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We just made a correction here that will allow you to see the rake in BB's. You're example is correct. If you log out and log back in you should see the update. Let me know if you still have an issue.

Oct. 27, 2023 | 12:39 a.m.

You're account has been unlocked. This is a system we have to prevent piracy. If you experience it going forward you can email [email protected] and we'll get it sorted.

Oct. 24, 2023 | 1:08 p.m.

Alexandra Fagaras got her start in poker during her first year in college where it was primarily the easiest way for her and a friend to obtain free drinks at her local casino. It didn't take long for her to learn the game and realize that there was potential for much more than a casual place to hang out. When he plans for a Masters degree fell through she started playing online and worked hard to climb from the micros to $500NL which serves as her current home.

Her theoretical approach mixed with her passion for psychology have benefited her tremendously and are on full display in her first video which covers 4 bet pots.

Outside of poler she tries to spend as much time away from the PC and enjoys hiking, yoga, and any activity that involves the outdoors.

Welcome aboard Alexandra!

Sept. 11, 2023 | 5:34 p.m.

Sorry for any issues that you're having, I don't see any emails from you in our support. Can you email again with your issue or respond to the email that I just sent you from our support account?

July 11, 2023 | 5:18 p.m.

Comment | Mikey Stotz commented on Dramaha

I'm no expert but you're definitely going to want to check out iteopepe's upcoming videos if you're a dramaha fan!

June 1, 2023 | 1:55 p.m.

Great suggestion, I'll pass this along to our devs and see if it's a feature we can add.

March 20, 2023 | 12:49 p.m.

I have reached out to you via email

Feb. 23, 2023 | 1:56 p.m.

Sorry - this should be fixed and we fixed all posts that were impacted hence the wonderful cat displaying now.

Jan. 25, 2023 | 10:19 p.m.

Matt Stout began his poker career at the age of four when his sister taught him 5-card draw. He took a brief hiatus between that first foray and 2004 when he dove in during the Moneymaker boom. Unlike many of his colleagues, Matt started early on as an MTT specialist and remained focused on that variant for the first 12 years of his pro career. During that time he amassed over $4M online and another $4M in live cashes including several WPT and WSOP final tables.

Matt's first video features a look at a deep run in a $215 ACR event and breaks down the nuance of a number of atypical situations that he encountered throughout.

Outside of poker, he enjoys ice hockey, camping, skiing, and being a dad.

Welcome aboard Matt!

Jan. 24, 2023 | 7:24 p.m.

Frankie Carson got his start like so many others in home games with friends during his middle and high school days. They went as far as to create their own WSOP with paper bracelets of which he was unable to win any. When he eventually took his game to the virtual streets he found his niche at $200NL and takes pride in being able to take full advantage of population tendencies in whatever game he's in.

His first video explores an extreme exploit that can be used in virtually every session.

Welcome aboard Frankie!

Dec. 14, 2022 | 8:02 p.m.

Lachezar Petkov got started in poker all the way back in 2007 after watching the movie "Lucky You." He found himself playing for pocket change amongst friends during high school and when he departed for college in the UK he attempted to cover his expenses with poker earnings. He moved from HU SNG's, to hypers, to spins before ultimately finding his home in MTT's. In 2016 he took a shot during the Merit Poker live series in Cyprus and won the $10k high roller event for $168k and hasn't looked back since.

His first video offers a brief introduction, some highlights from his poker career, and hands from a recent deep run.

Welcome aboard Lachezar!

Dec. 7, 2022 | 7:13 p.m.

Working out a time with jericho in the next week or so but I will take this into account. He's in Brazil at the moment so I think it should be doable. Only problem is after 4pm or so you might have to deal with some screaming kids in the background for me!

Oct. 18, 2022 | 12:15 p.m.

Comment | Mikey Stotz commented on Run it Once Hats

Unfortunately we had to close the store down. Shipping, particularly internationally, proved far too difficult. Perhaps it will be back someday though I don't see it on the horizon at the moment.

Sept. 12, 2022 | 12:26 p.m.

Dhruv Bhargava got his start playing in the micros while still in college all the way back in 2007. Unlike many who were bit by the bug immediately, poker remained a side interest for him for the next 12 years. It wasn't until 2019 that he decided to take on the game full-time and transitioned from a NL cash player to PLO and hasn't been dealt two cards since. Outside of poker he enjoys motorcycles and cooking.

His first video features a brief bio followed by some quick and easy fixes that can be implemented for immediate results to your bottom line.

