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker Event
  • Placed: 801st out of 10,416
  • Won: $3,440
  • Tournament Results

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LearnWPT Student Sergio Braga final tabled the WSOP Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #55: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
  • Placed: 5th out of 566
  • Won: $34,255
  • Tournament Results

🥂 Sergio made a WSOP Final Table!

Instructor Tony Dunst cashed in the WSOP Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #59: #3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
  • Placed: 127th out of 1,598
  • Won: $6,015
  • Tournament Results


WSOP Week 3 Achievements

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LearnWPT Student Sheri Atwood cashed in the WSOP $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #39: $1,500 Monster Stack
  • Placed: 391st out of 8,317
  • Won: $5,296
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP Online Bracelet $600 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Online Event #6: $500 Turbo
  • Placed: 42nd out of 1,879
  • Won: $2,790
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Tony Dunst cashed in the WSOP Online Bracelet $600 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Online Event #6: $500 Turbo
  • Placed: 61st out of 1,879
  • Won: $2,029
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Lisa Roberts cashed in the WSOP $500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Tournament


WSOP Week 2 Achievements

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Thomas Reeves WSOP 2023 Final Table - Photo: Matthew Berglund

LearnWPT Student Tommy Reeves Final Tables the WSOP Gladiators No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #18: $300 Gladiators of Poker
  • Placed: 9th out of 23,088
  • Won: $46,051
  • Tournament Results

🥂 Tommy Final Tabled the 2nd Largest Live Tournament Field in Poker History - What an Amazing Accomplishment!!

Instructor Michael "Gags30" Gagliano cashed in the WSOP $2,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #19: $2,500 Freezeout 8-Handed
  • Placed: 84th out of 1,139
  • Won: $5,643
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Michael "Gags30" Gagliano cashed in the WSOP $1,500 Razz Tournament

🔥 Gags has cashed 4 times so far!

LearnWPT Student Zachary Meyer cashed in the WSOP $800 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #26: $800 Deep Stack
  • Placed: 299th out of 4,747
  • Won: $2,071
  • Tournament Results

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Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP $800 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #26: $800 Deep Stack
  • Placed: 112th out of 4,747
  • Won: $3,307
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Tony Dunst cashed in the WSOP Online Bracelet $400 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Online Event #5: $400 8-Max
  • Placed: 100th out of 1,488
  • Won: $1,676
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger cashed in the WSOP Online Bracelet $400 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Online Event #5: $400 8-Max
  • Placed: 159th out of 1,488
  • Won: $1,412
  • Tournament Results


WSOP Week 1 Achievements

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Andrew Lichtenberger WSOP 2023 - Photo: Hayley Hochstetler

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger placed 10th in the WSOP $25K High Roller No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Bracelet Event #2: $25,000 High Roller 6-Handed
  • Placed: 10th out of 202
  • Won: $80,314
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Brian Altman cashed in the WSOP $1,000 Mystery Million No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Bracelet Event #3: $1,000 Mystery Million
  • Placed: 263rd out of 18,188
  • Won: $5,420
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Scott Roberts cashed in the WSOP $600 Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Bracelet Event #11 $600 Deepstack
  • Placed: 166th out of 6,085
  • Won: $2,422
  • Tournament Results

🌡️ Scott has cashed twice so far!

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LearnWPT Student Lisa Roberts made a deep run in the same WSOP $600 Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Bracelet Event #11 $600 Deepstack
  • Placed: 43rd out of 6,085
  • Won: $8,946
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Michael "Gags30" Gagliano cashed in the WSOP $5,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #12: $5,000 Freezeout 8-Handed
  • Placed: 40th out of 735
  • Won: $13,793
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Michael "Gags30" Gagliano cashed in the WSOP $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #15: $1.500 6-Handed
  • Placed: 327th out of 2,454
  • Won: $2,400
  • Tournament Results

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Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed
  • Placed: 104th out of 2,454
  • Won: $3,962
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger cashed in the WSOP Online Bracelet $500 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Online Event #2: $500 Bankroll Builder
  • Placed: 59th out of 1,253
  • Won: $2,097
  • Tournament Results

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Instructor Tony Dunst cashed in the WSOP Online Bracelet $500 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Online Event #2: $500 Bankroll Builder
  • Placed: 205th out of 1,253
  • Won: $1,311
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Brian Altman cashed in the WSOP Online Bracelet $600 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Online Event #4: $600 Ultra Deepstack
  • Placed: 28th out of 1,031
  • Won: $3,488
  • Tournament Results


