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Celebrate Team LearnWPT's 2024 WSOP Summer Success!

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Thousands of poker players have descended on the Las Vegas Strip for 7 weeks of summer poker action during the 2024 World Series of Poker looking to win a prestigious WSOP Bracelet (and some cash too) including LearnWPT Students and Instructors.

During the 2023 WSOP summer action we got to sweat 10 final tables, see another LearnWPT Student take down their 1st Gold Bracelet, and celebrate the over $1Million in cashes.

So how is Team LearnWPT doing so far in 2024? Hint it's 1, 2, 3, 4 WSOP Gold Bracelets!

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WSOP Week 7 Successes
🎉 WSOP Week 6 Successes
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WSOP Week 5 Successes
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WSOP Week 4 Successes
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WSOP Week 3 Successes
🎉 WSOP Weeks 1-2 Successes
👏 Success Around Town
📌️️ FREE Tournament Prep Episode & Tips
👀 Our Ones To Look Out For

Check back regularly for new successes to celebrate.


WSOP Week 7 Achievements

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LearnWPT Instructor Tony Dunst made another deep run in the record-breaking WSOP Main Event!

  • WSOP 2024 Event 81: $10,000 Main Event Championship
  • Placed: 144th out of 10,112
  • Won: $70,000
  • Tournament results

For the 2nd year in a row Tony went deep in the Main Event 👏

LearnWPT Student Joe Bergh cashed in the WSOP Lucky 7s No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #93 $777 Lucky 7s Event
  • Placed: 244th out of 6,292
  • Won: $2,520
  • Tournament Results

🌡️ This is Joe's 4th cash of the summer!

LearnWPT Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP Mid-Stakes No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Online Event 89: $3,000 Mid-Stakes Event
  • Placed: 106th out of 3,177
  • Won: $8,989
  • Tournament results


WSOP Week 6 Achievements

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Johan Schultz-Pedersen WSOP: 📸 Alec Rome

LearnWPT Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen took to the online felt last weekend to win his FIRST career WSOP Bracelet!

Johan captured WSOP Bracelet #1 and the $149,745 1st place prize after outlasting the 3,379 entry field in the $400 No-Limit World Series of Poker Colossus Online Event #20. As a testament to Johan’s focus and determination, he won his first bracelet while on an off day before the start of Day 2 of the $10K WSOP Main Event!

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This incredible victory is the highlight of an already epic summer, including 🔥 12 WSOP cashes and a Final Table in the super stacked WPT Alpha8 Trifecta $25K buy-in event at Wynn Las Vegas.

🏆 LearnWPT Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen WON the WSOP Colossus No-Limit Hold'em Tournament!

  • WSOP 2024 Online Event 20: $400 Colossus Event
  • Placed: 🥇 1st out of 3,379
  • Won: $149,745
  • Tournament results

Congratulations Johan on Winning Your 1st WSOP Bracelet 🥂

Instructor Adrian Naggy cashed in the WSOP Ultra Stack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #84: $600 Ultra Stack Event
  • Placed: 614th out of 6,628
  • Won: $1,260
  • Tournament Results

🌡️ Adrian cashed 4 times so far!

LearnWPT Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP Mystery Bounty No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Online Event 19: $1,000 Mystery Bounty Event
  • Placed: 28th out of 1,963
  • Won: $3,927
  • Tournament results

LearnWPT Instructor Tony Dunst cashed in the WSOP Mystery Bounty No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Online Event 19: $1,000 Mystery Bounty Event
  • Placed: 122rd out of 1,963
  • Won: $1,900
  • Tournament results

LearnWPT Instructor Michael "Gags30" Gagliano cashed in the WSOP Lucky 7's No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Online Event #16: $777 Lucky 7's Event
  • Placed: 22nd out of 1,694
  • Won: $4,862
  • Tournament Results

🔥 Gags cashed 5 times so far!

LearnWPT Instructor Tony Dunst cashed in the WSOP High Roller 8-Max No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Online Event 14: $5,300 High Roller 8-Max Event
  • Placed: 12th out of 267
  • Won: $16,363
  • Tournament results


WSOP Week 5 Achievements

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Tony Dunst 2023 WSOP: 📸 Hayley Hochstetler

He's done it again!

LearnWPT Instructor Tony Dunst took to the online felt last weekend to win his third career WSOP Bracelet!

Tony captured WSOP Bracelet #3 and the $134,888 1st place prize after outlasting the 2,435 entry field in the $500 No-Limit World Series of Poker Deepstack Online Event #15. After a hard fought 13 hour battle of online play through a massive field stacked with Pros and online grinders the remaining 8 players reached the final table.


Just as the sun was rising
over the Las Vegas Valley, the last hand of heads up play with his opponent “vevere” was dealt, and the marathon session ended with Tony securing WSOP Bracelet #3.

🏆 LearnWPT Instructor Tony Dunst WON the WSOP Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament!

  • WSOP 2024 Online Event #15: $500 Deepstack Event
  • Placed: 🥇 1st out of 2,435
  • Won: $134,888
  • Tournament results

Congratulations Tony on Winning Your 3rd WSOP Bracelet 🥂

LearnWPT Student Cathy Schenone cashed in the WSOP Mini Main No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #78 $1,000 Mini Main Event
  • Placed: 203rd out of 6,076
  • Won: $4,168
  • Tournament Results

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Cathy Schenone 2023 WSOP


LearnWPT Student Lisa Roberts cashed in the WSOP Mini Main No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #78 $1,000 Mini Main Event
  • Placed: 264th out of 6,076
  • Won: $3,280
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Scott Roberts cashed in the WSOP Colossus No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #70 $400 Colossus Event
  • Placed: 895th out of 2,845
  • Won: $1,140
  • Tournament Results

🔥 This is Scott's 3rd cash of the Series!

LearnWPT Student Bob Buckenmayer cashed in the WSOP $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

💥 This is Bob's 6th cash of the Series!

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Lisa Roberts WSOP 📸: Omar Sader


LearnWPT Student Bob Buckenmayer cashed in the WSOP Seniors High Roller No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #65 $5,000 Seniors Hight Roller
  • Placed: 20th out of 680
  • Won: $22,022
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Tony Dunst cashed in the WSOP $1K Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Online Event #13: $1,000 Freezeout Event
  • Placed: 74th out of 824
  • Won: $2,002
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Michael "Gags30" Gagliano cashed in the WSOP Mystery Bounty No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Online Event #11: $500 Mystery Bounty Event
  • Placed: 347th out of 3,462
  • Won: $846
  • Tournament Results


WSOP Week 4 Achievements

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Sean Jazayeri WSOP Bracelet Winner: 📸 Omar Sader

Week 4 of the WSOP brought our 2nd WSOP Bracelet of the Series!

The 4th week of the WSOP in Vegas drew to an exciting conclusion with LearnWPT Student Sean Jazayeri winning his 1st Gold Bracelet, battling a field of 3,362 opponents, and taking home $368,025!

Sean started Day 4 of the $1,000 buy-in WSOP Super Seniors event third in chips, showed patience and played fearlessly in the endgame to emerge as the victor in an exciting heads up duel. This is Sean's third 2024 WSOP cash which is also his largest-ever WSOP cash and the 2nd biggest of his poker career.

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Sean Jazayeri WSOP: 📸 Danny Maxwell

Sean recently attended the LearnWPT Launch Workshop with Tony Dunst, Eric "Rizen" Lynch, Michael "Gags30" Gagliano, Johan Schultz-Pedersen, and Adrian Naggy to prepare for the WSOP and we're incredibly proud of his success.

🏆 LearnWPT Student Sean Jazayeri WON the WSOP Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament!

