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Ep 53 - Is The WSOP Canceled? And When Will Live Poker Be Back Featuring Matt Savage

Is the WSOP going to be cancelled? That's the question on everyone's mind right now. They haven't said anything...but it has to be, right? We brought in the King of the WPT, a man who knows more about live poker and the casino industry than anyone else, Matt Savage to discuss. We talked about when poker rooms would open back up, where to play poker online right now, and much more. In this episode we also discuss ACR and if ...

Ep 52 - Matt Berkey From Solve For Why And Why We Can't Stream Anymore

Matt Berkey was an awesome guest. We don't blame you if you want to jump right to him, it's around the 20 minute mark. It's great stuff. If you want to get better at poker, his "Solve For Why Academy" is a great place to start. Before that we talk about why Nate isn't allowed to stream poker anymore (f'ing lawyers) and Jake has been playing more than ever in NJ. Hope this episode distracts you from quarantine life! If ...


Coronavirus is here and it's for real. Nate and Jake are still locked in their apartments- Jake is playing high stakes cash games online in NJ while Nate loses his mind about stupid people in NYC. STAY HOME, IDIOTS. Vegas has shut down the strip, online poker is still mostly illegal, our pets heads are falling off. If you're beaten down by coronavirus, use this episode as therapy. Rate 5 stars on iTunes if you would please, and enjoy!

Ep 50 - How To Get Better At Poker While In Quarantine

We have another fun episode here, folks. We start off talking about coronavirus and its impact on our lives and the world, as well as if it will cancel the WSOP. We also talk bitcoin, the stock market, and the dangers of grocery shopping. STOP TOUCHING ALL THE APPLES! Then we pass on some knowledge about how to study poker, especially now that we all have a ton of free time on our hands without sports. Thanks for listening and ...

Ep 49 - 10 Interviews in 50 Minutes!

The Cracking Aces Podcast is now nearly 1 years old! We cannot thank everyone enough for the support you've given us. And we also cannot thank our guests enough for taking time to come on the show. So on today's show, we highlight 10 of the best guests from the early days of the show. Little clips from each interview so if you dig the convo, you can go back and listen to the full thing. We highlight: Ryan Riess ...

Ep 48 - Jake vs LeBron And This Is Our Flu Episode

Welcome to episode 48. Nate has the flu (regular, not corona...maybe). Jake has a broken back. Cracking Aces is strong as ever! We debate if LeBron could beat Jake in tennis if LeBron trains for a year. Nate says obviously, Jake says it's impossible and 1000% no. We talk some weekend poker results, coronavirus canceling events around the globe, and our current conditions. It's a fun show, enjoy!

Ep 47 - The Brad Owen Interview Episode (Plus Coronavirus Is Real)

Brad Owen is the guest that is requested more than anyone. He joined the show today to talk about his start in poker, how he got into vlogging, the ups and downs of it, and so much more. There's a reason he's the number 1 poker vlogger in the world. We also wish Jake a happy birthday and talk about the coronavirus which could end up canceling the WSOP. If you dig the episode, please subscribe and rate 5 stars! ...

Ep 46 - Joey Ingram Explains Where You Should Or Should Not Play Online Poker In The USA, PLUS 2 Very Bad Personal Beats

Joey Ingram the legend himself joins the show today to talk mostly about where you should feel safe and where you should avoid playing online poker in the USA. He also praises the podcast for being awesome and discusses the Galfond Challenge. Joey's great (10:00-44:00). And then we share our brutal bad beats of the week...honestly, you just have to hear them. So brutal (44:00-54:00). And then we close the show talking about poker streams, coronavirus cancelling the WSOP, and ...

Ep 45 - Tony Dunst Talks WPT, Losing a $500 Poker Chip, And Can We Beat Joe The Gardener?

Welcome back! We open the show with a few things and then tell the follow-up story from last week about the $500 chip...shocker, Nate lost it like moron (0:00-8:50), we then talk to Tony Dunst (8:50) about a tonnn of things including balancing TV and poker (11:10), how bad poker Twitter can be (13:50), how hard he studies poker to improve (18:00), getting banned from Australia (25:40), balancing poker and life (29:30), favorite restaurant in Vegas (32:05), his beefs in ...

Ep 44 - Taking Edibles And Learning The Secrets Of The Universe (Plus How To Get Better At Low Stakes Poker, How Patch Deals Work At The WSOP, And More)

Welcome back! A new Tuesday episode is up and today we talk: Jake shares the ridiculous amount they pay you to wear a patch when you're deep in the Main Event (0:00-5:15), Nate recaps his weekend at the charity event in DC and grades Phil Helmuth's emcee skills (5:15-8) and then we talk about the important stuff, taking too many edibles and hallucinating on a train (8-22:00), Jake talks about crushing 25/50 over the weekend (22-25:00), we discuss the Jen ...

Ep 43 - The WORST Bad Beat EVER - Quads vs Quads vs Straight Flush, Going Deep In Main Events With Johnny Cakes Auville, and WSOP Bad Beat Stories

Welcome back! We introduce the show and then talk: The ultimate bad beat that's been going viral - quads vs quads vs a straight flush (0-11:40), The WSOP quad aces vs royal flush hand with Ray Romano at the table (11:40-14:40), our own personal worst poker beat stories (14:40-22:15), with radio and poker superstar Cakes with great insight from the mind of an amateur player who just went deep in a Main Event (22:15-55:00), we recap the interview and discuss ...

