HodorIsKing We are competitors, but i can honestly say that they're still crushing. I have a lot of respect for Nick, Gabe, Patrick and the company overall. They are very high level professionals and honored people.
Oct. 19, 2022 | 11:27 p.m.
What up guys, hows it going?
It came to my knowledge about this subject here, and i want to explain myself about what happenned and why! I didnt read the post that demons deleted, but it doesnt really matter! I was active in the brazilian community, and now im doing worldwide twitches and getting more in touch with the world's community, but i reeeeally dont follow any threads/forums and not even br community i follow anymore, i just to the streams for the company because i need to! ^^
First of all, i re-watched the moment on my stream of the hand we played cuz i didnt even remember it and i, by any means, wanted to make fun of demondoinks play or anything like that, and i REALLY sorry if it was what it looked like, its of course not very likely to face 6xpot overbets even tho i know its theory allowed/correct, so i was just surprised and just normally reacted to that and of course was like "oh my god wtf is this hahaha" for the show, not that i think is a bad play or its dumb or anything like that because, in fact, it isnt. Second thing: i was really distracted and you can see that in the video, but i dont want to make it sound less bad or anything like that because i can really understand if he was pissed because of that and i appologize if you felt that way.
I said on the same stream and i always say that: I totally respect 100% of the professional poker players and i totally hate the guys that wants to make that an ego competition in this sense, i hate trash talks and on the same stream i told about the bad behavior that i received from bonk and kakitee for example, so im here because I REALLY dont want to be seen as a guy that dont respect other players, i always say that specially 200z+ regs are all of course VERY competent on their jobs and i feel way more empathy like i respect my opponents and admire them way more than just try to minimize their achievments.
So, as you guys said, i dont want to make a drama and i dont think its necessary but i just really wanted to explain myself. As you guys must know people love to ask about other players and i always try to give them my 2 cents and answer what i think about the players but respecting their work, and I even told on that stream that since i dont play 500z for more than a year, that i think demondoink evolved a lot since i used to battle against him.
About the hand in question, I WAS THE ONE making a mistake cuz i wanted to bet 75% and not geometric, and i really dont remember in time but i think if i thought that his play was nonsense was probably because i misread my own action before, im not used to play zoom anymore and zooming+ streaming is really discracting.
Anyways, even tho is probably a small % of his range of course i understand why he played that way ^^ im not battling 5knl vs syrw/davy/gale/makeboifin/triple just using ~exploits~ without thinking i understand deeply theory, guys, lol.
If you guys allows me, i just want to use the thread to explain that fallacy that people say (and i dont participate on forums at all, so i never have the opportunity to answer that), that BRPC or me and saulo are just "MDA towards that teaches exploits". Thats just so nonsense, i dont watch videos here or anywhere but for sure saulo touched a lot of theoreticall points on his RIO videos and he's probably one of the best in this subject here or in the entire world. MDA doesnt exist only to "teach rigid exploits" and the methodology we have teaches theory as much as what mda can shows us from logical behaviors of range vs range interaction. We dont have more than 15 highstakes players playing in non-annonnymous sites just teaching dumb exploits, thats indeed a lack of knowledge about our company and our work, and isnt cool aswell to propagate this fallacy. I can see that the relation we have with Nick and Detox can give this wrong vision from the industry to us, but even tho they advertise way more data and MDA to his methodology than us, they aswell since the begginning of the work, use deep theoreticall concepts to validate his methods, Nick himself is a guy that understands theory better than 99% of the midstakes+ pseudo gto players imo, and thats why he can understand which points people are leaking and why. So, this lack of vision that mda just exists to teach rigid exploits/we just play in annonnymous site (wtf?) can hurt our image, our company, is NOT TRUE, and thats why i just wanted to clearify :)
Thats it, sorry if you got offended demon, congratz on the topic and GL on the HS rise :) GL!
June 25, 2021 | 9:02 p.m.
Hello guys. My partner Saulo already said everything, but for the ones that dont know me, i'm very active in the brazilian community, but not that much in the international one for poker. Never posted much here or on 2+2, but I have a longtime partnership with Saulo and we developed this team together.
In case you want to know me better, i use a lot my IG for that, where i like to share results and thoughts about poker industry, and i did some interviews/podcasts in my career. I did one in english and some in portuguese. But i know you want results and mainly on PokerStars, so, as Saulo said we're transitioning from 500z to 1k and 2k regtables:
Last Results Stars Stakes
Last Results Stars Graphs
And about other medias:
My interview with Nick Howard (In English @ Jun/18)
SuperPoker Podcast Part 1 (Portuguese, Fev/19)
SuperPoker Podcast Part 2 (Portuguese, Fev/19)
BG Cast (Portuguese, Ago/19)
In adition just want to say that this is actually a very good opportunity and we're looking forward to work with very interested people. So, if you want to work a lot and make your poker career work, we will be glad to work with you. We have A LOT of success cases, some awesome histories that we will start to spread with more emphasis from now on, and this is just the begginning of the team, so, if you want to be part of something that will grow a lot, the time is now!
May 26, 2020 | 12:08 a.m.
where this license comes from? which guarantees do you have that this license means something?
March 20, 2020 | 4:18 a.m.
it depends on the site. some sites charge rake from preflop either
Dec. 12, 2019 | 5:48 p.m.
