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quik Have you been watching Luke Johnson vids? They are far superior to any other videos on the site at the moment (not an insult to RIO). It is obviously not going to be wise for Luke to share how he is exploiting a very tough pool who will be able to adjust quickly. Lots of the concepts that have been introduced in his videos I hadn't seen or heard of before so to say he is sharing stuff already shared is very unfair.

Lets get more Luke Johnson videos!

May 6, 2021 | 12:07 p.m.

Thanks RIO! GG everyone :)

May 3, 2021 | 10:13 p.m.

May 2, 2021 | 11:05 a.m.

So I just downloaded all of my hands and I am very pleasently suprised, I was pretty convinced I was running very hot and a lot over EV. Turns out I was running under and my EV/BB was very good. Probably shouldn't let a 12k sample effect confidence, but it has (positively).

May 2, 2021 | 11:05 a.m.

It has been a pretty intense week at RIO poker. I have gone for the leaderboards most days, with a good amount of success even though we had quite a lot of real life obligations. The main issue with RIO is with the low traffic there are a lot of times where you spend hours waiting for games. So I have signed up to a GTO mobile trainer to study with on the side, so whilst waiting for games I can spend an hour or two studying with the trainer. I spent most of the week just playing 50nl and the small amount of 100nl that runs, this week I want to be winning both the 20nl & 50nl weekly leaderboards whilst playing whatever 100nl games run. This should breakdown to 650 euros leaderboard prizes, 200 euros legends and around 150 euros deposit bonus cleared. The games are fairly tough and mostly run 3 & 4 handed but I believe I have at least a few BB/100 winrate but obviously variance is going to decide what happens to table results I just want to
stick to studying in downtime and winning the leaderboards.

Financials for this week (graphs later, need to wait 24 hours)

Leaderboards: 480
Legends: 100
STP: 161.65
Deposit: 120
Table Profit: 105.66

Total: +967.31

May 1, 2021 | 11:49 p.m.

This is awesome to hear, thank you! Goodluck to you too!

May 1, 2021 | 11:46 p.m.

Will update on Sunday. Still on the RIO grind and enjoying it.

April 28, 2021 | 9:57 p.m.

Really awesome to see some 6 max content, enjoyed the video. Would really love to see the study portion too. I completely relate to playing the off peak schedule, although I am suprised you manage to find enough games I struggle at 100 sometimes.

I was quite suprised to see you have a huge hud you don't seem to use much, do you not find it distracting?

April 28, 2021 | 12:28 p.m.

Great videos. These tools are really awesome! Be great to see you investigate the hands you got wrong and explain why you think PIO is doing this. You seem to understand / explain what PIO does in an accurate but easy to understand way.


April 26, 2021 | 9:14 a.m.

Okay well I now see why people mostly play on stars. Sky Poker is impossible for me to use, I get auto logged out constantly occasionaly I can get it working enough to play a few hours, but mostly its minutes. So I have decided to go with RIO poker. The software / support is great and I quite like the anonymous games as I don't really use a hud or try to make too many exploits. They are running daily leaderboards from Monday so I am going to aim to win the leaderboard on Monday and Tuesday. With that I would like 2 RIO videos a day as study. Then we will take Wednesday off as a study day going through the biggest pots in PIO and posting some graphs.

April 25, 2021 | 9:46 a.m.

Fantastic video. I think having two people on call and making it a live coaching is a great concept. Would be cool to see a theory study version of this or a HH review, where you explain broader concepts to a student. Thanks!

April 25, 2021 | 7:46 a.m.

Yes mate! Amazing news, congratulations. Good to see hard work paying off.

April 23, 2021 | 2:31 p.m.

So we have got it working. The site is pretty soft from what I have seen so far. Not sure the best way to track in this thread because I am scared to use the tracker as the software is very crash happy. I ordered a new 4k monitor today which I am pretty excited to get set up, will post a picture of the new set up. Going to be studying quite a lot of heads up because I will be starting tables and battling heads up a fair amount playing between £50nl & £100nl to start with.

My routine of marking hands to solve is going to have to change. Will be increasing the video watching and probably look back into using the GTO trainer software a bit more whilst I am waiting for tables.

Session length: 2 hours
Profit/Loss: +£220

April 23, 2021 | 1:51 p.m.

Hey man, really appreciate that, thanks! Oh wow that is awesome, thanks for that link. I am being instantly punished for leaving stars, Sky has been crashing all day and I have played 0 hands!

