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ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: To Block or not to Block

Francesco Lacriola dives into the topic of block betting using both real world and toy gaming examples.

May 10, 2019 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola launches a new series where he goes through a selection of hands that offer good study potential for exploitative adjustments.

April 26, 2019 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola continues his series on the Road to Poker Mastery this time directing his focus to mental game offering tips and tricks for success both as a poker player and in life.

April 2, 2019 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola presents the second installment of the road to poker mastery. This week he dives into the most important concepts of poker technique after having discussed holistic strategy planning in part one.

March 16, 2019 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola attempts to glean some information from the two top HUNL players in the world in LLinusLLove and OtB_RedBaron by looking at specific HH's and discussing different perspectives that these champions have.

March 1, 2019 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola kicks off his new series entitled "The Road to Poker Mastery" where he discusses work both on and off the tables to get better as a poker player.

Feb. 15, 2019 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in MTT, NLHE: Reaching the Flow State

In his debut video as an Elite coach, Francesco Lacriola talks about how to get in a flow state while playing and touches on tools that you can use such as meditation, active reading, and deep listening.

Jan. 27, 2019 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: Bluffing: Exam Time

Francesco Lacriola completes his series on bluffing by putting your abilities to the test in a Bluffing Quiz. Good luck crafting your answers to the mix of theoretical and practical questions. Feel free to comment your answers below the video if you're up for revealing your results.

Jan. 10, 2019 | 5 p.m.

Ending the year with a BOOM, Francesco Lacriola reviews hands from $400 NL to $1K NL that presented creative bluffing opportunities that relate to concepts discussed in his previous video on bluffing.

Dec. 31, 2018 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: Bluffing: Advanced Plays

Building on his last video, Francesco Lacriola goes deeper into the subject of bluffing exploring when and why we should use advanced bluffs such flop floats, bet 3-betting the river, and leading turns after calling the flop.

Dec. 10, 2018 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: On Bluffing

Francesco Lacriola tackles the topic of bluffing, first touching on how people outside of the poker world romanticize the concept and later how bluffing has evolved over the last decade with the advent of solvers and the general population playing better ranges across all streets.

Nov. 22, 2018 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola aka m4rp10n3 continues his dvelve into bet sizing with a detailed discussion of finding an accurate river sizing in a selection of interesting hands played at stakes between $2/$4 and $5/$10.

Nov. 10, 2018 | 5 p.m.

In this video Francesco Lacriola looks at how bet size choices on the flop impact optimal turn play, as well as how populations may deviate from these choices and how that should change our strategies.

Oct. 25, 2018 | 5 p.m.

In occasione dell'international week Francesco Lacriola vi offre un video nella sua lingua madre! In questo video si discute del processo di analisi di una mano di poker, imparando a guardare in maniera costruttiva ai propri errori, in modo da diventare dei giocatori migliori. Fateci sapere nei commenti cosa ne pensate!

Oct. 20, 2018 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola takes a deep dive into PIO and uses this powerful software tool to examine his approach to exploitative play.

Oct. 8, 2018 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: Test Your Poker Knowledge

Francesco Lacriola puts you to the test in this quiz challenging both your NLHE hand analysis skills as well as your theoretical grasp of fundamental concepts.

Sept. 26, 2018 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola continues with the practical part of understanding the limitations and what it means to be at the "top of your range." After breaking down the difference between concrete scenarios and toy games as well as contrasting the theoretical and exploitative framework, he dives into two eye-opening hand examples and the process of node locking effectively in PIO.

Sept. 7, 2018 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola brings you a two part series on understanding when being at the top of your range is a powerful heuristic but uncovers when this thought process results in burning money unnecessarily.

Aug. 30, 2018 | 5 p.m.

In this video, Francesco Lacriola uses PIO Solver to look at the trade-offs between using pure and mixed strategies in common postflop situations like BTN vs BB in single raised pots.

Aug. 16, 2018 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: Exploiting Variance

Looking for help during a downswing or trying to make sure that you stay level headed during an upswing? Francesco Lacriola talks you through the ways that variance can impact your psyche and gives you some exercises to work on your mental game away from the table.

Aug. 1, 2018 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: A Rational Preflop Guide

In this video Francesco Lacriola breaks down which variables to consider when deciding between your preflop options, several drastically different preflop strategies, and why you should avoid preflop charts.

July 19, 2018 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: The Compounding Effect

Have you ever played a hand where an initial mistake led to you making several more? Francesco Lacriola uses this video to demonstrate how mistakes made on early streets can cost you a lot more than you think.

July 11, 2018 | 5 p.m.

3 bet pots are often one of the most frequent and difficult situations for inexperienced players and Francesco Lacriola examines this spot and discusses the ways to exploit different player types using PIO to back up his analysis.

June 28, 2018 | 5 p.m.

In his debut video, Francesco Lacriola gives a brief background on his poker career before diving into a theory based presentation discussing the differences in how humans and solvers approach the game.

June 5, 2018 | 5 p.m.

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