2 Guys Talking Poker and The Final Table Poker Show: The Week in Poker Podcasts
What is quickly becoming one of my favorite selections in the poker podcast directory, 2 Guys Talking Poker has another good show this week. The topic of mixed games seemed to me a main theme in the first half of the program. Vic touches on some of the nuances of limit poker and in doing so, provides an example of how the format is gaining popularity even among the more casual fans. I thought Vic was going to try to make an argument that the WSOP main event should be a mixed game format, but he didn’t go there. I actually would like to see poker evolve in that direction; however, it will be many years before the industry reaches that point.
One of the co-hosts of The Final Table Poker Show made a deep run last week and almost won himself a bracelet. Of course I’m talking about Former Noverber-Niner Dennis Phillips who finished 2nd in the WSOP Seniors event.
On the show, Dennis takes the listeners through playing the record breaking field of 4,128 runners in Event #29. Being one of the players that transcends the age barrier set by the WSOP, Dennis talks about the differences between playing against the 20-something crowd and the over-50 crowd. As usual Dennis and Paul put out another quality poker podcast.
Having not been able to consume many poker podcasts this week, I will preview two of the episodes that I would like to have listened to if I had more time. First up is The Itsawinner Poker Podcast. I really enjoy listening to these guys and their positive upbeat approach to all things poker. This week I see discussed Sam Trickett, so if you would like to learn more about one of England’s superstars, tune in to Itsawinner.
Another show I would have liked to listen to is the 2+2 PokerCast. I had missed a handful of shows up until last week when the PokerCast topped my list of recommended poker podcasts. Having revisited the show after a brief time away, I realized just how good the show is compared to the field. This week’s episode looks especially interesting as poker industry insider, Joe Tall joins the guys in studio.
I’d also like to commend and most of all congratulate Kevin Wright of the Filthy Limper poker podcast. In their latest episode Kevin checks in from the hospital after his wife gives birth. That shows some pretty serious dedication to the fans and is also a pretty cool way of remembering what was going on in the poker world when his son was born. Congratulations Kevin (and Mrs. Wright too)!
That’s all for this week. As usual, feel free to leave your own reviews, rip on mine, or suggest other poker podcasts for my listening pleasure.