Francesco Lacriola discusses the importance of taking poker seriously and maintaining a sense of professionalism at the table in order to find continued success in an industry that routinely tends to churn it's top stars.
March 27, 2020 | 5 p.m.
Francesco Lacriola grabs a handful of hands that he played during a recent mid stakes session and gives his in game thoughts before turning to the solver to check if his approach matches GTO.
Jan. 24, 2020 | 5 p.m.
Francesco Lacriola aka m4rp10n3 breaks down a selection of hands that trigger automatic lines for many players but when thinking more deeply about them offer great opportunities to elevate your play to the next level.
Jan. 12, 2020 | 5 p.m.
Francesco reviews a recently played session by his fellow Italian grinder AyrtonSenna. They begin by discussing the metagame on the Italian Stars before jumping right into the action.
Dec. 9, 2019 | 5 p.m.
Francesco Lacriola grabs a sampling of hands from recently played sessions and looks to use showdowns to adjust his assumptions and sharpen his inputs into the solver to develop stronger lines.
Oct. 26, 2019 | 5 p.m.
Francesco Lacriola discusses how the massive edges that some players had during the online poker boom have come and gone and the current crop of players are exploiting tiny edges in the game utilizing solvers to assist them in developing their intricate strategies.
Oct. 11, 2019 | 5 p.m.
We've all scene it at the tables and frankly it's the reason we play the game! When our opponents do something way out of line, it's important to know how to counter their actions and Francesco uses hand examples and solver tools in an effort to examine these tricky spots.
Sept. 22, 2019 | 5 p.m.
Francesco Lacriola takes a look at situations where our opponent leads. Although rare, it's an important part of the tree that many players are starting to implement and knowing how to react to these bets can have a big impact on your bottom line.
Aug. 18, 2019 | 5 p.m.
Francesco Lacriola departs from the theory and into the practical with this review of recently played hands. He discusses the factors that impact his decisions along the way and looks to apply those globally when he reviews hands from his play.
July 19, 2019 | 5 p.m.
Francesco Lacriola discusses the rarely seen line of a player leading the flop as the caller of a preflop raise. The convention of checking 100% of your range has bene long established and he looks to dispel the notion that this must be done.
July 6, 2019 | 5 p.m.
Francesco Lacriola unleashes a concept that is rarely touched in poker education videos due to it's high complexity: multiway pots. He starts with some advice on how to approach the concepts presented in this video before covering preflop play, equity realization, responsibility of defense, stack to pot ratio and blockers in a multiway setting.
June 22, 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.
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.
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.