Ep 42 - Unhealthy Weekends, The Legend Of Greg Raymer's Fossil, The King of Kong, Zillion Beers Update, Do You Need A Good Memory To Be Good At Poker?

Jake recaps his trip to Mexico City (0:00-5:40) and Nate recaps his unhealthy weekend (5:40-10:30). Then we talk some poker; Galen Hall and Cakes' deep runs in the Potomac Main Event (10:30-16:40), getting a shoutout on PokerGo during a live broadcast (16:40-18:40), Zillion Beers update (18:40-22:30), if you need a good memory to be good at poker (22:30-28:00), Jake drops a BOMBSHELL about Greg Raymer (28:00-33:20), Jake's bad beat of the week (33:20-36:10), and we wrap up the show (36:10-end). ...

Ep 41 - Kelly Minkin Awesome Interview, Christian Harder Breaks Down His Legendary Hand, And A Phil Galfond Update

We get right to it in this jam packed episode. We cold open with Kelly Minkin talking about slowrolling a racist misogynist at the table. We then set up the show (3:30-13:30) and get into the Minkin interview filled with AWESOME nuggets and insight (13:30-53:00). Then Christian "Charder30" Harder joins us to break down his legendary WSOPE hero call (53:00-1:09:00), and then we end the show discussing Phil Galfond's -$980,000 downswing. Enjoy!

Ep 40 - The Barstool Poker Tour, Zillion Beers, A Phil Galfond Update, And Legalized Sports Betting in VA

We open by talking about Zillion Beers and break down the entire saga (0-7:00). Then we go over some sad hand histories from a disastrous weekend of live poker (10:00-23:10) and the potential of a Barstool Poker Tour (23:10-30:00). Jake then updates us on Phil Galfond's PLO challenge where he's down almost a milly (30:00-37:00), we play a LEGENDARY Charder30 hand from WSOPE (37:35-41), and end the show talking VA legalizing sports betting (41-45:20) and preview next episode with Kelly ...

Ep 39 - The Feud With Norman Chad Continues, Brian Altman Joins The Show, Breaking Down The Galfond Challenge, Should We Become Vloggers, And More!

We start the show by talking about Norman Chad talking shit about Barstool once again and how he turtled in person when confronted about it (0:00-4:00). We then talk about the Galfond Challenge and how Phil is doing- spoiler: not great! (8:10-16:50). Next, tournament crusher Brian Altman joins the show (19:00-50:00) and drops a ton of knowledge and a huge bombshell about Nate's WSOP Main Event run (43:50). Finally we talk about vlogging, the return of High Stakes Poker, and ...

Ep 38 - CASA BONITA, $3500 WPT Borgata Results, Chiefs +800, There's No Air In Colorado, Food Poisoning, And More!

Today's episode starts talking about Jake's Super Bowl prop bets and having Chiefs +800. We then talk about Nate's trip to Colorado including his attempts at snowboarding and his trip to Casa Bonita. Jake got food poisoning and then decided to wash it down with a milkshake. The boys go over how the WPT Borgata went, and talk about a few hands. Oh by the way Barstool is now valued at $450 million after an investment from Penn National so ...

Ep 37 - We Won The Best Poker Podcast Of The Year Award!

We start off today's show talking Nate's bad beat and Twitter outrage culture (3:00-13:40). We then talk some poker strategy/advice- how to adjust your game to playing higher stakes/out of your comfort zone (13:40-31:30). And then the big news- we won poker podcast of the year! (31:30-43:30). Jake gives his bad beat (43:30-47:00), online poker legalization news (47:00-53:30), iTunes feeds off of 5 star reviews, hedging Super Bowl bets, and other tidbits (53:30-end). Enjoy!

Ep 36 - Losing $200,000 Backing Another Player, Finishing 34th in the 2015 Main Event, And Will New York Legalize Online Poker??

We start the show with Jake talking more about his 34th place finish in the 2015 Main Event. We then talk about the 25 events at this year's WSOP that are $1k and under. Then we talk about how stupid New York is to not legalize online poker when NJ and PA both have done it. Finally, we talk about the old days of online poker and how Jake lost $200,000 backing another player. We finish with bad beats of ...

Ep 35 - Phil Ivey's Awesome Bluff, Folding Quads, And Raising Aces

Today we start by talking about the guy who jumped in front of a bus after blowing his life saving's at the casino, surviving, and then gambling away the insurance money. Then we talk about Phil Ivey's awesome bluff with 52o vs Lex Veldhuis, and talk about the different levels of poker thinking. Jake then breaks down the infamous fold with quad Queens, explaining what should have happened on every street. Finally, we answer a listener DM about a hand ...

Ep 34 - How Much Money Do You Need To Play Poker? - Answering Your DMs + Poker New Years Resolutions

Welcome to 2020! We come in hot this year answering your DMs, including how much money you actually need to play poker comfortably, talk some cash strategy, and more. We also give our poker new years resolutions, and Nate shares a sad story from his run in the Big 50 that he's been holding in this whole time. Appreciate everyone that listens, enjoy!

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