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Bryan S

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Effective stacks 5000, There's a mandatory straddle.

The loose recreation player - on the Button raises to 60, I have AdKsJsQh in the BB, I 3 bet pot, he calls.

(500) Flop As 9d 2c I bet 250, he calls.

(1000) Turn 8s. I reach for chips and I'm taking some time, I was about to put out 600, but then I decide to check. The button then says you were about to bet 600, I'll bet 600. I check my hole cards again, and I realize now I have a nut flush draw with a gut shot, also I have a lot of cards that can give me 2 pair.

I take about 2 minutes, and then I decide to pot it.

May 11, 2024 | 5:36 a.m.

Great series. 1000 out of 10!

May 10, 2024 | 9:11 p.m.

5 5 with a 10 dollar rock, and 20 dollar straddle. 2.6k effective stacks, Hi Jack (TAG Regular Pro), raises to 90, CO (very loose recreational player 675 Stack) calls, I'm on button with about 3K I have AdAc6d2h, and I pot to 420, J calls, the short stack shoves for about 670 and we both call.

(2K) Flop is 9d Ts 3h

Hi jack checks. I think for a minute and check.

Turn is Jack d. Hijack quickly shoves all in.

I fold. River is a Jack.

Then HJ shows KQJ5 DS, and the short stack had flopped 3 pair.

Did I miss a bet there? I felt like it was a close spot. However, after I played the hand I felt like maybe this HJ would have shoved his stronger draws and hands on the flop after seeing how fast he shoved the turn.

April 17, 2024 | 2:28 p.m.

Thanks for the update!

March 9, 2024 | 12:09 a.m.

6:11 89hh, Are you bluffing a GTO frequency or underbluffing here possibly?

March 8, 2024 | 11:38 p.m.

I'm looking at a laptop for 128GB memory, it's running bout 5k USD.

the 64 GB I can find for about 2k usd.

Are these even enough to run a lot of sims on ?

Or maybe I should go with a desktop?


Feb. 27, 2024 | 1:56 a.m.

Are these games beatable after the rake? How much does the win rate need to be to make a profit or break even?

Feb. 12, 2024 | 5:22 a.m.

Learning from the best - Loved the video! The content was presented really well and professionally. I also liked the format a lot, combining GTO Wizard with the tournament review, looking at all the hands.

Jan. 16, 2024 | 11:43 p.m.

Comment | Bryan S commented on Monaco Hands and Focus

Hi Jason thanks for the video.

Do you have any tips for getting focused consistently before playing, is it possible you could share some of your routine before you play. I found that I don't like to play for about 3 hours or more after i wake up to get in a good routine and be zoned in and get in some cardio and meditation, also some gym time if possible and do some inner work / such as a gratitude practice and visualization. I have a shorter routine I can implement if I need to. Do you ever just go and play without preparing after you wake up, or are any of the best players doing that that you're aware of?

For those of us who would like to stay as focused as possible, knowing the basics not to check my phone and to pay attention as much as I can, how to stay focused during the sessions consistently when you're finding it a challenge to be focused at the tables?

Dec. 30, 2023 | 9:54 a.m.

Nice work!
I had a couple of questions:

a. About betting at least 1/2 the pot on the river against a perceived stronger opponent at the table, did i understand that correctly? Was the advice not to make small river bets OOP?

b. When someone checks their hole cards on the river or turn when a flush comes in, what does that usually mean?


Dec. 29, 2023 | 12:14 p.m.

Run it once is seems to be getting great again here :) I mean better than ever!

Dec. 28, 2023 | 6 p.m.

Can we see a hi stakes with live commentary during play? Thanks for the video.

April 20, 2023 | 2:46 p.m.

Nice to see hi stakes PLO!

April 20, 2023 | 9:54 a.m.

HI there!
I have been working with some PLO soft wares but I haven't worked directly on Monker Solver yet. I have purchased the software, so can anyone recommend me how to get started what's a great short video or series? On Runitonce (I have elite membership) or any where is fine.

Ideally I could learn the basics in about an hour or 2 is that possible? I'm using this for PLO Cash games.


April 19, 2023 | 6:25 a.m.

Hi guys, I'm a PLO cash player Live 1K and NL 1k. Online I play 200 and 500 buy-in. I am looking for an accountability partner for studying, pregame, and tilt, or a high caliber group for mental game. I've completed and studied the A game Masterclass. I'll also be in Vegas over the summer during the WSOP for 2 months! Thanks 🙂

March 31, 2023 | 11:23 p.m.

Post | Bryan S posted in NLHE: Best current NLH Software?


