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WPT GTO Trainer: Get Started

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PLAY - LEARN - IMPROVE
With the WPT GTO Trainer!

There have been many poker “trainers” in the past that allowed you to play poker hands for practice. However, these have been powered by people’s opinions of what is good play and not true Game Theory Optimal (GTO) strategy.

What makes WPT’s GTO Trainer different?

  • The WPT GTO Trainer allows you to play through true Nash equilibrium solutions to various No-Limit Hold'em poker Scenarios (over 1 BILLION individual decisions have already been generated and solved - and counting!)
  • Get instant feedback on the precise EV (Expected Value) Loss of every move you make
  • Rapidly see the mistakes you make compared to GTO Play and the magnitude of those mistakes

OK, TIME TO GET STARTED...

GET THERE

Using the WPT GTO Trainer is fast and easy! Members can click TRAINER in the top navigation bar or mobile menu or by visiting LearnWPT.com/GTO.

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GET STARTED

Members must be logged in to your LearnWPT.com Membership to start Training.

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1) Select the Specific Spot you want to practice from the available list of Scenarios (ex: MP2 Open vs Button Call).

  • Spots will be either a Cash Game or Tournament Scenario (noted on screen under TRAINING PACKS)
  • Each Scenario will have you training from either In Position or Out of Position (noted in the description of Scenario action)

2) When selecting the Spot to train, take note of the Effective Stack size in big blinds (47.5 BBs) and Pot Size (7.5 BBs) information to consider when making your decision. These factors will remain constant at the start of each new hand based on the specific Scenario you’ve selected.

Here are some additional tips for reading the list of available Scenarios and choosing which spot to train:

  • Your Position and Action (Hero) is always listed first in the Scenario name
  • Cash Game Scenarios use a green table
  • Tournament Scenarios use a blue table

3) The description of Scenario explains the Preflop action.

  • MP2 Open vs Button Call Scenario Example:
    • The Hero (you) are the MP2 player and Open to 2.5 BB preflop
    • The Button player (Villain) calls and everyone else folds
    • Action starts with the flop and 7.5 BB in the pot

4) View the Hand Range Charts per Position for this Scenario.

  • The hand range charts for Hero and Villain show respective ranges going to the flop (after their last preflop action)
  • Percentages listed in specific hand combos indicate the frequency with which those specific hands are in the range
  • Lighter or darker shades of each color also visually indicate the frequency for these hands.
    • The LAST preflop aggressor's hand range is shown in red
    • The preflop caller's hand range is shown in green


Hint:
Select the image of the hand range charts per position (ie MP2 or Button) to expand to a larger view


BEGIN YOUR TRAINING

After selecting the Scenario you wish to train, simply click or tap on the START NEW SESSION button to start Training!

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MAKE YOUR DECISIONS

When starting a Session you will instantly be faced with a postflop decision based on the Scenario you chose. In this example we choose the following scenario: Tournament - MP2 Open vs Button Call, 47.5 BB Effective Stack, with 7.5 BBs in the pot.

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1) You'll immediately be faced with your first decision.

  • Decide on the best action and select the corresponding Fold, Call, Check, Bet, or Raise button
  • Bet sizing options are based on lines recommended by GTO Play
  • Villain’s responses to your decisions are GTO - You’ll often face multiple decisions in a hand

2) After each decision, you'll see the EV Loss and Played % for your action directly on the table.

  • EV (Expected Value) Loss - This shows the number of big blinds you would lose against a GTO player if you took this action
  • Played % - This shows how often a GTO Player would take the same action you took
  • Remember - EV Loss of 0.00 does not mean the GTO Player would take that action 100% of the time (the difference is often attributed to balancing hand ranges and maximizing EV for your overall range)

3) 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

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4) The Ideal GTO Action is noted in the top left corner of the screen under the Session Title.

  • A green check-mark next to your action means it is GTO
  • Included is a description of the action a GTO Player would take and how often they would take that specific action
  • When you don't get a green check-mark the Ideal Action and Frequency are displayed so you know the GTO play for each action immediately

NOTE: Multiple actions in a given spot are often "correct" according to GTO Play.