Thats just pretty obvious. Not follow the “gto strat” in some street to make your opponent make bigger mistakes in future ones. Just the pseudo-mimic-gto guys dont understand that
Nov. 8, 2019 | 1:20 p.m.
jm88 i agree with what george plasticelephant said down here \/ about game selection, and obviously i totally disagree with the nit stuff, but not gonna repeat myself. I think game selection is very important although i dont do it LOL and just love to play zoom if i have the opportunity. Overall i would advise what i advise everyone: test stuffs by yourself, give yourself the opportunity to know how you gonna feel in each spot and be patient. poker is not going anywhere so just try the possibilities and give some time to understand the process. thats what i did and what i still do when i face more than one path! all of them have pros and cons imo. zoom is way more comfortable to play but is def not the same EV, so bigger downswings etc.. reg tables are slower, higher EV, lower DS but of course you play less and gotta put more tables etc.. so in general imo is very very personal! :) GL!!
Oct. 3, 2019 | 11:36 p.m.
jm88 ure being totally biased toward nits. i played 27/21+ since NL10 and beated all stakes thru 500. i have 20+ students beating microstakes playing 27/21+, this rake stuff is just an excuse for you to be more nitty and something that u cant prove because is not real. 20/17/6 is not nit, is super nit. and this is not even close to "an optimal vpip/pfr" btw.
idk where the nit fest comes, and i really dont care, im just ashamed for the ones who spread this stuffs for naive begginers. i usually don post on forums but i felt like u really wanted to see other point of view so i decided to post. GL!
Oct. 2, 2019 | 12:18 a.m.
how many guys said the same thing in 2009?
May 6, 2019 | 6:14 p.m.
you're a total joke
Saulo have all of his life in poker basically here on RIO since NL5. Never hide any downswing or anything.
now that all of your shitty arguments makes even less sense (if that is possible cuz you never made any fucking sense) you came with the most looser argument of all :~FAKE GRAPH~
and besides of that you need a fake to trash talk other players
thats how you perceived for everyone. do a favor to yourself and get the fuck out of here you stupid coward hater
Feb. 18, 2019 | 4:21 p.m.
Nov. 30, 2018 | 11:15 p.m.
Well, first of all you have to setup some parameters to say what a “missed boat” should mean. Means that you can’t be a multi millionaire anymore? That you can’t afford a good living in a 1st world country? That you can’t won even one penny at the long run? Well, of course you can’t aim to won billions with poker, or win cristiano ronaldo’s salary, but you still can aim a pretty gold living.
1- poker online will never be dead unless some facts could occur simultaneously:
a) technology have gone so far ONLY IN ONE WAY than “super bots” are not stopabble anymore. (here i mean that “super bots” tech have gone that far and the ways to stop them for some reason, don’t).
b) people do not like to play recreationally anymore
c) rake is even higher
d) laws issues makes more than a half of countries closed markets.
Some importants things i think i should mention:
1- People even at online highstakes are playing not even close to GTO, that “everyone is unexploitable” paranoia is insanse, humans will never be able to do it. And here again we are only considering NLHE and forgetting about other ways of poker like PLO who is a lot more complex to “solve” than NLHE. And of course all of that even counting with the fact that nlhe is somehow possible for a human to masterize it at all, which it isn’t.
2- We can’t forget that online poker is a billionaire industry. There are serious companies putting all their chips on it, companies growing up now and planning to work for several years. Its not like that for a billionaire industry to disappear.
3- Again. It really deppends of parameters of what is easy and what is good money/good lifestyle for you. And more important: what tools do you have to do it. Some people may think its too hard cuz they dont have a safe finnancial spot and are not able to make some the recquired sacrificies to achieve a poker life without it. There are soooo many variables in that! Mental is everything. If you are not happy, feeling lost, anxious about a life that you will soffer with a non-certain source of income than of course is too painful and too stressfull and too hard. If you want that poker would be like a regular 9-5 job you’re losing your time, it will never be. Its different.
Aug. 25, 2018 | 2:25 a.m.
I agree with Dan A , without zoom 4 tabling would be too low even for recs. About that, with the bot thing, do you think zoom/non-zoom have some impact in that? I know you already said that will not have zoom at the beggining, but i really think that zoom prevents more teamplay and bots than regtables.. do you have another point that im missing here?
Btw, another good policy by RIO, i really think it will be a success, anyone who is concerned about poker ecossystem will agree with you. I think the "pro-community" should stop being so sellfish in the short-term (cuz obviously your decisions are better for poker players in general at the long term, they being regs or recs). The most importante thing in the world is not you having the volume you want with all the comfort you want at only one site.
Aug. 2, 2018 | 4:55 p.m.
It's a good mindset to have in some manner, to not be surprised if a breakeven stretch or a downswing comes, of course, but just be sure that you're not like "anxiously expecting" for it to come like if you "don't desurve" those 10bb and thought times are inevitable, you know? I think those are two different ways to deal with it. I mean, imho you should enjoy a lot this moment, be proud as fuck of your graph (cuz its really awesome), be ready IF tought times come, but dont deal with it like if you're Always waiting for it to come, cuz you dont even know if it will come. It really feels to me that you're Always in the defense like "i dont know how reliable 45k hand sample per position is". IMO? is a lot. almost 300k hands at 10bb is A LOT. And about pools diferences, of course 200nl is tougher but imo is not that much, of course there's better regs and the reg/fish ratio is worst in general (but like you said, sometimes it dont), but the rake is lower and you as a nick fanboy too for sure realized that the majority of the pool have the same leaks, so imo you shouldnt be that surprise that you have the same WR.
There's a famous sentence that we use in brazil but im pretty sure its worldwide that says "Tell a lie often enough and it will become the truth". Who said those games are not beatable at such winrate? who said to you that 200z should be way tougher than 100z for you to be surprised with your wr at it? who said 500z is way tougher than 200z? who said nosebleed players are GTO robots not humans totally unexploitable? the same guys who never had a "run" like yours in not even 20k hands, maybe? :)