Francesco Lacriola discusses a selection of hands that saw him take exotic actions to maximize his EV based on assumptions he makes about how his opponents might react.
Aug. 12, 2023 | 5 p.m.
Francesco Lacriola presents a practical learning model for effectively reviewing your mistakes that you made in-game. The model consists of five steps that will allow you to take away the most from your review.
July 30, 2023 | 5 p.m.
Playing in autopilot mode is usually considered a negative habit that we want to avoid when playing our absolute best. In this video Francesco Lacriola discusses why this is only partly true, why the autopilot represents a powerful asset of professional poker players and how you can improve your autopilot.
July 16, 2023 | 5 p.m.
Francesco Lacriola loads up three recent hands where he found himself in a 3-bet pot as the out-of-position preflop aggressor to discuss the impact that our opponents' defense strategy has on how we proceed with the hand.
July 7, 2023 | 5 p.m.
Francesco Lacriola turns on the filter for hands where he fired all three barrels and discusses how and why deploying this strategy can make sense and be the most profitable play both from a GTO and exploitable standpoint.
June 25, 2023 | 5 p.m.
Francesco Lacriola illustrates how he studies complex boards in 3-bet pots through discussing a mid-low texture in a SB vs CO setting. This video will enable you to figure out your best exploitative response for flop and turn play if your opponent makes different mistakes facing a check from the preflop aggressor.
June 10, 2023 | 5 p.m.
Francesco Lacriola invites you to a drilling session aiming to internalize our BB strategy in 3-bet pots vs BTN with the help of his own sims in PIOTrainer. This video represents a nice follow-up to his series on how to study efficiently with GTO Trainers.
May 28, 2023 | 5 p.m.
Francesco Lacriola dives into a themed hand history review to improve your ability to perform in 3-bet pots as the caller. He makes sure to share his thoughts on exploitative deviations in spots where options are very close to each other.
March 26, 2023 | 5 p.m.
Francesco Lacriola launches a study session on bluffraising the turn in single raised pots. He explains the crucial factors to pick the best bluffing candidates, when you can get away with exploitative bluffs and when to follow through on the river.
March 10, 2023 | 5 p.m.
Francesco Lacriola hops into the second installment of his series on how to get the most out of your study time with GTO Trainers. In this part, he advises how to approach learning from the mistakes that you make in training sessions through the example of OOP 3-bet pots vs the BTN.
Feb. 25, 2023 | 5 p.m.
Francesco Lacriola discusses how to get the most out of your study time with GTO Trainers and tackles the advantages and limitations of different tools. After presenting the methodology, he illustrates the presented method in a practice session for 3-bet pots.
Feb. 4, 2023 | 5 p.m.
Francesco Lacriola follows up his past video with the theory portion required to excel at developing a coldcalling strategy from CO, BTN and the SB. He breaks down the essential dynamics you'll run into and mixes in some further examples of real hands.
Jan. 27, 2023 | 5 p.m.
Francesco Lacriola explores the topic of coldcalling from the CO, BTN and SB and explains why it can add to your winrate even in slightly higher rake environments. In this first installment, he talks about the general preflop ranges that can be used to coldcall from these positions and which table dynamics support the development of a coldcalling strategy. Then he hops into the review of real hands played at NL200.
Jan. 13, 2023 | 5 p.m.
Francesco Lacriola illustrates what you can learn from seeing a showdown and discusses why you should carefully keep track of how your opponent constructs his ranges. He showcases how this process can help you find the best river decision in three hand examples from 3-bet pots.
Dec. 4, 2022 | 5 p.m.
In this video, Francesco Lacriola explores the ins and outs of 3-betting from the big blind. He provides you with a deeper understanding of the polarity of the 3-betting range and when it can make sense to shift to a slightly more linear range. Later in the video, he discusses how this translates to post-flop decisions and which exploits to consider.
Nov. 12, 2022 | 5 p.m.
Francesco Lacriola discusses the concept of going for thin value on the river and how to improve your thought process for these spots. He illustrates in which ways small adjustments can generate a significant EV advantage if you detect a reason to deviate from the equlibrium strategy.
Nov. 4, 2022 | 5 p.m.
Francesco Lacriola invites you to a bluffcatching practice session. He starts the video by discussing heuristics that should be considered when deciding whether to bluffcatch or ditch your hand against aggression on the river. After that, he loads up plenty of spots to practice those heuristics.
Oct. 21, 2022 | 5 p.m.
Francesco Lacriola discusses the importance of maintaining a long view in poker, a game notorious for churning people out of it in relatively short order and offers tips for maintaining your place in the game as a winning player.
Sept. 11, 2022 | 5 p.m.
In today's video, Francesco Lacriola records a themed hand history review evolving around the topic of threshold hands. He applies the concept to a variety of situations (SRP, 3Bet pot, 4bet pot) and encourages you to think about thresholds while playing.