WPT GTO Trainer Hand Review: Playing Out of Position
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The WPT GTO Trainer has over 1 billion unique solved flops, turns and rivers that are fully playable.
As you make decisions in a hand, you receive instant feedback on the specific EV loss (if any) and Played Percentage for every action you take as compared to GTO strategy.
Generally speaking, the WPT GTO Trainer is only available to members of LearnWPT, but PokerNews get free access to the Trainer on a regular basis with the WPT GTO Hands of The Week.
Use this series of article to practice the strategies you learn on our site (or at the table) and test your progress by playing a five-hand sample each week, starting today.
Hand of the Week: Out of Position Against an Aggressive Player
This is a specific situation that occurs regularly in No-Limit Hold'em Tournaments:
With a 50 big blind effective stack, we open-raise to 2.5bb in middle position, and get called by the player on the button.
This is a standard middle position opening range, with the button having a capped calling range.
This model shows a common spot where you are out of position against a tough opponent on the flop after you were the pre-flop aggressor.
Automatically continuation-betting or "c-betting" heads up against less-skilled opponents is often the best play.
Against tougher players you’ll need to focus on how ranges interact and avoid going on autopilot.
When deciding whether to c-bet against a tough opponent, make sure to pay attention to board texture and which range it favors as well as which turn cards you might be able to profitably fire a second bullet on.
If none exist, you may not want to c-bet.
For more GTO hand analysis, you can play through five solved random hands from this situation.
To access the free five hands, visit this page.
Scroll down before you start and note the detailed view of the preflop hand ranges.
True GTO strategy can be a bit counterintuitive at first, so don't be surprised or discouraged if certain plays you make show significant EV Loss.
Regular play on the WPT GTO Trainer will help you adjust your decisions closer and closer to GTO strategy.
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