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done :) :D :P sry Jae

Jan. 20, 2020 | 1:43 a.m.

Unfortunately this indeed happens sometimes. To give a little bit more background Run It Once has full control over when videos get released. So a new release sometimes might hit a very bad time for the coach where he is traveling or playing a tournament and missing comments for that reason.

But don't hesitate to reach out to someone of RIO staff if you don't get a reply to a reasonable question on a very recent video. I can assure you that the coaches appreciate getting feedback through questions from the community and we can help them notice if they missed a question.

Jan. 18, 2020 | 12:46 a.m.

that's very kind to share I'm sure some people here will appreciate that a lot

Jan. 16, 2020 | 4:50 p.m.

sounds very promising looking forward to the coming updates.

While probably guilty of every single one a bit I think the biggest mistakes I can find in my own poker history are these:
I did not research where to play online and just jumped to the biggest site (costly mistake).
I did table select well because I thought I could beat anyone and lost a ton of EV because of it.

In addition, I think it's invaluable to find new and fun ways to shape our study efforts so that they really help us progressing. Just alone using a site like Run It Once offers countless ways on how to go about studying with the videos/community/comments section and I'm sure many members have habits and routines others have never heard of before.

So looking specifically forward to your experiences and hopefully valuable discussions there.

Jan. 15, 2020 | noon

sorry for not getting back to you about this Keyboard
Maybe you've already reached out to us by now but for anyone interested in this topic we have an application portal for aspiring affiliates at Run It Once - Training.

You can also feel free to reach out to us there if you're aspiring to become an affiliate for the poker site and we'll make sure to forward all the details to the relevant team at RIO-P.

Jan. 15, 2020 | 11:33 a.m.

Comment | Eldora commented on GTO + SOLVER

There is one GTO+ video from Ryan Martin featuring his guest HeyMonia which you can check out here (Essential)

plus Krzysztof Slaski released this video at the Elite level: Studying My Game w/ GTO+ and CREV (Krzysztof Slaski)

Jan. 6, 2020 | 11:32 a.m.

Can't wait to dive into your content. Welcome Jae!

Jan. 3, 2020 | 6:42 p.m.

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Jan. 2, 2020 | 10:04 a.m.

Yea 100% always try. Coaches definitely try answering questions on older vids as well. It's just that they can get lost but even then sometimes you might also get an answer from other members who might be able to help.

Jan. 2, 2020 | 9:26 a.m.

thanks for the feedback @simrud. It's sometimes a hard line to find trying to make categories precise but at the same time avoiding that our members miss valuable content (e.g. because somebody is only searching for cash content in this example).
The hand being 50BB deep and taken from an MTT setting made the decision here.

But we'll revisit if we can add this to our cash library too.

Jan. 1, 2020 | 8:23 p.m.

moved to News & Rumors

Dec. 31, 2019 | 10:21 a.m.

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Dec. 26, 2019 | 8:29 p.m.

Welcome to team RIO!

Dec. 26, 2019 | 6:11 p.m.

I already wanted to reply here but must have messed something up.

It's a good point you raised here when STP still was 51%+ given that there is a slight effect of other players being able to create rake for you. But agree with Andreas Fröhli that now with the 30% share this effect should be less of a concern.

However, what I was referring to were some special promos on RIO-P where you could claim 101% rakeback (I believe during Phil's stream for instance). During these periods all STP equity was deducted from your gross rakeback and then you received all the rest of your gross rakeback as a rewards payment to your account. From my understanding with these speical promos it should play like a completely rakefree game or at least incredibly close to one during these promo periods.

Dec. 25, 2019 | 2:03 p.m.

Comment | Eldora commented on Grading My Students

Dec. 20, 2019 | 5:37 p.m.


Dec. 20, 2019 | 5:13 p.m.

Congratz Patrick! Looking forward to your new content but I'm sure I'll watch some of your previous Essential vids I might have missed too

Dec. 19, 2019 | 11:36 a.m.

Watching Tyler is like moving through thousands of hours of PIO and database work and getting the cherry-picked advice presented in an entertaining way. Just so good :)

Dec. 17, 2019 | 6:32 p.m.

