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WPT GTO Trainer Hands of the Week: Defending your Big Blind Against the Button

This week we’re focused on a typical tournament spot where you are out of position against a tough player on the button 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. This is due to the fact that the preflop aggressor in this spot will typically have an equity advantage.

Keep in mind, however, that the player on the button will have a wide hand range, typically at least 40% of all hands but sometimes much wider.