TOURNAMENT STRATEGY WORKSHOP
+ WPT Main Event Freeroll Satellite

Live at Commerce
Los Angeles, CA
February 16 - 17, 2019
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What is LearnWPT Live at Commerce?

LearnWPT Live at Commerce is a 2-Day Tournament Strategy Workshop that provides a clear game plan for Tournament success along with 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 a comprehensive approach used by Pro Poker players to win tournaments, make deep runs, and maximize ROI (return on investment)
  • Get a chance to win a $3,500 Buy-In WPT Main Event seat in a special LearnWPT Freeroll Satellite Tournament
  • Ask all your Tournament Poker Strategy Questions and get real answers from the LearnWPT Pros
  • Take home a Tournament Strategy Workbook filled with your notes and plans for future Tournaments

Students who attend this 2-Day Tournament Strategy Workshop will receive world-class poker instruction and learn the systems the Pros use to survive (and thrive) in today’s highly competitive poker tournaments.

This event has been updated and enhanced to include many NEW strategies and tactics for the modern Tournament fields you will face today.

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 Commerce 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 Commerce 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 Commerce Tournament Workshop being held February 16-17, 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 December 31, 2019 or the prize will be voided. See our FAQ section for more information.

Meet Our Past Freeroll Satellite Winners!

Read about past 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 Commerce

Tournament Strategy Workshop + WPT Main Event Satellite
February 16-17, 2019

BOOK NOW


Seating is limited for this Workshop and is expected to sell out!
Have Questions about LearnWPT Live? Call us at (888)600-5593

LearnWPT Live at Commerce

Tournament Workshop + WPT Main Event Satellite Schedule
DAY 1 - SESSION 1:
10:00AM - 11:15AM

THE KEYS TO TOURNAMENT SUCCESS

We’ll get started on the right foot by giving you the proper foundation for a Winning Tournament Strategy.

  • An Overview of Tournament Poker
  • Developing a Long Term Mindset
  • Playing to Win
  • Thinking in Big Blinds
  • Effective Stacks
  • Fold Equity

These are the keys to Tournament success, so we’re going to build you a poker foundation based on these essential components of winning play.

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

A COMPLETE PREFLOP STRATEGY

All poker hands begin Preflop, and many end there as well! In this section we'll make sure your Preflop game plan is sound because it's where most players lose their footing. This section has been enhanced from previous Workshops to include a more thorough approach to Preflop play.

  • Position
  • Hand Ranges
  • How to Decide Between Calling, Raising, or Folding
  • Big Blind Defense: Calling - NEW
  • Building a Complete Preflop Game Plan

Set yourself up for Postflop success with a winning Preflop strategy.

DAY 1 - SESSION 3:
2:00PM - 3:15PM

PREFLOP HAND RANGE ANALYSIS - NEW

Your hand ranges are a critical factor in becoming a winning tournament player. Play too many hands (or too few) and you've broken your game. Learn to put together ranges you'll need for Tournament success. This is an entirely new set of strategic concepts which are now more critical in today's competitive Tournament fields.

  • Capped vs Uncapped Ranges
  • Position, Action, and Stack Depth
  • Your Perceived Range
  • Range Drilling

You'll use your new understanding of Hand Ranges to know when you're likely ahead or behind your opponent’s range, and when you can likely use aggression to make them fold their weaker holdings.

DAY 1 - SESSION 4:
3:30PM - 4:45PM

GROW YOUR CHIP STACK WITHOUT GOOD CARDS

Being card dead is NO EXCUSE for failing to accumulate chips during a poker tournament. After this session you'll understand why and how to go after pots that others won't fight for as well as how (and when) to use your stack as a weapon to bully the table.

  • Stealing
  • Restealing
  • Shoving
  • Reshoving
  • BB Defense: Overbet Reshoving - NEW
  • Attacking Limpers
  • Stop N' Go

Learn the techniques Pros use to run over tables and build their stack regardless of the cards they're dealt. Ever wonder how they do it? This session will show you what your game has been missing.

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

QUESTIONS... MEET ANSWERS

You'll be able to ask questions throughout the weekend, but this is a dedicated check-in time to make sure you don't leave with ANY questions about Tournament Poker.

  • Clarify new concepts you've learned
  • Find exceptions to the "rules"
  • Ensure you've correctly integrated what you've learned

Our instructors ensure that no Student leaves a LearnWPT Live Workshop with unanswered poker questions!

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

ADVANCED POSTFLOP PLAY - NEW

Next we'll dive into the nuances of Postflop play, giving you the key factors to consider when making Postflop decisions. This section has been enhanced from previous Workshops and includes new strategic concepts to provide a more thorough approach to Postflop play.

  • Relative Hand Strength
  • Flop Range Analysis
  • Range Advantage
  • Nut Advantage
  • Flop Structures
  • C-Betting Against Tough Players
  • Bet Sizing
  • Firing Multiple Streets

Many players find that some of the toughest decisions they make in a poker tournament happen Postflop. After this session you'll have a clear framework to approach Postflop decision-making.