Congratulations Sean on Winning Your 1st WSOP Bracelet 🥂

LearnWPT Student Joe Bergh cashed in the WSOP PokerNews Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #62: $600 PokerNews Deepstack Event
  • Placed: 492nd out of 5,110
  • Won: $1,261
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Bob Buckenmayer cashed in the WSOP Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #59: $1,000 Super Seniors Event
  • Placed: 223rd out of 3,362
  • Won: $2,355
  • Tournament Results

Student John Goodell cashed in the WSOP Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #59: $1,000 Super Seniors Event
  • Placed: 245th out of 3,362
  • Won: $2,355
  • Tournament Results

🔥 John cashed 4 times during the Series!

LearnWPT Student Scott Roberts cashed in the WSOP Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #59: $1,000 Super Seniors Event
  • Placed: 452nd out of 3,362
  • Won: $2,001
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Adrian Naggy cashed in the WSOP Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #54: $1,500 Millionaire Maker Event
  • Placed: 1,079th out of 10,939
  • Won: $3,150
  • Tournament

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP $3K No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #49: $3,000 Freezeout
  • Placed: 149th out of 1,252
  • Won: $6,024
  • Tournament Results

💥 Johan has 11 total cashes including 7 WSOP!!

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Scott Roberts WSOP: 📸 Omar Sader

LearnWPT Student Bryant Morrison cashed in the WSOP Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #46: $1,000 Seniors Event
  • Placed: 297th out of 7,954
  • Won: $3,783
  • Tournament Results

🌡️ This is Bryant's 2nd cash of the Series!

LearnWPT Student Scott Roberts cashed in the WSOP Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #46: $1,000 Seniors Event
  • Placed: 423rd out of 7,954
  • Won: $3,010
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Joe Bergh cashed in the WSOP Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #46: $1,000 Seniors Event
  • Placed: 445th out of 7,954
  • Won: $3,010
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Sean Jazayeri cashed in the WSOP Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #46: $1,000 Seniors Event
  • Placed: 872nd out of 7,954
  • Won: $2,000
  • Tournament Results


WSOP Week 3 Achievements

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Andrew Lichtenberger WSOP: 📸 Omar Sader

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger cashed in the WSOP $100K High Roller No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #47: $100,000 High Roller
  • Placed: 12th out of 112
  • Won: $209,346
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP $2K No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #44: $2,000 No-Limit
  • Placed: 121st out of 1,561
  • Won: $4,462
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Tony Dunst cashed in the WSOP $1K 6-Max Online No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Online Event #8: $1,000 6-Max
  • Placed: 144th out of 1,233
  • Won: $1,886
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP Online 6-Max No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Online Event #8: $1,000 6-Max
  • Placed: 234th out of 1,233
  • Won: $1,665
  • Tournament Results

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Adrian Naggy WSOP: 📸 Hayley Hochstetler

Instructor Adrian Naggy cashed in the WSOP Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #38: $1,500 Monster Stack
  • Placed: 60th out of 8,703
  • Won: $21,025
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Michael "Gags30" Gagliano cashed in the WSOP Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #38: $1,500 Monster Stack
  • Placed: 417th out of 8,703
  • Won: $4,880
  • Tournament Results

Studen Ian Shirreffs cashed in the WSOP Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #38: $1,500 Monster Stack
  • Placed: 950th out of 8,703
  • Won: $3,001
  • Tournament Results

Student Jed Dyrek cashed in the WSOP $800 Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #36: $800 Deepstack 8-Handed
  • Placed: 557th out of 4,248
  • Won: $1,601
  • Tournament Results

🌡️ Jed also took 3rd in a $250 WSOP daily - Let's keep it going!

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Instructor Michael "Gags30" Gagliano cashed in the WSOP $1,500 Limit H.O.R.S.E. Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #35: $1,500 Limit H.O.R.S.E.
  • Placed: 71st out of 8,703
  • Won: $3,417
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP Online Ultra Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Online Event #6: $400 Ultra Deepstack
  • Placed: 138rd out of 2,238
  • Won: $1,128
  • Tournament Results


WSOP Week 2 Achievements

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T.J. Murphy WSOP Bracelet Winner: 📸 Rachel Kay Winter

Week 2 of the WSOP brought our 1st WSOP Bracelet of the Series!

Long-time LearnWPT Student Timothy "T.J." Murphy took home his first WSOP Bracelet outlasting a huge field of 4,732 runners and banked an impressive $368,977 for the win.

T.J. roared into the Final Table as the chip leader and showed zero fear while using his huge stack to eliminate 6 of the 8 remaining players on his way to victory. Entering heads up play with a big chip advantage, it only took a few hands for T.J. to finish it out.

T.J. puts in the work everyday on LearnWPT.com and we are so happy to see it paying off! He’s submitted hundreds of hands to our Ask A Pro forum for analysis and trains constantly on the WPT GTO Trainer. Most people don't get to see all of the work and study a Student puts in behind the scenes, they just see the result. T.J. worked hard for this and his dominating performance showed it 👏.

🏆 LearnWPT Student T.J. Murphy WON the WSOP Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament!

Congratulations T.J. on Winning Your 1st WSOP Bracelet 🥂

Instructor Brian Altman cashed in the WSOP $3K No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #31: $3,000 6-Handed Event
  • Placed: 177th out of 1230
  • Won: $6,015
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP $3KNo-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #31: $3,000 6-Handed Event
  • Placed: 165th out of 1230
  • Won: $6,015
  • Tournament Results

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Brian Altman WPT One Drop Wynn: 📸 Drew Amato

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger cashed in the WSOP $25K High Roller No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #21: $25,000 High Roller 6-Handed
  • Placed: 22nd out of 272
  • Won: $64,249
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Bob Buckenmayer cashed in the WSOP Gladiators of Poker No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #20: $300 Gladiators of Poker Event
  • Placed: 2,178th out of 20,647
  • Won: $600
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Brian Altman cashed in the WSOP Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #17: $800 Deepstack Event
  • Placed: 184th out of 4,732
  • Won: $2,895
  • Tournament Results


WSOP Week 1 Achievements

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Michael Gagliano WSOP: 📸 Rachel Kay Winter

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP $5K Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #16: $5,000 Freezeout 8-Handed
  • Placed: 43rd out of 660
  • Won: $15,430
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Michael "Gags30" Gagliano cashed in the WSOP $5K Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #16: $5,000 Freezeout 8-Handed
  • Placed: 80th out of 660
  • Won: $9,964
  • Tournament Results

Student Sean Jazayeri cashed in the WSOP Online PKO No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

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Bob Buckenmayer WSOP: 📸 Omar Sader

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP Mystery Millions No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #15: $1,000 Mystery Millions
  • Placed: 1,855th out of 18,409
  • Won: $1,320
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Bob Buckenmayer cashed in the WSOP Mystery Millions No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #5: $1,000 Mystery Millions
  • Placed: 1,090th out of 18,409
  • Won: $2,637
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Bob Buckenmayer cashed in the WSOP Kickoff Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2024 Event #3: $500 Kickoff -Freezeout Event
  • Placed: 309th out of 3,485
  • Won: $1,051
  • Tournament Results


Team LearnWPT Success Around Town

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Instructor Andrew Lichtenberger cashed in the WPT Alpha8 Trifecta No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • The Wynn Summer Classic: $25,000 WPT Alpha8 Trifecta Event #3
  • Placed: 4th out of 117
  • Won: $265,000
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Brian Altman cashed in the Wynn Summer Classic Championship No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • The Wynn Summer Classic: $10,400 $10MGTD Championship
  • Placed: 67th out of 1,440
  • Won: $35,139
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WPT Alpha8 Trifecta No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • The Wynn Summer Classic: $25,000 WPT Alpha8 Trifecta Event #1
  • Placed: 10th out of 78
  • Won: $57,100
  • Tournament Results

🏆 Student Tamar Abraham WON a Golden Nugget Championship Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • 2024 Grand Poker Series: Golden Nugget
  • 🥇 1st Place
  • Won: $10,200

Tammy is our reigning 2023 WSOP Bracelet winner!

