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Hi RioZg,

The gist of it is that at higher stakes games you are playing against a pool of players who have either 1) modeled their preflop game using a specific set of GTO solutions which don't include the possibility of a player limping preflop, or 2) haven't seen many good players employ a balanced limping strategy. In either case, you're putting your opponent in a position they are unfamiliar with and expecting them to react relatively poorly. For example, there is a certain player type who will just continue to play their standard RFI range from the button to a UTG limp. Limp calling/raising your entire UTG range versus this person will print money.

All that being said, if you are trying to build a winning game at 50NL you are 100% fine not limping at all preflop because your opponents are making enough mistakes versus a traditional preflop strategy.

I hope that helps!

Oct. 22, 2019 | 3:41 p.m.

Hi RioZg,

Question 1: Take a look at this Juan Pastor video where he goes over a balanced limp strat from EP:

Question 4: 65s and 54s would (I presume) be mixes preflop and not opened every time. The same goes for calling the 3bet OOP, he's not likely to be calling everytime with those hands vs a normal-sized 3bet.

Hope that helps :)

Oct. 14, 2019 | 12:15 a.m.

Comment | Dan Quinn commented on Pokerstars account

Bizarre response from them... have you tried Run It Once Poker? :)

Oct. 7, 2019 | 9:35 p.m.

Any chance its caffeine crash or dehydration?
Easy fix if one of those...

Sept. 28, 2019 | 3:55 a.m.

July 16, 2019 | 7:36 p.m.

June 11, 2019 | 3:50 p.m.

Post | Dan Quinn posted in Chatter: Pro vs. Pro Anniversary Promo

To celebrate the anniversary of our Pro vs. Pro MTT series, we're offering part one to all users free of charge until this Monday. Enjoy this historic video here!


April 9, 2016 | 9:36 p.m.

Good to go now guys. We'll 100% get these issues fixed for the next release. Thanks for your patience.

April 8, 2015 | 8:59 p.m.

Adventures in streaming. (
Terribly sorry for the inconvenience everyone.
We're going to make the site version of the video free for the next two hours, including pause/rewind functionality.
Please reload the Pro vs. Pro page and you will be automatically redirected.


April 8, 2015 | 8:46 p.m.


We're good to go. Please hit refresh, stream will start at 1:35 PST, or in 3 minutes.

Thanks and our apologies on the delay.

April 8, 2015 | 8:32 p.m.

Almost :)
Slight technical difficulties but we'll get that cleared up ASAP.


April 8, 2015 | 8:09 p.m.

Hi Wing,

All videos in the series are Elite access only with the exception of the one time stream. Elite members will have immediate access to both the streaming version and the standard video, so you're welcome to watch the standard video so you can pause, rewind, etc and comment as you normally do.


April 8, 2015 | 12:25 a.m.

Comment | Dan Quinn commented on WSOP ME FT

My jaw dropped when he jammed...

Jorryt opens BN with KT, Larrabe calls BB with 98.
JT9: check, bet, call
JT9K: bet, call
JT9K7: check, jam, fold

Nov. 11, 2014 | 9:37 p.m.

Hi Arnaud,

Brian and Todd are no longer making videos for the site, and Garrett's last video will post on Friday. The rest of the names you listed are on our active roster, which can be viewed on the Meet the Pros page. As soon as a Pro is finished making videos for the site they are moved to the bottom of the list and their photo is changed to black and white.


Oct. 22, 2014 | 12:26 a.m.

Comment | Dan Quinn commented on New RIO Layout

Hi cpau,

Can you please send the hand in question to [email protected]? We'll get you sorted out as soon as possible.


Oct. 21, 2014 | 9:25 p.m.

Comment | Dan Quinn commented on New RIO Layout

Hi Cash,

What aspect of the site are you having difficulty reading? With respect to the video recorder, it is still very much in development and we're hopeful to have it up and running in the next several months.


Oct. 21, 2014 | 9:05 p.m.

Comment | Dan Quinn commented on New RIO Layout

Thanks for the heads up, Mike.
We will continue to optimize load time across the site in the next couple of weeks so look for improvements there. Noted on the notification glitch - we'll take a look at that immediately.

Oct. 21, 2014 | 8:50 p.m.

Hi hemstock,

We understand that not all of our pros will resonate with each and every one of our members, which is why we offer a wide and diverse range of pros. That said, if you have criticism please try to keep your comments constructive.


Oct. 8, 2014 | 4:16 a.m.

I tried the Evoluent as well.  Prefer the controller though, with one of the main buttons set to fold and triggers set to increment bets. (and script to fold whenever you click your fold button anywhere over the table)

Sept. 9, 2014 | 2:40 a.m.


On a Mac now for several years but that was always simple and effective for me on PC.  I'm sure there's better options now though.

Sept. 8, 2014 | 9:27 p.m.

Hi Rob5ter,

Michael now longer makes videos for Run It Once, but all of his past videos can be viewed here:



Aug. 20, 2014 | 3:29 p.m.


Phil's May essential video will post on Thursday.  We apologize for the delay.

June 23, 2014 | 8:09 p.m.

Welcome to the site boomboom!

June 15, 2014 | 7:51 p.m.

Hi lennie,

Sorry to hear you're having trouble with full screening the video.  Can you shoot a message to [email protected] so we can get you sorted out?  Also, just to be sure you're viewing on our highest resolution, can you click the little "HD" button to the right of the timeline and make sure you're set to 1080p?


June 15, 2014 | 3:52 p.m.

Hi actiondonky,

Do you have the video player set to 1080p quality?  The setting can be found by clicking the "HD" button to the right of the timeline.  If you're still having trouble please send a request to [email protected] and we'll get you sorted.


June 15, 2014 | 3:45 p.m.

Hi Arnaud,

Fedor's next video will be up in the next week or two.  Generally speaking, if any RIO Pro is no longer making videos for us, they will appear in grey at the bottom of the Meet the Pros page.


June 9, 2014 | 7 p.m.

Hi Aurelius,

A great way for you to get started would be to head to the Pro Videos section and sort our video library by "Most Popular".  This link will take you to a list of the most popular Essential videos of all time on the site.  From there you can chose to show only NLHE, PLO, or MTT videos if you like.

Thanks and welcome to Run It Once!

June 8, 2014 | 11:54 p.m.

Oops, forgot to update this.  Lefort is back for his farewell 2 video series.  Part one can be viewed here.


May 27, 2014 | 12:44 a.m.

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