Thank you for attending this fantastic event! We hope you enjoyed the LearnWPT poker strategy instruction with Nick Binger at the Zynga Poker VIP Training Session at Aria Resort & Casino.
Here are a few points from this session to remember whenever you are at the tables..
Think in Hand Ranges:
- All hands a player may have in a given situation
- Avoid trying to put your opponent on a specific hand
- Position, action, and stack depth help determine ranges
- Analyzing hand ranges is best done away from the table
- One range will often have a defined advantage when considering range vs range analysis
- The tighter range usually has equity advantage
- The range with equity advantage on any given street should usually bet
- The range with equity disadvantage should usually check
- Some ranges have more big hands on specific flops
- The range with nut advantage can realize more equity with all hands in that range
- Having nut disadvantage when deep stacked often necessitates passive play
- Distinct nut advantage favors increased bluffing frequency and utilization of overbetting
Advanced Continuation Betting:
- Be aware of who has the range advantage on specific flops – especially against tough players
- Have a checking range when you have a high stack to pot ratio (SPR) and have nut disadvantage
- Use 1/3 pot sized bet as default when heads up on boards where your opponent is likely to fold to any bet
- Use 3/4 pot sized bet with a range advantage on dynamic flops where cheap cards can help opponent’s range
- A specific card that reduces the number of ways your opponent can make certain hands
- A pair of the same rank is 50% less frequent
- Unpaired hand is 25% less frequent
- Matching card on the board reduces likelihood of a set by 67%
- Backdoor draws add significant value to your hand’s overall playability
- Use to naturally govern bluff frequency
- Can be flush draws, straight draws, and overcards
- Crucial for effective Big Blind Defense postflop play
- Will make you tougher to play against and allow for maximizing value on made hands while increasing fold equity in bluffs
- Capped ranges are vulnerable to overbets
- Opponents checking behind on coordinated boards and calling when strong hands would likely raise indicate capped ranges
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Thank you again for a great event!
Good luck and good playing,
Nick and the LearnWPT Team
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