🥉 LearnWPT Student Joe Bergh took 3rd in the Venetian Ultimate Bounty No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • Venetian DeepStack Event #56: $1,100 Ultimate Stack
  • Placed: 3rd out of 214
  • Won: $22,526
  • Tournament Results

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Instructor Adrian Naggy Final Tabled the MGM Grand Grand Stack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • MGM Grand Las Vegas: $400 Summer Series Grand Stack
  • Placed: 9th out of 506
  • Won: $3,255
  • Tournament Results

Student John Goodell cashed in the Golden Nugget Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • 2024 Grand Poker Series: $400 Golden Nugget Super Seniors
  • 7th out of 366
  • Won: $3,992

🥈 Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen took 2nd in the Wynn $1,100 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em Tournament


Instructor Brian Altman cashed in the Wynn $4M GTD No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • The Wynn Summer Classic: $3,500 $4M GTD Event
  • Placed: 104th out of 1,907
  • Won: $9,505
  • Tournament Results


Student John Goodell cashed in the $600 Golden Nugget Championship No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • 2024 Grand Poker Series: $600 Golden Nugget Championship
  • 173rd out of 1,900
  • Won: $2,055

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Student Sandy Tabin took 4th in the MSPT $1,600 Venetian No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • Mid-States Poker Tour Main Event: Venetian Las Vegas
  • Placed: 4th out of 696
  • Won: $66,270
  • Tournament Results

Sandy is straight off his WPT Montreal $600 buy-in 1st place win for $19,941 - Let's keep it going!

Student John Goodell took 44th in the Wynn Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • The Wynn Summer Classic: $1,600 Seniors
  • Placed: 44th out of 459
  • Won: $3,778
  • Tournament Results

🥈 Student Bryant Morrison took 2nd in the Venetian Ultimate Bounty No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • Venetian DeepStack Event #19: $1,100 Ultimate Bounty
  • Placed: 2nd out of 129
  • Won: $19,247
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the Wynn $3K 6-Max No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the Wynn Century PKO No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • The Wynn Summer Classic: $1,600 Century PKO
  • Placed: 102nd out of 2,034
  • Won: $3,215
  • Tournament Results


Tournament Series Tips With Team LearnWPT

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Ones To Look Out For...

We'll be keeping a close eye on these LearnWPT Students and tracking their performance during the Summer Season. Here are the players that we’ll be keeping tabs on in Vegas!!

LearnWPT Student Tamar "Tammy" Abraham

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2023 WSOP Bracelet Win: 📸 Alicia Skillman

In the 2023 WSOP Ladies Championship Tammy secured her place in the record books as the victor of the largest Ladies Event field in poker history, earned an impressive $192,167 for the win, and took home her 1st Gold Bracelet!

LearnWPT Student Tommy Reeves

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2023 WSOP Final Table: 📸 Matthew Berglund

In the 2023 WSOP Tommy Final Tabled the $300 buy-in Gladiators event, the 2nd largest live tournament field in poker history, outlasting 23,088 runners. Tommy was able to turn his $300 buy-in into a score of $46,051!

LearnWPT Student Sergio Braga

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2023 WSOP Final Table: 📸 Pokernews Photography

Sergio cashed in four Bracelet events during the 2023 WSOP including 5th place in the $1,500 buy-in Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Tournament outlasting 566 players taking home $34,255.

LearnWPT Student Bryant Morrison

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With a WSOP Circuit Ring under his belt, Bryant outlasted a huge field of 8,180 players placing 29th in the 2023 WSOP $1,000 WSOP Senior event and took home $24,390 for his efforts.

LearnWPT Student Scott and Lisa Roberts

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The couple that plays together, stays together, at least that’s the case for long-time LearnWPT Students Scott and Lisa Roberts. This poker poker couple have been married 40 years and are affectionately known as Team Roberts.

With Scott's 3 Rings and Lisa's 2 Rings, Team Roberts have amassed a total of 5 WSOP Circuit rings, over $470K in combined tournament winnings, and are traveling the world playing the game they love!

P.S. During the 2023 WSOP Lisa cashed 4 times, Scott cashed twice including taking home 2nd in a Wynn Summer Classic event.


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Celebrate Team LearnWPT's WSOP Summer Success!

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Tamar Abraham WSOP Bracelet Winner- Photo: Alicia Skillman

Thousands of poker players have descended on the Las Vegas Strip for 7 weeks of summer poker action during the World Series of Poker looking to win a prestigious WSOP Bracelet (and some cash too) including LearnWPT Students and Instructors!


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Team LearnWPT Finding WSOP Success

That's a wrap!

The final week of the WSOP and Summer Tournament Season concluded with more fun and cashes from Team LearnWPT!

During the exciting 7 week stretch we got to sweat 10 final tables and see another LearnWPT Student take down their 1st Gold Bracelet.

This summer Team LearnWPT achieved:
WSOP Gold Bracelet: 1
Around Town Win: 1
WSOP Final Tables: 5
Around Town Final Tables: 5
Cashed For: $1,111,607

What's up next for Team LearnWPT? The WPT World Championship Festival at Wynn Las Vegas this November 29th - December 23rd. We'll be busy getting LearnWPT Students prepared to play better poker at Wynn Las Vegas!

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WPT World Championship at Wynn 2023

The inaugural record-setting WPT World Championship Event at Wynn Las Vegas was named the 2022 Event of the Year at the Global Poker Awards and included a massive field of 2,960 runners. Canada’s Eliot Hudon claimed victory and the top prize of $4,136,000.

The 2023 Festival features an exciting 4 week schedule of tournaments including the WPT Prime Championship, Ladies Event, Seniors Event, and the return of the Mystery Bounty. The complete schedule will be finalized and announced soon so you still have plenty of time to make your plans to join us in Las Vegas!

Whether it’s realizing the goal of playing your first live poker tournament, grabbing your first cash, or taking home some hardware, we’ve really enjoyed hearing about everyone's successes on the felt this summer. Let's keep it going!


WSOP Week 7 Achievements

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Adrian Naggy WSOP - Photo: Hayley Hochstetler

LearnWPT Student Robbin Hamilton cashed in the WSOP $400 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #70: $400 Colossus Event
  • Placed: 177th out of 15,894
  • Won: $3,100
  • Tournament Results

🌡️ This is Robbin's 3rd cash!

Team Member Adrian Naggy cashed in WSOP $600 Ultra Stack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #81: $600 Ultra Stack Event
  • Placed: 145th out of 7,207
  • Won: $3,080
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP $1,500 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #83: $1,500 Short Deck
  • Placed: 18th out of 363 $4228
  • Won: $4,228
  • Tournament Results

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Daris Justice WPT Prime Championship

Instructor Michael "Gags30" Gagliano cashed in the WSOP $1,500 Shootout No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #85: $1.500 Shootout Event
  • Placed: 52nd out of 987
  • Won: $5,759
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Daris Justice cashed in the WSOP $1,500 The Closer No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #88: $1,500 The Closer Event
  • Placed: 53rd out of 3,531
  • Won: $13,030
  • Tournament Results

🌡️ This is Daris' 3rd Cash!

