Are YOU Final Table Ready?
This April is your chance to shine under the lights and be featured on LIVE stream final table cards up coverage from Team LearnWPT.
As part of the new poker education initiative from LearnWPT and partypoker US Network For The Player, we’re excited to provide exclusive live stream cards up coverage for the final table of the $100K BetMGM Grand Online Main Event in Michigan.
We’ve also put together a collection of some helpful tips and strategies to make sure you’re Final Table ready!
The $109 buy-in $100K Guaranteed 8Max Main Event is a 2 Day event that begins on Sunday, April 11th at 5 p.m. Eastern with a great opportunity to grab a game-changing score for a small buy-in.
The final 8 players return on Monday, April 12th to play to a winner with the LearnWPT Pros there to break down all the exciting action during the cards up live stream.
Watch for valuable strategy insights and have fun with Team LearnWPT as the BetMGM Grand Online Main Event plays down to a victor.
Check out the winning hand from our recent live stream coverage with LearnWPT Instructors Tony Dunst and Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger:
You can catch all the action on LearnWPT’s Twitch Channel at twitch.tv/learnwpt on April 12th starting at 8 p.m. Eastern!
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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 Strategy Episode from LearnWPT Instructor and WPT Commentator Tony Dunst for key insights on how the Pros perform on the big stage.
It’s YOUR Turn to Play!
Click below to play a free Final Table Sample pack from the WPT GTO Trainer to see firsthand how decisions change at the final table.
As you train remember to:
- Play in a way to avoid busting out to the chip leader
- You will check and call more often than bet or raise
- You still need some bluffs in your range to prevent the chip leader from exploiting you
- You should almost never lead out from the Big Blind after calling preflop
- Don’t be afraid to fold marginal hands against big bets that could set up an all-in situation on a future street
- When facing an aggressive chip leader, you should often trap by check-calling with your big made hands
The Cutoff is the chip leader and minraises with a 70BB stack. You call from the Big Blind with 30BBs.
Remaining Payouts (% of Prizepool): 1st = 20% | 2nd = 14% | 3rd = 9% | 4th = 6.7% | 5th = 5% | 6th = 4%
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.
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Good luck playing the Main Event!
Who knows, maybe we’ll see you under the lights, live on stream….
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