Advanced Tournament Strategy
+ WPT Main Event Freeroll Satellite

Live at Borgata
Atlantic City, NJ
September 14 - 15, 2019
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What is LearnWPT Live at Borgata?

LearnWPT Live at Borgata is an interactive 2-Day Workshop for poker players who know the fundamentals of tournament strategy and are ready to take their game from good to great. This event includes a special Freeroll Satellite Tournament with one seat to a $3,500 Buy-In WPT Main Event as first prize. 

At this special event you’ll:

  • Learn strategies to take you from a player who "min-cashes" to one who dominates the final table
  • Understand what it takes to "close the deal" in Tournaments including final tables, short-handed play, heads up play, and deal-making
  • Ask your most challenging Tournament Poker Strategy Questions and get real answers from the LearnWPT Pros
  • Get a chance to win a $3,500 Buy-In WPT Main Event seat in a special LearnWPT Freeroll Satellite Tournament

Attending LearnWPT Live at Borgata will teach you advanced tactics the Pros use to thrive in today’s highly competitive poker tournaments and give you a front row seat from which to discover what's missing from your game. You'll also take home a Workbook filled with the entire Advanced Tournament game plan, tools for improvement, and notes you’ll be taking during the sessions.

Once you’ve learned the right moves to make, you’ll get a chance to immediately put your skills into action at the WPT Main Event Freeroll Satellite.

Take Your Shot to Win a WPT Main Event Seat!

Attendees to the LearnWPT Live at Borgata Advanced Tournament Workshop will have the chance to put their skills to the test.


  • A $3500 Buy-In WPT Main Event Seat as first prize
  • This Tournament is exclusive to LearnWPT Live at Borgata ticket holders
  • Test what you’ve learned in a tournament with real prizes on the line

The WPT Main Event Freeroll Satellite is not open to the general public. This opportunity is exclusive to attendees of the LearnWPT Live at Borgata Advanced Tournament Workshop being held September 14-15, 2019.

The $3500 WPT Main Event Seat is non-transferable and has no cash value. Winner must play the awarded event seat within the prescribed prize redemption period, before September 30, 2020 or the prize will be voided. See our FAQ section for more information.

Meet Our Past Freeroll Satellite Winners...

Read about some of the past LearnWPT Live Satellite victors on their quest to a WPT Championship.


There's nothing more exciting than putting your skills to the test against fellow classmates with a $3500 WPT Main Event seat on the line. Let LearnWPT Live help you get one step closer to being a WPT Champion!

LearnWPT Live at Borgata

Advanced Tournament Strategy Workshop
Including WPT Main Event Freeroll Satellite
September 14th & 15th, 2019

BOOK NOW


Have Questions about LearnWPT Live? Call us at (888)600-5593!

LearnWPT Live at Borgata
Are You Ready to Advance Your Game?

Tournament Workshop Schedule
DAY 1 - SESSION 1:
10:00AM - 11:00AM

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE AND FIRST-IN STRATEGY

Before diving into the more advanced material, we’ll do a quick review of essential concepts to make sure we’re all on the same page about the fundamentals of the LearnWPT game plan.

  • Position
  • Preflop Raise Sizing
  • First-In Hand Ranges
  • Thinking in Big Blinds
  • Effective Stacks
  • Payout Structures

This is your chance to brush up on any aspects of the foundation of the LearnWPT strategy before adding the more advanced components we’ll cover during the rest of the weekend. (Don’t worry, if you aren’t familiar with these concepts, we’ll provide you with the lessons you need before the event to get up to speed. See the FAQ below for more details.)

DAY 1 - SESSION 2:
11:15AM - 1:00PM

ADVANCED PREFLOP CALLING

It can be hard enough to learn how to call profitably with Speculative Hands using the 5% rule, but there are other situations in which calling can become a viable play. Learn when you can “violate” these rules using these specific tactics:

  • Speculative Preflop Calling
  • Heads Up Calling
  • Raw Equity and Pot Odds
  • Realizing Equity
  • Button Defense
  • Big Blind Defense
  • 3-Bet Defense
  • Relative Hand Strength

One of the most common leaks amateurs struggle with is calling too frequently, without a real plan to win the hand. This session will teach you to incorporate more calling into your game, balanced with aggression, to become a more fearsome opponent.

