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Richard Gryko takes a crack at commenting in real time as he meanders his way through the $500 PLO pool on Party Poker and occasionally boots up the solver to check the difficult or confusing hands.

April 1, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Richard Gryko comments in real time during a session at the $500 zoom games and returns to some of the difficult hands afterward with the solver for deeper analysis.

March 9, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Richard Gryko aka raconteur battles it out against LuckyGump, Fedor, and some other solid opponents in this 9th and final installment of the series.

March 4, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Richard Gryko aka raconteur kicks off the session by getting all the money in the middle on all the tables and utilizes monker to determine if he made a misstep.

Feb. 24, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Richard Gryko aka raconteur continues his $10/$20 PLO session against a relatively tough pool and touches on the difference in play between a human and a solver while reviewing the hands in postmortem fashion.

Feb. 17, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Richard Gryko posted in PLO: More $10/$20 PLO Zooming:

Richard Gryko aka raconteur continues his battle at the $10/$20 PLO tables with interesting discussion on SB play, the benefits of running it once in certain situations, and maintaining a solid pre flop game as the basis of a solid approach.

Jan. 29, 2020 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Richard Gryko posted in PLO: Most Underrated Card in Poker

As the title implies, Richard Gryko aka raconteur discusses the most underrated card in poker utilizing solver outputs to examine the impact of this card on our betting lines.

Jan. 8, 2020 | 5 p.m.

Richard Gryko aka raconteur continues with a swingy stack at the final table battling some long-time PLO crushers in his quest for $170k with this installment finally featuring an elimination.

Dec. 30, 2019 | 5 p.m.

Richard Gryko aka raconteur picks up where he left off a couple months back with just 6 players remaining in this his stakes SCOOP event this time finding himself second in chips and looking to take on formidable opponents in Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz and long-time PLO grinder LuckyGump.

Dec. 11, 2019 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Richard Gryko posted in PLO: $10/$20 PLO Zooming

Richard Gryko continues his analysis of the $10/$20 zoom PLO games which only seem to run a few times a year. The focus remains maintaining balance in this pool filled with capable players.

Nov. 11, 2019 | 5 p.m.

Richard Gryko aka raconteur manages to grab a session at $10/$20 Zoom PLO which only runs a few times a year nowadays and battles with a handful of unknowns.

Oct. 30, 2019 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Richard Gryko posted in PLO: Deconstructing a Hand (Part 2)

We find ourselves holding AAQQ on a K99 board and Richard Gryko aka raconteur digs in with Monker to sort out the best course of action for this difficult spot.

Sept. 16, 2019 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Richard Gryko posted in PLO: Deconstructing A Hand (Part 1)

Richard Gryko aka raconteur utilizes MonkerSolver to break down one individual hand in an effort to explore all possible lines and how he goes about studying a hand after the fact.

Aug. 21, 2019 | 5 p.m.

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

Richard Gryko aka raconteur continues his departure from the theory side and into the live action in the $500 zoom streets though he can't resist turning to Monker to check some of the more difficult hands.

Aug. 7, 2019 | 5 p.m.

Richard Gryko aka raconteur dives into a review of a high stakes PLO tournament from the recent PowerFest series on Party Poker. The discussion focused on 7 pivotal hands from the tournament and utilizes the solver to determine the best course of action.

July 31, 2019 | 5 p.m.

Richard Gryko aka Raconteur kicks off a new series with action at the $500 zoom tables. The first hand inspires a deep look at the nuance of 3B and 4B ranges and the theory behind these tough decisions.

July 10, 2019 | 5 p.m.

Richard Gryko takes a crack at monotone boards as the preflop 3bettor utilizing Monker to help guide his approach on various boards. He prefaces the video some rules for studying with the most important being to always try to prove yourself wrong and test your conclusions.

June 10, 2019 | 5 p.m.

Richard Gryko aka raconteur discusses how to get started with MonkerSolver in this video sharing the fundamentals of handling the software and useful tips and tricks to avoid common pitfalls.

May 27, 2019 | 5 p.m.

Richard Gryko aka raconteur continues with his breakdown of this star studded final table featuring LuckyGump and Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz. The action starts with Richard holding a middling stack and a keen awareness of ICM implications of his difficult decisions.

May 22, 2019 | 5 p.m.

Richard Gryko explores the question "Why lead at all?" and falls back on solver suggestions, nomenclature of the terms themselves, and empirical evidence to reach his conclusions.

May 8, 2019 | 5 p.m.

Richard Gryko aka raconteur is sitting on a squarely middling stack with six players remaining and he discusses everything from ICM and PLO MTT considerations to range vs range analysis.

April 29, 2019 | 5 p.m.

We find ourselves at the final table where Richard Gryko aka raconteur is looking to climb the ladder from 6th place of $30k, to a first place of $170k against a difficult final table including Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz and LuckyGump.

April 15, 2019 | 5 p.m.

Richard Gryko aka raconteur fires up three tables of $500 zoom moving through the footage to the difficult hands before using Monker to explore the solvers recommendations.

March 29, 2019 | 5 p.m.

Richard Gryko aka raconteur grabs a question from the forums in digs into the theory about how to play 3 bet pots on those tricky low boards when out of position.

March 20, 2019 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Richard Gryko posted in MTT, PLO: Winning a Scoop (part 3)

Richard Gryko aka raconteur finds himself holding the chip lead at his table which is chalk full of regulars including Fedor 'CrownUpGuy' Holz, LuckyGump, and Run It Once's own xPastorcitox.

Feb. 27, 2019 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Richard Gryko posted in PLO: Forum Q & A (Part 2)

Richard Gryko aka Raconteur takes a look at a concept that was explored by Run It Once coach Durian a number of years ago with regard to play on the button and in the blinds with a focus on how the games have changed since this video was released. He incorporates the solver approach as well as factors like increased rake environments and a general increase in skill level across the board.

Feb. 6, 2019 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Richard Gryko posted in MTT, PLO: Winning a SCOOP (part 2)

Richard Gryko aka raconteur soldiers on in his SCOOP breakdown touching on a number of key topics including differences in tournament PLO vs cash PLO, solver outputs vs real life play, and perhaps finds himself a bit too critical of his past self.

Jan. 18, 2019 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Richard Gryko posted in PLO: Facing River Aggression

Richard Gryko aka raconteur turns on the filter for facing river aggression in this installment and rips through a bunch of hands. The discussion touches on a number of interesting concepts including the strength of a flush when holding two higher cards vs a higher card with a low kicker.

Jan. 7, 2019 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Richard Gryko posted in MTT, PLO: Winning a SCOOP (part 1)

Richard Gryko picks up the action with 5 or 6 tables remaining deep in a $2k PLO SCOOP event and discusses leading ranges and tournament specific considerations as he reviews hands in the replayer.

Dec. 26, 2018 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Richard Gryko posted in MTT, PLO: High Stakes WCOOP/Powerfest MTT Hands

Richard Gryko reviews a selection of hands from high stakes PLO tournaments that occurred in the last few months. He plugs them into solver tools to analyze bet sizes and optimal lines where he finds that the approach recommend by the solver isn’t one that the population seems to take.

Nov. 28, 2018 | 5 p.m.

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