Patrick "DRLuck3" Cronin got his start in high school beating his friends out of quarters in tournaments and cash games. The stakes escalated quickly and he was able to make solid walking-around money for the time never realizing that there was a possibility to make serious money at the game. He began experimenting a bit online losing 3 or 4 early deposits before a combination of running hot and heavy volume had him grinding up a serious bankroll during his freshman year of college. As one would imagine, college didn't stand a chance against poker and he dropped out to focus exclusively on poker. His style is heavily reliant on theory and off-table work while mixing in occasional exploitative strategies depending on his opponents.
His first video takes a look at some troubling lines from recently played hands and gives a sense of what's to come in future videos.
Welcome aboard Patrick!
July 16, 2019 | 6:03 p.m.
The quads w/ AA hand was pretty cool. You have to weigh a few factors and I'm not sure quite what I think about it yet. Considerations are:
- If I shove, will he call with his combo draws or a boat
- if I call and he misses his draws will he bluff river?
- if I call and he hits his draw will he shove river?
Ultimately I think he's most likely to call w/ his draws when comparing w/ the other options but tough to say without any idea of the player.
July 2, 2019 | 1:42 p.m.
Pepe - really great suggestions and I know that a few coaches have already mentioned seeing the post. We will absolutely get a few of these topics converted to videos. As my colleague James Hudson has mentioned in the past, the time from video idea to live on the site can sometimes a month or so, perhaps even longer depending on the coach and what is going on outside of video making. Will see what I can do to expedite things here!
June 26, 2019 | 6:42 p.m.
Sorry to hear that you feel this way about certain coaches. When we launched Run It Once we had three core areas that we wanted to cover: NL cash, PLO cash, and MTT's. Within those groups we wanted to have low, mid, and high stakes videos and coaches. Over the years we've added a number of coaches and expanded our offering but those still remain our core areas of focus.
We fully understand that some coaches aren't of interest to some customers. We don't expect a HS PLO player to be interested in low stakes mix game content. We do our best to balance our schedule and release videos that cover our core areas of focus while sprinkling in those covering other topics and games. We're always open to making changes and feedback from our members has been the driving force in nearly all of the changes that we've made to the site since we launched.
Please let us know the topics you'd like to see covered going forward and we'll do our best to get this on the site asap.
June 26, 2019 | 12:11 p.m.
22:00 A8o hand...as I was watching this video I almost started typing my comment before the hole cards were revealed because I was so confident we were going to see a worse two pair based on the river sizing. I was actually excited when I saw the river overbet because it strengthened my conviction that we were looking at 98, 93, 94, 83, 84, 43, and the occasional 52. Given the strength of this read and seeing him turn over the 9's, it's no wonder why my 2 card days are behind me :)
June 19, 2019 | 4:54 p.m.
I think the coaches best suited for this would be iteopepe88, Chris George, and maybe Chris Kruk. I will run this by them.
My initial reaction is that the main point of any video on this game would simply be "play much tighter" but that's probably obvious if you've played this at all. Will see if there is interest in a video on this.
June 11, 2019 | 2:37 p.m.
Meliodas Email sent
June 11, 2019 | 2:32 p.m.
Saulo "sauloCosta10" Ribeiro is someone that most people reading this thread will be familiar with if they've spent any time in the forums or video threads over the years. The Brazilian-born rec-turned-grinder began in home games with friends before turning his focus to the nuts and bolts of the game in an effort to become a consistent winner. The dedication paid off and he's solidified as a force to be reckoned with in the $200 Zoom games.
His first video features a broad overview of his approach to the game, the types of videos he plans to make, and a 10-step process to improve your poker game.
Welcome aboard Saulo!
(p.s. this opens a spot on the leaderboard for all you forum grinders!)
June 10, 2019 | 5:21 p.m.
dukeandking Certainly a valid point. We strongly encourage our coaches who use software like PIO in their videos to do so as a tool to illustrate a larger point rather than as an easy answer for what to do in a specific spot. Recently I've worked with a few coaches that feature heavy software content in their videos to include a beginning and concluding slide to show what we want to gain from using a solver and what the main takeaways are after running simulations.
With solvers and software becoming so ubiquitous in poker especially at the highest levels it's difficult to avoid using them in videos but I completely agree that a balance needs to be struck between theory, live play, HH reviews, and software work. We will try to do better to maintain this balance going forward. Thanks!
June 4, 2019 | 12:39 p.m.
Antonio "Galizian" Miranda began his poker tourney at 16 by splashing around in various games with his friends. The carefree approach to the game took a serious turn two years later when he began studying the game in an effort to see if he could become a winning player. His primary focus was on HUNL cash games and HU SNG's and they remain his primary games to this day.
