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Comment | Mikey Stotz commented on Bomb pots + Video?

Though we're always looking for new video ideas, it's hard to see this topic as having enough substance for an entire video. I suppose the discussion would very quickly arrive at the conclusion of "play extremely tight" given that you have 8 or 9 opponents with 100% ranges. Perhaps one of our coaches has more insight here and if so I'm on board with them turning it into a video!

Dec. 11, 2018 | 3:50 p.m.

Like James Hudson and Eldora before me, I am in a unique position having seen a huge number of the videos on our site. Additionally, I have played only PLO for the last few years so from the standpoint of trying to get better at my main game you can't beat our entire PLO roster, old and new alike. For my choices I went all over the map:

Folding Ranges and Deck Analysis - Stelios Serefidis
I always love videos that explore new or rarely discussed topics and this certainly falls into that category. While much of the information is intuitive, it was cool to see how Stelios presented it and led me down some new wormholes with regard to NL in general.

Defending the BB in PLO - Janne Juutilainen
There is nothing quite like seeing the stats of the top 5 players in a game and the bottom 5 and seeing where the correlation in the top players is and the correlation in the bottom players. You don't have to be the genius figuring out why they're doing it, just copy what the great players do and you'll be alright!

Rake Simulation and Live Play - Tyler Forrester
Similar to the Stelios video, this led me down the path of thinking about rake effects in ways that hadn't occurred to me. I just find the way Tyler speaks about the game to be nuanced and informative with no hint of ego. He's simply telling you hands that do and don't show a profit in the different rake environments based on his millions upon millions of trials.

Puzzles and Mysteries - Daniel Dvoress
For someone that hasn't played more than a couple hundred hands of NL in the last ~7 years I sure have a lot of NL specialists on the list! Again, just an example of a high level thinker at work. In Sauce's recent video where he breaks down his approach to Fusion poker I mentioned how it reminded me of playing Catan with Phil when we both first learned to play. It was just intriguing to see the approach of these geniuses and this video gives me the same feeling.

Applications of Psychology: Heuristics and Biases - Keiran Harris
Sort of a lifetime achievement award with this pick as Keiran's entire catalogue is filled with must watch videos. Nothing in particular about this video makes it any better than the others in the series so don't watch this and call it a day. Make sure you consume the whole series as it's just full of great information. Watches more like a discovery/science channel video than a poker video sometimes!

Dec. 3, 2018 | 7:04 p.m.

Hard for me to say about razz and some of the other games as I just don't have the experience there but "Hanson raised 52o from CO in LHE" I can confirm this isn't good.

I have to imagine there is a little thought given to the cameras rolling and things might be different in a "real" game but I think that you'll likely find the level of play to be lower at mix games then NL/PLO because it's not possible to get the enormous volume that people got at those games on their grind to the top. I also think what you said about wanting to play more hands is a big factor. In TD and stud games, if you fold you're often out for a few minutes and that's just not fun.

Dec. 3, 2018 | 5:35 p.m.

You said that you previously undervalued high(ish) pairs. What changed your mind here? A conscious decision to play them more and finding you had success? I think I probably still undervalue these hands but I rarely play HU.

Nov. 26, 2018 | 7:15 p.m.

The scene: WCOOP 2013
The players: @PhilGalfond vs @shaundeeb
Buy In: $10,000
Game: HUNL

A fantastic match lasting nearly two hours with plenty of back and forth action!

Nov. 25, 2018 | 11:55 p.m.

You can post a hand history by using the drop down tab on the left side of the screen and scrolling to "add a hand history." See picture

Nov. 22, 2018 | 1:32 p.m.

Great video! This reminds me of the times that I lived with Phil over the last decade and we would play a new game either HU or with some other poker friends. It was always fascinating to me to watch him (and other HS professionals) learn and work out the strategy for something that they were just presented with and this video had the same fascination level for me. There were things that I likely would have deduced down the road if I were to start playing fusion but they came much quicker to you and often you said it as a throwaway comment but I thought the conclusion was rather profound. Good stuff!

Nov. 20, 2018 | 4:10 p.m.

Everyone pile back in the time machine to check out Hac Dang and Tom Dwan battling it out at stakes so high it will make you nauseous!

Nov. 20, 2018 | 12:33 a.m.

What's your strongest asset as a poker player? Check out our coaches thoughts on the topic in today's YoutTube video!

Nov. 17, 2018 | 3:04 a.m.

Back to Jeans89's first video we go for the fold heard round the world...

Nov. 13, 2018 | 10:21 p.m.

Obviously we know poker players are competitive, find out our pros most competitive pursuits outside of poker in today's YT video!

Nov. 10, 2018 | 10:06 p.m.

You've piqued my interest on the last hand and I'm really curious what your opponent had - hand 3636324434 if you have it!

Nov. 10, 2018 | 9:05 p.m.

Two PLO OG's battle it out at high stakes in today's blast from the past!

Nov. 8, 2018 | 12:17 a.m.

Don't forget Nick Rampone!

Nov. 8, 2018 | 12:16 a.m.

Who doesn't love a good bad beat story?!? Check out our pros worst beats from the last year in today's YT video.

Nov. 4, 2018 | 10 p.m.

Post | Mikey Stotz posted in Chatter: Commit to Your Game Promotion

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Best of luck to all of you on the grind!

Nov. 2, 2018 | 1:52 p.m.

