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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.

Francesco Lacriola selects five hands for deep analysis first presenting his initial impressions of the hand before turning to details that the solver can provide and if there is room for deviations.

July 24, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola delves into a topic not discussed often in poker circles and one in which would benefit your game immensely if mastered: studying the game with others.

July 12, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola loads up the replayer and filters for hands where he is the preflop 4bettor and breaks down the action touching on important factors to be aware of in these tricky, narrow range spots.

July 8, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola launches a study session on 4-bet pots with GTO Trainers. Before starting to drill the spot he discusses the advantages and limitations of this study approach.

June 26, 2021 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: Facing Flop Checkraise

Francesco Lacriola examines the common scenario of facing a flop check raise and breaks down the best course of action for combatting this.

June 13, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola discusses how to deal with situations that might only come up once or twice in your session but have the potential to considerably impact your results. He selects five hands played between 2.50€/5€ and 10€/20€ to showcase the thought process in these tough spots.

May 29, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola filters for the biggest pots from his recent session and breaks down the action with his thoughts from the time he played the hand and follows it up with a deeper examination and a touch of PIO.

May 9, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola uses one hand to show how to break it down every step of the way including taking important notes on the information and lessons to be learned and then how to implement these lessons into your game to actually improve from the study.

April 24, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola examines the biggest pots from HU hands that he played recently against tough regs in the $500 zoom pool.

April 4, 2021 | 5 p.m.

In today's video Francesco Lacriola sensibilizes your bluffcatching skills on the river through six practical hand examples where players are unlikely to find a balanced bluffing frequency.

March 27, 2021 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: 3B Pots w/ Flush Boards

Francesco Lacriola digs into the specific situation of a 3B pot where the flop is either monotone or the turn completes the flush.

Feb. 28, 2021 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: 1 Session, Biggest Pots

Francesco Lacriola breaks down the biggest pots from a single session including a handful of HU play.

Feb. 7, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola implements a mixed strategy in a variety of hands and explores how EV is generated from mixing and why we do this.

Jan. 23, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola utilizes a select group of hands from recently played games in an effort to illustrate the concept of indifference and when we may be giving up a bit too much EV while thinking it's a breakeven proposition.

Jan. 10, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola discusses how to advance the way of thinking through strategic interactions in NLHE to reach a higher level of flexibility in adequately switching between exploitative and GTO lines and always strive for the maximum EV at the table.

Dec. 20, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola discusses how to go about studying hands with difficult strategies by turning to the solver and evaluating the correct strategy but also the best way for humans to implement it.

Dec. 5, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola brings you a new hand history review discussing some out of the box lines that don't come up at high frequency but will strengthen your ability to break down tough decisions as they come up.

Nov. 15, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola grabs a sample of hands from recently played cash games and loads them into the replayer to analyze them in detail and combine his in-game thoughts with what the solver thinks and how to reconcile these approaches.

Oct. 24, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola reviews one of the toughest spots in NLHE where playing scared and unrational can lead to losing heaps of money in the long run: 4bet pots as the preflop caller. He discusses a wide mix of concepts that will help you maneuver these pots like the importance of raw equity, equity denial to the aggressor and how to avoid saturating your range by playing too passively.

Sept. 27, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola explores one of the most frequent deployed exploitative strategies in 2020: full range checks in single raised pots by the OOP player. He discusses the opportunities and limitations of deploying such a strategy and teaches you how to counter full range checks as the IP player on an examplary board.

Sept. 12, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola examined his database for situations where he shied away from the GTO approach in lieu of exploiting weak regulars and scratching out a bit more EV than usual.

Aug. 29, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola concludes his review of Gethen battling it out on Ignition against the American play?er pool and discusses capitalizing on weaker, anonymous player pools.

Aug. 16, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola examines hands where multiple options present themselves and discusses how to arrive at the best course of action factoring in a number of different variables.

July 26, 2020 | 5 p.m.

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