DAY 1 - SESSION 3:
2:00PM - 3:30PM

LINEAR, POLARIZED, AND MIXED 3-BETTING

Knowing how and when to 3-Bet is one of the best ways to get ahold of chips in a tournament. Here we’ll show you how to use Linear and Polarized 3-Betting Ranges to gain advantages on your opponents including: 

  • Constructing Polarized Preflop 3-Betting Ranges
  • Polarized Preflop Decision Tree
  • Mixed Strategies
  • Randomizing your Play
  • Adjusting to Real World Opponents - Picking Strategies
  • Detailed Positional Hand Range Charts

Your toughest opponents will often give you the most trouble Preflop. Here you’ll learn a specific course of action to profitably combat your opponent and become the player who gives everyone else trouble.

DAY 1 - SESSION 4:
3:45PM - 5:00PM

THINKING IN HAND RANGES

So you know what a hand range is? Congratulations. So do all the competent players you’ll face at the table. Here we show you how to use hand ranges Like a Pro to separate yourself from the rest of the pack.

  • Position, Action, and Stack Depth
  • Structure of Ranges
  • Your Perceived Ranges
  • Capped and Uncapped Ranges
  • Range Drilling
  • Range vs Range Equity
  • Range Gap and Fold Equity

Take your knowledge of hand ranges to the next level by learning to use the “range game” to make winning decisions.

DAY 1 - SESSION 5:
5:15PM - 6:00PM

QUESTIONS... MEET ANSWERS

Now is your chance to clarify the Preflop game plan you just learned. The key to growth in No-Limit Hold’em is to never stop learning. Start your cycle of constant improvement during this session and ask questions while also listening to the questions from fellow students.  

  • Clarify new concepts you've learned
  • Find exceptions to the "rules"
  • Ensure you've correctly integrated what you've learned
  • Not sure of a new strategy? Your Instructors are here to help

Pay close attention during this session, you never know when the answer to someone else’s strategy question can lead to your “A-Ha moment”! 

DAY 2 - SESSION 1:
10:00AM - 11:30AM

ADVANCED POSTFLOP PLAY

Postflop play is full of opportunities to exert your skill edge against your opponents. Discover the process our instructors use to think through a hand postflop to decide which moves make the most sense.

  • The Essential Factors
  • Equity and Nut Advantage
  • Continuation Betting Against Tough Players
  • Advanced C-Bet Sizing
  • Firing Multiple Barrels
  • Influence of Blockers
  • Backdoor Equity
  • Check-Raising Flops
  • Vulnerability & Aggression
  • Attacking Capped Ranges
  • Overbetting

Average opponents make the majority of their mistakes Postflop. After this session you’ll learn how to make sure you’re anything BUT average after the Flop.

DAY 2 - SESSION 2:
11:45AM - 1:00PM

THE FINAL TABLE

While your opponents nerves are kicking in, arrive at the Final Table like you’ve been there before. We’ll make sure you’re ready to “close the deal” when you’re playing for the real prize pool.

  • Independent Chip Modeling (ICM) - cEV versus $EV
  • Short-Handed Play
  • Heads Up Strategy
  • Deal Making

Don't wait until your first final table to learn how to handle pay jumps, deals, or heads up play. The Pros are prepared for the End Game. Make sure you are too.

DAY 2 - SESSION 3:
2:00PM - 3:30PM

ADVANCED INTERACTIVE DECISION POINTS

It’s time to test your knowledge and reinforce the new pieces of your game plan. We’ll go through a series of simulation hands specifically designed to focus on the new concepts you learned.

  • Challenging scenarios with short response times to simulate real game play
  • Diagnose issues in your preflop and postflop game and get corrections in real-time
  • In-depth feedback from the Pros, each sharing their unique approach
  • Creating a winning practice habit by focusing on decision, not results

During this session you’ll get to use your new perspective to make decisions under pressure. The LearnWPT Pros will provide feedback on your thought process and guide you in recognizing the key factors essential to enhancing your game.

