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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.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: Mid Stakes Hand Review

Francesco Lacriola grabs a sampling of hands from recently played games and breaks them down with a focus on range vs range analysis and checks a particularly difficult hand with PIO.

Sept. 7, 2019 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: Playing Against Leads

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.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: Decision Making Factors

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.

ProVideo | Francesco Lacriola posted in NLHE: High Stakes Railbirding

Francesco Lacriola analyzes a selection of high stakes hands featuring Iimitless, BigBlindBets, Bit2Easy, and Katya_18.

June 7, 2019 | 5 p.m.

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