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP $1,500 The Closer No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #88: $1,500 The Closer Event
  • Placed: 242nd out of 3,531
  • Won: $3,700
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger cashed in WSOP Online Bracelet $777 Lucky 7's No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Online Event #20: $777 Lucky 7's Event
  • Placed: 18th out of 954
  • Won: $7,071
  • Tournament Results

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Andrew Lichtenberger WPT One Drop Wynn - Photo: Drew Amato

Instructor Brian Altman cashed in the Venetian $1,100 UltimateStack No-Limit Hold’em Tournament

  • Venetian Event #56: $1,100 Venetian UltimateStack
  • Placed: 96th out of 765
  • 1st Place: $2,352
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the Venetian $1,600 UltimateStack No-Limit Hold’em Tournament

  • Venetian Event #58: $1,600 Venetian UltimateStack
  • Placed: 78th out of 1,379
  • 1st Place: $5,151
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger cashed in the Venetian $1,600 UltimateStack No-Limit Hold’em Tournament

  • Venetian Event #58: $1,600 Venetian UltimateStack
  • Placed: 108th out of 1,379
  • 1st Place: $3,878
  • Tournament Results


WSOP Week 6 Achievements

Week 6 of the WSOP began with the record-shattering Main Event!

The record for the largest WSOP Main Event field in its 54-year history was broken with a total of 10,043 entries. The event generated a total prize pool of $93,399,900, smashing the previous record of $82,512,162 set in 2006 that had a total of 8,773 entrants.

LearnWPT Instructor and WPT Commentator Tony Dunst battled and played like the Champion he is but fell just short in his quest to secure his 3rd WSOP Bracelet after getting knocked out when his straight was beat by a straight flush sending Tony out in 66th place on Day 6.

As always Tony went out with class and style. We are extremely proud to have Tony as part of Team LearnWPT and can't wait to cheer on his next remarkable performance on the felt.

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Tony Dunst WSOP 2023 Main Event - Photo: Hayley Hochstetler

Instructor Tony Dunst placed 66th in the WSOP MAIN EVENT

  • WSOP 2023 Event #76: $10,000 Main Event Championship
  • Placed: 66th out of 10,043
  • Won: $130,300
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Mike Shaw cashed in his WSOP MAIN EVENT!

  • WSOP 2023 Event #76: $10,000 Main Event Championship
  • Placed: 747th out of 10,043
  • Won: $27,500
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed the WSOP MAIN EVENT

  • WSOP 2023 Event #76: $10,000 Main Event Championship
  • Placed: 1,246th out of 10,043
  • Won: $17,500
  • Tournament Results

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Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #65: $5,000 6-Handed Event
  • Placed: 143rd out of 1,199
  • Won: $8,787
  • Tournament Results

Team Member Adrian Naggy cashed in WSOP Online Bracelet Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Online Event #16: $600 Deepstack Event
  • Placed: 238th out of 2,157
  • Won: $1,048
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger cashed in WSOP Online Bracelet Crazy 8's No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Online Event #11: $888 Crazy 8's Event
  • Placed: 230th out of 1,679
  • Won: $1,343
  • Tournament Results


WSOP Week 5 Achievements

Week 5 of the WSOP brought our 1st WSOP Bracelet of the Series!

Long-time LearnWPT Student Tamar "Tammy" Abraham took home her first WSOP Bracelet in the record-breaking Ladies Championship and banked an impressive $192,167 for the win. Surrounded by supporters and fellow members of the Women's Poker Association (WPA) to help cheer her on, Tammy secured her place in the record books as the victor of the largest Ladies Event field in poker history.

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Tamar Abraham WSOP Bracelet Winner - Photo: Alicia Skillman

Tammy’s love for poker and the dedication to working on her game all came together at the perfect time as she rose to the top and fearlessly battled to claim the bracelet. We are extremely proud of her accomplishment and can't wait to see what's next.

🏆 LearnWPT Student Tamar Abraham WON the WSOP Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship!

Congratulations Tammy on Winning Your WSOP Bracelet 🥂

LearnWPT Student Lisa Roberts cashed in the WSOP Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship

  • WSOP 2023 Event #67: $1,000 Ladies Event
  • Placed: 24th out of 1,295
  • Won: $6,492
  • Tournament Results

🌡️ This is Lisa's 4th cash!

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Lisa Roberts WSOP 2023 Ladies Event - Photo: Omar Sader

LearnWPT Student Daris Justice cashed in the WSOP Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship

  • WSOP 2023 Event #67: $1,000 Ladies Event
  • Placed: 32nd out of 1,295
  • Won: $5,285
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Beverly Lange cashed in the WSOP Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship

  • WSOP 2023 Event #67: $1,000 Ladies Event
  • Placed: 79th out of 1,295
  • Won: $2,603
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Robbin Hamilton cashed in the WSOP Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship

  • WSOP 2023 Event #67: $1,000 Ladies Event
  • Placed: 178th out of 1,295
  • Won: $1,601
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Cathy Schenone cashed in the WSOP Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship

  • WSOP 2023 Event #67: $1,000 Ladies Event
  • Placed: 183rd out of 1,295
  • Won: $1,601
  • Tournament Results

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LearnWPT Student John Goodell cashed in the WSOP Super Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #61: $1,000 Super Seniors Event
  • Placed: 351st out of 3,121
  • Won: $1,750
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Kurt Esbenson cashed in the WSOP Online Bracelet $500 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Online Event #12: $500 Deepstack
  • Placed: 180th out of 1,744
  • Won: $1,332
  • Tournament Results

🌡️ This is Kurt's 2nd cash so far!


WSOP Week 4 Achievements

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Loren Cloninger WSOP 2023 Final Table - Photo: Matthew Berglund

LearnWPT Student Loren Cloninger final tabled the WSOP Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #48: $1,000 Seniors Event
  • Placed: 6th out of 8,180
  • Won: $158,006
  • Tournament Results

🥂 Loren walked away with $158K for his hard work!

LearnWPT Student Bryant Morrison cashed in the WSOP Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #48: $1,000 Seniors Event
  • Placed: 29th out of 8,180
  • Won: $24,390
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Ken Raskin cashed in the WSOP Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #48: $1,000 Seniors Event
  • Placed: 84th out of 8,180
  • Won: $8,082
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Kenneth Eng cashed in the WSOP Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker Event
  • Placed: 25th out of 10,416
  • Won: $55,215
  • Tournament Results

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Andrew Lichtenberger - Photo: Omar Sadar

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker Event
  • Placed: 571st out of 10,416
  • Won: $4,480
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Kurt Ebsenson cashed in the WSOP Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker Event
  • Placed: 678th out of 10,416
  • Won: $3,730
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger cashed in WSOP Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #53: $1,500 Millionaire Maker Event
  • Placed: 801st out of 10,416
  • Won: $3,440
  • Tournament Results

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LearnWPT Student Sergio Braga final tabled the WSOP Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #55: $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better
  • Placed: 5th out of 566
  • Won: $34,255
  • Tournament Results

🥂 Sergio made a WSOP Final Table!

Instructor Tony Dunst cashed in the WSOP Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #59: #3,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
  • Placed: 127th out of 1,598
  • Won: $6,015
  • Tournament Results


WSOP Week 3 Achievements

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LearnWPT Student Sheri Atwood cashed in the WSOP $1,500 Monster Stack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #39: $1,500 Monster Stack
  • Placed: 391st out of 8,317
  • Won: $5,296
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP Online Bracelet $600 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Online Event #6: $500 Turbo
  • Placed: 42nd out of 1,879
  • Won: $2,790
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Tony Dunst cashed in the WSOP Online Bracelet $600 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Online Event #6: $500 Turbo
  • Placed: 61st out of 1,879
  • Won: $2,029
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Lisa Roberts cashed in the WSOP $500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Tournament


WSOP Week 2 Achievements

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Thomas Reeves WSOP 2023 Final Table - Photo: Matthew Berglund

LearnWPT Student Tommy Reeves Final Tables the WSOP Gladiators No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #18: $300 Gladiators of Poker
  • Placed: 9th out of 23,088
  • Won: $46,051
  • Tournament Results

🥂 Tommy Final Tabled the 2nd Largest Live Tournament Field in Poker History - What an Amazing Accomplishment!!