  • GTO Play has many mixed strategies, where plays are made a specific percentage of the time
  • You will often see actions with a very low EV Loss (e.g. -0.01) and a reasonable Played % (e.g. 35%)
    • These actions are not "wrong" and are part of a balanced overall GTO strategy. However, if a play results in high EV Loss (color coded in red), you should avoid that play
  • If the Percentage Played for an action is 1% or less, then that action is rarely taken by a GTO Player and you should avoid that play.
    • If you do take an action that has a Played % of 1% or less, all subsequent decisions will display "N/A" in red, since that entire line should be avoided.

Hint: Toggle the Auto Play button to advance to the next hand decision automatically (green - default) or manually (red).


REVIEW YOUR RESULTS

Click the End Button to complete your Training Session and review your stats on the Session Summary Page.

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SESSION SUMMARY INFORMATION

You’ve put in the work, now you can start to see where your specific leaks are for each Scenario. Your Session Summary will break down your hand compared to GTO Play.

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Reading and Interpreting the Data:

KEY STATS:

1) Overall EV Loss in big blinds Per 100 hands played.

  • Goal is to get as close to 0.00 as you can
  • 0.00 EV Loss is impossible for humans to attain in the long run
  • Do your best and try to get as close as possible
    • Do not be discouraged by a high EV Loss in the beginning. When new to GTO Trainer, it's very common for players to have an EV Loss of -50.00 BBs/100 or more

2) Number of Hands Played in your Session

  • Sample size is important when considering relevant statistics
  • A minimum of 200 hands is the recommended sample size to start seeing stats for your play
  • Schedule a set number of hands each day to practice a specific Scenario and keep track of your progress

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AGGRESSION:

3) This section gives an instant snapshot of the key actions You (shown in Red) are taking across all hands played vs what actions a GTO Player (shown in Blue) would take

  • Don't Worry, if you initially have a huge gap in one direction vs GTO - this is not uncommon


Hint:
Hover over the bar graph to see the number of hands in that session each action was taken by you vs a GTO Player

HAND TYPES:

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1) This section compares your play to GTO Play divided by the different categories of hands (i.e. pairs, flushes, trips, etc).

  • Your Action is on the top bar and GTO Play is the bottom bar


Hint:
Green (aggressive action) = Bet or Raise, Yellow (passive action) = Check or Call, Red = Fold. A color key to be implemented shortly!

2) How to read your results - in this example for the PAIR hand category:

  • You chose to either Check or Call 67% of the time and Fold 33% of the time when you had a 1-Pair hand in this given scenario (top line of the bar graph)
  • GTO Strategy is to Bet/Raise 17% of the time, Check/Call 67% of the time, and Fold 17% of the time (bottom line of the bar graph)


3) If the top line results are very different from bottom line results (after a large number of hands played) then you know you are playing those hand types differently than how a GTO Player would play them. These are the spots you want to study first.

Don’t get intimidated by the many stats listed or if there are big differences between your play and GTO Play. Keep training the same Scenario and focus on your biggest leak before you play each Session. Before you know it you’ll be closer to 0.00 EV Loss (and GTO Play!)

HAND BREAKDOWN:

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1) See all of the hands you've played in a session listed by hand type, position, board summary, and EV Loss.

Hint: Click the REPLAYER button next to a specific hand played to show the action unfold and review for study later.

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2) Select a specific hand played to see these details:

  • BOARD - Shows the specific rank and suit for each street dealt (flop, turn, river)
  • ACTION - The action Hero (you) chose on that street (bet/raise, call/check, fold)
  • GTO PLAY % - Percentage of time a GTO Player would take a specific action if faced with the same decision
  • EV LOSS - The number of big blinds your action would lose against a GTO player
    • Evaluate EV Loss in Proportion to Pot size
    • An EV Loss of -1.00 is significant in a 6.5 BB pot. It is far less significant in a 100 BB pot
    • The color coding of EV Loss on the Trainer table takes into account pot size


3) Each street of action is broken down with a color coded bar graph noting the specific actions a GTO player would take if faced with the same decision as HERO, including the percentage of time a GTO player would take those specific actions.

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  • In the above example our decision to bet 2.50 on the flop you will see that a GTO Player:
    • Checks 56% of the time
    • Bets small 15% of the time
    • Bets large 28% of the time
    • Green = Bet or Raise, Yellow = Check or Call, Red = Fold

4) In some instances you will see gradient shading (lightest to darkest moving left to right) representing the bet-sizing that a GTO Player would choose in a given spot.

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  • In the example above:
    • Bet/Raise small amount (lightest green)
    • Bet/Raise larger amount (darker green)
    • Bet/Raise largest amount (darkest green)

REVIEW PREVIOUS SESSIONS

Review any previous Sessions from the main GTO Trainer Dashboard!