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

APPLY WHAT YOU'VE LEARNED

We’ll spend some time applying what we’ve learned with a series of Tournament Simulation Hands.

  • You’ll be put to the test with tricky Tournament decisions like the ones you’ll face at the table
  • As you go through the hands, you’ll get feedback from the Pros about how they’d think about those decisions

There's no better way to practice Tournament decision making than to do so in real-time, under pressure (you'll have a short time-limit for each decision), with Pro players there to review and improve your thought process after each one.

DAY 2 - SESSION 3:
2:00PM - 3:15PM

ADVANCED TOURNAMENT PLAY

We'll make sure you're ready for anything by covering some Advanced Topics such as:

  • Bubble Play
  • Short-Handed Play - NEW
  • Deal Making
  • Training Yourself

Don't wait until your first deep run to start thinking about how to handle bubbles, pay jumps, or how to make deals at the final table. The Pros already have their game plan, make sure you have yours.

DAY 2 - SESSION 4:
3:30PM - 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 Commerce 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 Commerce 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 Commerce Tournament Workshop being held February 16-17, 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 December 31, 2019 or the prize will be voided. See our FAQ section for more information.

LearnWPT Live at Commerce

Tournament Strategy Workshop + WPT Main Event Satellite
February 16-17, 2019

BOOK NOW


Seating is limited for this Workshop and is expected to sell out!
Have Questions about LearnWPT Live? Call us at (888)600-5593

Ready for Better Results in Poker Tournaments?

LearnWPT Live at Commerce will show you how to get them.

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What Was LearnWPT Live Really Like?

We asked students to describe their experience with a LearnWPT Live Workshop to see how it matched up with their expectations. If you're considering attending the Commerce event, this video is for you.





A Word From Lynn Gilmartin

Anchor of the World Poker Tour, Lynn Gilmartin has a few words to share with you if you’re considering joining LearnWPT at Commerce this February 16-17th, 2019





What did you think of LearnWPT Live?

We asked students what they thought of their experience of a LearnWPT Live Workshop. If you're considering joining us at Commerce, this video is for you.





How will LearnWPT Live help your poker game?

We asked students how their LearnWPT Live Workshop would help their poker game. If you're not sure of the benefits of attending a Live Workshop, this video is for you.





On the fence about LearnWPT Live?

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Testimonials

"I've taught with Nick Binger and seen how easily he shares complex material in a way that anyone can understand. I can confidently say anyone who studies with him in any capacity will be in good hands."

Vanessa Selbst World Renowned Professional Poker Player

"I've personally taught alongside Binger, and he's one of the best in the business."

Mike Sexton Poker Hall of Fame Inductee

"If you're serious about your game, you have to be serious about poker education. I've never seen a good player that didn't feel like they needed to learn more about the game."

Eric "Rizen" Lynch Author, Winning Poker Tournaments One Hand at a Time (vols 1-3)

"Your instructor, Nick Binger, really knows how to break down elements of the game to be easily understood without becoming overwhelmed. And he'll provide you with a game plan to ensure that next time you take a seat at a poker table you can be confident in your choices."

Lynn Gilmartin Anchor, World Poker Tour

LearnWPT Live at Commerce

Tournament Strategy Workshop + WPT Main Event Satellite
February 16-17, 2019

BOOK NOW


Seating is limited for this Workshop and is expected to sell out!
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 Commerce

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.

  • Crowne Plaza Hotel at The Commerce

    6131 Telegraph Road Commerce, CA 90040, USA
    Phone: +1 323-721-2100

  • Dates

    Saturday, February 16, 2019
    Sunday, February 17, 2019

  • Tickets

    Tickets available online only, until February 10, 2019.

  • Event Times

    Saturday (Feb 16): 10AM - 6PM
    Sunday (Feb 17): 10AM - (event 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 Commerce's incredible array of dining options. Coffee, tea, water, and soft drinks will be provided on both Saturday and Sunday.
Q: WILL THIS WORKSHOP SELL OUT?
A: Yes! Due to limited space in the Main Event Freeroll Satellite and high demand in the Los Angeles area, the LearnWPT Live at Commerce Tournament Strategy Workshop seating is limited to only 32 Students. When the Workshop sells out we will have a waiting list you can be added to in the event of any last minute cancellations. Book your seat soon!
Q: ARE THERE DISCOUNTED ROOM RATES AVAILABLE?
A: Yes! There is a discounted rate for LearnWPT attendees who wish to stay at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at The Commerce. Room rates are $249 (plus tax and daily resort fees) per night. You will receive instructions on how to book your room at the discounted rate with your ticket receipt.
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 February 1, 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.
Q: IS IT SAFE TO GIVE MY CREDIT CARD INFO ON THIS SITE?
A: Our staff never has access to your full credit card information and card details are never stored on the site. Instead, we use and 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: 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 Commerce Tournament Workshop being held February 16-17, 2019. Students at LearnWPT Live at Commerce 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 December 31, 2019 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 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. A LearnWPT Live Workshop Specialist will call you back and answer all your questions! You can also click the yellow "Live Chat" box in the bottom right corner of this page!