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March 3, 2020 | 5:05 p.m.

Hi Ben, thanks for doing this, love your videos!!

What do you think about the argument for playing very simplified strategies? Do you think its a viable strategy to simplify to the point where you're either checking or betting range on certain boards?

Dec. 16, 2019 | 11:02 p.m.

Is Uri going to making a video every 2-3 months or will be more frequently than his first few vids? Thanks

Aug. 26, 2019 | 6:25 p.m.

Comment | Starney Binson commented on GTO or GTNO?

Hi Saulo, Great video!

In the A4s hand where you ob flop on T85r, how do you go about trying to balance your frequencies here? On these types of boards where betting our entire range for a small sizing isnt much of a valid option, I often find myself unsure and stuck when it comes to implementing mixed strategies. Do you use a rng to try and balance each hand or are you selecting certain hands and betting them all the time and selecting other hands and checking them all the time?

July 30, 2019 | 6:55 p.m.

Hi Saulo, nice video!
At 15:25 you double barrel the QJcc, what is the reasoning for this? I would have thought we would like to have at least a fd blocker for a combo like QJ to be barreling. Also I would have presumed we would use a more polar sizing than half pot on a texture like this. Do u think the rec is floating so wide that we can make a hp barrel with no good blockers here?

June 25, 2019 | 12:54 p.m.

Likewise. Would really like to see more frequent vids from Uri!

June 14, 2019 | 4:16 p.m.

Flop equities are 63/47 in IP's favour
EVs are 1042/557 in IP's favour

June 4, 2019 | 7:06 p.m.

ye playing 3b or fold. Following monker high rake environment sims for the most part.

June 4, 2019 | 7:04 p.m.

Post | Starney Binson posted in NLHE: Strange PIO strategy

Hey guys. I was simming a 3bp BTN vs CO earlier and I found PIOs strategy quite interesting. I was wondering if anyone could shed some light on why IP has such a low betting frequency when we have a 63% range advantage. Maybe its because I have both players with AQ at 100% frequency while OOP has 44 so he has a nut advantage? I still would have thought we would bet more with such a huge equity advantage. The flop strat and ranges used are below. The reason why there are so many mixes in OOP strat is because I was trying to sim a spot in a high rake environment where OOP shouldnt be flatting many 3bets imo.
BTN range

CO range

IP flop strat

June 4, 2019 | 2:44 p.m.

Welcome to RIO! Very good first video!

May 30, 2019 | 6:59 p.m.

Also maybe some Sauce HS live vids. I might be being a bit greedy :D

May 29, 2019 | 6:06 p.m.

Pleeeasseee give us more Uri Peleg videos. His first vid was epic!!!!!

May 29, 2019 | 6:02 p.m.

Really cool video. Would love to continue seeing you break down hands in pio, I find it very beneficial hearing you breakdown why pio is doing what with certain hands and I think youre really good at interpreting the outputs! Keep it up!

May 29, 2019 | 3:44 p.m.

Great video Krzystof! Really enjoyed it

May 28, 2019 | 5:01 p.m.

Nice Vid Era7er! Love to see some RIO poker vids! Keep it up

May 27, 2019 | 2:17 p.m.

Nice video teunuss!
You forgot one crucial piece of information though, who was at the door?

May 23, 2019 | 1:19 p.m.

Hi Tyler nice vid!

We saw you fold hands like 98o and A2o when folded on the btn throughout the video and you mentioned that youre likely losing a few hundred bucks opening hands like 98o here over the course of the year.
How do you come to this conclusion? Is this just a sort of guestimation or is there some work we can do to help get an accurate approximation on whether or not these hands are losing/winning as an open. I assume highish rake is a big factor?


May 22, 2019 | 11:11 a.m.

wp imo.
-Id bet bigger on flop. Generally not a fan of betting big multiway but on a board like this there is just a crazy amount of draws that we need to protect against
-I think sizings on turn and river are good. Dont think were ever beat vs a 2/5 reg who will just continue betting JT and sets, Id imagine he just had some sort of KTss/KJss type hand. wp!

May 17, 2019 | 10:11 p.m.

+1 to another railing with Tyler Forrester video!

May 17, 2019 | 8:45 p.m.

Your check raise sizing is too small, vs his sizing we arent gonna have many protection raises and we'll have a more polar x/r range which will = bigger sizing. Something like 4x-5x should work better. I dont think I would include AT in this range vs this size against an EP range, but it should be fine.