Welcome aboard Dhruv!

Aug. 24, 2022 | 6:08 p.m.

Freenachos had a long and windy road on his way to becoming a poker pro and his story is one that is likely to resonate with members more than the boy-genius stories of players depositing $50 and quickly ascending to high stakes. Though the dream of playing poker professionally was present early on, the results at the table didn't match the enthusiasm for the game and he decided to head back to school where he achieved a degree as a language teacher. He rededicated himself to the game during some down time and found the success he'd been seeking earlier in his life.

His first video offers a brief background on his life and touches on some general keys to his approach in poker along with what to expect from future content. The background as a teacher combined with his simplistic, data-driven approach to poker make for unique videos that are likely to benefit players at all levels.

Welcome aboard Freenachos!

June 23, 2022 | 7:31 p.m.

Giovanni Giurdanella has had a wild poker journey that began nearly seven years ago at the low stakes NL tables. He found his stride relatively quickly and was able to climb the stakes eventually reaching the $1k and $2k NL games. He made the fateful decision to transition to crypto and he did not experience the same level of success there as he did in poker to say the least! He found his way back to the felt and is back on the grind. His aggressive style which occasionally leans on the spewie side allows him to gain an edge in some of the lower stakes environments running nowadays. He relies heavily on his creativity to find lines and exploits that others may not and this is on full display in his first video.

Outside of poker he enjoys working out, cooking, and soccer.

Welcome aboard Gio!

June 15, 2022 | 6:27 p.m.

Sorry I missed this post initially. You can go to the settings section of the site found here:

On the right side of the screen you'll see the number of days you have remaining on your subscription. You can post further questions here or email us at [email protected].

June 15, 2022 | 4:33 p.m.

Jan Philippi runs the gamut in the poker world and serves as a psychologist, psychotherapist in training, mindfulness teacher and former 10-year poker-pro. He's helped countless players to improve their mindset and performance and become better overall poker players.

By now you probably know that a strong mindset is what separates the big winners from the small winners and break-even players in today’s extremely competitive poker world. As strategical edges become smaller and smaller, the mental aspect of poker becomes more important. Jan’s coaching and videos are not only about performance at the poker tables, they are about improving your life in general. All the skills he teaches are applicable to all areas of life, not only to poker.

If you want to get rid of your tilt issues, gain stablity, develop a healthy, balanced lifestyle, a strong ability to focus and long-lasting motivation, Jan’s videos are the place to start.

Additionally, his focus is to help you to see and use poker as a tool to improve your life and live aligned with your values rather than just as a means for making money.

His first video offers a brief introduction before offering an overview of his outlook on life and poker.

Welcome aboard Jan!

June 9, 2022 | 5:17 p.m.

You can email [email protected] if this happens to you can we can get the problem sorted immediately.

May 26, 2022 | 3:40 p.m.

Comment | Mikey Stotz commented on App crash android

frodebass There are a few fixes here. Can you make sure you're following the below in order to use the app effectively:

  • "Run It Once Mobile" is the correct version of the app. Can you make sure this is the one you're downloading? You may be seeing two different app options for download. Deleting/reinstalling might still be installing the older app. Make sure you delete, then search the app store and download the correct one titled "Run It Once Mobile"
  • make sure you're logging into the app using your username and password NOT your email address and password.
  • remove all the videos from your sync and then select new videos to sync. Make sure that it shows they've downloaded in their entirety before beginning to watch.
  • make sure you're using wifi on the device and that your wifi does not have any restrictions or firewalls that would prevent you from downloading the entire video. If you're using public wifi for example, sometimes our content would be blocked or limited based on the size of the files.

If you're still having difficulty please email [email protected] and we can troubleshoot further.


May 24, 2022 | 12:03 p.m.

Hi chimpraiser

Phil is working on these session reviews and some other videos right now. In looking at our schedule behind the scenes it looks like some other additional content featuring a special guest is going to come out first and the timeline for those videos is a couple weeks or so from now and the session reviews are currently scheduled for 4-6 weeks from now. Sorry for the delay but they're actively being worked on. Please let me know if there is anything else I can assist you with.

April 28, 2022 | 5:16 p.m.

Horseofhell got his start in poker like many other new-school players by watching streams particularly Jcarver. After a few weeks of observation he thought it seemed quite easy and decided to give it a shot where he quickly lost $20 at $2NL. This sealed the deal on NL and he switched over to PLO and never looked back. Admittedly, the game did not come naturally to him and it took quite some time to become profitable at micro stakes but the experience during these early days proved invaluable. After hours upon hours of work with the solver he slowly grew his bankroll to the point that he was able to play $5/$10 and $10/$20 comfortably. Outside of poker, he enjoys cooking and toiling away on his guitar or saxophone.