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1) Select the Spot you would like to review from the list of available Scenarios.

  • The total number of hands played as well as your total EV Loss overall for the specific Scenario is listed for quick reference


2) Click the REVIEW SESSIONS button.

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3) Select one of the Sessions you played.

  • Overall EV Loss, Session Date, and Total Hands played are listed for each Session within that specific Scenario
  • For best results and rapid improvement start by studying your largest EV Loss Spots


4) Click the Blue REVIEW SESSIONS button to get the specific statistics for the individual Session within a Scenario You want to review. A session review window will open.


IT'S TIME TO PLAY

Now that you’ve had a chance to walk through the WPT GTO Trainer it’s time to Play!

Whether you need practice postflop after defending your Big Blind in a Tournament, or you want to drill 3-bet defense from middle position with deep stacks in a Cash Game, it’s just one click away.

Train as often as you like! Get real time feedback on trouble Spots and Ask the LearnWPT Pros with one click.

Play Real GTO Hands Online!
Now Part of Your LearnWPT.com Membership



If you’d like a video walk through of what’s covered here make sure you’re logged in to your LearnWPT Membership and watch Nick introduce the WPT GTO Trainer here.

Need help interpreting the results and strategy on adjusting your game?

Use the LearnWPT Ask a Pro Feature and the Community Forums to get answers and guidance from Nick, Eric, and Chewy. We know you’ll have a lot of questions about GTO Strategy and we’re here to help!

Nick and the LearnWPT Instructors will be showing you plenty of specific ways to use the WPT GTO Trainer to improve your poker game in future Strategy Episodes.

Until then, what are you waiting for...

Click Below And Start Training

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We Want Your Feedback!
While using the WPT GTO Trainer you can click the blue feedback widget or email [email protected] with any questions or suggestions.

LearnWPT Membership Tiers


We created LearnWPT to make it as easy as possible for anyone to improve their poker game, on their own time and their own terms. A plan for improvement that includes small, consistent amounts of effort over time is the key factor that most often separates winning pros and students of the game from the average poker player.

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Learn More About the Membership Features

We've made it easy for you to watch, train, discuss, study, and improve with LearnWPT by using the below Membership Features:

  • WPT GTO Trainer: Play real GTO hands online and as often as you like while getting real time feedback on YOUR trouble spots. The WPT GTO Trainer is laser focused on plugging your leaks and training you for peak performance by allowing you to choose the specific situations that give you the most trouble at the table.

  • Strategy Episodes: Videos in short, easy to digest segments (usually 10-15 minutes) that focus on introducing and reinforcing specific aspects of the game plan. Sort Episodes by cash or tournament, concept, LearnWPT Instructor, and when released.

  • Hand Input Tool (HIT): Hand recording and analysis will make you a better and tougher poker player! Use HIT to record, save, share, and analyze played hands. You can also submit hands you've played for analysis from the LearnWPT Pros.

  • Ask A Pro: Ask video or written poker questions and submit hands that you played to get rapid answers from the LearnWPT Pros.

  • Community Forums: Use the Community Forums to grow your poker family and develop a continuous process for improvement through discussion. The Community forums are a safe place to discuss concepts and strategy with LearnWPT Pros and fellow Members.

  • Poker Hands: Review and practice poker hand decision scenarios all in one place. Pick the poker hand you want to review, and see what our Pros would do.

  • Member Download Area: View and download any of the charts, manuals, and guides we’ve discussed in Strategy Episodes to study with on and off the felt.

  • Q&A Webinars: Attend Live Webinars to interact with the LearnWPT Pros and work on your game together.


Have Questions about LearnWPT?
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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.

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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.

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


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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 the newest 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:

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Login and access HIT from the top navigation bar or via the 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 STOP icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen to stop the hand at a specific point for analysis before getting to showdown

Receiving Feedback:

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Members can submit their recorded HIT hands to Nick Binger and 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.


HIT Helpful Hints:

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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 notepad with pencil icon in the top right 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:

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At LearnWPT we are always looking for ways to improve your poker education experience. We created HIT to give Members a tool that will help take their game to the next level and we need your input.

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 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


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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 COMMUNITY from the top black navigation bar or mobile menu!