DAY 2 - SESSION 4:
3:45PM - TBD

WPT MAIN EVENT FREEROLL SATELLITE TOURNAMENT BEGINS

It's time to shuffle up and deal! You'll be playing a Freeroll Tournament for one seat to a $3,500 Buy-In WPT Main Event! Attendees to the LearnWPT Live at Borgata Advanced Tournament Workshop will have the chance to put their skills to the test.

 

  • A $3500 Buy-In Seat to one WPT Main Event as first prize
  • This Tournament is exclusive to LearnWPT Live at Borgata Ticket holders
  • In addition to the WPT Main Event Seat for the winner, we'll also have other great prizes for finalists
  • Test what you’ve learned in a tournament with real prizes on the line
  • GOOD LUCK AND GOOD PLAYING!

The WPT Main Event Freeroll Satellite is not open to the general public. This opportunity is exclusive to attendees of the LearnWPT Live at Borgata Advanced Tournament Workshop being held September 14-15, 2019.

The $3500 WPT Main Event Seat is non-transferable and has no cash value. Winner must play the awarded event seat within the prescribed prize redemption period, before September 30, 2020 or the prize will be voided. See our FAQ section for more information.

LearnWPT Live at Borgata

Advanced Tournament Strategy Workshop
Including WPT Main Event Freeroll Satellite
September 14th & 15th, 2019

BOOK NOW


Have Questions about LearnWPT Live? Call us at (888)600-5593!

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LearnWPT Live at Borgata

Advanced Tournament Strategy Workshop
Including WPT Main Event Freeroll Satellite
September 14th & 15th, 2019

BOOK NOW


Have Questions about LearnWPT Live? Call us at (888)600-5593!

Meet Your Instructors

A Pro with the rare gift to teach poker as well as he plays it.

  • WSOP Bracelet Winner
  • More than $2.3 Million in tournament winnings
  • Over 10 years of experience teaching with the World Poker Tour

Nick Binger

As Lead Instructor for LearnWPT, Nick understands the game of poker evolves and the players who win consistently can only do so because of their commitment to continuously improving their games.

Nick began his poker journey online and quickly became a force at both the Cash Game and Tournament tables. He soon transitioned to the live arena, winning several high profile events, including a WSOP bracelet in 2011.

Nick is not only passionate about being a winning poker player, he has spent years perfecting his poker instruction skills and has taught thousands of players how to win.

Over the course of his teaching career, Nick developed a comprehensive method for improving the games of others, no matter their skill level or experience.

No matter how long you've been playing poker or where you are in your development, Nick can take you to the next level.

An expert in hand analysis and crushing the live and virtual felt.

  • 3 WSOP Final Tables
  • More than $5 Million in tournament winnings
  • Author of Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time, Vols. I, II, III

Eric “Rizen” Lynch

Know in cyberspace as “Rizen”, Eric’s internet poker career took off when he won the PokerStars Million Dollar Guaranteed Tournament in May 2006 and took the prestigious Tournament Leader Board award for that month.

Eric has made over 300 Final Tables in high profile online and WSOP tournaments including placing 3rd in a Pot Limit WSOP Event in 2006. He also excels at the cash game tables, having logged thousands of profitable hours both live and online.

Eric Lynch is the acclaimed author of Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time, Vols. I, II, and III, considered the most comprehensive collection of expert hand analysis in print.

He has had the privilege of helping hundreds of students from all skill levels grow into successful players during the past 10 years teaching alongside Nick Binger for the World Poker Tour.

Ask any of his students what separates Eric from other poker instructors and they’ll say it is his ability to make the game more understandable for all players.

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LearnWPT Live at Borgata

Event Details

* LearnWPT reserves the right to cancel, change, or modify any live Workshops in part or in whole, without notice. For more information see our Terms of Service.

  • Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa

    1 Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ 08401, USA
    Phone: +1 609-317-1000

  • Dates

    Saturday, September 14, 2019
    Sunday, September 15, 2019

  • Tickets

    Tickets available online only, until September 8, 2019.

