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Comment | endymion commented on Using Two River Sizes

Hi Cory,

Been digging your videos, keep up the good work.

I'm sure this has been covered before, but when you diagram says SD I imagine it covers all types of straight draws?


Oct. 30, 2018 | 2:10 p.m.

Thanks mate.

May 15, 2018 | 8:13 a.m.

Hi Steve, enjoy your videos a lot. Thank you.

I found this video really helpful in my quest to refine my theory.

You mentioned an online game theory course you did, could you be more specific or can you recommend one.

May 14, 2018 | 9:38 p.m.

Oh that ws silly of me. It was 400bb but we started with 1000bb. People complained that the first few levels ended up being a bit pointless.

I ended up making 4th in the event. Prize structure was as follows:


And yes I know it's quite retarded. Ended up making a small deal with the other short stack at the time that the one who busts first gives the other 50k. So ended up with 50% ROI.

Anyway, pretty disappointing but not a bad result and some more experience in the bag.

March 10, 2018 | 3:03 p.m.

Thanks for the response mate. Going into day two with average stack, which is 400bigs.

March 8, 2018 | 9:14 a.m.

Post | endymion posted in MTT: Last minute live tourny tips

Hi there,

In a couple days I'm going to play a sort of exclusive LIVE event with some of my countries top players. Most of them have good live experience but lack technical ability and deep understanding of postflop play. It's less than 30 players and it's a high roller freezeout event.

The better players of the bunch will know the other softer spots in the field very well, better than me anyway.

I'm thinking my best approach is probably just to try make all my actions consistent and most importantly to not engage with them (the better live players), risking giving off any tells.

Are there any other tips for negating any edge they might have over me being a live event?


March 5, 2018 | 7:33 p.m.

Hi there, I've just got monkersolver. Is there someone offering solutions for 6max 100bb and HU100bb?

Jan. 17, 2018 | 12:48 p.m.

Thank's a lot.

Jan. 9, 2018 | 12:58 p.m.

Hey all,

I'm a South African looking to move with my French girlfriend to Canada. She wants to study in Monteal and I want to continue my poker career. I understand that many American pros have moved to Canada to play, my question is under what VISA/work permit are they doing this with? Or how are player's from other areas of the globe playing poker in Canada?

It is so difficult to find information on this, anything you could share with me would be super useful.

Thanks a lot.

Jan. 8, 2018 | 7:27 p.m.

Don't we prefer Ax's over any two overs to the J as bluff candidates for SB, since we would prefer to block AJ and rather target KJ/QJ?

Jan. 6, 2018 | 11:27 a.m.

Nice video. I enjoy these types too.

One small suggetion Mark. When Pio is on the screen, as the viewer, we generally follow your cursor as we listen to what you're saying, and often it guides us well, but sometimes you talk and just move the cursor randomly and subconsciously, which can be confusing.

I suggest trying to take note of your cursor movements as you speak and to not move the cursor if you're not moving it with intention.

Cheers man. Keep it up!

Jan. 2, 2018 | 4:09 p.m.

Comment | endymion commented on Pokerstars - chests

I suspect it's the same.

Dec. 5, 2017 | 7:32 a.m.

Comment | endymion commented on Pokerstars - chests

Ok, thanks.

Nov. 28, 2017 | 8:35 a.m.

Thanks. I figured a limping strategy is meant to be really strong. So if the rake is low, there seems to be an argument for both limping and not limping...

Nov. 27, 2017 | 5:28 p.m.

Post | endymion posted in Chatter: Pokerstars - chests

Hi all,

Would anyone be kind enough to explain to me what my options are with regards to this chest system? Do I have to open the chests to receive starcoins? I only recently clicked start playing for chests or whatever, so before then was I just playing for no rakeback effectively?


Nov. 27, 2017 | 5:21 p.m.

"It'd be much nicer to just have like JT and be able to rage it in somehow..."

The lulz, the lulz... thank you!

Nov. 21, 2017 | 7:35 p.m.

Post | endymion posted in PLO: HU PLO rake considerations!


Can anyone shed some light on when one should consider not playing a limping strategy HU. The games I'm playing are 50/100 and the rake is 8 every hand, that's 8 chips.

Thank you

Nov. 13, 2017 | 4:30 p.m.

Really nice vid. Enjoyed the 2 table HU format a lot and would like to see more. Thanks Phil.

Nov. 7, 2017 | 7:22 a.m.

Hi Teunuss,

I also enjoyed the vid, thank you.

Are you sure you mean to say that QJdd and QTdd are 100% bluffs on this Qh river?

I think not with very reasonable showdown value.

I guess we can have a fair amount of Add hands...


Aug. 18, 2017 | 8:01 a.m.

Thank you very much RIO pros for your great responses. I'm so glad I made my post.
Happy grinding!

Aug. 10, 2017 | 7:48 a.m.

Nice video Phil, I enjoyed the somewhat 'honest' session. Nice to see that you also get mixed up in too many games and are not always playing your A-game haha. :-)

@4:20 bottom right. You say "need to defend half my range, more or less" with your bluff catcher.

I find myself getting hung up on the math here in understanding this, here is where I got to.

Say we assume villain is balanced. Then he needs to have 1/3 bluffs and 2/3 value to make us indifferent from calling or folding? So far so good? I'm not even sure?

So if we take your strategy of defending half your range. We end up with the following:

50% of the time Villain wins pot(p). = 0.5p (the times when we fold)
16.6% (1/3 of 50%) Villain loses -p = -0.16p (when we call and he was bluffing)
34.4% (2/3 of 50%) Villain wins 2p = 2/3p (when we call and he was vbetting)

Sum them and villain is winning 1p in this spot!

I feel like I've botched this horribly, but hopefully someone can shed some light on this and it will serve a purpose.


Aug. 3, 2017 | 7:22 a.m.

Thanks Leszek, great content. Having played professional poker for 10 years now I can say that all of these things have been relevant for me numerous times. You have done a great job at putting it all together and helping players see more clearly what is going on.

July 3, 2017 | 11:16 a.m.

Comment | endymion commented on PIO Quiz: Turn Plays

Great idea on the series Mark. Thank you.

On the 9s5d2s 3s. I wasn't able to understand what you meant with the 86dd and 87dd being x/r in this sim and therefore we bet them on this turn IP as bluffs. I don't see how this could be the reason since there has been a call and therefore the hands in question are not relevant.

I can't understand Pio's play here. Maybe someone could explain it?


June 30, 2017 | 1:49 p.m.

Comment | endymion commented on PIO HH Review: AQs

Nice stuff John

June 23, 2017 | 5:23 p.m.

Comment | endymion commented on PLO hi-lo 4 card

Ye I am playing PLO mainly, it's just there are sometimes some good PLO 8 games too!

April 17, 2017 | 11:27 a.m.

Comment | endymion commented on PLO hi-lo 4 card

Thanks ye I did search, only fuond like three videos on PLO8, 4 cards. :(

April 11, 2017 | 9:30 a.m.

Post | endymion posted in Chatter: PLO hi-lo 4 card

Hi everyone,

Where can I look for some good 4 card PLO learning material!


April 9, 2017 | 2:34 p.m.

April 5, 2017 | 5:23 p.m.

Hi everyone,

I'm looking to join a study group to keep me motivated and inspire me to work more.

Hope to hear from someone.


April 5, 2017 | 5:07 p.m.

Which city are you living in?

Surely you can find stuff to do during the week too! Joining clubs etc...

Dec. 28, 2016 | 1:02 p.m.

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