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

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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 LIBRARY, and SUBMIT.
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  • 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,
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In addition to the Community Forums you’ll also have access to these game-changing Member Features:


If you have any questions regarding LearnWPT
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LearnWPT 2018 Year in Review

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2018 Was an exciting year for us at LearnWPT!

We've added game-changing features, new strategy content, instructors to our team of pros, and more all with the help of feedback from YOU.

To all of our current, former, and future Members - Thank you for a great year!

Here’s a recap of the best of LearnWPT from 2018:

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In 2018 we released two new features to help make it easier to interact directly with the LearnWPT team of Instructors. The Hand Input Tool was created to help users record hands they've played using our software to share to friends or LearnWPT for analysis.

We've also started a Q&A Webinar series for Members to join in and discuss all things poker with Nick, Eric, Chewy, and the LearnWPT Team.

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  • Viewed 103 New Videos
  • Reviewed 92 New Poker Hands
  • Received 1000+ Answers to Ask a Pro Questions
  • Submitted 500+ HIT Hands for Pro Analysis
  • Downloaded 10 New Tools

You've also Recorded Video Questions with 50+ Featured in 23 Strategy Episode!

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Last year WSOP Bracelet winner, WPT Champion, and host of the World Poker Tour Tony Dunst and WSOP Bracelet winner, WPT Alpha8 Champion, and author Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger joined the LearnWPT Team of Instructors!

Tony and LuckyChewy will join Danielle, Jared, Chris, Eric, and Nick in providing expert analysis as they walk us through the thought process of winnings players and help you in your quest for improvement.

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Most Watched Episodes

 

Most Voted Poker Hands

 

Most Memorable Moments

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  1. Manju's Success Story
  2. WPT500 Seat Contest
  3. Member Mental Game
  4. Profiles analyzed by Jared
  5. Q&A Video Series - You asked, Nick answered
  6. Danielle's WSOP FT

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We've hosted Live Events in Los Angeles, Vegas, and Atlantic City which included:

  • Two Tournament Strategy Workshops
  • Three $3500 WPT Seats Won at Live Workshop Satellites
  • Brand-New Advanced Tournament Strategy
  • Brand-New Advanced Cash Game Strategy
  • Offered Members up to $500 off Workshops

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The LearnWPT development team is hard at work on several enhanced features including:

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  • Online Community for Members to talk poker with their peers
  • Personalized Dashboard with ask a pro questions, progress, and more
  • In-Person Lab Day Experiences
  • Tag and Organize Episodes

 

When we started LearnWPT, our goal was to make it as easy as possible for anyone to improve their poker game and we look forward to helping your game grow in 2019.

Have feedback or suggestions for future features? Email us at [email protected] or send them to us here.

We'll see you online,
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You are Short Stacked in a Tournament, what do you do?

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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.

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  • 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!

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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 →

Welcome to the Hand Input Tool (HIT)!

LearnWPT is excited to invite Members to try our newest feature, the Hand Input Tool (HIT)!

The Hand Input Tool (HIT) allows you to capture, replay, and share real hands you've played and receive analysis and feedback from friends, other members, and the LearnWPT Pros. Any hands you save in HIT will be stored in your own Library.

Recording hands you've played, followed by analysis (with feedback), is one of the most powerful ways to improve your game. This habit 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.


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To access the Hand Input Tool click the HIT button in the top navigation bar or in the mobile menu (see images). You can also access HIT by clicking the following url: https://learnwpt.com/learn/hit/

Note: You must be signed in to you LearnWPT Membership to view and save hands to your Hand Library or send hands to the Pros for analysis.

Hand Library:

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You can review or edit saved hands and enter new hands from the HIT Hand Library Dashboard (we recommend watching the Show Me How it Works video as Nick walks you through how to use this new Tool).

Expert Analysis:

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Not sure if you played a hand correctly or have a question about your decision?
Send your hand to the LearnWPT Team for analysis and feedback by clicking the Ask a Pro button and get real feedback from winning Pros!

We Want Your Feedback!

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So if you encounter any bugs, or have any questions about how to use this feature please click the blue Feedback & Bug Reports button to let us know how we can improve HIT.


Take the next step in improving your game by using HIT!

Be sure to watch Strategy Episode 226 as LearnWPT Pro Nick Binger shows a fast and efficient method for capturing and sharing your hands for analysis directly to the LearnWPT Pros using this game-changing new tool!

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What is a LearnWPT Strategy Episode?

