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Francesco Lacriola

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 player 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.

Francesco Lacriola presents a challenging topic in today's video that still gets misplayed frequently in the pools: dynamic boards in single raised pots when the preflop aggressor is OOP. Studying this spot teaches important insights on when players shift to irrational decisions and the GTO discussion in the video shows why the OOP player can still implement a considerable betting strategy.

July 5, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola uses real hands to explore deviations from GTO in an effort to maximize EV from players that are getting out of line.

June 20, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola takes a deep dive into the solver to explore C betting on one specific flop texture and all of the implications of this play.

May 31, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola grabs some footage from one of his students and gets him on the line to look it over focusing on the anonymous, American player pool and how to apply some of the lessons to live poker which makes up a good portion of the students volume.

May 10, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola departs from the theory and into hands from recent sessions that sees him with the nuts, bluffs, and tough calls and he describes his thought process throughout each street.

April 18, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: How to Be More Professional

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.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: Big Bluffs

Francesco Lacriola covers big time bluffs, something seen fewer and fewer in today's games that feature a value-heavy range in large pots.

Feb. 29, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: Playing Marginal Hands

Francesco Lacriola dives into a theory video focused on the difficulties of playing marginal hands especially for newcomers and offers tips and ideas to play these hands.

Feb. 16, 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.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: Playing Extremely Deep

Francesco Lacriola grabs a sample of hands in which he found himself quite deep and discusses the difference between playing at 100BB's vs far deeper.

Dec. 28, 2019 | 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 follows up his popular "Intro to Multiway Pot Theory" video with a selection of multiway hand examples versus both regulars and recreational players.

Nov. 24, 2019 | 5 p.m.

Francesco Lacriola grabs a sampling of hands from recently played cash games to help illustrate how to establish patters both against individual players and player pools as a whole.

Nov. 17, 2019 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE, Other: Disrespecting Other Players

Francesco Lacriola discusses the bad habit that many players have of disrespecting other players both outwardly and with their own plays and offers suggestions for combatting this negative energy.

Nov. 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.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: Understanding Thin Edges

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.

Francesco Lacriola continues with his in-depth hand history review series improving your skills of ranging opponents on various streets to find the right play in tough spots.

Oct. 1, 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.

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