Instructor Michael "Gags30" Gagliano cashed in the WSOP $2,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #19: $2,500 Freezeout 8-Handed
  • Placed: 84th out of 1,139
  • Won: $5,643
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Michael "Gags30" Gagliano cashed in the WSOP $1,500 Razz Tournament

🔥 Gags has cashed 4 times so far!

LearnWPT Student Zachary Meyer cashed in the WSOP $800 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #26: $800 Deep Stack
  • Placed: 299th out of 4,747
  • Won: $2,071
  • Tournament Results

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Johan Schultz-Pedersen WSOP - Photo: Alec Rome

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP $800 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #26: $800 Deep Stack
  • Placed: 112th out of 4,747
  • Won: $3,307
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Tony Dunst cashed in the WSOP Online Bracelet $400 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Online Event #5: $400 8-Max
  • Placed: 100th out of 1,488
  • Won: $1,676
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger cashed in the WSOP Online Bracelet $400 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Online Event #5: $400 8-Max
  • Placed: 159th out of 1,488
  • Won: $1,412
  • Tournament Results


WSOP Week 1 Achievements

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Andrew Lichtenberger WSOP 2023 - Photo: Hayley Hochstetler

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger placed 10th in the WSOP $25K High Roller No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Bracelet Event #2: $25,000 High Roller 6-Handed
  • Placed: 10th out of 202
  • Won: $80,314
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Brian Altman cashed in the WSOP $1,000 Mystery Million No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Bracelet Event #3: $1,000 Mystery Million
  • Placed: 263rd out of 18,188
  • Won: $5,420
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Scott Roberts cashed in the WSOP $600 Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Bracelet Event #11 $600 Deepstack
  • Placed: 166th out of 6,085
  • Won: $2,422
  • Tournament Results

🌡️ Scott has cashed twice so far!

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LearnWPT Student Lisa Roberts made a deep run in the same WSOP $600 Deepstack No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Bracelet Event #11 $600 Deepstack
  • Placed: 43rd out of 6,085
  • Won: $8,946
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Michael "Gags30" Gagliano cashed in the WSOP $5,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #12: $5,000 Freezeout 8-Handed
  • Placed: 40th out of 735
  • Won: $13,793
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Michael "Gags30" Gagliano cashed in the WSOP $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #15: $1.500 6-Handed
  • Placed: 327th out of 2,454
  • Won: $2,400
  • Tournament Results

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Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen cashed in the WSOP $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed
  • Placed: 104th out of 2,454
  • Won: $3,962
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger cashed in the WSOP Online Bracelet $500 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Online Event #2: $500 Bankroll Builder
  • Placed: 59th out of 1,253
  • Won: $2,097
  • Tournament Results

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Instructor Tony Dunst cashed in the WSOP Online Bracelet $500 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Online Event #2: $500 Bankroll Builder
  • Placed: 205th out of 1,253
  • Won: $1,311
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Brian Altman cashed in the WSOP Online Bracelet $600 No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • WSOP 2023 Online Event #4: $600 Ultra Deepstack
  • Placed: 28th out of 1,031
  • Won: $3,488
  • Tournament Results


Team LearnWPT Success Around Town

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Brian Altman WSOP Bracelet Win - Photo: Hayley Hochstetler

🏆 Instructor Brian Altman WON the Venetian $800 EpicStack No-Limit Hold’em Tournament

  • Venetian Event #14: $800 Venetian EpicStack
  • Placed: 1st out of 257
  • 1st Place: $37,626
  • Tournament Results

🥈 Student Scott Roberts took 2nd in The Wynn Summer Classic No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger cashed in the Wynn Summer Classic No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen placed 6th in the Wynn Summer Classic No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

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Johan Schultz-Pedersen WSOP - Photo: Hayley Hochstetler

Instructor Johan Schultz-Pedersen final tabled the Wynn Summer Classic No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • Wynn Summer Classic: $2,200 Mystery Bounty Event
  • Placed: 10th out of 3,006
  • Won: $45,388
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Member Dennis O'Brien cashed in the Golden Nugget Grand Poker No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • Golden Nugget: Event #41 Grand Poker Series Mystery Bounty
  • Placed: 17th out of 2,634
  • Won: $11,000

LearnWPT Member Robbin Hamilton cashed in the Golden Nugget Grand Poker No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • Golden Nugget: Event #41 Grand Poker Series Mystery Bounty
  • Placed: 52nd out of 2,634
  • Won: $810

🥈 LearnWPT Student Bruce Hugon cashed in the Golden Nugget Grand Poker No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • Golden Nugget: Event #72 Grand Series Super Seniors Event
  • Placed: 2nd out of 320
  • Won: $14,717
  • Tournament Results

LearnWPT Student Lisa Roberts cashed in the Aria Poker Classic Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • 2023 Aria Poker Classic: $500 Ladies Event
  • Placed: 23rd out of 246
  • Won: $982
  • Tournament Results

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Brian Altman WPT One Drop Wynn - Photo: Drew Amato

Instructor Brian Altman cashed in the Golden Nugget Grand Poker No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • Golden Nugget Event #78: $1,100 PokerNews Cup Mystery Bounty
  • Placed: 234rd out of 2,331
  • Won: $1,180
  • Tournament Results

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger cashed in the Wynn Summer Classic No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger cashed in the Wynn Summer Classic No-Limit Hold'em Tournament

  • Wynn Summer Classic: $1,600 Mystery Bounty Event
  • Placed: 314th out of 3,856
  • Won: $2,520
  • Tournament Results


Tournament Series Tips With Team LearnWPT

Huge Tournament Series like the World Series of Poker and WPT World Championships at Wynn Las Vegas bring excitement and tons of opportunity. To make the most of these gigantic fields and massive prize pools, it's important to plan ahead for the unique challenges that you may encounter.

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Check out this preview of a LearnWPT Strategy Episode to hear firsthand from LearnWPT Instructors Tony Dunst, Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger, and Johan Schultz-Pedersen about how they prepare for peak performance during a long series.

LearnWPT Members can watch the full Strategy Episode and get valuable poker strategies for preparing your mind and body to execute under pressure and maintain energy from the first hand to the final showdown, plus great insights on exploiting opponents.

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Working away from the table is the only way to improve your game. That's why we host LIVE Webinars and Study Streams for our Members to interact with Team LearnWPT and work on their games.

Members recently spent time with LearnWPT Instructors Eric "Rizen" Lynch and Michael Gagliano talking all things WSOP including:

  • Considerations for Large Field Tournaments
  • Key Adjustments for Making Deep Runs
  • Answering Questions
  • WSOP Schedule Review
  • Click here for a preview


Ones To Look Out For...

We'll be keeping a close eye on these LearnWPT Students and tracking their performance during the Summer Season. Here are the players that we’ll be keeping tabs on in Vegas!!

LearnWPT Student and WSOP Bracelet Winner Sue Faber

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Photo Credit: Katerina Lukina

In the 2019 WSOP Sue emerged as the victor in the $500 buy-in Salute to Warriors No-Limit Hold’em event defeating the field of 1,723 entries earning $121,161 in the process and was only woman to win an open No-Limit Hold'em event during the 2019 series.

LearnWPT Student Brett Coltman

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Photo credit: Hayley Hochstetler

In the 2022 WSOP, LearnWPT Member Brett took 2nd in the $500 buy-in Salute to Warriors No-Limit Hold’em event ! After 3 grueling days and 3,200 entrants, Brett was able to turn his $500 buy-in into a huge score of $99,676.

LearnWPT Student Randy Chamberlain

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In the 2022/23 WSOPC Event in Thunder Valley, LearnWPT Member Randy took 2nd in the $1,700 buy-in main event outlasting 726 opponents to take home a cool $126,828 for his efforts.

LearnWPT Students Lisa and Scott Roberts

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The couple that plays together, stays together, at least that’s the case for long-time LearnWPT Students Scott and Lisa Roberts. This poker poker couple have been married 40 years and are affectionately known as Team Roberts.

