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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Taking feedback from the members, Richard Gryko aka raconteur returns with a format featuring a review of his live play session where he can't seem to stop getting c/r on the river. Part 2 will feature a Monker Solver analysis of all the tough spots from this session.
Oct. 24, 2018 | 5 p.m.
Have you ever explored difficult spots for many hours just to be left with a feeling of ambiguity when inquiring what you've learned? Richard Gryko aka raconteur presents his way to assure that you take more concrete knowledge away from the next study session while handing you expert insights into check-raising strategies BB vs BTN on paired boards in SRP.
Oct. 4, 2018 | 5 p.m.
Richard Gryko cracks on with the footage from the $25k PLO final table and expands on the nuance of tournament PLO, the impact of open sizes that are generally taken as a given in cash games, and exploiting your opponents that are deviating immensely from the standard.
Sept. 12, 2018 | 5 p.m.
Richard Gryko aka raconteur takes a look at the $25k PLO final table sporting a wide variety of players including Ben Yu, Scotty Nguyen, Shaun Deeb, and Run it Once's own Jason Koon. Aside from an analysis of the hands, Richard offers his thoughts on PLO tournaments in general, ICM and managing SPR at these late stages of a high buy-in tournament.
Aug. 10, 2018 | 5 p.m.
Richard Gryko aka raconteur discusses the nuance of using a solver, the type of information that can be gleaned from running simulations and the need to establish a game plan as opposed to just running a sim and seeing what you get. This video is a must for those just getting started with solvers, especially monker solver.
July 31, 2018 | 5 p.m.
Richard Gryko aka raconteur collected your questions in the PLO Forums and has prepared a theoretical breakdown backed up with MonkerSolver for these three:
1) The use of blockers on flush run-outs (Kirill Shaman)
2) When should we deviate from MDF in range-challenging run-outs? (Girth21)
3) Differences between IP and OOP betting strategy (spassewr)
June 6, 2018 | 5 p.m.
Richard Gryko aka raconteur fast forwards to the last part of the footage discussing the vastly unexplored field of ICM in PLO. Amongst general ICM considerations, he explains how adding open limping to your arsenal can increase your $EV and presents a sheet to approximate all-in decisions.