  • Event Times

    Saturday (Sept 14): 10AM - 6PM
    Sunday (Sept 15): 10AM - TBD (continues until WPT Main Event Freeroll Satellite plays down to a winner)

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: ARE MEALS AND BEVERAGES PROVIDED?
A: Lunch is included on both Saturday and Sunday. We'll provide you with loaded gift cards that can be used anywhere in the venue so you can choose what you'd like to eat. Breakfast is not provided, so plan to grab breakfast each morning at any of Borgata's incredible array of dining options. Coffee, tea, water, and soft drinks will be provided on both Saturday and Sunday.
Q: ARE THERE DISCOUNTED ROOM RATES AVAILABLE?
A: Yes. There is a discounted rate for LearnWPT Attendees at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

Discounted Room rates are:
Sunday - Thursday: $95.00 (plus tax and daily resort fees) per night
Friday: $169.00 (plus tax and daily resort fee)
Saturday: $269.00 (plus tax and daily resort fees)
You will receive instructions on how to book your room at this discounted rate with your ticket receipt.

Q: IS THIS EVENT TOO ADVANCED FOR ME?
A: If you’re familiar with the basics of LearnWPT’s Tournament Strategy, a Member of LearnWPT.com, or previously attended a LearnWPT Live Training event, then this event is probably not too advanced for you.

This Workshop is designed for students who are ready to add more dimensions to their game. This event is not intended for total beginners or brand new players. The ideal student has already spent some time working to improve their poker game.

However, if you’re concerned that this event might be too advanced for you, don’t worry!

We will be providing ALL attendees of LearnWPT Live at Borgata with special access to 8 essential Strategy Episodes. These Strategy Episodes will provide a Strategic Foundation for all Students, ensuring they are able to keep up. We’ll review these concepts during class and you’ll be able to ask questions about anything you’re unclear about.

Call 888-600-5593 or email [email protected] and the Live Support Team will be happy to discuss whether the Advanced Tournament Strategy Workshop is right for you.
Q: WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE WPT MAIN EVENT FREEROLL SATELLITE?
A: The WPT Main Event Freeroll Satellite is exclusive to attendees of the LearnWPT Live at Borgata Tournament Workshop being held September 14-15, 2019.

Students at LearnWPT Live at Borgata will get the opportunity to test their skills and compete against each other for the chance to become the next WPT Champion. In addition to the $3500 WPT Main Event Seat for the winner, we'll also have other great prizes for finalists!

This opportunity is not open to the general public. The $3500 WPT Main Event Seat is non-transferable and has no cash value. Winner must play the awarded event seat within the prescribed prize redemption period, before September 30, 2020 or the prize will be voided. First prize will consist of a single entry into a $3500 buy-in WPT Main Event. Prize includes one seat only and does not include any transportation, lodging, taxes, food and beverages. For the WPT Main Tour schedule visit: http://www.worldpokertour.com/tours/main-tour/
Q: I WANT TO RECORD VIDEO/AUDIO OF THE EVENT, IS THAT OK?
A: Please note that recording video or audio of the class is prohibited.
Q: WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE IT? CAN I GET A REFUND?
A: Yes! You may cancel and get a full refund anytime before September 6, 2019.
Q: DO I NEED TO BRING SOMETHING TO TAKE NOTES?
A: Workbooks and pens will be provided for you.
Q: WHAT PAYMENT TYPES DO YOU ACCEPT?
A: We accept payments from any major credit card - Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. We do not accept Personal Check, Cash, or PayPal. Ticket price is in U.S. Dollars (USD). Payment plan options are available, please contact us at [email protected] for additional information.
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A: Our staff never has access to your full credit card information and card details are never stored on the site. Instead, we use an industry-leading third-party PCI Level 1 payment processor for all credit card transactions on LearnWPT.com. This is the highest possible level of card security.
Q: I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS EVENT! CAN I TALK TO SOMEONE?
A: We've tried to answer every question you might have on this event page, but if you'd like to speak with someone, please call (888)600-5593 and leave us a message. Be sure to include your name, phone number, email address, and the best time to reach you.

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