His first video provides a brief introduction, a summary of his general outlook on the game, and contains a sampling of hands to illustrate some larger, key points integral for success.

Welcome aboard Horse!

April 25, 2022 | 5:02 p.m.

Unfortunately not but we have added this to our list and will look to get it added in the future.

April 5, 2022 | 5:15 p.m.

Comment | Mikey Stotz commented on This is PLO

Hi 3betfloat !

Ask away here

March 17, 2022 | 4:28 p.m.

Blake Eastman is a long-time poker player that has dedicated his focus to a specific area of the game that is rarely covered by coaches or discussed in training videos. His expertise in psychology, non-verbal behavior, tells, and the misconceptions surrounding these mysterious aspects of the game is on full display in his first video for Run It Once where he provides a primer on these topics and what to expect from future videos.

Welcome aboard Blake!

March 15, 2022 | 6:13 p.m.

Espen Uhlen is another in a long line of Scandinavian crushers. The 33 year old has been involved in the game in some fashion since 2004 though his primary focus over the last few years has been MTT's where he's achieved an ABI of around $1k and occasionally mixing in NL500-2k. In addition to honing his on the felt skills he obtained a masters degree in brewing science and is part of the content creator group Overbet Express. His poker exploits has him in new locations all the time but he currently resides in Thailand.

His first video features the very beginning of his deep run in the WSOP online main event and sets the groundwork for future videos.

Welcome aboard Espen!

Feb. 11, 2022 | 6:04 p.m.

Michiel "easterdamz" Van Elsacker's first introduction to poker was watching the WSOP Main on Youtube when he was around 11 years old. He began dabbling online, slowly learning the nuance of the game though never taking it very seriously. When he was 19, a friend invited him to a home game which is where he interest in the game deepened and he started studying the game with more intensity and learning all he could particularly from streamers on Twitch. The cycle of broke to winning repeated itself time and again but proved to be a worthwhile endeavor as it gained him the experience he would need for future success.

In 2021, Michiel was able to find a balance between poker and life and this has proved beneficial for his success at the tables. His first video features a typical session for him and gives a taste of what is to come from future videos.

Welcome aboard Michiel!

Feb. 10, 2022 | 6:34 p.m.

Hunter Cichy was born and raised in Coon Rapids, MN. He finished a degree in Paramedic Technology at Century College and worked as a critical care paramedic for two years. During that time, he turned $500 into roughly $100K playing small stakes cash games and tournaments in little Midwest card rooms for fun on the weekends. In 2013, he quit his job and moved to Hollywood, FL to play poker full-time and immersing himself in all things poker including private coaching and writing a book on the game. Since 2015, he has routinely played live cash games for stakes as high as $100-$200 NL/PLO. He has also produced an impressive live MTT resume during periods of slow cash game action.

His first video offers a look into his approach to the game in addition to an examination of some hands from televised cash games.

Welcome aboard Hunter!

Jan. 3, 2022 | 5:45 p.m.

Hey thanks for the heads up here. The issue with these is a behind the scenes one where certain categories were added at later dates. We'll have a look and try to get these + any others we missed into the right groups.

Dec. 6, 2021 | 4:56 p.m.

Paul Toda got his start in poker during his first year in college battling it out in online freerolls and in home games with his friends. He was able to eek out some extra walking-around-money in these games which allowed him a fair amount of freedom during these years. He transitioned to law school and planned to follow in the footsteps of his father who was a prosecutor but his unexpected death put his family in a precarious financial position. It's this time that saw Paul dive into the game headfirst playing in every location he could in order to help his family through this difficult period. During his time traveling to play poker he discovered PLO and it was love at first sight.

His lack of theoretical understanding of the game became apparent when he started playing more online. After a year he saw his bankroll dwindling and no real improvements to his development as a player. He decided to rededicate himself to the game and buckled down with coaching, studying, focused sessions, and organizing his life in a way that set him up for success at the tables. His first video offers insight on his poker journey and jumps into a session at $200 PLO.

Outside of poker, Paul enjoys snowboarding, basketball, outdoor exercise, and kickboxing. Have a look at one of Paul's morning routines in the winter to help get his mind right for the rest of the day!

Welcome aboard Paul!

Sept. 27, 2021 | 6:11 p.m.

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