Watch as LearnWPT Instructor and partypoker US Network Team Pro Katie Stone and World Poker Tour Executive Tour Director Matt Savage sit down to talk about their upcoming Day 1 starts of the WPT Online Borgata Poker Open $1Million GTD Main Event, being back at the Borgata in New Jersey, online poker, record breaking satellites, and more!
The Main Event is an unlimited re-entry tournament through the first 14 levels with Day 1 ending after level 16. The action begins today, September 19th at 5 pm ET.
Be sure to follow Matt along on WPT's Twitch channel as he streams his Day 1 action LIVE starting at 5 pm Eastern.
Make Online Poker History This September!
The WPT Online Borgata Poker Open powered by partypoker US Network happens exclusively in New Jersey this September 19th. Don’t miss your chance to compete on the virtual felt in the second-ever WPT US Online Main Tour Event and etch your name on the Mike Sexton Champions Cup!
📅 Main Event Schedule:
Day 1: Sunday, September 19, 2021 starting at 5 p.m. ET
Day 2: Monday, September 20, 2021 starting at 7 p.m. ET
Day 3: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 starting at 7 p.m. ET
This $3500 event offers unlimited reentry, registration through level 14, and boasts a super deep structure so you’ll have plenty of chances to outwit and outplay your opponents. All players in the event are eligible for valuable WPT Player of The Year Points and will be battling for the lion’s share of the massive $1M Guaranteed prize pool.
In case the championship structure, $1M Guaranteed prize pool, and chance to have your name cemented in history as only the second-ever WPT US Online Main Tour event champion isn’t enough, you’ll also get a chance to showcase your poker skills live on stream!
Check out this action from the live stream of the first WPT US Online Main Tour Event....
The final table will be live streamed on Tuesday, September 21st starting at 8 p.m. Eastern with expert commentary from WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage and Team LearnWPT on twitch.tv/worldpokertour and the BetMGM YouTube channel.
P.S. Click the Follow button to receive alerts when the action is online.
How To Get Into The Action...
Simply make sure you are physically located in the state of New Jersey on Sunday, September 19th and have your favorite internet connected device ready.
Choose any one of the three state of the art poker platforms on partypoker US Network (see below for links), download and set up your account to get started. In a few simple steps you’ll be ready to play the WPT Online Borgata Poker Open!
Will you join Soheb Porbandarwala as the only other US Online Main Tour Event winner in WPT History?
Satellite To The Main Event Starting at Just $5!
partypoker US Network is making it easier than ever to satellite your way into the WPT Online Borgata Poker Open.
Daily qualifiers begin Sunday August 29th, and with buy-ins starting at just $5 you can parlay a small investment into a history-making haul in the $3,500 Main Event.
Click to view the detailed Satellite* and Festival Schedule: WPT Online Borgata Poker Open - Schedule for August-September 2021
To get you started on the path to winning your seat to the WPT Online Borgata Poker Open, here are some key tips to from the LearnWPT Pros for succeeding in satellite tournaments ...
Improve Your Satellite Play!
Satellites are a great way to play a larger buy-in event at a lower price. So you don’t need to have big bucks to be in contention for a game-changing score. For The Player is here to help increase your edge with key adjustments for satellite play.
Use the strategies below to sharpen your focus and who knows, maybe you’ll turn a few bucks into a huge payday (and a coveted spot on the Mike Sexton Champions Cup).
Should I Play a 🛰️ Satellite Differently?
Yes you should! Approaching Satellite play with the same strategy used in regular tournament play will often result in you busting when you would otherwise have a seat to the target tournament locked up.
Watch this Strategy Episode from LearnWPT Lead Instructor Nick Binger as he discusses the key strategic adjustments you need to make when playing Satellite Tournaments.
What Are Keys 🗝️ to Satellite Play?