Team LearnWPT Success Around Town

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Brian Altman WSOP Bracelet Win - Photo: Hayley Hochstetler

🏆 Instructor Brian Altman WON the Venetian $800 EpicStack No-Limit Hold’em Tournament

  • Venetian Event #14: $800 Venetian EpicStack
  • Placed: 1st out of 257
  • 1st Place: $37,626
  • Tournament Results

🥈 Student Scott Roberts took 2nd in The Wynn Summer Classic No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger cashed in the Wynn Summer Classic No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen placed 6th in the Wynn Summer Classic No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

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Johan Schultz-Pedersen WSOP - Photo: Hayley Hochstetler

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen final tabled the Wynn Summer Classic No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • Wynn Summer Classic: $2,200 Mystery Bounty Event
  • Placed: 10th out of 3,006
  • Won: $45,388
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Member Dennis O'Brien cashed in the Golden Nugget Grand Poker No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • Golden Nugget: Event #41 Grand Poker Series Mystery Bounty
  • Placed: 17th out of 2,634
  • Won: $11,000

LearnWPT Member Robbin Hamilton cashed in the Golden Nugget Grand Poker No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • Golden Nugget: Event #41 Grand Poker Series Mystery Bounty
  • Placed: 52nd out of 2,634
  • Won: $810

🥈 LearnWPT Student Bruce Hugon cashed in the Golden Nugget Grand Poker No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • Golden Nugget: Event #72 Grand Series Super Seniors Event
  • Placed: 2nd out of 320
  • Won: $14,717
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Lisa Roberts cashed in the Aria Poker Classic Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • 2023 Aria Poker Classic: $500 Ladies Event
  • Placed: 23rd out of 246
  • Won: $982
  • Tournament Results

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Brian Altman WPT One Drop Wynn - Photo: Drew Amato

Instructor Brian Altman cashed in the Golden Nugget Grand Poker No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • Golden Nugget Event #78: $1,100 PokerNews Cup Mystery Bounty
  • Placed: 234rd out of 2,331
  • Won: $1,180
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger cashed in the Wynn Summer Classic No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger cashed in the Wynn Summer Classic No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • Wynn Summer Classic: $1,600 Mystery Bounty Event
  • Placed: 314th out of 3,856
  • Won: $2,520
  • Tournament Results


Tournament Series Tips With Team LearnWPT

Huge Tournament Series like the World Series of Poker and WPT World Championships at Wynn Las Vegas bring excitement and tons of opportunity. To make the most of these gigantic fields and massive prize pools, it's important to plan ahead for the unique challenges that you may encounter.

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Check out this preview of a LearnWPT Strategy Episode to hear firsthand from LearnWPT Instructors Tony Dunst, Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger, and Johan Schultz-Pedersen about how they prepare for peak performance during a long series.

LearnWPT Members can watch the full Strategy Episode and get valuable poker strategies for preparing your mind and body to execute under pressure and maintain energy from the first hand to the final showdown, plus great insights on exploiting opponents.

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Working away from the table is the only way to improve your game. That's why we host LIVE Webinars and Study Streams for our Members to interact with Team LearnWPT and work on their games.

Members recently spent time with LearnWPT Instructors Eric "Rizen" Lynch and Michael Gagliano talking all things WSOP including:

  • Considerations for Large Field Tournaments
  • Key Adjustments for Making Deep Runs
  • Answering Questions
  • WSOP Schedule Review
  • Click here for a preview


Ones To Look Out For...

We'll be keeping a close eye on these LearnWPT Students and tracking their performance during the Summer Season. Here are the players that we’ll be keeping tabs on in Vegas!!

LearnWPT Student and WSOP Bracelet Winner Sue Faber

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In the 2019 WSOP Sue emerged as the victor in the $500 buy-in Salute to Warriors No-Limit Hold’em event defeating the field of 1,723 entries earning $121,161 in the process and was only woman to win an open No-Limit Hold'em event during the 2019 series.

LearnWPT Student Brett Coltman

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Photo credit: Hayley Hochstetler

In the 2022 WSOP, LearnWPT Member Brett took 2nd in the $500 buy-in Salute to Warriors No-Limit Hold’em event ! After 3 grueling days and 3,200 entrants, Brett was able to turn his $500 buy-in into a huge score of $99,676.