Hey GeeTeeOh sorry in case your comment got deleted for no good reason. I just checked and couldn't find anything from you in the flagged section. So I assume something else must have gone wrong. Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused and thx for reposting your question

Dec. 15, 2019 | 4:24 p.m.

Sorry for the confusion everybody and thanks for being so attentive FaceMyAlterEgo and pointing this out.

As of today the video you watch above is the replacement video with the corrected analysis by Jeremy.

Dec. 13, 2019 | 2:09 p.m.

Comment | Eldora commented on We Don't Wait For Jan 1

Haha fun read. Looking forward to follow your path. And damn 40-50k hands for a full-time job holder and dad. Impressive

Dec. 12, 2019 | 11:17 a.m.

Comment | Eldora commented on Posting HH without PT

Hey moose!
Our forum converter is able to visualize certain hand history formats from poker sites as far as I know.

I assume your reasoning is that he might be playing on a site where posting the raw hand histories doesn‘t work and that‘s the issue?

I know there are several online replayers. So if you find one that eats his HHs then you could just post a link to the hand from there.

But another approach you can take is just posting the raw HH and then sexy it up a bit manually? (e.g delete some unnecessary info and add some spaces where it helps) I‘m sure our members will give it a try to go through it.

Would definitely be nice to have you share interesting hands here in the forums.

Moved to PLO Low Stakes

Dec. 12, 2019 | 9:01 a.m.

Hey TheKnightClinic and welcome to Run It Once!
So this is interesting but I'm sure you will be able to find content here that will help you. I will first move this thread to the MTT section given I think this is where people will have the most advice for you.

First off, can you provide a little bit more detail about the series?
- How are the points distributed for each of the single tournaments
- How is the prize in the end distributed? Will the player with most points after 10 tournaments receive 100% of the prize pool? Or are there 2nd and 3rd places?

I make some assumptions here:
If each tournament has a point distribution that is DIFFERENT from 'winner takes all points rest gets none' then this is a typical situation for ICM theory.
As you can already suspect there won't be a video that covers exactly the format you are describing just because it's ultra specific.

But this is where the strength of the learning approach at Run It Once comes in. Over the 7 years of releasing 2 videos each day there have been released videos on so many sub areas of the game and also some special formats that you can craft your very own learning experience suited just for your purpose. There will never be a poker course in the world that could achieve being tailored so well to personal study goals no matter how profound it would be. Saying this as a RIO staff member I'm aware this sounds a bit braggy now but sometimes people are giving too much value to the comfort of just consuming a course thoughtlessly, so I'm happy to see a perfect example where the customizability of the Run It Once library to your personal wishes shows its strenghts.

Given the assumption about the points being distributed other than winner take all you should start by mastering your understanding on the concept of ICM. It's a concept that considers that just by surviving and not busting before other players you automatically can increase your expected points and balances this into the risk calculations for making plays. At the same time it shows how to utilize this knowledge to put pressure on other players when the situation allows. ICM usually works with transfering chipEV into $EV which differs in tournaments. In your case you can however use it to transfer chipEV into pointEV. Depending on how in the end the pointEV translates to $EV you might be able to make some additional strategic adjustments.

You can start learning about ICM in our MTT Learning Path -> ICM

You can attack studying ICM on two different levels. Theory and more practical Hand example videos

Theory focused videos
ICM Intro (Ben Sulsky)
ICM and Chip Mapping (Apotheosis)
How to Study: ICM (Owen Shiels)
MTT Fundemanetals #7: ICM Primer (Ryan Martin)
ICM Hands: Intuition vs HRC (Steve Paul)

Practical videos including hand analysis
Thinking about ICM (Sam Grafton)
Double Final Table: Party $1k and PokerStars $500 Bounty Builder (3 part series) (Luc Greenwood)
Sunday Million: More ICM Focus (Owen Shiels)
Super Tuesday Final Table Review (3 part series) (Seth Davies)

And then of course I would recommend you to handpick other areas than ICM where you feel you need to improve most. For instance if you struggle with shove-folding ranges you will find lots of videos in the library on this. One example:
How to Study: Shove Call Ranges (Owen Shiels)

Or if you feel you need to learn more about postflop play there are different areas to improve for example C-Betting strategies in the Learning Paths -> MTT -> Continuation Bets

You can best navigate to find your needs by these three approaches:
1) Complete 5,000 video library and play with filters
2) Learning Paths
3) Search Function on the top right of the site -> then you can filter for videos only
4) And of course ask in the community just like you did

Looking forward to keep the discussion alive in this thread too given I just gave rather general advice on some assumptions. Only you will know how well suited a video is to improve your personal understanding

Dec. 4, 2019 | 11:54 a.m.

