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Richard Gryko aka raconteur sits 2nd in chips though the stacks have evened out quite a bit and picks up the action touching on some of the reads established in previous parts before moving through hands and recapping the heavy strategy involved in late-stage PLO tournaments.

July 9, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Richard Gryko aka raconteur has managed to sustain his promising position as second in chips at the $5,000 WCOOP PLO final table. He picks up the action where ICM becomes an increasingly dominant factor for the analysis of most hands as two players sit on quite short stacks.

July 5, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Richard Gryko aka raconteur continues an examination of a session at $500 zoom finding himself in a number of tricky spots against tough regulars and occasionally turns to Vision to sort out the best course of action.

June 28, 2021 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Richard Gryko posted in PLO: Proper HUD Use

Believing that HUD's are one of the most misunderstood aspects of online poker, Richard Gryko attempts to shed some light on how to use these powerful tools effectively without getting bogged down in a "too much information" scenario.

June 9, 2021 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Richard Gryko posted in PLO: $500 Zoom PLO: Reg Battling

Richard Gryko aka raconteur battles it out in the $500 Zoom streets against some solid regulars looking to squeeze out a bit of EV where he can.

May 14, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Richard Gryko aka raconteur finds himself second in chips with just five players remaining and working off reads established in the previous two videos that make for some tough decisions only possible in a PLO MTT.

May 3, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Another entry into the value threshold series. This time it's all about the river after we C-Bet the flop but check back the turn.

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

The 2nd part of C-Betting paired boards. In this video Cory looks at the rest of our range. How do we C-Bet draws and our airballs? These can be especially tricky given the sheer amount of them that we have in our range. We have to be careful to select the right ones to C-Bet and to not get our frequencies out of line.

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

In the first part of the triple barreling section Cory discusses a variety of different runouts and how our triple barreling strategy shifts on each of them: brick runout, straight runout, top pairing runout, bottom pairing runout and the flushing runout.

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Cory explores the implications that an overall C-Bet % has on our strategy and why it can be extremely valuable to understand C-Bet % trends. He also introduces one of our downloadables: the board frequency overviews. These downloadables in addition to the info in this video are certain to be extremely valuable in your PLO career.

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Facing large bets on the river can be quite tricky. We have a lot of hands that seem like decent bluff catchers but it's hard to select the right ones. In this video Richard looks at a couple fundamental concepts that we have to consider when we think about bluff catching certain combos.

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Richard Gryko posted in : Leading the Turn Part 1

Leading the turn is a frequently overlooked option by many players. It is actually a pretty important part of our strategy on some runouts. This video teaches you how to recognize the runouts where we do have a turn leading range.

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

The final entry of the value threshold series. Learn how wide you can go for value after you check back the flop and then delay C-Bet the turn.

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Richard Gryko posted in : Facing IP Flop Aggression

Now that we know the objectives the IP player has when C-Betting, how do we effectively counter their strategy when we are OOP? What are our objectives and how do we achieve them? Richard introduces the concept of Forcing and Absorbing hands. Keeping these ideas in mind should prove to be extremely valuable the next time you're playing a session.

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

C-Betting strategy shifts significantly on lockdown boards compared to dynamic boards. In which ways though?

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Monotone flops can be quite tricky to play. Despite them not being extremely frequent spots, it can still be valuable to understand them a little better. In this video Cory attempts to do just that by breaking down some C-Betting ranges on monotone flops.

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Cory dives deep into C-Betting ranges on a highly dynamic flop. What components do we look for when C-Betting? Why do certain hands C-Bet and others don't? All of this and more in this video.

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Richard Gryko posted in : Theory In Practice Part 2

In the second part, we start by analyzing a tricky bluff-catching situation facing large bets from an aggressive opponent on a paired board. What type of hands do we bluffcatch with? Next, we look at a turn probing situation with a board pairing turn. And finally, we look at another turn probing situation where we turn a straight on a flushing turn. Can we bet 2 streets for value or do we check hoping to get some thinner value on the river?

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

We all know that playing IP and OOP is fundamentally different, but in which ways exactly? In this video Richard explains how changes in your position alter your river strategy. Fun toy-game examples like switching around the ranges in certain spots or making the BB and BTN have identical ranges make this an extremely useful and informative video.

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

BTN vs BB is not the only situation where we are IP as the PFR. What about when we are UTG? What if we or our opponent is shortstacked? There are many different variants of the IP as PFR situation. In this video Richard explains how and why strategies shift when the situation changes. Exploitative adjustments are also discussed. For example what if we have an opponent that never leads the flop?

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Richard Gryko posted in : Theory In Practice Part 3

In the final part of the theory in practice videos, we start by looking at an IP as the PFR situation. We C-bet the flop and have to decide on the turn if we want to double barrel. We then need to figure out how much we’re willing to call with a weak bluff catcher after checking back the turn. Next, one of the trickiest spots in PLO, blind vs blind as the SB with a pair and a wrap, but the catch is that we have a non nut wrap. To finish things off, another blind vs blind spot as the SB where this time we find ourselves in a high frequency flop C-Bet situation. We end up having to navigate the turn with a medium strength hand.

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Richard Gryko posted in : Theory In Practice Part 1

In the theory in practice segment, Cory and Richard join forces to analyze some real life hand history examples. In these examples we show you how concepts discussed in the theory videos apply in practice. In the first video we look at defending vs a turn probe on a board that is quite bad for the IP player. Next, an OOP as the PFR situation is analyzed. And finally, we look at a situation where we defend the big blind facing a raise from a tighter opponent and we see a flop with a reasonable leading frequency.

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Richard Gryko posted in : Defending vs Probes

Step one of successfully defending vs a probe is having a good flop check back range. Having established a sound checking back strategy in the flop module, it's time for the next step. In general, finding your defending thresholds is pretty straight forward, but there exists a tricky component: finding the raises. Did you know that you can actually raise merged in some instances to generate thin value?

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Richard Gryko posted in : Understanding Bet Sizings

Small, medium or large? How big do we bet? Why does the solver sometimes go small but other times refrain from doing so. Knowing the answers to these questions is the first step to playing a proper river strategy. Join Richard as he walks you through the answers to all these questions and more. A must see video before venturing out into the rest of the river module.

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Paired boards are one of the most difficult boards to C-Bet correctly. In the first part Cory explores C-Betting strategies with the hand classes of trips and overpairs.

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Richard Gryko posted in : Leading the Turn Part 2

Now that we know which runouts have leads, what type of hands do we want to lead with?

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

To help understand why certain combos take the actions that they take, we have to learn the full context of the situation. What exactly does it mean to be IP as the PFR? What are the benefits and downsides of C-Betting and checking back? Understanding these fundamental concepts will help you evaluate the value of certain lines with specific combos.

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

In the final installment of the probing series, Richard goes over flushing and board pairing textures. He analyzes bet sizing choices and looks into selected strategies with individual combos.

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Now Richard takes a look at straightening turns. Learn why splitting your range can be extremely valuable on some straightening textures and understand how to perform these splits.

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Looking at a paired board we find some interesting stuff happening. Some boards we never check raise, others we check raise a healthy amount. Why? What do our check raising ranges look like when we do check raise a decent amount? Chances are you're not finding enough bluffs when you have an extremely overpair heavy range.

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

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