Thallo's avatar


249 points

As a non NLH MTT player even I have to be impressed with one of the best in the world sharing his live insights in such a succinct and educational manner. Thank you for a glimpse into the mind that crushes souls, I'm sure I speak for everyone when I say any time it's not too inconvenient to click record the live content is appreciated and valued even if you can't go quite as in depth as the "classroom" style.

Was fun playing with you at Triton, looking forward to future battles

Sept. 15, 2019 | 11:13 a.m.

pretty bad shove. Hand isn't in as good shape as you think even if 3 players have over cards, flushes are rarely live with that many people in the pot and his gap hurts.

Sept. 13, 2019 | 8:47 a.m.

Calling and evaluating. No reason to narrow his range even further, keep in the few bluffs he has and see if he wants to barrel missed wraps.

Sept. 13, 2019 | 8:44 a.m.

Comment | Thallo commented on A value bet question

What is actually the question here? How do you know when to value bet close spots compared to checking back? In live play again non pros the most important factor here to me would be villains tendencies. Do they trap? Are they aggressively bluffing against weakness/blocker bets? Are they super tight where you are only getting called by worse?

Sept. 13, 2019 | 8:41 a.m.

Comment | Thallo commented on 5/10 local casino

Never folding. Too many draws, 99 happens but isn't common enough. We unblock wraps and fd's.

Sept. 13, 2019 | 8:35 a.m.

Justin_Case 5% seems a bit higher than what would be worth playing unless you personally know the players and they are truly just punting. In the high rake private game's I play in, rake tends to be capped at 1bb or 2%, still much higher than standard but a lot more beatable.

Sept. 13, 2019 | 8:34 a.m.

27 minutes, what do you think about button cold calling with top set twice? Only real draws being two different inside wrap combos. As for my thoughts on the hand, flop play seems creative and +EV, turn shove seems like a really interesting spot. I think too many hands that are head of us and calling twice the way he did on the flop are continuing on what is essentially a blank turn, and with the extra turned equity in the flushdraw we no longer need as much protection however so many rivers are going to be "not fun" out of position. Tough spot.

Sept. 13, 2019 | 8:14 a.m.

844r board when you get raised on the flop, interesting to hear you consider that a mandatory continue with the 8, gutter, and a bad bd fd. I Feel like population tends to use their flush draws as a large portion of their semi-bluffs on paired flops, especially on lower paired boards.
Given the rainbow texture this seems like a spot that is dramatically under bluffed (especially given he initially raised the button and you 3b from the small blind) and given his raise size we could fold here. What do you expect villains bluffs to look like on the button in this spot?

Love the live play videos, especially when you can somehow trick multiple people to sit with you on WSOP

Sept. 13, 2019 | 7:50 a.m.

Just going back and checking some older HU PLO videos. Out of curiosity did you ever go back and review any of these hands in Monker to evaluate your analysis? Couple hands seem like definite leaks in line, despite the reasoning behind them

Sept. 4, 2019 | 6:53 p.m.

Good pace on the video. I would recommend you go 5-8 minutes longer and use that time to pause and do a bit deeper dive into 2-3 of the more interesting hands of the session. I think this adds a lot more to analysis than time allows when just going along at the pace of play.

Sept. 1, 2019 | 10:26 a.m.

@philgalfond I like hand history formats, but I do think it is MUCH more useful to filter by Nut's hand at these particular stakes. I think a lot of players will be simply playing poorly and there is less to be learned about reviewing their play than sticking with Nut's play who plays fairly well, albeit on the nitty side

Aug. 28, 2019 | 3:47 a.m.

Hard not to. This is the type of stuff that makes RIO so unique and worth the price of admission. Getting to watch basically every hand from one of the best PLO players of all time in a bracelet event and hear the thought process behind it is pretty cool. It's good to hear your internal struggles about how and when to gamble in certain spots, they validate my own ha.

Aug. 16, 2019 | 6:23 p.m.

Nick Johnson Sorry to hear you are leaving, have enjoyed your videos and found them very useful. Good luck with your future ventures.

Ok now that being said, really don't like the first hand as a check back. I think it's going to be almost impossible to get money in ahead after the flop as any cards you improve on and want to bet for value will likely be action killers as well, and I think your range advantage even multi-way is perceived to be larger than you indicate making op check raises on this rainbow board fairly unlikely. Think this hand plays much better as a c-bet personally.

Aug. 16, 2019 | 5:41 p.m.