LearnWPT Student Randy Chamberlain

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In the 2022/23 WSOPC Event in Thunder Valley, LearnWPT Member Randy took 2nd in the $1,700 buy-in main event outlasting 726 opponents to take home a cool $126,828 for his efforts.

LearnWPT Students Lisa and Scott Roberts

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The couple that plays together, stays together, at least that’s the case for long-time LearnWPT Students Scott and Lisa Roberts. This poker poker couple have been married 40 years and are affectionately known as Team Roberts.

With Scott's 3 Rings and Lisa's 2 Rings, Team Roberts have amassed a total of 5 WSOP Circuit rings, over $400K in combined tournament winnings, and are traveling the world playing the game they love!

P.S. Scott & Lisa have already cashed in multiple events this season


Are You Playing The WSOP 2023 This Summer?

If you are a member of the LearnWPT Family in Las Vegas for the Summer Tournament Season we want to hear from YOU!

Share your success at the table and tag us on social media or email [email protected] and we will highlight your achievement (and you could win some cool LearnWPT SWAG).

No win is too small, we want to know about them all!

Twitter @LearnWPT | Facebook @learnwpt | Instagram @learn_wpt

Good luck and good playing,
Team LearnWPT


Train With Champions for Just $5

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Poker Quiz! Pocket Eights Facing an All-In, What Do You Do Here?

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DECISION POINT:
In an online Tournament with blinds at 500/1,000 and a 1,000 big blind ante you are dealt 8♣8♠ in the Cutoff seat. Stacks at the table range from 10BBs to just over 40BBs. The early position players fold, the MP1 player open shoves for 15,000 (15BBs) and action is on you with 21BBs behind.

What do you do here?

PRO ANSWER: We are in the middle stages of a major Sunday online tournament. The blinds are 500/1,000 with a 1,000 big blind ante. The stacks range from 10 big blinds to just over 40. We are dealt black eights in the cutoff and it folds to MP1 who open shoves for 15,000.! Everyone else folds and action is on us.

When analyzing spots like this after the fact, we should approach from two perspectives. First, we should estimate MP1 range and how our hand performs against that range, much like we would in real-time at the table. Second, we should double check our estimate in real-time by running the spot in a solver to see what things look like when both players are using optimal ranges.

Studying in this way allows us to exercise our brain in the same way that we will use at the table, and then either reinforce our thoughts with the solver or discover any errors.

If the decision was wrong in real-time we can determine if this is a fundamental leak and what adjustments need to be incorporated to our game plan. If the opponent was likely shoving different ranges than the solvers suggest which may often be the case, then we can consider the merits of making an exploitative adjustment against our real life foes.

A primary consideration is whether MP1 has a non all-in raising range here. It’s likely at this stack size that they would raise a more standard sizing and not just move all-in with AA/KK and some of their other biggest hands.

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Given this we can assume that MP1 is likely to have a capped range that includes many suited broadway hands, some big Ax hands, and some middle pairs. The key factor we need to assess is if MP1 will ever move all-in with pocket pairs lower than 88 or Ax combinations where their kicker is lower than 8.

In real-time we thought it was possible our opponent is capable of shoving as light as 77, but 66 or less and A8s or worse seemed unlikely so we chose to fold.

Through post hand analysis using a Game Theory Optimal Solver we can see that if MP1 is splitting their range properly the all-in range will include 66-99, A8s-AJs, AKo, KJs, KTs, QTs+. The range of hands that prefers to raise a standard amount first-in at 15BB blinds includes a mix of stronger hands (TT+/AQs+), some smaller suited Ax combinations, and offsuit broadway hands. Against the specific all-in range provided by the Solver we see that 88 has a +550 chip (+.55 BB) expectation. This means that against an opponent using GTO ranges we should be calling, although the decision is still very close.

In real world situations many players might shove hands such as TT/JJ, especially as they don’t want to encourage action and have to play postflop. If MP1 was the type of opponent to use this larger sizing with medium pairs that may be vulnerable on overcard flops then this spot would quickly become a fold. We would also have an easier call if we were in the Blinds with fewer players behind yet to act.

Against a GTO opponent, calling is the best play. Against specific opponents shoving narrower ranges or higher pairs, you could make an exploitative fold.

How would you play it?
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