Word of the day: Community

com·mu·ni·ty noun /kəˈmyo͞onədē/

1. a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common.
2. a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. 

The best players in the game today share ideas and collaborate with their peers within a trusted poker community to improve their play and elevate their game.

How can YOU benefit from being part of a Community of YOUR peers and Instructors? 

Well… do you have questions about your poker game like these:

  • What exactly does the term “straddle” mean and is it profitable in your live $1-2 game?
  • After I raised preflop from the SB I wasn’t sure if the best play here was to continue or just check. See my attached HIT hand. Thanks for any input and thoughts…
  • After downloading the first-in hand range charts, does anyone have tips for memorizing the ranges. Does anyone bring them to the tables with them as a guide?
  • After watching Episode #316 today I have a couple questions related to the second hand played where Nick had JJ…
  • Traveling to Vegas … best place for cash live poker 1/2 or 1/3?

These are some of the questions Members are asking and getting advice, feedback, and real strategy help with every day using The LearnWPT Community Forums

We wanted all LearnWPT Members to have the same sort of positive feedback loop and community the top pros in the game join to better their game. 

The LearnWPT Community is a safe place for students of the game to join fellow LearnWPT Members (and our Pros!) to create that loop and: 

  • Discuss concepts or issues they are encountering on the path to being a better player
  • Receive feedback from peers on how they played a hand
  • Find answers about strategy and concepts they are unsure of
  • Expand their poker feedback loop to develop a continuous process for improvement
  • Talk all things poker related! 

Want to learn more about this powerful tool?

Click the button below to watch a special video from Nick Binger as he walks you through this exciting LearnWPT Member Feature. 

P.S. LearnWPT Instructors Nick BingerEric “Rizen” Lynch, and Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger visit the Community often to answer questions and join Member discussions! 


Think Like a Pro

Have Questions about LearnWPT?  Contact our support team at [email protected] and we will be happy to help!

Are You Using The Hand Input Tool?

If yes, THANK YOU and congratulations on taking another step in improving your game!

If no, let’s change that today!

So, what exactly is HIT?

The Hand Input Tool (HIT), is a game-changing LearnWPT feature that allows Members to capture, replay, and share real hands they’ve played and receive analysis and feedback from friends, other members, and LearnWPT Pros.

See below for info, hints, and the benefits of this powerful feature:

Getting Started: Login and access HIT from the top navigation bar or mobile menu. For more instructions watch the “Show Me How it Works” video on the HIT Dashboard or review Episode 226: Hand Input Tool (HIT).

Recording your hand: 

  1. To begin, click the red ENTER A HAND NOW BUTTON.
  2. Select Cash or Tournament and enter the Blinds Amount, Type of Ante, Number of Players, then click the NEXT button.
  3. Follow the onscreen prompts to record the hand information and street action.
  • Helpful Hint: Click the orange END HAND button if  want to stop the hand at a specific point for analysis before getting to showdown

Receiving Feedback:
Members can submit their recorded HIT hands to the LearnWPT Pros for analysis of their play and get answers to questions about a specific move or strategy using the Ask a Pro Feature.

Sending your hand in for feedback:

  1. Once finished recording your hand, the action will replay and a pop-up will appear noting options for your hand.
  2. Click the ASK A PRO button to submit your hand for analysis.
  3. Enter a title, your question or comment, and click the SEND YOUR QUESTION button.
  4. That’s it! The LearnWPT Pros will provide feedback shortly.
  5. PS: Want to discuss a hand you’ve played with your peers? Expand your feedback loop by posting your saved HIT hand in the LearnWPT Community Forums for advice and feedback! Click here for more info.

HIT Helpful Hints:
Personalize your saved hands and notes! Our goal is to make HIT an easy to use and personal experience. We’ll send helpful hints each month so be sure to share with us any suggestions. 

Did you know you can:

  1. Replay, edit, or delete hands you’ve saved from your HAND LIBRARY by clicking the thumbnail image and vertical ellipsis.
  2. Update the name of a hand by clicking the NL Cash or NL Tourney fields in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Take notes for each session by clicking the EDIT NOTES field in the top left corner of the screen. Enter personal notes  (they will remain private) about the session and click SAVE NOTES.
  4. Change the name/nickname of a player and their chip stack by clicking their position tile. Update the PLAYER NAME and CHIP STACK fields then click the NEXT button.

Giving Feedback:
At LearnWPT we are always looking for ways to improve your education experience. HIT was created to give Members a tool that will help take their game to the next level.

Tell us what you think:

  1. Do you have any suggestions to make HIT better? Many of the improvements we implement come from Member suggestions!
  2. Please take a few minutes to tell us what you think by sending us an email or filling out this survey: Member Feedback
  3. If you encounter any bugs or have questions about how to use the Hand Input Tool let please us know.
  • Helpful Hint: Click the blue Feedback & Bug Reports button in the right hand corner of a HIT recording if you experience any issues

The habit of recording hands you’ve played followed by analysis (and feedback) creates a positive feedback loop for improvement which allows you to find (and fix) leaks faster, while learning to make better decisions at the table.

