WPT GTO Trainer Hand Review: Three-Betting From the Big Blind
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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.
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.
Hands of the Week: 3-Betting from the Big Blind
This is a tricky spot that occurs often in Tournaments.
In a tournament with 50 big blind stacks an opponent open raises to 2.5 big blinds from middle position, and you three-bet to 10 big blinds from the big blind and they call.
You have a standard three-betting hand range for this spot and your opponent has a somewhat capped calling range.
This model shows a common spot where you are out of position against a tough opponent on the flop after you three-bet preflop.
Against most opponents, you will have a fairly high continuation-bet frequency in this spot and you can often size down your continuation bets to 25% of the pot on dry flops.
Remember that missed draws are often good candidates to round out a bluffing range and provide overall balance to your aggressive lines.
You will often be put to tough decisions with marginal hands, with the correct decision often coming down to understanding the effects of blockers and the specific suits you hold.
To see more examples and test your skills, you can play through five solved random hands from this scenario.
Click here now to access the free five hands from the WPT GTO Trainer!
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.