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Francesco Lacriola reviews a session and pays particular attention to bet size including how and when to go bigger, block bets, and using bet sizes to control the pot size.

Sept. 27, 2022 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in Mindset: Longevity

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.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: Paired Boards

Francesco Lacriola looks to explore paired boards in more detail and focuses on bet sizing, bluffs, and pot control.

Sept. 3, 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.

Aug. 13, 2022 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: Very Educational Hands

Francesco Lacriola grabs a sampling of hands to illustrate a few key points required for success at the higher levels.

July 31, 2022 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola continues his database review of a fellow Run It Once member who struggles at NL200. In this second installment, he turns the page to detect specific leaks by position and will find some important adjustments that our hero should implement.

July 16, 2022 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: Database Review 101

Francesco Lacriola launches a new series titled Database Review 101. He kicks off the topic with advice on how to go about database reviews to improve your play and which pitfalls to avoid. In the second half of the video, he reviews the database of a fellow Run It Once member who competes at NL200.

July 3, 2022 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola brings the fourth and final installment of the Understanding EV series this time utilizing real hand examples to illustrate all of the theory points discussed in previous videos.

June 25, 2022 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola continues his series on understanding EV postflop by turning his focus towards the solver to explore where your EV comes from when facing different player types: loose-passive, weak-tight and loose-aggressive.

June 12, 2022 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: Understanding EV: Postflop

In the follow up to the first installment, Francesco Lacriola recaps some of the key concepts from the preflop discussion on EV and proceeds forward to postflop with theory content on this essential concept.

June 5, 2022 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: Understanding EV: Preflop

Francesco Lacriola seeks to explain the concept of EV specifically looking at preflop situations in an effort to gain a better understanding of the critical concept in key situations.

May 21, 2022 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: Raising Turn Bets

Francesco Lacriola tackles the best courses of action when facing a turn bet and discusses how to build your raising ranges and how to proceed on the river after putting in the raise.

May 8, 2022 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in MTT, NLHE, PLO: Tactics and Strategy

Francesco Lacriola discusses the relationship between tactics and strategies and the advantages that we can gain from thinking about poker in this dualism instead of always using the distinction between GTO vs exploitative plays.

April 24, 2022 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: Facing Triple Barrels

Francesco Lacriola jumps into a themed hand history review. The topic of today is facing triple barrels which guarantees for plenty of big pots and tough decisions. He teaches you how imporant it is to pay close attention on how turn play affects the resulting ranges to come to the right decision on the river.

April 9, 2022 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola explores how to range an opponent based on a variety of metrics and then discusses how to act once we've established our range for them.

April 2, 2022 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola discusses how to specifically profile fish and the deviations to make when playing against them to dramatically improve your win rate.

Feb. 26, 2022 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola explores hands that saw him either continuing play as games died or starting tables and battling it out HU occasionally turning to PIO to determine the best course of action in these difficult spots.

Feb. 13, 2022 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola utilizes two different boards to illustrate global frequencies and how to combat the different player types that take these lines.

Feb. 5, 2022 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola explores how to maximize EV against bad players which typically involves deviating substantially from solver-approved plays in an effort to go for the maximally exploitative play.

Jan. 18, 2022 | 5 p.m.

School is back in session with Francesco Lacriola, as he jumps back into his Multiway Pot Theory: Positions & Range Interaction series. In this video, Francesco highlights the core concepts each position (original raiser, cold caller, and big blind) needs to consider.

Jan. 9, 2022 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola reviews a series of recently played hands from $200NL & $500NL that are focused on bluffing and bluffcatching in uncommon situations and provides his in-depth analysis on each spot.

Dec. 27, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola reviews recent hand histories focused on boards with flush opportunities and discusses the importance of blockers and card removals.

Dec. 19, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola takes a theoretical look at preflop play with a focus on 4bets and the hands that make up these ranges.

Dec. 11, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola returns from a few weeks away from poker and found himself a bit rusty during a session and uses hands to illustrate various points and learning opportunities.

Nov. 14, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola presents the second installment of his poker methodology series. In this episode he discusses the benefits and threats of implementing a block bet sizing on the river as the OOP player.

Oct. 24, 2021 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: River Overbets

Francesco Lacriola tackles the concept of overbetting the river and how to build a proper range for this line by understanding which hands make the most sense and the range of hands that we can put our opponents on.

Oct. 9, 2021 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE, Mindset: How Language Shapes Our Decisions

Francesco Lacriola discusses how language has the power to impact our decisions. After explaining the main idea of this concept he explores why it is relevant for poker players and even links this philosophical topic to an exemplary poker hand.

If you're interested to learn more on this topic make sure to check out Fraancesco's previous video Disrespecting Other Players.

Sept. 3, 2021 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: Extracting Maximum Value

Francesco Lacriola discusses the topic of extracting maximum value when hitting big hands and all the nuanced thought process that is required in these situations where many players just default to lazy decisions based on the pure strength of their hand.

Aug. 29, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola selects a frequent but at the same time tough to play scenario to study in the GTO Trainer: blind vs blind play in single raised pots. He starts the video with a quick discussion of the goals of the video before jumping into the action.

Aug. 17, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Francisco Lacriola takes a deep dive on heavily coordinated boards, particularly the ones with three broadway cards and teaches how to play these situations perfectly.

Aug. 7, 2021 | 5 p.m.

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