We are exited to provide this invaluable tool for our Members to help create that loop and to provide them with guidance and helpful feedback.

Thanks for being a part of LearnWPT!

-The LearnWPT Team

Have Questions or need assistance? Email us at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.


Not a LearnWPT Member But Want
to Use the Hand Input Tool?

Think Like a Pro

Visit www.learnwpt.com and join for just $5 your first month of Membership.

In addition to the Hand Input Tool you’ll also have access to these game-changing Member Features:

If you have any questions regarding LearnWPT, please contact our support team at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help.

Introducing the LearnWPT Community Forums…

We are excited to announce the newest Member Feature
LearnWPT Community Forums!

Watch the above video from LearnWPT Lead Instructor Nick Binger as he introduces this exciting new LearnWPT Member Feature.

To access the LearnWPT Community Forums click the below link or select COMMUNITY from the top black navigation bar or mobile menu!

https://learnwpt.com/learn/community/

Please note: You must be signed in to your LearnWPT Membership to view and post on the Community Forums.

We know that one of the most challenging aspects of improving your poker game is the feeling of being alone on your journey and not having a team (or better yet a community) to support your poker goals.

That’s why we created the brand-new LearnWPT Community!

Now you can join fellow LearnWPT Members in discussion about all things poker by using the community forums to talk Cash and Tournament concepts, or just about anything poker related in the General Discussion forum.

P.S. The LearnWPT Pros will be popping in regularly to join in a discussion!

Some Pointers and Guidelines:

  • Create or respond to a post: Select the appropriate Forum (currently cash, tournament, or general discussion – more to come!) and click the NEW TOPIC button.
  • Community username: To change your Community username (which is the same as your Ask a Pro username) visit the My Account Page. Click the change username & hometown link under Basic Info and save.
  • Upload an avatar image: To create a profile avatar click either your name in a post or by the VIEW MY POSTS link to visit your Community Profile. Click the EDIT PROFILE button and upload an image! 
  • Interested in comments for a specific post? Click the green SUBSCRIBE button when viewing the post. Click Subscriptions on the main page to quickly find and view those saved topics.
  • Want to discuss a HIT hand you’ve played? After clicking the NEW TOPIC button, enter the subject line and message. Next select HIT in the message controls (see image below), select the hand you wish to discuss from your HIT HAND LIBRARY, and click SUBMIT.
  • Join in the discussion: Click the blue POST REPLY button to add your comments and questions to a topic.
  • Code of Conduct: The LearnWPT Community is a place where all people are welcome and can participate, regardless of expertise or identity. This Community is rooted in kindness, collaboration, and mutual respect.
  • Can we still use Ask a Pro? Don’t worry… we know that you still want direct answers from the experts. You can still ask your most pressing poker questions and get answers directly from the LearnWPT Instructors using video or written Ask a Pro!

We Want Your Feedback!

We’re excited to hear your feedback or if you encounter any bugs so please make sure you share it with us by contacting [email protected] or by clicking the red NEED HELP? button to let us know how we can improve the Forums.

We’ll be adding new features and sub-forums soon, so please make sure you let us know what features you’d like to see.

Use the LearnWPT Community to expand your poker feedback loop and develop a continuous process for improvement through discussion.

Thank you for being part of LearnWPT!

We’ll see you online,
LearnWPT


Not a LearnWPT Member But Want
to Join the Discussion?

Think Like a Pro

Visit www.learnwpt.com and join for just $5 your first month of Membership.

In addition to the Community Forums you’ll also have access to these game-changing Member Features:

If you have any questions regarding LearnWPT, please contact our support team at [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help.

You are Short Stacked in a Tournament, what do you do?

The first thing is DON’T PANIC!

The second thing is check which Hand Ranges you should be shoving all-in with when you are first-in to the pot given your stack size and position.

How? By quickly reviewing the BRAND-NEW interactive Push/Fold Charts created by LearnWPT and short stack specialist, Chris Wallace.

  • Visit the Tools Dashboard 
  • Click the View Charts button to open the interactive Push/Fold Charts
  • Select Big Blinds in your stack
  • Select “With Antes” or “Without Antes”
  • Find the number of players behind
  • That’s it! These ranges will be the most profitable to move all-in with

Helpful hint: bookmark the Push/Folds Charts page for quicker access

Learning how to utilize the short and awkward stack will improve your ability to get chips without good cards, even in the toughest games.

Watch more about the the fundamentals of Chris Wallace’s world-class short stack strategy by reviewing Strategy Episode 168: Short Stack Play – Overview.

If you have questions about the Push/Fold Charts send your questions in using the Ask a Pro feature or contact [email protected].

P.S. You must be logged in to your Monthly or Yearly LearnWPT.com Membership to view the Push/Fold charts!


Meet LearnWPT Pro Chris Wallace!

Chris, known to the poker world simply as “Fox”, is a professional poker player, poker coach, and widely respected theorist and author on the game. Chris would contend that he’s known more as a coach than as a player, having served as coach and mentor to several successful players. Read Chris’s Full Bio →