- Everyone gets paid the same prize
- No incentive to build a large stack once you are likely to win a seat
- As probability to win a seat goes up, your ranges in all spots tighten up
- There are times in satellites when players should never continue against an all-in
- Satellites are the only form of poker where it can be correct to fold AA preflop
- Pay very close attention to stack sizes and level changes
- Often in the satellite endgame 10BBs may be a big stack that is guaranteed to win a seat
Need Help Closing The Deal?
Watch and learn as Nick reviews several key hands from a Satellite to highlight the unique strategic adjustments during the endgame.
Get your mental game in shape with LearnWPT Mental Game Coach Jared Tendler as he provides you with a game-plan for handling the pressure and prepares you for success in the WPT Online Borgata Poker Open .
Time to Practice Your Skills!
In a Satellite with 11 Players Left, How Do You Play It?
In a satellite where blinds are 900/1,800 with a 1,800 big blind ante there are 11 players remaining with 6 players winning a $7,200 main event seat. Places 7-10 get $1050 in cash and 11th gets $100.
You are currently in 6th chip position with 11 players remaining. The Cutoff (who is the short stack at the table) moves all-in for 28,400. Action folds around to you in the Big Blind with A♥K♦ and 28,000 behind. What do you do here?
Select your answer & see how the LearnWPT Pros would play it!
Are YOU Final Table Ready?
Now that you’ve got an upgrade on satellite play to help secure your seat to the WPT Online Borgata Poker Open, it’s time to start sharpening up your game for showtime!
The WPT Online Borgata Poker Open powered by partypoker US Network features a cards up live streamed final table with WPT Executive Tour Director Matt Savage and Team LearnWPT live on twitch.tv/worldpokertour and the BetMGM youtube channel.
With big money on the line and the chance to go down in poker history as the second-ever WPT Online Main Tour Event winner, this event is a can’t miss for Players on partypoker US Network in New Jersey.
We’re here to set you up for success and ready to make your “one time” count with these final table strategies!
What Are Keys to Final Table Play?
- Be aware of stack sizes and pay jumps
- 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
- 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 tightly in the hopes of laddering up
Should I Play a Final Table Differently?
Final Table Strategy can differ dramatically from the early stages of a tournament, especially with huge pay jumps on the line.
Often players are unprepared for the pressure that comes with playing in front of an audience or for big money and don’t always perform as they should.
Watch this LearnWPT Strategy Episode from LearnWPT Instructor and WPT Commentator Tony Dunst for key insights on how the Pros perform on the big stage.
How Does a Pro Handle The Spotlight?
Team LearnWPT is no stranger to the bright lights and big money pressure of live stream online final tables.
Check out this Strategy Episode from partypoker US Network Team Pro and LearnWPT Instructor Mike “Gags30” Gagliano as he breaks down key hands from his recent deep run in the Online Borgata Poker Open, including a gutsy river bluff attempt with absolute air.
One of the best ways to improve your game is to share strategies and lessons learned from experience with fellow players.
In this Strategy Episode from LearnWPT we join partypoker US Network Team Pro and LearnWPT Instructor Katie Stone as she breaks down hands from her recent live stream final table appearance in the partypoker US Network Online Series $1060 Main Event.
Tune in as Katie joins fellow LearnWPT Instructor Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger as they team up to talk strategy and share valuable insight.
Think You Have What It Takes?
Think you have what it takes to take down the championship 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 and learn the exact move to make. Remember, the goal is to get as close to ZERO EV loss with each decision. Good luck...
At a Final Table the Button minraises with a 30BB stack. You are the chip leader with 70BBs and call from the Big Blind.
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 at the table
- 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 the Opponent checks back, don’t be afraid to attack the turn with larger sizing with made hands and some draws
Do your best to choose the ideal action at every point. Your goal is to keep "EV Loss" in the green and close to 0.
P.S. After playing the five hands click the button to learn the "why" behind the correct plays.
Good Luck and Have FUN!
We hope you enjoyed these free strategies to prepare for the WPT Online Borgata Poker Open powered by partypoker US Network in New Jersey this September 19th.
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We are here to help you get to the final table and take down the championship and these strategies will help get you there.
Good luck and good playing!
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