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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.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in Mindset: Mindfulness

Francesco Lacriola explores how mindfulness and specifically meditation can provide benefits to both your poker game and life in general.

Dec. 30, 2022 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: A Session w/ TONS of Spots

Francesco Lacriola breaks down the action from a session that saw him involved in a number of interesting and tough spots both 6m and HU.

Dec. 16, 2022 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: Learning From Showdowns

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.

Francesco Lacriola teaches you the most important concepts and considerations that you need to understand when designing your preflop strategies at 200bb deep stacks.

Nov. 20, 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.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: Understanding Thin Value

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.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: Game Selection

Francesco tackles all the questions that evolve around the underrated topic of game selection and explains why it will not only impact your poker results but also your lifestyle as a poker player.

Oct. 8, 2022 | 5 p.m.

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.

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