His first video provides insight into his GTO approach and discusses when deviating from GTO makes sense based on population tendencies.
Welcome aboard Antonio!
May 30, 2019 | 5:39 p.m.
We do have a fair amount of content covering satellites that you can find here. Another avenue would be to look at videos that discuss ICM as the concepts that are discussed there can be applied to the spots in satellites, though it will require a bit of interpretation/abstraction.
There are certainly situations that you can design where you have to make some weird plays. If 20 are left and 18 pay and the prizes are the same for the top 18 and 4 people go all in where they each hold the same chip stack, a fold with any hand would be justified. Of course it's an extreme example but you get the idea.
May 30, 2019 | 1:19 p.m.
sayplease is this specifically within the context of MTT's or cash as well? I think your best bet is to check out the videos in the "3 Betting" MTT learning path (found here). Though some of the videos focus on you acting as the one making the 3 bet, the subsequent discussion is likely relevant to what you're looking for. I will also bring this topic up with some of our coaches to see if we can get a video dedicated to this specific topic.
May 29, 2019 | 2:21 p.m.
Yes indeed this is no problem. I sent you an email regarding this.
May 26, 2019 | 12:24 p.m.
Great suggestions across the board already. The only thing I can add is that you will want to focus on any video covering the topic of rake as that is going to be the most important factor when playing at the smallest/micro stakes.
April 18, 2019 | 4:12 p.m.
Uri Peleg got his start in cards at the age of 6, though poker variants took a back seat to other card games like Magic. His obsession with Magic culminated with his win of the World Championship in 2007. As might be expected, the transition to poker was inevitable and Uri found himself immersed in the game, quickly making it his full-time endeavor. For the first six years his focus was on 6M and FRNL games but over the last year and a half he has dedicated himself almost exclusively to HUNL.
His first video introduces a unique concept of showdown value bluffs and provides an idea of what to expect from future videos.
Welcome aboard Uri!
April 12, 2019 | 5:04 p.m.
Good suggestions so far. Only thing I would add is if you're looking to protect your finish, why not just quit right then an there? Especially if it's in a casino where your departure isn't going to break up the game or you feel obligated to play one last round, just leave. No sense in playing out the string of your last few hands if you plan to alter your approach.
If you're in a private game where doing this is frowned upon or leaving would disrupt the game substantially, then I would certainly weigh that against protecting your lead.
April 5, 2019 | 1:19 p.m.
Qing Yang was first introduced to poker in his final year of university. At the expense of his grades, he built up a sizable bankroll playing small stakes live games and followed this up with a shot at bigger games upon graduating. His current game of choice is 10/20 at his local casino where his solver-based approach has proved quite successful.
Outside of poker, he enjoys reading and writing and his short stories have been published in several literary journals.
His first video gives a brief background about his poker experience before diving into the topic of stack to pot ratios utilizing PIO to examine various situations where the SPR differs greatly.
Welcome aboard Qing!
April 4, 2019 | 5:05 p.m.
We always appreciate feedback on the videos, positive or negative, but would encourage you to expand on your thoughts so that both the coach and RIO can understand what you didn't like about the video and look to make improvements on future content.
April 4, 2019 | 4:14 p.m.
Darren Wee developed his passion for poker during his mandatory two year military service in Singapore by watching old WPT and WSOP reruns. Though the Moneymaker effect hit him nearly a decade after most, it hit him hard and he dove headfirst into the game with four tables on the Asian poker apps and the occasional $5/$10 live games at his local casino. Outside of poker, he plays piano and video games including Rocket League and Overwatch.
His first video digs into the unique structure of the games on the Asian poker apps, specifically focusing on the impact of an ante and multiple blinds (straddles).
Welcome aboard Darren!
March 11, 2019 | 5:52 p.m.
Gary "chaps1988" Chappell got started on his poker journey at 18 during his first year at university. His focus during the early years was a bit haphazard and included mix games, MTT's, and various NL cash games. In 2018 he decided to focus exclusively on NLH and firmly planted himself in the $500 Zoom games where he established a nice win rate. His videos will feature insights from his sessions with a focus on pool reads and hands from recently played sessions. Outside of poker, he enjoys traveling and playing + watching sports, especially cricket.
His first video features a brief introduction before diving into a recently played session.
Welcome aboard Gary!
Feb. 28, 2019 | 5:03 p.m.
Best point that I took away from this video and I agree with is that often recreational players will simply compare their hand (and your range) with the current situation and not take into account how we got there. A good player on the river can rule out (or in) certain hands because of pre/flop/turn action whereas the recreational player simply evaluates the situation as is. Perfect example on the first hand where you river the flush. Good stuff!