With Scott's 3 Rings and Lisa's 2 Rings, Team Roberts have amassed a total of 5 WSOP Circuit rings, over $400K in combined tournament winnings, and are traveling the world playing the game they love!

P.S. Scott & Lisa have already cashed in multiple events this season


Are You Playing The WSOP 2023 This Summer?

If you are a member of the LearnWPT Family in Las Vegas for the Summer Tournament Season we want to hear from YOU!

Share your success at the table and tag us on social media or email [email protected] and we will highlight your achievement (and you could win some cool LearnWPT SWAG).

No win is too small, we want to know about them all!

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Good luck and good playing,
Team LearnWPT


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Congrats to Michael "Gags30" Gagliano for Winning His 2nd WSOP Bracelet!

LearnWPT Instructor Michael "Gags30" Gagliano took to the online felt this weekend to win in second career WSOP Bracelet!

Gags captured his 2nd gold bracelet and the $62,755 1st place prize after outlasting the 344-entry field in the $1,000 No-Limit World Series of Poker Turbo Deepstack Online Event #18.

In just under 6 hours of online play Gags started heads up play with an almost 2:1 chip lead and quickly got it all-in with QJs. The flop showed a Q and the rest is history.

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Gags adds this win to his long list of live and online career accomplishments including:

WSOP Bracelet Winner
More than $6 Million combined live and online cashes
BGM Poker Ambassador
10+ Years as Professional Player and Respected Coach

Michael's prowess on the live and online felt and his ability to breakdown concepts and strategies for Students makes him a huge asset for LearnWPT Members.

A fierce advocate for the player, we are proud to have Gags represent Team LearnWPT

Congrats Gags! 🎉
- Team LearnWPT


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Congrats to LuckyChewy for Winning His 1st PokerGO Title!

LearnWPT Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger battled some of the most dominating players in the game today to win his 1st PokerGO Major title!

Chewy took home the title, trophy, and the $465,750 1st place prize in the $25K buy-in No-Limit Hold'em Poker Masters Event #7.

Coming into the final table second in chips, Chewy maintained his aggression, composure, and focus to emerge as the victor.

This is Chewy's first PokerGO title and second high roller victory in 2022 pushing his career earnings over $13 Million.

With a few more events on the schedule, Chewy is also in the hunt for the Poker Masters purple jacket.

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Chewy adds this PokerGo win to his incredible list of career accomplishments including:

WPT Alpha 8 Champion
WSOP Bracelet Winner
High Roller Tournament winner
Over $13 Million in Tournament Cashes
Ranked #32 US All Time Money List

Chewy's positive mentality and mindset focused on lifelong learning and respect for the game make him a powerful asset for LearnWPT Members and Students.

We are proud to have him represent Team LearnWPT.

Congrats Chewy! 🎉
- Team LearnWPT


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Congrats to Brian Altman for Winning His 1st WSOP Bracelet!

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LearnWPT Instructor Brian "Alty" Altman battled some of the best poker players in the game to win his maiden World Series of Poker Bracelet this past weekend (and on his first day in Vegas!).

Brian took home the gold bracelet and $110K after outlasting 1,641 players in the $400 No-Limit Hold'em Ultra Deepstack Online Event #3. He came into the final table with an impressive 35 percent of the chips in play and was able to maintain his aggression and focus and eventually come out the victor.

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Brian can now add WSOP bracelet winner to his very long list of accolades including:

3x World Poker Tour Champion
3x WSOP Circuit Ring winner
High Roller Tournament winner
World Poker Tour Player of the Year
$6.5 Million in Tournament Cashes
Ranked #7 worldwide by Global Poker Index

Brian's mindset focused on self-improvement, lifelong learning, and respect for the game make him a powerful asset for LearnWPT Members and Students.

We are proud to have him as part of Team LearnWPT.

Congrats Alty! 🎉
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Team LearnWPT Dominated the Seminole Poker Showdown High Roller Events!

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To say Team LearnWPT's On Tour stop at Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, FL this past week was successful would be a HUGE understatement!

First we were grateful to meet, teach, and collaborate with students during the LearnWPT Live at Hard Rock Tournament Workshop.

Then, two of Team LearnWPT's Instructors took down BOTH of the High Roller Events for a combined $1.3 Million in winnings 🏆🙌.

What a week! Take a look at how Brian & Chewy crushed the felt ...


High Roller Win# 1

LearnWPT Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger outlasted an elite field of Top Pros to win the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock $50K buy-in Super High Roller and took home an impressive $638K 1st prize in the No-Limit Poker Showdown Event #31.

After a memorable four hour heads-up battle LuckyChewy cracked pocket jacks with seven-six offsuit to defeat former GPI World #1 Alex Foxen for the title, the trophy, and $638,223.

This was the third largest Super High Roller in Seminole Hard Rock history, generating a prizepool worth more than $1.8 million.

LuckyChewy's experience, positive mentality, and success make him a powerful resource and asset for LearnWPT Members and Students.

Want to train and learn from the best? Join LuckyChewy at one of the upcoming LearnWPT Live Interactive Tournament Strategy Workshops in Choctaw-Durant and The Venetian® Resort Las Vegas PLUS get the chance to win a seat into a WPT Main Event!


High Roller Win# 2

LearnWPT Instructor Brian "Alty" Altman outlasted some of the best in the game to win the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock $25,500 buy-in High Roller and took home an impressive $692K 1st prize in the No-Limit Poker Showdown Event #44.

Brian came into the final table as the chip lead and was able to maintain his aggression and focus to defeat Jerry Wong and former GPI World #1 Chance Kornuth for the title, the trophy, and $692,661.

This was the second largest Super High Roller in Seminole Hard Rock history, generating a prizepool worth more than $3.2 million — more than triple the guarantee.

Brian's mindset focused on self-improvement, lifelong learning, and respect of the game make him a powerful asset for LearnWPT Members and Students.

Learn The Championship Mindset! Train with Brian at the May 9-11, 2022 LearnWPT Live at Choctaw-Durant Tournament Strategy Workshop with Interactive Lab Session PLUS you'll also have the chance to win a seat into a $3,800 WPT Main Event!

Congrats to Chewy & Alty!
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Does Studying Poker Really Help Your Game? (Just Ask Tony...)

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Making a commitment to study poker seems silly to some people.

In fact, I am sure you’ve often heard it from friends, co-workers, and family members: “Poker is gambling and at the end of the day, you need to be lucky to win at gambling”.

The next time you hear this all too familiar refrain, show them to this tweet from LearnWPT Instructor Tony Dunst...

However, shaping yourself into an elite and skilled poker player requires you to be open to learning, to be eager to improve, and to be dedicated to staying on the top of your game.

Tony Dunst, LearnWPT Instructor, WPT commentator, WPT Champion, 2x WSOP Bracelet Winner, and WSOP Circuit Ring winner, with more than $4 Million in live poker tournament winnings, is here to provide you with exclusive access to winning cash game and poker tournament strategies, detailed poker hand analysis and how to think through every street, GTO play, adjusting for known opponent tendencies, and what it takes to play On Tour.

There's no denying Tony’s resume as a world-class player, and he’s dedicated to improvement through his own study and collaboration with close friend and fellow LearnWPT Instructor Andrew “LuckyChewy” Lichtenberger.

So, you should take this world-class player’s example and start your study plan today with a $5 first month membership to LearnWPT.com.


