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WPT GTO Trainer Hands of the Week: Expert Postflop Play From The Big Blind

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This week we’re focused on a typical cash game spot where you are out of position against a tough player in Middle Position after calling their raise from the Big Blind.

There are a few flops where you could construct a leading range from the Big Blind in this spot, but for the vast majority of flops you can begin by checking to the preflop raiser. Checking is preferred as a default because the preflop aggressor will typically have an equity advantage.

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Middle Position’s range in this spot is significantly narrower than similar scenarios where you’re facing a Button or Cutoff raise. As a general rule, you will be check-calling with all hands worth continuing in this spot, even hands as strong as sets. This passive line is preferred because of the overwhelming range advantage Middle Position typically has postflop. You will also be giving up more frequently than you would against wider ranges, folding hands as strong as ace high or under pairs to the flop, especially against larger flop bet sizings.

You will sometimes get to attack capped ranges from Middle Position on the turn and/or river, especially when you hold significant blockers. Most of your efforts in this scenario should be focused on getting to controlled showdowns and realizing your equity against a Middle Position player with a significant equity advantage.

Slow playing your big hands will help balance the times you are taking weaker hands to showdown and prevent the Middle Position player from just being able to fire across all streets with a wider range of hands to exploit that equity advantage.

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Regular play on the WPT GTO Trainer will help you adjust your decisions closer and closer to GTO strategy.

You don’t have to be the world’s best player to use GTO Strategy, and thanks to the WPT GTO Trainer, now you don’t have to buy expensive software or have expert level knowledge to study GTO.

Why use the WPT GTO Trainer?

The WPT GTO Trainer lets you play real solved hands against a perfect opponent in a wide variety of postflop scenarios for cash game and tournament play.

If your goal is to be a tough poker player then you should try the WPT GTO Trainer today.

Register a free account here (it only takes your e-mail address to begin) to play hands and see true GTO strategy in real-time.

The WPT GTO Trainer has over 4 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.

The full selection of scenarios for the WPT GTO Trainer are only available to members of LearnWPT, however we’re giving PokerNews Readers free access to the Trainer on a regular basis with the WPT GTO Hands of The Week.

Use this series of articles to practice the strategies you learn on LearnWPT (or at the table) and test your progress by playing a five-hand sample each week.

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