Patrick Sekinger's status as the youngest coach on the Run It Once roster shouldn't be confused for a lack of experience. The young NLHE grinder got his start four years ago while entering university for economics and finance. He quickly took to the game and it wasn't long before he was playing his current mainstay of $1/$2 6-max NL on stars with a preference for the dynamics of regular tables. His strong theoretical approach will be on display during his live videos where he will also demonstrate his willingness to deviate from the norm with an exploitative approach if the situations dictates. Aside from poker, Patrick enjoys fishing, tennis, cycling, and travel. He plans to release a variety of videos including theory, live play, session reviews, and work with PIO.

His first video dives right into the action of multiple regular tables and allows Patrick to give his thoughts in real time as he works his way through a session.

Welcome aboard Patrick!

Nov. 1, 2018 | 5:10 p.m.

What's next after poker? RIO pros weigh in on their outside interests and what they want to do when (or if!) they stop playing poker full-time

Oct. 29, 2018 | 9:57 p.m.

Richard Gryko I found 4 videos from Janne Juutilainen to be especially helpful to me a few years back:
Defending the BB in PLO (part 1)
Defending the BB in PLO (part 2)
Small Blind Play PLO (part 1)
Small Blind Play PLO (part 2)

It would be great for me to get your take on these concepts as I think the approach that Janne outlined in these videos has likely changed a bit over the years specifically I suspect some of the stats of the biggest winners in the games may have tighter defending frequencies though I could be wrong here.

I realize that I just gave you 3 hours of homework to watch these videos but as I posted elsewhere, with this endorsement I don't think you can go wrong giving it a watch:

Oct. 27, 2018 | 2:04 p.m.

The series analyzing DOTA crusher Slahser's deep run in a recently played MTT comes to a conclusion with final table analysis from his poker guru and Run It Once coach Owen Shiels leading the discussion.

Oct. 26, 2018 | 7:08 p.m.

While they may seem infallible, even the pros have leaks! Check it out as some of our top pros reveal their biggest leaks both on and off the table.

Oct. 23, 2018 | 8:26 p.m.

Comment | Mikey Stotz commented on International Week

A semana internacional termina com um segundo video em português, dessa vez do nosso instrutor Nico Villa-Lobos. Seu foco foi nos torneios ao vivo e nas ferramentas que um jogador online precisa pra ter sucesso nas mesas. Aproveitem!

Oct. 22, 2018 | 5:14 p.m.

Comment | Mikey Stotz commented on International Week

MTT Berserker, deutschsprachiges Wunderkind und rundherum guter Kerl Mathias Maasberg präsentiert uns heute im Rahmen der International Week das erste deutsche Video auf Run It Once. Mathias bringt euch das Thema Risikoscheue in MTTs näher und untermauert seine Ausführungen anhand ausgewählter Hand Histories aus kürzlich gespielten Turnieren. Wir hoffen, euch gefällt das Video und freuen uns über viele deutsche Fragen oder Feedback in den Kommentaren.

Oct. 21, 2018 | 5:23 p.m.

ICYMI: check out Paul Atwal discussing the importance of how to study poker efficiently and making meaningful strides towards getting better.

Oct. 20, 2018 | 9:53 p.m.

Comment | Mikey Stotz commented on International Week

La International Week continua con Francesco Lacriola e il suo ottimo video che spiega come analizzare una mano di poker in lingua italiana. Non bisogna sottovalutare l'importanza di questa abilità! Se volete lasciare un commento o porre una domanda, non fatevi problemi; potete lasciarli, anche in italiano, nella sezione al di sotto del video. Speriamo possa piacervi!

Oct. 20, 2018 | 5:45 p.m.

Comment | Mikey Stotz commented on International Week

La semaine Internationale continue aujourd’hui, avec une vidéo de notre habitué du « grind » en ligne, le Québécois, Serge Pouliot. Avant de se plonger dans une session de 6 Tables en FRNL, il partage sa vision du poker en ligne actuel. Plusieurs spots intéressants et difficiles sont passés en revue. N’hésitez pas à commenter et poser vos questions dans ce topic. Bon visionnage!

Oct. 19, 2018 | 7:36 p.m.

I play in a game that usually has about 7 people. We play dealers choice and a bunch of weird games. We have 2 decks and the person on the button (one BB game) collects the cards from the game they dealt and shuffles them and passes them to the person two to his left when done while the person on their left uses the other deck to deal the next hand.

Hiring a dealer is nice but probably costly. I suppose the stakes you're playing need to be factored in. If it's high stakes, the dealer is a small cost relative to the game.

Oct. 18, 2018 | 5:45 p.m.

Comment | Mikey Stotz commented on International Week

Nuestro proximo video lo tiene a Juan Copani grindeando una sesión de mid/high stakes. El argentino, entrega este video en su lengua, el español. El primero para ambos, Juan y Run It Once. Disfruten!

Oct. 18, 2018 | 5:02 p.m.

Even coaches need coaching. Check out the favorite video makers of our Run It Once coaches.

Oct. 17, 2018 | 10:58 p.m.

Comment | Mikey Stotz commented on International Week

Dzisiejszy film z okazji międzynarodowego tygodnia jest prezentem dla naszej polskiej społeczności. Krzysztof Slaski opisuje teoretyczne podstawy gry w pokera oraz jego podejście do analizy rozdań. Zapraszamy do dzielenia się swoimi opiniami oraz komentarzami w języku polskim!

Oct. 17, 2018 | 5:19 p.m.

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