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Hi there, I've just got monkersolver. Is there someone offering solutions for 6max 100bb and HU100bb?

Jan. 17, 2018 | 12:48 p.m.

Thank's a lot.

Jan. 9, 2018 | 12:58 p.m.

Hey all,

I'm a South African looking to move with my French girlfriend to Canada. She wants to study in Monteal and I want to continue my poker career. I understand that many American pros have moved to Canada to play, my question is under what VISA/work permit are they doing this with? Or how are player's from other areas of the globe playing poker in Canada?

It is so difficult to find information on this, anything you could share with me would be super useful.

Thanks a lot.

Jan. 8, 2018 | 7:27 p.m.

Don't we prefer Ax's over any two overs to the J as bluff candidates for SB, since we would prefer to block AJ and rather target KJ/QJ?

Jan. 6, 2018 | 11:27 a.m.

Nice video. I enjoy these types too.

One small suggetion Mark. When Pio is on the screen, as the viewer, we generally follow your cursor as we listen to what you're saying, and often it guides us well, but sometimes you talk and just move the cursor randomly and subconsciously, which can be confusing.

I suggest trying to take note of your cursor movements as you speak and to not move the cursor if you're not moving it with intention.

Cheers man. Keep it up!

Jan. 2, 2018 | 4:09 p.m.

Comment | endymion commented on Pokerstars - chests

I suspect it's the same.

Dec. 5, 2017 | 7:32 a.m.

Comment | endymion commented on Pokerstars - chests

Ok, thanks.

Nov. 28, 2017 | 8:35 a.m.

Thanks. I figured a limping strategy is meant to be really strong. So if the rake is low, there seems to be an argument for both limping and not limping...

Nov. 27, 2017 | 5:28 p.m.

Post | endymion posted in Chatter: Pokerstars - chests

Hi all,

Would anyone be kind enough to explain to me what my options are with regards to this chest system? Do I have to open the chests to receive starcoins? I only recently clicked start playing for chests or whatever, so before then was I just playing for no rakeback effectively?


Nov. 27, 2017 | 5:21 p.m.

"It'd be much nicer to just have like JT and be able to rage it in somehow..."

The lulz, the lulz... thank you!

Nov. 21, 2017 | 7:35 p.m.

Post | endymion posted in PLO: HU PLO rake considerations!


Can anyone shed some light on when one should consider not playing a limping strategy HU. The games I'm playing are 50/100 and the rake is 8 every hand, that's 8 chips.

Thank you

Nov. 13, 2017 | 4:30 p.m.

Really nice vid. Enjoyed the 2 table HU format a lot and would like to see more. Thanks Phil.

Nov. 7, 2017 | 7:22 a.m.

Hi Teunuss,

I also enjoyed the vid, thank you.

Are you sure you mean to say that QJdd and QTdd are 100% bluffs on this Qh river?

I think not with very reasonable showdown value.

I guess we can have a fair amount of Add hands...


Aug. 18, 2017 | 8:01 a.m.

Thank you very much RIO pros for your great responses. I'm so glad I made my post.
Happy grinding!

Aug. 10, 2017 | 7:48 a.m.

Nice video Phil, I enjoyed the somewhat 'honest' session. Nice to see that you also get mixed up in too many games and are not always playing your A-game haha. :-)

@4:20 bottom right. You say "need to defend half my range, more or less" with your bluff catcher.

I find myself getting hung up on the math here in understanding this, here is where I got to.

Say we assume villain is balanced. Then he needs to have 1/3 bluffs and 2/3 value to make us indifferent from calling or folding? So far so good? I'm not even sure?

So if we take your strategy of defending half your range. We end up with the following:

50% of the time Villain wins pot(p). = 0.5p (the times when we fold)
16.6% (1/3 of 50%) Villain loses -p = -0.16p (when we call and he was bluffing)
34.4% (2/3 of 50%) Villain wins 2p = 2/3p (when we call and he was vbetting)

Sum them and villain is winning 1p in this spot!

I feel like I've botched this horribly, but hopefully someone can shed some light on this and it will serve a purpose.


Aug. 3, 2017 | 7:22 a.m.

Thanks Leszek, great content. Having played professional poker for 10 years now I can say that all of these things have been relevant for me numerous times. You have done a great job at putting it all together and helping players see more clearly what is going on.

July 3, 2017 | 11:16 a.m.

Comment | endymion commented on PIO Quiz: Turn Plays

Great idea on the series Mark. Thank you.

On the 9s5d2s 3s. I wasn't able to understand what you meant with the 86dd and 87dd being x/r in this sim and therefore we bet them on this turn IP as bluffs. I don't see how this could be the reason since there has been a call and therefore the hands in question are not relevant.

I can't understand Pio's play here. Maybe someone could explain it?


June 30, 2017 | 1:49 p.m.

Comment | endymion commented on PIO HH Review: AQs

Nice stuff John

June 23, 2017 | 5:23 p.m.

Comment | endymion commented on PLO hi-lo 4 card

Ye I am playing PLO mainly, it's just there are sometimes some good PLO 8 games too!

April 17, 2017 | 11:27 a.m.

Comment | endymion commented on PLO hi-lo 4 card

Thanks ye I did search, only fuond like three videos on PLO8, 4 cards. :(

April 11, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.

Post | endymion posted in Chatter: PLO hi-lo 4 card

Hi everyone,

Where can I look for some good 4 card PLO learning material!


April 9, 2017 | 2:34 p.m.

April 5, 2017 | 5:23 p.m.

Hi everyone,

I'm looking to join a study group to keep me motivated and inspire me to work more.

Hope to hear from someone.


April 5, 2017 | 5:07 p.m.

Which city are you living in?

Surely you can find stuff to do during the week too! Joining clubs etc...

Dec. 28, 2016 | 1:02 p.m.

Thanks for the replies you two.

Leaving a game when feeling uncomfortable is a good rule, but of course isn't a long term solution!

I decided to make a share deal for the big games which makes all the difference. I sell 50% always and I have a happy sharetaker.

I play in a currency which is about 1/10 to 1/15 the value of a dollar, so they are about 1/2 to 5/10 dollar only.


Dec. 21, 2016 | 12:35 p.m.

Post | endymion posted in Other: LHE without stats

Hi all,

I am a new LHE player and play on a site with what I think are very soft games, with a very small player pool, but without the ability to use HUD or store HH's. So I have to rely on my own player observations and notes.

In your opinion how well can I do without a HUD and what would be a good way to start tackling these games. I have watched most of RunLikePandas Videos on RIO, but I am looking for further ways to work at LHE.

Thank you.

Dec. 19, 2016 | 1:37 p.m.

Comment | endymion commented on Fantasy Football

You mean for the Barkleys Premier League?

Dec. 10, 2016 | 9:23 p.m.

Nice :)

Dec. 9, 2016 | 7:07 a.m.

Dec. 6, 2016 | 10:25 p.m.

Hi Phil!

30:50 the 269cc 3 board facing c/r on turn with the nuts IP... Would you say that another bonus to just flatting the check raise here is that we can potentially bluff him off the split on rivers that pair the board? And I guess we we might not do the same on clubs...


Nov. 30, 2016 | 9:05 p.m.

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