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Sam Grafton kicks off a new series examining a recent tournament that features a delightful performance and ends with him sealing the deal. The first installment of course features hands from early in the tournament where Sam builds a stack slowly but surely.

Aug. 27, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Sam Grafton aka SamSquid grabs a sample of hands from recently played high stakes events with the idea of illustrating a number of concepts through the analysis of individual spots.

July 23, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Sam Grafton boots up the final table from a tournament played a couple weeks back that saw his opponents making some whacky plays much to Sam's benefit!

June 30, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Sam Grafton aka SamSquid soldiers on in the gigantic Sunday Million field and finds that the chips are flying and no shortage of all in scenarios early in this deep run.

May 8, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Sam Grafton posted in MTT: Sunday Million: 18,000 Players

Sam Grafton aka SamSquid takes a look at a Sunday Million that had over 18,000 players and he managed to make a deep run.

April 2, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Sam Grafton posted in MTT: Three Barrels: Selecting Bluffs

Sam Grafton aka SamSquaid fires all 3 barrels with stone bluffs and discusses why he picked the hands that he did in these situations.

Dec. 6, 2019 | 5 p.m.

With about 35BB's and seated at a tough table, Sam Grafton looks to continue his solid approach from part 1 and chip up where he can. The difficult spots are checked with PIO and he discusses alternate lines and spots where he may have made a mistake.

Nov. 8, 2019 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Sam Grafton posted in MTT: $1k Warm Up: In the Beginning

Sam Grafton takes a break from his grind on the live circuit to review a deep run from the $1k Sunday Warm Up on Stars kicking it off at his first table with MTT luminaries like Lena900 and Big Huni.

Oct. 17, 2019 | 5 p.m.

Sam Grafton takes a look at post flop situations utilizing PIO to determine whether your range wants to go big or small and offers suggestions for implementing the solver-approved strategies into your game.

April 16, 2019 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Sam Grafton posted in MTT, NLHE: Practical PIO: Foundations

Sam Grafton aka SamSquid launches a new series discussing the foundations required for successfully studying with solvers. Part one touches on four critical modules that help find a decent betting frequency and sizing choices without learning PIO reports by heart.

Feb. 12, 2019 | 5 p.m.

Sam Grafton aka SamSquid continues with every VPIP'd hand holding a commanding chip lead but still dealing with Isildur1 on his immediate left.

Nov. 16, 2018 | 5 p.m.

Fresh off of a rough WCOOP, Sam Grafton aka SamSquid reviews every hand that he VPIP'd in a recent $1k +$1k bounty tournament with Isildur seated directly to his left. Sam looks into several tough spots with PIO Solver with the goal of trying to keep his range as balanced as possible.

Oct. 25, 2018 | 5 p.m.

Sam Grafton aka SamSquid finds himself at a final table, this time in the Hot 85 and uses it as a platform to discuss the upcoming WCOOP, push/fold spots, ICM, and a breakdown of the fields and population tendencies in different events.

Aug. 28, 2018 | 5 p.m.

Sam Grafton aka SamSquid sits at the final table with a solid stack breaking down the action hand by hand going forward and falling back on HRC and Equilab to examine the biggest decisions.

June 12, 2018 | 5 p.m.

Sam Grafton continues his look at a tournament he played after a long hiatus with the goal of shaking off the rust and getting back in the swing of things.

May 29, 2018 | 5 p.m.

Sam Grafton is back from his traveling adventures and determined to begin the grind again. In his first video post-break, Sam discusses the action of the Daily $500 MTT in a hand history review and shakes off the cobwebs in his game by mixing in a PIO sim of the most interesting hand.

April 20, 2018 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Sam Grafton posted in MTT: $55 6-Max Re-Entry Final Table

Sam Grafton aka SamSquid examines the action from the final table of a $55 re-entry MTT played on 888.

Dec. 28, 2017 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Sam Grafton posted in MTT: Thinking about ICM

Sam Grafton aka SamSquid provides a refreshment for your ICM skills facing shove spots at final tables. As outlined in the video, Sam often finds that players lack a good understanding of their ranges in these tricky but important spots.

Dec. 12, 2017 | 5 p.m.

Sam Grafton aka SamSquid backs up his theoretical work on turn overbets applying some practical examples that allow for a deeper understanding of the subject. He utilizes PIO in order to find the GTO approach to situations and discusses how PIO can be modified to better represent the approaches of your actual player pool.

Nov. 14, 2017 | 5 p.m.

Sam Grafton aka SamSquid takes a theoretical look at turn overbets - an oft covered topic by him but one that he feels is deserving of more discussion. Part 1 focuses on the necessary nomenclature for examining this topic and part 2 will delve deeper and feature practical examples.

Oct. 17, 2017 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Sam Grafton posted in MTT: $109 Tornado Final Table Review

Sam Grafton aka SamSquid takes a look at his play on the final table of the $109 Tornado MTT on 888 Poker.

Aug. 29, 2017 | 5 p.m.

Sam Grafton aka SamSquid fresh off a grueling WSOP grind takes a look at two different hands played a couple of months ago and uses PIO to check both his line and the line of his opponent.

Aug. 1, 2017 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Sam Grafton posted in MTT: Party Poker Sunday $500 MTT

Sam Grafton aka SamSquid examines some of the key hands from a recent run in the Party Poker Sunday $500 MTT.

July 7, 2017 | 5 p.m.

Sam Grafton aka SamSquid uses PIO to breakdown hands where he is OOP as the preflop raiser specifically to find check/call and check/raise ranges.

June 9, 2017 | 5 p.m.

Sam Grafton aka SamSquid brings us the third and final part of this MTT series detailing his deep run. Here he focuses on the action at the final two tables and elects to show every hand given the gravity and importance of each. With ICM playing a big role in the decisions, Sam touches on this and how it effects each of his decisions.

May 19, 2017 | 5 p.m.

Sam Grafton aka SamSquid brings us part 2 of this 3 part series focusing on the middle stages of the tournament specifically as the bubble approaches and how he looks to take advantage of smaller stacks and weaker players. He runs into some tough decisions and double-checks his plays with Holdem Resources Calculator along the way.

May 9, 2017 | 5 p.m.

Sam discusses the hands the VPIP'd in the early stages of the PokerStars Sunday Rebuy.

April 7, 2017 | 5 p.m.

Sam uses PIO to discuss the difficult situation of playing 3b pots.

March 21, 2017 | 5 p.m.

Sam looks at hands he played in the unpredictable field of the Sunday Million and uses PIOsolver to scrutinize his play.

Feb. 16, 2017 | 5 p.m.

Sam continues to utilize PIOsolver, this time examining blocking bets on the river.

Feb. 2, 2017 | 5 p.m.

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