On Tour: 2022 World Poker Tour Choctaw-Durant
The WPT's 20th Season Is Headed Back to Choctaw!
Our next stop is at Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, OK this May for the $3,800 World Poker Tour® Choctaw Main Event which features 50K in starting chips plus a massive $2 Million Guaranteed prize pool. The 2021 WPT Choctaw Champion Dapo Ajai took home 560K!
Join the massive field of professional and recreational players who will travel to Choctaw to test their skills and compete for the title of the next WPT Champion - including Team LearnWPT.
The final table of this exciting event will be played at the HyperX Esports Arena on May 26th in Vegas and filmed for television. Ready to see your name in lights and compete for a WPT Title on the big stage?
LearnWPT is here with some expert strategy to help get you there!
LearnWPT Prepares You for the Main Event 🏆
Think you have what it takes to navigate a tough tournament field and have your name etched on the Mike Sexton Champions Cup?
LearnWPT is here with some free expert strategy and tips to help get your game in shape and get you ready to crush the competition at WPT Choctaw Main Event.
Get In on the Action ...
The Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, OK is welcoming players back to their amazing resort and tournament venue with a full festival of poker action starting on April 28th. This exciting festival features several high guaranteed prize pools ranging from 50K to 300K and a ton of satellites into the Main Event!
This action packed series is capped off with Day 1A of the $2Million Guaranteed WPT Main Tour Event on May 13. Re-entry Format - Day 1B on May 14th - Click for more information.
📅 Main Event Schedule:
Day 1A: Friday, May 13, 2022 starting at 12 p.m. CT
Day 1B: Saturday, May 14, 2022 starting at 12 p.m. CT (Registration will remain open until the start of Level 9)
Day 2: Sunday, May 15, 2022 starting at 12 p.m. CT
Day 3: Monday, May 16, 2022 starting at 12 p.m. CT
Final Table: Filmed for TV and will take place on May 26, 2022 at HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas
The super deep championship structure for this $3,800 event offers plenty of chances to outwit and outplay your opponents. Get ready to battle with the best and play for your share of the massive $2M Guaranteed prize pool.
Train With LuckyChewy & Brian Altman Before the Main Event 🐐
Before the Main Event kicks off LearnWPT will be hosting a 2-Day Live Tournament Strategy Workshop May 9th-11th at Choctaw Casino & Resort with Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger and Brian Altman. The chance to TRAIN LIVE with two of the most successful players in poker is here and you won’t want to miss it!
During this 2-Day Interactive Workshop you’ll be given access to proven techniques to help get you ready to take down the Mike Sexton Champions Cup 🏆.
Once you've learned the right moves, attendees will immediately put their skills into action at the WPT Main Event Freeroll Satellite and play against each other in an exclusive freeroll with a seat into the $3,800 WPT Choctaw Main Event Seat* as first prize.
This Satellite Tournament is exclusive to LearnWPT Live at Choctaw ticket holders giving you a 1 in 20 shot of winning and playing in a World Poker Tour® Main Event!
P.S. An exclusive Welcome Reception for Students on Monday, May 9th will kickoff the event! Meet your Instructors and fellow Students in a relaxed environment. We look forward to seeing you LIVE!
Can't make Choctaw? Join us at The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas!
What Are the Keys to Final Table Play?
Will you be one of the final 6 players competing for the WPT Choctaw Main Event title at the HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas on May 26th? To make sure you are prepared to shine for the TV cameras and show off your skills, we’ve got some important strategies to share 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. Often players are unprepared for the pressure that comes with playing in front of an audience and for potentially 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.
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 at the HyperX Esports Arena!
Here are a few tips to help 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
Your Practice Partner? - The Best Poker Player in the World
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!
Get ready to make a deep run in the WPT Choctaw Main Event by playing these 5 hands from the WPT GTO Trainer. Practice this spot where you are in the steal position as the chip leader vs a tough Big Blind and prepare for your time to shine LIVE on stream.
Your goal is to get as close to ZERO EV loss with each decision.
At the WPT Choctaw final table you minraise from the Cutoff as the chip leader with a 70BB stack & the Big Blind with 50BBs calls
As you play, remember these tips:
- The Big Blind will likely call with a fairly wide range in this spot given direct pot odds
- The Big Blind will flat call with some big hands preflop due to ICM pressure, even as strong as pocket Kings
- You will be c-betting almost 100% when checked to using a smaller sizing
- Th BB will lead the flop with a portion of their range to counter your small c-bet strategy - be prepared to continue vs most leads
- Be cautious building big pots with some stronger hands as the BB’s range narrows significantly on later streets
P.S. After playing the hands get YOUR SCORE and learn the "why" behind the correct plays.
Join Team LearnWPT On Tour at Choctaw
Are you playing the WPT Choctaw Main Event? Stop and say Hi 👋 to the LearnWPT Team!
LuckyChewy, Brian Altman, Tony Dunst, and Adrian Naggy will be on site and in the action! Be sure to follow Team LearnWPT On Tour as we travel to play WPT Events.
Follow the Main Event action on WPT.com or on Twitter at @WPTlive.
Good Luck and Have FUN!
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