When we started LearnWPT, our goal was to make it as easy as possible for anyone to improve their poker game in their spare time. We did that because the key factor that separates most poker players from winning pros or students of the game usually comes down to: small, consistent amounts of effort, once or twice a week.

That's why we present our Members with poker "lessons" in easy to watch "Strategy Episodes" so they can improve their games as easily as watching a short video on their phone, tablet, or personal computer.

Strategy Episodes are presented in short, easy to digest segments (usually 10-15 minutes) that focus on introducing and reinforcing specific aspects of the game plan.

Check out what one of our Members had to say about LearnWPT Strategy Episodes:


We use Strategy Episodes to teach key poker concepts, analyze televised hands from the WPT, and answer Member questions about previous Episodes, hands they've played, or any other issue that's holding them back maximizing their poker potential.

All Strategy Episodes are tagged and categorized so you can sort between Cash/Tournament as well as other categories.

So what kind of Strategy Episodes do LearnWPT Members get?

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✓ Present a Key Poker Concept
✓ Provide Examples and Context

Concept Episodes are for the fundamentals of the game. These Episodes represent key content we think ALL members should have as part of their game.

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✓ Offer In-Depth Hand Analysis
✓ Reveal Decision-Making Thought Process

Decision Point Episodes feature real hands played by LearnWPT Members getting analyzed Step-By-Step by the LearnWPT Pros.

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✓ Answers Member Questions
✓ Includes Episode Follow-Up

Ask a Pro Episodes answer Member follow-up questions about previous Episodes as well as hands played. The student point of view is useful for integrating new concepts.

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✓ Hands Played by LearnWPT Pros
✓ Advanced Hand Analysis and Situational Adjustments

From the Felt Episodes showcase our LearnWPT Pros in action. They take us through their thought process in recently played hands and situations.

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✓ Featuring Mental Game Coach Jared Tendler
✓ Strategies for Optimal Mindset

Jared is the Author of The Mental Game of Poker 1 & 2. These Episodes share some of his most valuable insights into Mental Performance.

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✓ Real Hands from WPT Episodes
✓ Analysis from Multiple Perspectives

Closer Look Episodes take a deep dive into some of the most interesting and useful hands from broadcast episodes of World Poker Tour Final Tables with significant pay jump implications.

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✓ Submitted by Members Using the LearnWPT Hand Input Tool
✓ Professional Analysis from LearnWPT Instructors

Highlights from HIT Episodes take a deep dive into real hands played by LearnWPT Members with a detailed breakdown of their decisions by Lead Instructor Nick Binger.

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✓ Real Hands Played from Winning Pros
✓ Deep Analysis of Concepts, Techniques, and Play

Receive insight into the decision-making process of successful Professional Players - Nick Binger, Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger, Danielle "dmoongirl" Andersen, and Tony Dunst.


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Think Like a Pro

No matter how long you've been playing poker or where you are in your development, LearnWPT Strategy Episodes will help take to the next level!

New LearnWPT Membership Feature - Tools Dashboard!

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We are excited to announce a brand new feature for our LearnWPT Members, the Member Download Area!

Monthly and Yearly Members of LearnWPT can now view and download any of the charts, manuals, and guides we've discussed in Strategy Episodes right from the Tools Dashboard!

You can take a look around and explore for yourself, but here's a brief summary of how to use the page for your reference. Please note you must be logged into your Membership to access the page.

As always, if you experience any difficulty in using or downloading from this page, don't hesitate to contact us so we can help resolve the issue.

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To get to the Member Download area on desktop click TOOLS in the LearnWPT Navigation bar or on a mobile device click Menu and select Tools.

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Members can now view and download the charts, guides, and manuals featuring key concepts discussed in LearnWPT Strategy Episodes as well as review the Strategy Episode they were first introduced in!

Download:

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When you click the Download PDF button, the file will open in a new window. You can then save or print the charts and manuals to review anytime.

Introduced in Episode:

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When you click the INTRODUCED IN Episode button, you will be redirected to the Strategy Episodes in which the concept was first introduced and discussed.

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You've seen Nick use the PokerCruncher hand equity calculator in many Strategy Episode. You can purchase and download this tool to your mobile device by clicking the Mac or iPhone Download buttons or Android Google Play button.

We'll be adding more learning tools to this page, so make sure to check back!

If you would like to see any tools that Nick discussed in previous Strategy Episodes added to this page, please send in your suggestions to [email protected].

Thanks for being a part of LearnWPT!