In his video Strategy Episodes, Tony focuses on:

➧ Key aspects of playing better poker including betting decisions under ICM pressure

➧ Advanced strategies that professional poker players use to adjust when big money is on the line

➧ Maintaining focus to be ready to play your A-game in crucial times

➧ How to target common leaks in your opponents

➧ Key study techniques Pros use to keep at the top of the game

➧ Optimal strategies for playing postflop after 3-betting preflop

➧ Answering questions from LearnWPT members

Get unfettered access to hear Tony review hands and outline his approach to staying mentally and physically fit for poker, reveal his top 10 player notes he takes during sessions, compare the mindset of a professional poker player vs a recreational player and provide key adjustments for transitioning from making deep runs to winning tournaments.

To give you some extra motivation and show you how dedication to study helped Tony have one of his best years ever as a Pro, you'll get exclusive access to Tony’s Strategy Episodes (48 videos!) as part of your $5 First Month Membership to LearnWPT.com.

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Join today and get started on proving all the doubters wrong and get on a path to constant improvement (like Tony did!).


As part of your $5 First month membership, you’ll get access to a Strategy Episode where Tony discusses 4 recent hands he played from a $1000 buy-in online final table.

Watch this Episode To Learn Critical Strategies For:
3-betting with pocket jacks when ICM Is in play
Continuation bet sizing to target specific stacks
Knowing when to get away from your hand vs a turn lead
How to react when your opponent leads on the river


In another episode, Tony focuses on physical fitness and how it can affect your poker performance, providing you with tips on how to use a healthy lifestyle to increase performance and stamina.

Being attentive to the energy consumed vs. energy expended, employing daily caloric calculators, and learning how to play your best depending on your diet are just some of the things that Tony touches upon in this episode. As physical fitness is essential for prolonged focus during sessions full of long hours, it is important to use increased focus to your advantage and to stay present and avoid auto piloting. You should also choose a key phrase to help you stay mindful and reset your state after losing a big pot, and use mental fitness to equip you with better mistake recognition strategies.

Follow Tony’s example and start your study plan today with a $5 first Month Membership to LearnWPT.com. You'll get exclusive access to Tony’s library of Strategy Episodes (48 videos) as part of your $5 First Month Membership to LearnWPT.com.


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  • Downloadable Tools you can use at and away from the tables
  • Learn from a Team of world-class Professional Players and Instructors

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It'll be the best $5 investment you can make to get on the road to poker success!


Study hard and play well,
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The Top 10 Online Poker Tells from Tony Dunst

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These Top 10 Online Poker Tells will help you identify opponents' tendencies at the table, learn how to adjust to certain poker player types, become more skilled at reading poker opponents, and exploit population tendencies in your poker game.

This list is created by Tony Dunst, WPT Commentator, LearnWPT Instructor, professional poker player, WPT Champion, 2x WSOP Bracelet, and 2x WSOP Circuit Ring winner. Tony recently did an in-depth hand history review of a tournament where he made a deep run featuring the Top 10 Online Poker Tells.

Check out his most common notes on opponents below:


#1 Poker Tell: Opens Too Wide

This is a note that Tony takes most often, and it refers to catching your opponent's opening with too many hands, which is pretty common in MTTs and poker in general, but especially in poker tournaments since people have a stronger incentive to open wide.

With a solid grasp of what your own opening ranges are supposed to be, you can have a better understanding of what people should be opening. When you are in the early stages of a deep-stacked tournament, Tony suggests 3-betting wider ranges for value.

Opening too wide from an early position makes defending your range almost impossible!

The benefit of using a fairly linear range (i.e. mostly good hands with strong playability post-flop) allows you to systematically broaden your range and take advantage of a poker player opening too wide.

If you see an opponent opening too wide, which is often accompanied by them calling 3-bets too wide, the hands in your linear range for that position become automatic 3-bets.

With a player who opens too wide, you need to take all of the hands that mix calling and shoving and turn them into really profitable shoves.

For example, if the Cutoff opens and you have 25 big blinds in the small blind, Tony suggests to start mixing suited combinations of A9, K9,J9, T8, 98, and KJ offsuit as 3-bets, and flatting A2 and A3 suited against those who open too wide. This is a very simple and profitable adjustment to make against opponents with the tendency to open wider preflop.


#2 Poker Tell: Straightforward in Big Spots

The second most common note Tony takes on his opponents is particularly true at the low to mid-stakes online, and in live poker. This note means that in general, your opponent is going to be under bluffing, particularly when 3-btting, 4-betting, check-raising you on the flop, raising you on the turn, raising over your river bet, or big spots where they have to put in a large percentage of their stack.

This type of player can also be identified through how they talk about poker and hands at the table and are often observed as hesitant and skeptical with regard to both wasting chips and bluffing their stack away.

These opponents are simply way too straightforward in big spots, which provides you with a cheat code and an opportunity to fold everything unless you've got the goods. The counter adjustment is achieved by opening with a tighter range of hands against a player who is straightforward in big spots and folds all of your marginal opens to their 3-bets.

Tony suggests that in heads-up pots vs these kinds of players you can make an exploitative adjustment.

Against this specific player it is acceptable to flat call with pocket aces and allow them to take the lead postflop as they will likely be betting strong with hands they enter the pot with.


#3 Poker Tell: Flat Calls Too Wide Preflop

Tony sees this frequently with the low to medium midstakes players who tend to flat call with too many of the offsuit Ace and offsuit Broadway combinations.

Sometimes players flat pairs in spots where they are too short stacked to do so, so against this type of opponent you can bet wider against them as a bluff, because they often flat too many hands preflop that don't connect.

Consider this example: you're out of position, your opponent flats, you get a scattered flop and you're supposed to mix between betting and checking.

Against a player who's flatting too much wide preflop, you can start to make money by using a much more frequent small C-bet sizing.

Another strategy against opponents who flat too wide preflop is to barrel down (bet out on the flop, turn, and river) wider against them because it is tougher for them to get to turns and rivers with strong hands when their ranges broaden preflop to include many more random second pair or third pair combinations.

You can put a great deal of pressure on these kinds of players on the later streets because they get there with weaker ranges.


#4 Poker Tell: Passive Postflop with No Showdown Value

This is a tendency you see from players who are passive and don't realize that they are supposed to be bluffing fairly often when they have no showdown value.

This kind of player calls out of the big blind when you open in late position, and will continue vs a c-bet fairly often while holding a capped wide range when something favorable hits your range on the board, such as King-High or Ace-High.

When the river misses your hand and most of the plausible draws and your opponent has not shown aggression, you might start contemplating bluffing them off it.

Against these players, Tony suggests taking more showdowns with high card hands instead of trying to bluff them.

Here is an example to illustrate this concept further: You open a 87 Suited, you see that the flop is bad for your range, the turn and river is a brick, but you don't beat the draws and your opponent checks to you. Since now it's clear that this player is very passive with no showdown hands, they have gotten to this river and checked to you with more hands that don't really have showdown value. In this spot you should turn more of these types of hands into bluffs against the passive player type.

In addition, you should focus on being more passive with any hand that can showdown and win vs a player who takes a passive line postflop with hands that have no showdown value, and at the same time become more aggressive with the hands that you can absolutely never showdown.


#5 Poker Tell: Open Shoves Too Wide

This is a pretty common mistake amongst MTT players and many still have outdated ideas about shoving ranges.

For instance, if someone has 10 big blinds in the middle position, many players would assume any Ace is acceptable to shove all-in with preflop, and that's not actually the case.

With 10 big blinds in Middle Position 2 (MP2) you should mostly be folding A2 through A6, as well as hands including JT, QT and KT. If you spot players open shoving too wide in the 10-15 blind zone, it may fold to you in the Small or Big Blind, and you now have a significant advantage especially if you can identify the types of hands that they open or shove too wide with.

As another example, if you do see a wide opponent shove from an early position with 10 big blinds and it folds you in the big blind with A6, now you have a clear call. Against players who are shoving too tight, who jam 10 big blinds from an early position and you're in the Big Blind with a hand as weak as A6, there are a lot of players you should go ahead and make that fold against.