A. Suggestions for the most user friendly software, or otherwise best SW for practicing my preflop game (RFI, 3 bet, 4 bet spots). Is Snowie the best ?

B. Also, post flop spots? I'm aware about Monkersolver and PIO. Is there anything like Vision SW available for NLH?

C. And additionally, what about for NL tourneys would the same apply?

March 13, 2023 | 6:30 a.m.

Sounds good. I sent a PM.

June 26, 2020 | 8:29 a.m.

Hey Kevin - Thanks for the high stakes 6 max. it's cool also how you comment and pay attention to all of the hands going on with the other players. Well done.

May 25, 2020 | 12:26 p.m.

I sent a PM.

May 24, 2020 | 9:08 p.m.

Post | Bryan S posted in NLHE: Pio Solver group chinese app

Hey is anyone in a group or wants to be in a group for studying PIO? I play usually on the Chinese apps mid to high stakes. I guess as long as you can play mid stakes or higher it's OK if you are wanting to learn and improve.

I'm trying to get inspired to study more.

PM me if you have some interest.


May 21, 2020 | 11:47 p.m.

Hey what's up guys.

I play 5 10 NL plus or higher I'm looking for weekly call or something similar to help me stay accountable with staying on track with goals.

Has anyone else tried it?

In addition I work with some coaches but also look for some players who's motivated and committed to excellence.

PM me if you like my idea...


May 21, 2020 | 11:39 p.m.

Comment | Bryan S commented on $5/$10 Live HUNL

HI Kevin -

17:36 – 8s 5s on the river. Do you like a shove here by the villain in the hand. As played, are you folding to a river all in?

28:16 - 10s7s - Preflop you said that sometimes you 4 bet this hand. Can explain why you like this hand to 4bet, and what situations that you usually want to 4 bet it.


April 19, 2019 | 7:49 a.m.

Great video - 33:28 – What hands might you recommend for OOP (10c Jc) to lead out on the river for value and bluffs, and for how much?

March 17, 2019 | 11:06 a.m.

Comment | Bryan S commented on Monotone Boards

Nice Video: At 16:18 I'm trying to understand the calculation. .03 x 2000 = 60, so 6/10 of a BB because the game is 50 100.

After that, I understood you to say that it's 60 BB / 100 or 16 bb / 100? I think you said 60BB per 100. I'm having trouble understanding how this affects win rate that much with a small % adjustment. Thanks

Jan. 25, 2019 | 10:54 a.m.

Maybe Human didn't see the hand where Flying Smile checked back T 9 because he was playing too many tables? Based on that hand I would be turbo folding the King 9 on the turn vs. flying smile. I don't think that he's ever bluffing in that spot, at least not the way he was playing on that day.

It really seems like this game plays super tight. Very cool to see some of the hands that were folded, like 4h 5h preflop to a small 3 bet. I get value just watching how these games are playing and then with your analysis and watching your play Kevin, I like this series quite a bit.

Dec. 31, 2018 | 2:40 p.m.

Is it possible you we can download the excel spreadsheet? Thanks

Nov. 14, 2018 | 10:04 a.m.

Hi thanks for the video.

About Pokerstars, are people using GTO software on there? I wasn't completely understanding what you were saying about the games on Stars. Do you consider that it's a fair playing environment but the games are very hard with high rake?

About PIO, How long does it take to run 25 different flops for a spot such as BB vs Button on the flop for a PIO novice. I think you said you got those flops from the PIO website. Do you have link where that video is at?


Nov. 14, 2018 | 10:01 a.m.

Hey Paul Nice series. do you know the air date for this event? Can I access it on the Poker Go? Thanks

Oct. 15, 2018 | 5:27 a.m.

Hi guys thanks for the thread. Few questions for Jason or Brian -

A. About playing full time on the poker tour, do you have an idea of how many people actually play it full time over the past year? What about the past 5 or 10 years.

B. Can you share how hard it is to have an annual profit playing in the big buy in events, and also, how the variance is. For example, if you played for 10 years on the live tournament circuit, how many of those years would be profitable or unprofitable. How many events do you usually play, etc.

C. Hopefully I'm not getting too off topic but you had chatted a little bit about not making big mistakes in the tournaments from the video. Does the Hyper aggro style of play work very well these days at all?

D. Who are you're favorite poker players on the Poker tour 2018? Most fun to watch or the best overall players.


Sept. 12, 2018 | 5:54 a.m.

Nice Format! It seemed like you were really getting zoned in the longer you were playing. Thanks for the bonus time on the footage.

May 26, 2018 | 11:43 a.m.

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