I think if we are continuing on the turn we should be using a bigger sizing closer to pot continuing to represent a polar range, but I would probably put AT in an x/c range as it would be getting too thin to put in the big sizing when he still has all overpairs. We'll have some 89s/87s that x/r flop too that will want to potentially x/c turn too so nice to put a stronger hand like AT in this range so he cant just value bet all his Tx when we check turn. Id continue betting turn with sets and some high equity bluffs

As played on river I think we have a decent bluffcatcher blocking TT/AA and unblocking bluffs. At the same time were facing a UTG range which should be quite narrow and strong at this point, so I guess it depends on how we construct our river check range whether we need to call this or not

May 16, 2019 | 10:27 p.m.

Hi Tyler - Really good video, enjoyed this one a lot!

I was wondering if you had any general tips for playing anon tables vs regular tables? Ive recently started playing more anon tables and cant help but feel like there are some potential exploits to be had! Thanks!

May 16, 2019 | 10:57 a.m.

Hi Gary, nice video!

14:32 what do you think about 3bet calling flop here? His x/r sizing seems really weak and unlikely to have us beat, while our hand is in need of a ton of protection and unblocks a lot of strong draws.

Similarly, what do u think about shoving turn over his bet? Again it just feels like we are so seldom beat here and we can punish his draws a lot by shoving over his bet.


May 15, 2019 | 5:13 p.m.

Interesting spot. Vs an unknown who we assume is a rec, I think I would find a smallish val bet, something like hp and fold to a raise. Most recs are gonna be too passive to find a bluff vs a triple here, especially given his limp pre, so I would assume we can safely val bet and fold to a raise.

Recs dont like folding pairs and he should have hands like 54s/6x/44/33 enough to make a value bet profitable

May 15, 2019 | 4:41 p.m.

I dont think we can just fold flop here. We have a bunch of equity in position on two players on a flop that is favourable for us. This board isnt great for bb and is reasonable for sb, however, we are the ones who have all sets, all two pairs, and all AK here so this flop is for sure favourable for us and one we should never see the blinds donk on.

As played, we just have to continue simply due to the amount of equity we have, the question then becomes whether or not we want to raise or call. Raising seems reasonable but at the same time I think we get peeled too much and dont generate enough fold equity at micros to make it attractive imo. I would just call, see a turn and reevaluate

May 15, 2019 | 4:35 p.m.

Any idea when Uri's next video will be released? Really enjoyed the first one!

May 7, 2019 | 5:27 p.m.

Comment | Starney Binson commented on Rolling

May 4, 2019 | 5:12 p.m.

Sorry ye i did mean rainbow :D. Thanks

April 24, 2019 | 5:44 p.m.

Great video Mark! Question - on the Q high boards, we saw the big sizing used on monotone boards more often and the smaller size used on fd boards. Intuitively I would have thought that it would have been the other way around, as on fd boards we want to 'charge' fd's more to see a turn. I thought about it a bit more and figured that the big sizing might be used on mono boards to disincentivize bd floats, while on the fd boards the fd is gonna continue vs any size so going smaller and getting folds from air for cheaper is beneficial. Does my reasoning seem logical here or am i missing something?

April 24, 2019 | 9:16 a.m.

I think when you add in some AQ combos to the above range it becomes a fold. I think its quite tough to come up with enough bluff combos to make this a profitable call. He has a handful of FD combos but I dont think many people are going to rip in enough BW combos to make this a profitable call. We can also have a decent chunk of AK combos ourselves give positions so I would advocate for a fold here

Feb. 7, 2019 | 12:15 p.m.

Post | Starney Binson posted in NLHE: Interpreting PIO outputs

Hey guys. Im somewhat new to PIO and was just solving a spot where I couldnt really understand why PIO was doing what it was. Maybe someone could help me :)

Situation is pretty simple. 6max 100bb co 3bp vs mp and flop 884r. So this is a spot where I would have considered it standard to simplify and cb range 33%, but looking at the EVs of certain strategies with the ranges I was using, IP actually retains more EV by cbetting range for 66% sizing

EV comparison (Starting pot 16)

Ranges I used


Anyway, the part that really confused was how big a difference there is in OOPs x/r frequency vs IPs flop sizings. PIO check raises way more vs the 66% size, which seems quite counter intuitive to me, as I wouldve thought we want to x/r more vs the small sizing from IP in order to stop them from seeing turn and river for very cheap. Can anyone explain why this is? Here is OOPs strat vs each sizing.

OOP vs IP 33% range cbet

OOP vs IP 66% range cbet

Feb. 7, 2019 | 11:57 a.m.

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