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Dec. 2, 2019 | 10:36 a.m.

I know this is not directly the same environment you're describing Wombat44 but on top of that with RIO-P recently running promos quite frequently where players get 100% rakeback playing during certain time-frames I think there is even additional interest in a video about strategy adjustments in rake-free environments.

Nov. 29, 2019 | 5:38 p.m.

Agree very closely with what gabuzzzz and Williemarto wrote above. Your theory slides before diving into the action helped me big time to understand and also automatically take away the crucial concepts of the video where I would usually fear to forget everything quickly as I only play HU when it comes up on cash tables.

Nov. 27, 2019 | 11:48 a.m.

I can see the reasoning for your argument and it's certainly a valid one and the reason why Ben doesn't shoot micro videos more than very rarely.

However, while the Elite subscription is mainly geared towards mid-stakes+ players there are still very many low stakes players who select an Elite sub to learn even faster by getting insights from the very best. It goes without saying that the main focus of the content in Elite will always be catered towards mid-stakes+ and the players close to approaching or already battling these stakes.

But it only seems fair to give Elite subscribers who are still at the beginning of their journey the privilege to absorb content directed to their wishes specifically this very rare every once and a while.

Nov. 26, 2019 | 12:57 p.m.

This is an awesome idea sorry to see that this didn't get any traffic so far. Tbh I'm quite unsure about the correct isoing ranges myself so I'm super interested to see people's take on this.

For this situation it seems like SB and BB aren't 3betting aggressively so we can probably iso a bit wider. Taking a wild guess I'd maybe go with sth like:
AA-22, AKo-A9o, KQo-KTo, QJo-QTo, JTo, AKs-A2s, KQs-K5s, QJs-Q8s, JTs-J8s, lower suited 1-gappers and better maybe down to 75s and 56s.

Fwiw I'm not really confident on how to split the VPIP range into overlimps and isoing.

Nov. 26, 2019 | 12:08 p.m.

First off big credit for the way you posted the question. Often questions here get posted in a way where you have to pull up the video in order to understand it but you made this very easy by providing all the important information yourself.

Also your questions are well founded on the statements you make. Let's see where the deviation of interpretation comes from.

Starting on the flop you are certainly correct that while IP most likely still retains the equity advantage, it's the BB who has the more polarized range given he can hold more offsuit 8x in his defending range vs CO especially vs a 2.5x sizing. His 8x advantage might not be horrendous but I assume there is one. However, the capped range scenario sources from our knowledge that he didn't check-raise the flop.

Of course he might decide to just call with some 8x but he should select to check-raise a decent portion of his 8x combos. In other words he denied to show more aggression where he had the opportunity to do so while we have shown the most aggression we could have shown so far (ignoring that we could select a bigger sizing).

Another aspect to consider is that we probably shouldn't only think of 8x as the supreme hands on this board but also all the high overpairs we hold that villain doesn't (JJ-AA and most likely also no 99/TT). His range consists of many somewhat connected hands with a bdfd and pocket pairs as well as 5x at this point. While he can protect it with some 8x it's still overall a good spot to put pressure on his somewhat capped range.

The basic idea for the sizing is that we choose the sizing in a way to make the most value with our value holdings and in that regard 1.25x or 1.5x does make us more money than a pot sized bet. Of course for the bluff we could argue that the size of the pot already does the trick but from a theoretical standpoint we can't say we overbet with our value hands and size down with all our bluffs. So we need to choose the size that yields us overall higher EV

Nov. 26, 2019 | 11:17 a.m.

Comment | Eldora commented on What is Shania?

Great video idea Qing! Here is the link to the Shania post in the 2p2 archives:
Think about Shania

Nov. 14, 2019 | 5:13 p.m.

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