April 23, 2021 | 12:32 p.m.

Awesome video. That 33 fold was crazy, a lot of hands here I would pay off very quickly without thinking. Time to think a little deeper. Do you think it has improved your game a lot playing on ignition and seeing hole cards?

April 23, 2021 | 9:18 a.m.

April 22, 2021 | 11:38 p.m.

Well quite a few changes happening today. I decided to ditch stars, I wanted to try some of the smaller softer networks and see what I was missing out on. So I am grinding on sky poker at the moment, playing a few different stakes probably a slight increase overall because of £ tables instead of dollars. The games run a bit later on Sky so I will have the whole morning / afternoon to study and then get in 2/3 hours playing in the evening. That does mean no graphs, which might make this thread pretty boring but I will continue with the daily updates. I might also put some sessions in on RIO and try to go for the leaderboard one week. I am quite keen to help promote RIO because I think its a pretty awesome company.

Here are the graphs so far....

April 22, 2021 | 11:38 p.m.

Good day today. Didn't have a lot of time to be productive but managed it pretty well. Been through the first Clanty video, want to finish the 2nd and all my marked sims tomorrow.

April 21, 2021 | 6:42 p.m.

Another day in the books. Studied around 10 hands, slowly becoming more efficient with PIO and my study sessions. Tomorrow will likely be a half day as I am going out for lunch with some family. I am quite happy to skip the grind tomorrow, but over the next two days I really want to rewatch and make notes on the first two Luke Johnson videos. They are just ridiculously good, guy is an unbelievable teacher.

April 20, 2021 | 2:37 p.m.

Thanks man. I hope I manage to work as hard as you seem to one day!

Pretty well thus far. Will post an update off this month + whole thread at the end of the month.

April 20, 2021 | 10:09 a.m.

April 19, 2021 | 9:33 p.m.

Well two day hangovers are now a thing. We were at least productive today. Got through 12 marked hands and some fairly good volume. Felt a lot of confidence at the tables today, was noticing lots of mistakes from my opponents which is promising.

April 19, 2021 | 9:24 p.m.

Great update, really happy you are having success and in a great place for it to continue!

April 17, 2021 | 3:09 p.m.

Nice blog mate! I have actually found journaling and posting graphs everyday has helped me to deal with variance better. Also as you alluded to consistent study always helps, gives you something constructive to focus on everyday and stops you wasting mental enerygy on that flip you lost etc.

Are you moving up to 100nl? Imagine you will crush it pretty hard with your MSNL experience. GL!

April 16, 2021 | 11:16 a.m.

Brilliant start. Looking forward to following this!

April 16, 2021 | 10:59 a.m.

Off to the pub now. Will be back on sunday. Got a productive morning in, played about 1 hour and spent 1 hour studying marked hands from yesterday. Will try to finish the marked hands off tomorrow and put some good hours in grinding on Sunday.

April 16, 2021 | 10:58 a.m.

gazjax69 It is going well so far, I am running very very well though so the challenge will be to keep it consistent when running poorly. I will post a monthly graph this month. Probably 70% zoom, 30% reg tables, the latter being softer but zoom is so easy to start/end sessions and tables never break.

Sigmund-Freud I think it is mostly for people that use to play on stars but moved elsewhere, or they think I am a fish :D I get 400$ back for every 1k I rake and can do it a max of 5 times a month. Some people get 800, 1,6k or 3.2k chests they can do 5x though I think.

April 16, 2021 | 8:46 a.m.

Good day today. Watched 2 RIO videos and PIOd about 3/4 hands. Not a huge amount of study but didn't have a huge amount of spots marked from the big volume days. Got another stars challenge so will stay on stars another month, pretty sick to get 40% RB there and the games seem very good. I am trying to up the volume to 1.5-2k instead of just barely hitting 1k hands a day. The weekend volume will be pretty sporadic depending on social plans, hope to be able to join a session with a discord group I am in which seems a great group thus far.

April 15, 2021 | 3:19 p.m.

Could you PM a link? I think I am bad at google can't find it :)

April 15, 2021 | 8:44 a.m.

Comment | CatorMan commented on How I Study HH's

Another great video! Just echoing what Demondoink said about really enjoying the longer videos. Nice that this one sets a nice structure for going away and doing your own study.

I personally barely notice the webcam and it gives you a bit more space for an extra notepad if needed. I don't have a strong opinion either way though if others prefer it.

April 14, 2021 | 4 p.m.

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