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Hi, will heads up be available in the near future on RIO?

Feb. 24, 2019 | 7:35 p.m.

Kalupso Right... I see what you mean. A +bb/100 is just unsustainable in that context. With the lack of alternatives this is a bit depressing.

Oct. 28, 2018 | 7:10 p.m.

Wise words, thanks. This has been my general thinking. Validating to hear it from someone else. Hard to know what to do. Tricky to get around this problem as the casino is the only one around so has complete monopoly. Private games are hard to find in my city also, and in my experience the hosts mimick the rake structure regardless, so you just end up playing in a 10% 4bb cap game in a dingy basement with all the other complications that come with those games.

Oct. 28, 2018 | 8:04 a.m.

Hi, thanks for the comment. Not too sure what you’re saying. I assume you mean having a good bankroll is important, but that’s true of any context. My question is more whether there is an adjustment that can be made when rake is taken preflop, in terms of strategy.

Oct. 28, 2018 | 6:46 a.m.


My local casino has extremely high rake (10% $15 cap at any stake - including $1/$3). My strategy when playing there has generally been to play tighter, size up pre and 3bet wider pre to avoid seeing flops. Then, I just discovered (I don't know how I hadn't noticed this) that they actually rake the preflop action as well. It just feels hopeless now. Does anyone have any advice on how to adjust my strategy given that it's not a 'no flop no drop' context?

Oct. 26, 2018 | 10:18 p.m.

Really helpful insights. Thank you.

June 3, 2018 | 12:29 a.m.

Comment | sam4de commented on Managing Yourself

"...enjoy the freedom to not forget certain things." Nice. Thanks for this video. Good reminder about anchoring. I couldn't for the life of me think of the answer for Q1, and the moment you asked Q4 it became so evident. Fascinating.

March 4, 2018 | 7:52 a.m.

Thanks heaps for this, James. I was thinking as I was watching that you might enjoy the work of a fellow Australian, Russ Harris, who teaches ACT (acceptance commitment therapy)--interesting, practical stuff which connects quite well to some of the themes in this video.

Feb. 28, 2018 | 8:05 p.m.

Thanks, Phil. Personally I like the current thoughts on older footage--adds an extra layer of distance with the play that allows for critical observation and analysis.

Feb. 27, 2018 | 6:09 a.m.

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