ClubWPT™ Poker Strategy Corner
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Published Apr 19, 2020 by Team ClubWPT
Today you'll be playing as the open raiser in a Tournament facing a call from a tough player defending their Big Blind.
In position as the open raiser, you'll be c-betting with a high frequency. You can size your c-bets up on dynamic (or coordinated) boards and down on static (or dry) flops. You can also size down your c-bets on monotone flops, which are when the flop comes all of one suit.
Given the relatively wide range of the Big Blind, you may be able to find some thin river value bets with hands worse than top pair.
Always pay close attention to when you hold nut hand blockers, as they will often incentivize you to continue in the hand aggressively.
When approaching GTO play, think of how the particular turn or river card helps or hurts your range compared to your opponent's range, rather than simply how it affects your hand. You'll often be in spots where it's correct to fire a second or third barrel on a card that helps your range more than your opponent's, even though the card did not help your actual hand at all.
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