Comment | Thallo commented on Deep Stack 6-Max PLO

Love seeing a focus on deep stack. I'm currently playing in a weekly game that has a 250bb cap so love any content around this subject. Hope your trip is going well!

Aug. 15, 2019 | 3:02 p.m.

Aug. 14, 2019 | 2:06 a.m.

Oh boy, that time-out with KK. Feelsbadman. Still loving this series though. I know the comments tend to slow down as the series goes on, so just wanted to say the content is still fantastic, very cool to see how you navigate all the different situationss/stack sizes/players start to finish

Aug. 7, 2019 | 10:57 a.m.

First hand, surprised you think population is under betting river ip when checked to as often as it sounds like you do. I think when op goes lead c/c IP feels pretty comfortable stabbing both for light value and bluffs. 30% seems very reasonable

July 22, 2019 | 4:50 a.m.

Absolutely fantastic that RIO has this type of content vaulted. About to play in my first ever 8 game mix tomorrow....and it will be on the new stream so trying to learn some basic strategy and not completely embarrass myself

July 10, 2019 | 6:58 p.m.

No too titled now from that dude following all my seat changes to sit on my left and bad beat me lol, time to grind live!

July 6, 2019 | 5:08 p.m.

Uh oh, Phil starting to realize how soft the wsop online "regs" are. Don't take everyone's money Phil, leave some for us! Congrats on the great tourney run, great series so far lot of interesting spots both tournament and cash

July 3, 2019 | 9:07 p.m.

Comment | Thallo commented on $25/$50 ACR 6 Handed

Can agree wish video was 1 hand longer. Once again great to see some high stakes ACR action featured on here and happy its 6max. Def required disclaimer regarding the potential collusion on ACR.

Last hand, villains turn bet seems really poor, don't think that exact combo should even be mixing without relevant blockers to your x/shove range. Looks like a mandatory check and realize equity. I think your comment about AQ being better is often overlooked as people see that they have the same nut outs, but the difference between holding that blocker and unblocking it is huge when semi-bluffing here.

Side note: Played with Omaha4rollz this week at WSOP who I know you have featured a few times, seems like a good guy.

June 24, 2019 | 6 a.m.

About to play $25k PLO final table with Chidwick where he has the chip lead so watching this to study up on him....very glad you made this. Have fun casting tomorrow Phil Galfond hope I can do RIO proud

June 22, 2019 | 8:31 a.m.

Super interesting to be re-watching this when I am: Brushing up for the WSOP $25k PLO day 3 which is all ITM (brag) and played with Omaha4rollz near the bubble and will be playing with him tomorrow.

June 21, 2019 | 11:47 a.m.

Highly amused at you trying to break down the thought process of mjparry. As someone who's played against him frequently, he would be whatever you tag as a certified maniac. 0 chance has ever studied any type of game theory or anything

June 18, 2019 | 11:49 p.m.

Very happy to see more tournament content during WSOP with the major PLO events coming up, also happy to see some 9 handed action since I'm playing 8 handed live all summer. At 10 minutes upper right: Full pot river holding 0 straight blockers seems pretty ambitious, without running this through sims I would guess he ends up with a fair chunk of straights here given our holding and how the hand played out, while we may lose a number of calls by worse with this sizing. I would argue potting this particular combo blocking top 2 and blocking a (bad) club may actually be a losing play if we have multiple value sizing's here which I think we should. Or do you think we are bluffing pot here enough for this hand to be justified? Feels like I'd rather see this combo with straight blockers, or sets below the queen that unblock qx 2 pair combos for non-straight pot sized bets.

June 18, 2019 | 11:44 p.m.

Comment | Thallo commented on Live $5/5 PLO Win Rates

I've gone up in stakes since then and haven't played that game as much, but I probably played about 50 hours a month. Game selection is huge in these type of games, especially at a place like Aria when some nights the table is 6-7 live pros grinding and sometimes it's 6-7 tourists

June 18, 2019 | 11:26 p.m.

Clearly not, he explains why he thinks it is a good fold in the clip

June 16, 2019 | 3:59 a.m.

I guess there are trolls everywhere on the internet, even RIO forums.

June 5, 2019 | 11:31 a.m.

Comment | Thallo commented on short deck

Bumping this. Would like to see some more SD content as well

June 2, 2019 | 8:19 a.m.

Antonio Miranda Great first video, will definitely have me looking forward to your next one. Always helpful to compare other's perspectives on pop tendencies and how they are using that info

May 31, 2019 | 11:43 a.m.

Load more uses cookies to give you the best experience. Learn more about our Cookie Policy