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Richard Gryko aka raconteur goes over an interesting $10/$20 session that he played on GG and decides to turn it into a mini series. He mixes up the replay footage with dives into Monker and Vision to make for an effective study session.

Sept. 20, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Richard Gryko aka raconteur launches a new lab series investigating when it makes sense to use multiple turn bet sizes after the flop has checked through. In this first installment the in position player acts as the PFR and the focus lies on the OOP turn probe opportunity.

Sept. 6, 2021 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Richard Gryko posted in PLO: $500PLO: 6 Tables of GG Action

Richard Gryko aka raconteur loads up 6 tables on GG and battles it out against a handful of regs occasionally turning to the solver to check his thoughts.

Aug. 30, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Richard Gryko seeks to put the nails in his opponents coffin in this final installment that sees him holding the chip lead and looking to maintain that to the end.

Aug. 23, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Richard Gryko aka raconteur holds the chip lead with just 4 players remaining and looks to maintain the pressure on his opponents fighting to ladder up.

Aug. 9, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Richard Gryko aka raconteur is back with part 3 of his $500 Zoom series and uses both Vision and MonkerSolver to take a deeper look at interesting hands.

Aug. 3, 2021 | 5 p.m.

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.

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.

An extremely hard to play and potentially costly spot. The pot is large and both players have strong ranges. If we don't understand how to approach these situations we can make a lot of big mistakes. Join Richard as he breaks down ranges and frequencies in these scenarios. In addition, he introduces the frequency sheet for this spot. Make sure to check it out!

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.

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.

Double barreling can be tricky and it’s perhaps one of the more misplayed spots by the general population. It's really easy to bet too infrequently and way too merged. Learn how to properly polarize in the first part which is all about bricks, top pair pairing, and straightening turns!

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

ProVideo | Richard Gryko posted in : Equity Retention

When reaching the turn after a high frequency C-Betting spot as the OOP PFR we get to the turn with a lot of medium strength hands. If you're not paying attention this can result in check folding too many of those hands thinking they are not strong enough to continue for a pot sized bet. To tackle this problem, Richard introduces the concept of the equity retention bet on the turn which is an extremely important concept in PLO that can be applied to many more situations.

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

In the second installment Cory goes over the spots that he wasn't able to cover in the last video.

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

In the second part, the focus is on flushing turns and paired flops with a couple of different runouts. Master your double barreling with this video!

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

Now that we have discussed double barreling, it is also important to know how to correctly play versus the double barrel. Join Cory as he discusses not only the bottom of our calling range, but also the bottom of our check raise value range (We can go thinner than you might think). Check raise bluffing is of course also covered in detail.

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.

Cory introduces the situation of being OOP as the PFR. He compares a couple situations where this spot is most prevalent and explains how much we C-Bet on certain boards in certain situations and why.

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 : Delay C-Betting The Turn

With our flop strategy dialed in, it's time to talk about delay C-Betting. Given that we bet a polar range on the flop we should have plenty of hands that want to put in a turn bet. Cory does a detailed analysis of several turns to find overlapping concepts.

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.

To finish up this module Richard compares 2 seemingly different situations and explains where there are similarities and how they differ. Learning about these differences can help us play both situations more accurately. For example, learning why a hand is a check call OOP vs the PFR, whereas it is a check raise OOP as the PFR.

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

The highest frequency C-Betting boards unsurprisingly are A-high boards. But we can rarely get away with betting everything. What type of hands C-Bet and which ones do we check?

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.

Whoever told you that size matters is wrong. Small pots are just as important (if not more important!) than larger pots. They are extremely frequent and prime spots to exploit weaker players who can have overly weak ranges on the river. Do not gloss over them just because they are small! In this video the topic is all about checked down pots. Learn just how thin you can go for value when ranges are weak. You are almost definitely missing some of these valuebets in game.

March 21, 2021 | 5 p.m.

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