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Steve's rules of thumb are on full display and he seeks to test whether he's right or wrong and potentially needs to readjust his compass when it comes to barreling turns after having check-raised the flop.

Nov. 6, 2022 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Steve Paul posted in NLHE: Warm Up Routine: Playing the Turn

Steve Paul continues his study routine series looking at some specific turn spots and creates a warm up drill that he finds useful prior to the start of a session.

Oct. 23, 2022 | 5 p.m.

Steve Paul took a deep dive on RIO member IAmNeo’s journal and found himself impressed by the results and seeks to recreate some of his study efforts in the hopes of replicating his success!

Oct. 5, 2022 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Steve Paul posted in NLHE: Drilling Defense in Heads Up

Steve Paul dives into a heads-up study session that is particularly valuable for all 6-max players looking to get more comfortable at starting tables. Today's video is all about defending the BB. Steve starts with the preflop range before drilling our defense thresholds when facing c-bets.

Sept. 15, 2022 | 5 p.m.

Steve Paul departs from the theory and offers a practical review of fellow RIO member Emsterdad who is seeking to go from his current micro/low stakes up to the $100 or $200 NL level which Steve believes to be quite achievable based on the play in the footage.

Aug. 18, 2022 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Steve Paul posted in NLHE: Spots That People Don't Study

Steve Paul attempts to have a look at spots that often go understudied by the general population (including himself!) and seeks to gain insight that will give you a leg up on your competition if mastered.

July 24, 2022 | 5 p.m.

Steve Paul concludes his mini-series with the final installment running through real hands to illustrate some of the theory established in the previous couple of videos.

June 30, 2022 | 5 p.m.

Steve Paul dives a step deeper into examining early position c-betting strategies against the big blind by limiting our flop bet-sizing to pot only.

May 30, 2022 | 5 p.m.

Steve Paul takes a step back from his detailed heuristic videos with one where he explores a node that he is unfamiliar with and seeks to build a strategy from the ground up.

May 2, 2022 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Steve Paul posted in NLHE: A Deeper Look at my $500NL Shot

Steve Paul breaks down his recent shot at $500NL that saw some ups and downs and seeks to establish where he went wrong in the latter half of the hand sample.

April 4, 2022 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Steve Paul posted in NLHE: Testing My BB Defense Heuristics

Steve Paul continues his series focused on testing his heuristics. Steve inspects his BB defense strategy versus small bets on the flop in this edition.

March 6, 2022 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Steve Paul posted in NLHE: Testing My Heuristics in 3-Bet Pots

Steve Paul runs through his heuristics in 3-bet pots. Then he jumps into the solver to put them to the test. Steve concludes his study session by running a fun hand from a recent session where he shot took 500NL.

Feb. 14, 2022 | 5 p.m.

Steve Paul received a message from a user that has progressed from $2NL to $25NL and breaks down the session discussing our hero's results along with his play and areas of his game that he's mastered and allowed him to climb stakes.

Jan. 20, 2022 | 5 p.m.

Steve Paul utilizes GTO Wizard and PIO solver to examine the very common situation of playing a 3Bet pot from the blinds and touches on the theory behind this scenario.

Dec. 29, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Steve Paul concludes his three part review of RIO member RunItTw1ce in this mix of $200 and $50 games having firmly established some reads in the previous installments and looking to capitalize on these.

Dec. 8, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Steve Paul continues his leakfinder series with fellow Run It Once member RunItTw1ce reviewing four tables of Zone action on Ignition. Part two features a juicy selection of tough decisions in big pots which sees Paul confirming his intuiton with the solver.

Nov. 15, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Steve Paul digs into some footage submitted by RIO member RunItTw1ce who finds himself on a 20BI downswings and seeks to help him dig his way out.

Oct. 14, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Steve Paul follows up with the second installment of mastering turn play in 3-bet pots where the SB acted as the preflop aggressor. This time we switch positions and try to find out how to select our double barrell hands after getting called on the flop.

Sept. 20, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Steve Paul filters his database for a specific spot that has been giving him trouble and takes a deep dive on each hand to see exactly what is going wrong.

Aug. 30, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Steve Paul starts off in the SB and 3B the button open and looks to become an expert at this situation utilizing solver outputs and general theories to make the best decisions.

July 31, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Steve Paul concludes his series on how to defend the BB in single raised pots against the BTN aggressor first recapping the main heuristics from flop, turn and river play before practicing the situation with full hands vs the PIO2 trainer.

July 18, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Steve Paul is back with another theory based video this time discussing the uncomfortable situation of getting 3-barreled in the BB vs the BTN. After a short breakdown of the most important questions you should ask yourself when finding close river decisions he turns to the solver for an in-depth study approach.

July 4, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Steve Paul continues his examination of Run It Once user RunItTw1ce at both $50 and $100 NL on the anonymous site Ignition having established a few themes in the first part that he expands upon in this installment.

June 28, 2021 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Steve Paul posted in NLHE: Steve Paul Reviews RunItTw1ce

Steve Paul breaks down a HH from a fellow Run it Once member which includes all hands from a session and allows Steve to spot any problematic patterns that may be apparent.

June 9, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Steve Paul continues his leakfinder series of Run It Once member AlbinoLion who recorded a session at $0.25/$0.50 first concluding the footage review before analyzing two interesting hands in depth and summarizing the overall performance.

May 30, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Steve Paul reviews footage of a session from Run It Once member AlbinoLion in the $50NL games that he's very familiar with as these are the games where he's been cutting his teeth recently.

May 20, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Steve Paul continues with the premise of examining hands where he's facing a full range bet however this time the focus is on turn play where he routinely found himself in uncomfortable spots.

May 8, 2021 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Steve Paul posted in NLHE: Playing vs Range Bets - BB vs BTN

Steve Paul explores a topic very relevant in today's micro- and low-stakes meta: playing vs range bets. He presents two BTN vs BB solver scripts across 163 flops to learn how our defense strategy shifts when facing small range bets before concluding the video with a practice session.

April 18, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Steve Paul comments on the last 15 minutes of RollTide's session that saw him misplaying some hands and put into a number of difficult spots in the third and final installment of this review trilogy.

April 1, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Steve Paul continues his review of RIO member and blogger extraordinaire RollTide focusing now on plugging some of the leaks that we've established in part one.

March 18, 2021 | 5 p.m.

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