On Tour With LearnWPT: 2024 WPT® Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship

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It’s time to head back to everyone’s favorite East Coast poker destination - the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL for the $3,500 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship Event. Players from all over the planet are heading to sunny South Florida for a chance to make the TV Final Table and be crowned the next WPT Champion!

The Festival is known for constant poker action with some of the largest tournament fields on tour and features an epic schedule of satellites, huge guaranteed events, and is highlighted by the massive $3 Million Guaranteed prize pool Championship event. The action at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood never disappoints and it’s a certainty that this event will once again break records and generate life-changing first place prize money.


The 2023 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship Event drew some of the best rounders on the planet and the prize pool swelled to over $7.3 Million!

After a long Final Table battle, 2023 WPT Player of the Year Bin Weng captured the $1,128,250 first prize and had his name engraved onto the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup alongside a prestigious list of World Poker Tour Champions.

Want the Cup? Get Aggression!


What single trait is shared by almost every player whose name is etched on the Mike Sexton Champions Cup? If you guessed that they are willing to stay aggressive and put their opponents to tough decisions, you’d be right. These masters of the game know when to shift gears and exploit weaknesses and they don't need to have good cards to push the action

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Team LearnWPT is here to show you specific plays that will add aggression to your game and build a fierce presence at the table. Watch these free videos from proven crushers and you’ll learn to identify more spots to make aggressive moves that won't break your game. Get the insight on how these pros pull the trigger more often in close spots, and get on the path toward the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship!

Get In on the Action ...


The 2024 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Festival kicks off on April 3rd with the $400 Deepstack $1,000,000 guaranteed opener. There are plenty of lower buy-in events and a ton of satellites into the Championship Event, so you don’t have to stretch your poker bankroll to join the fun!

📅 Poker Showdown Festival Dates:
Start: Wednesday, April 3, 2024
End: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
Click here for the full Festival schedule
Follow the live updates for action from all the events


The headlining WPT Poker Showdown Championship event begins Friday, April 19th with two starting flights and unlimited reentry through the start of level 9) - Click for the tournament structure.

📅 WPT Championship Event Schedule:
Day 1A: Friday, April 19, 2024
starting at 11 a.m. ET
Day 1B: Saturday, April 20, 2024 starting at 11 a.m. ET
Day 2: Sunday, April 21, 2024 starting at 12 p.m. ET
Day 3: Monday, April 22, 2024 starting at 12 p.m. ET
Day 4: Tuesday, April 23, 2024
starting at 12 p.m. ET
Day 5: The Final Table of 6 will be played and filmed for television at the HyperX Las Vegas at Luxor on Wednesday, May 29th

Starting May 29th Get 2 Days of WPT Final Table Live Streams!
WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship Final Table Live Stream - Wednesday, May 29th at 4:30 PM PT
WPT Choctaw Championship Final Table Live Stream - Thursday, May 30th at 4:30 PM PT
All live stream final tables are on a 30-minute delay

View ⚡ Live Streams on WPT Twitch, WPT YouTube or WPT.com

Meet Up With Brad and Vince!


Who’s ready for some bomb pots or a round of the Stand Up Game?

Brad Owen and Vince Van Patten bring the fun and excitement of the Meet Up Game (MUG) to South Florida to open the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Championship - and you're invited!

On April 18th beginning at 11 AM EDT the innovator of poker Meet Up Games and the legendary WPT Television host will kick off the $2/$5 cash game action in the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood Poker Room.

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If you’ve been following the action from the MUG’s on social media and you’ve been feeling the FOMO, this is your chance to jump into the fun! Join us for a unique poker experience with the WPT Family, and you might even show up in Brad'd next VLOG 🎥

AJo at the $10K WPT Final Table - Your Move?

Maintaining aggression in the face of big pay jumps under the bright lights of the World Poker Tour Final table can be a daunting task. Every decision is magnified and one wrong move could end your dream run.

In this Strategy Episode LearnWPT Instructor Nick Binger breaks down a pivotal hand from the $10K WPT Seminole Hard Rock finale. Learn how calculated aggression can frustrate a skilled opponent and create fold equity in a tough ICM spot vs the chip leader.

Fold Less, Float More!

Tired of playing vs THAT 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 Strategy Episode as Nick gives you step by step guidelines to identify the best situations to float vs a frequent c-bettor. Utilize the power of position to turn aggression around on your opponents and add floating to your game plan.

Bluffing With LuckyChewy

To build huge stacks and be in contention for a WPT Title, you will almost certainly need to pull off a few bluffs along the way. You simply won't get enough good cards to keep up the pace with the rising blinds and antes, and when you do flop a big hand it won't always hold up.

In this Strategy Episode LearnWPT Instructor and poker legend Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger walks through his thought process when overbet bluffing the river in a $1,600 live tournament.

Be Ready for the Final Table


To make sure you are prepared to shine for the cameras and show off your skills, we’ve got some essential strategy adjustments to help you get ready. Final Table strategy can differ dramatically from the early stages of a tournament, especially with huge pay-jumps and the prestige that only comes with winning a World Poker Tour title.


Most poker players aren’t prepared for the sudden increase in intensity caused by playing in front of an audience with life-changing money at stake. When you are facing the pressure of big pay jumps and the studio lights seem just a little too bright, it’s important to stay focused and make objective decisions.

Tips To Sharpen Up Your Game for Showtime

  • Be aware of stack sizes and pay jumps at all times, even the slightest changes in stack sizes can shift strategy dramatically
  • 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
  • As a medium stack vs larger stacks be cautious with any bets and raises and try to take marginal hands to showdown passively
  • 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 tight in the hopes of laddering up

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Can You Stay Aggressive at The Final Table?

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Payouts: 1st = 20%, 2nd = 14%, 3rd = 9%, 4th = 6.7%, 5th = 5%, 6th = 4%

You are at the $3,500 WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown Final Table. You min-raise 2BBs on the Button with a 30BB stack and the Big Blind with 50BBs calls. Click below to play a free Final Table sample pack of this spot from the WPT GTO Trainer to see firsthand how decisions change at the final table.

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

Members can practice more hands from this scenario and get expert feedback from the LearnWPT Pros on their play with the 30BB Button Open Vs 50BB Big Blind Call WPT GTO Trainer pack!

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Have FUN, Good Luck, and Good Playing!

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