Having players at your table who open shove too wide is actually beneficial, as you will be able to make more money off of those players as they present you with opportunity to call getting good odds.


#6 Poker Tell: Flat Call or Small Reraise Instead of Shoving

Tony says he takes this note in tournaments 'all day long'.

Most players who make this mistake don't even realize that they are playing face up when they do it, and you will see this happen all the time in tournaments.

Here is a common scenario to help illustrate the concept: The player on the button has 18 to 22 big blinds and a stack that is mostly flatting or jamming, without any hands that 3-bet with a small sizing in their range. You're supposed to jam a lot of the pairs, the suited broadways, both strong offsuit aces and suited low aces including A5 suited, as well as a mix of the A4, A3 and A7 suited combinations.

As observed by Tony, many players jam a lot of these medium-strong hands and 3-bet small with only aces and kings, and they never balance that by 3-betting small with a hand like A9 offsuit for instance.

Another common example to illustrate this concept is a scenario where you open raise, and an opponent calls. You get the flop with top pair and continuation bet, they call, you barrel the turn intending to barrel down for value, and instead of calling, your opponent hits you with a min-raise on the turn.

Once you identify a player using these small raises when they should be shoving, it's safe to assume that they will not find the bluffs until proven otherwise and that you should overfold these spots. This opponent is doing you a favor, just turning their hand face up, and you must be observant to this and make some very snug folds as an adjustment.


#7 Poker Tell: Reshoves Too Wide Preflop

While this tell is not quite as common as some of the others Tony has listed, this tendency is definitely something you want to keep an eye on.

Consider a scenario with 20 big blinds deep in the Small Blind facing an open raise vs the Cutoff. In this scenario, you're jamming all the pairs, all of the suited broadways, mostly except KJs and including A9, A8o, K9s, Q9s, K8s, plus some suited connectors such as 98s.

You will definitely catch players who reshove this spot way too wide, jamming, reshoving too many off-suit ace combos anytime they have a broadway combo. While these hands may seem like attractive and profitable reshoves in this spot, these hands actually don't fare really well with low to medium offsuit Aces as reshoves, because they have bad equity against the calling ranges of the opener.

When you spot somebody reshoving with a high frequency using offsuit Aces, all of the pairs that you were borderline become calls, and all of the medium aces become automatic calls.

Widen your calling ranges and be careful with broadway combos like KQ in your range if your opponent is observed reshoving offsuit aces too much, assuming it's not a suited broadway that retains a lot of equity.


#8 Poker Tell: Calls Down Too Wide Postflop

Not everybody who calls down too wide postflop is just a flat-out fishy calling station, however, a lot of players have a tendency to get a bit too sticky to top-pair hands, when their relative hand strength has been negated from the runout on the board.

Against this kind of player, Tony suggests doing more of the value betting yourself and less balancing through checking when you're the out-of-position player.

This recommendation is because there are a lot of situations where we open in the middle position, a player calls us on the button, and we mix betting and checking.

Be cautious in this spot not to bet the hands that may be a mix of combos in this player’s bluffing range, as well as to bet and barrel the hands that are top pair more frequently. In a spot where for example you open AJ and flop top pair, and get flat called on the flop and turn, you just need to bet the river for value.

As this type of player enters with more second-best hands and gets married to those second-best hands postflop, you should look to bet in order to maximize the value of your strong or medium-strong hands, as well as to bluff them a lot less frequently. When facing an opponent who loves to call down, it’s critical to not try and bluff them.


#9 Poker Tell: Bluffs Too Wide Postflop

While this is a far less common tell than most, there is a specific player type that will favor bluffing postflop with a too high of a frequency.

Against this type of player, we want to mix between betting and checking.

Tony suggests checking many more of our strong hands and sometimes hands with moderate showdown value, often having to take many more hands to showdown vs larger bet sizing on average.

Once you identify somebody who loves bluffing too much postflop, it might be beneficial to let them have the lead as often as possible. With our strongest hands against these opponents, we can start playing more lines where we check/call flops, call turn, and raise the river.

When you're in doubt whether this player is going to do enough betting for you to get max value on a big hand, Tony suggests checking to them frequently, given that you have a hand that's happy to call down.

When you find yourself on a turn or a river and you're facing a tough decision to call and you have a hand with showdown value, these spots start to become automatic calls.

Against frequent bluffers with wide ranges you can set up opponents by just checking to them over and over again, letting them spew right on into you.


#10 Poker Tell: Player Not ICM Conscious

With the Independent Chip Model or ICM Poker being crucial when it comes to improving your game and forming valuable strategies, this is an approach Tony says he pays a lot of attention to.

For both on bubble situations and at final tables, ICM has a very strong influence on decision making and the way stack sizes can be played. If for example, we're the big chip leader in a tournament field where everyone is very ICM conscious, we get to pummel opponents because they know they're supposed to fold.

However, if you are a big chip leader and everyone around you is not concerned with making money, and it's just players calling off preflop shoving way too wide, then you end up being more constricted and you should tighten it up.

Against players who are not ICM conscious, if you keep playing aggressive opponents will push back on you and you end up being the one who's responsible for those ICM mistakes.

Consequently, it is critical to remember that if you're a big stack and the players around you are not ICM conscious, you won't be able to exploit that situation as much as you'd like.

ICM is an area of poker study that most MTT players should focus on more, as these strategies will be one of the best ways to increase your profit against these fields.

Simply by sitting back and waiting for other players to get involved, you'll be able to make progress at the final table as players will bust earlier than they should and ultimately help you ladder up the pay scale.


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LearnWPT Pros Winning Big!

July has been a very successful month for LearnWPT Pros!

We had TWO Instructors each take home their 2nd illustrious Gold Bracelet and a 3rd place finish in the WSOP Main Event! 🏆🙌

Take a look at how Nick, Tony, and LuckyChewy fared….


Lead Instructor for LearnWPT and the World Poker Tour Nick Binger outlasted a massive 2,408 entry field to win his 2nd WSOP bracelet and took home an impressive $133K first prize at the World Series of Poker Event# 24 8-Hand No-Limit Hold'em Tournament.

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If you’ve ever watched one of his Strategy Episodes, attended a Live Workshop and heard his lecture, or had the pleasure of sitting at one of his Lab Day tables, you know how dedicated LearnWPT Lead Instructor Nick Binger is to teaching his students.

Nick has dedicated over 12 years perfecting his poker instruction skills with the WPT and enjoys teaching as much as he enjoys playing.

Nick has helped many students reach their goals and achieve success in the game they love. Click below to learn more about Nick...



LearnWPT Instructor Tony Dunst took home his 2nd bracelet when he outlasted a massive 1,361 entry field and scored a huge $168K 1st prize during the World Series of Poker Event#21 $777 buy-in 6-Hand No-Limit Hold'em Tournament.

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As a high-stakes pro and co-commentator for the World Poker Tour, Tony who has spent over eight seasons analyzing some of the most pivotal hands from World Poker Tour events.

Away from the bright lights of the WPT set, Tony is a force to be reckoned with both at the live and online felt. Tony has been putting in the work and getting great results.

Tony's experience grinding the Tournament and Cash Game scene make him a huge resource and asset for LearnWPT Members and Students. Click below to learn more about Tony...



LearnWPT Instructor Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger took 3rd place and scored $140K in the huge 2,126 entry field World Series of Poker Event#31 $1,000 buy-in Championship Main Event!

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LuckyChewy is one of the best all-around players in the game today and had 8 cashes in major live tournaments in 2019 alone.

Chewy has been tearing up the virtual felt and continues to evolve and improve his game dominating both online tournament and cash games.

LuckyChewy's experience, positive mentality, and success make him a powerful resource and asset for LearnWPT Members and Students. Click below to learn more about Chewy...



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