Zynga Poker Follow-up and more!

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

Equity Advantage:

  • 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

Nut Advantage:

  • 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

Blockers:

  • 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 Equity:

  • 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

Overbetting:

  • 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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