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Episode 284: Poker and Pop Culture with Martin Harris

Martin Harris, perhaps better known in the poker world as Short-Stacked Shamus, is the author of the forthcoming book Poker and Pop Culture (available for pre-order now!) as well as the Hard-Boiled Poker blog. He is a freelance writer, and an adjunct associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he teaches ... Read moreEpisode 284: Poker and Pop Culture with Martin Harris

Episode 283: Richard Herbert

Richard is a long-time poker player, dealer, floorperson, and tournament director in the Baltimore area. He started out playing Magic: The Gathering with some other poker players you’ve probably heard of. We geek out on dealer training and procedure but also get into some juicy stories about home games, robberies, and catching cheaters. Timestamps 0:30 ... Read moreEpisode 283: Richard Herbert

Episode 282: F*** You, Give Me Candy and Toys

Carlos Welch is over live poker. He’s currently teaching special education in Portland and grinding mid-stakes MTTs on Ignition. In addition to his recent exploits, he and Andrew discuss tells and bluff-catching. Timestamps 0:30 Hello & Welcome 42:21 Strategy Links Mediocre Poker Coaching with CarlosTournament Poker EdgeReading Poker Tells (the best books/videos on live poker ... Read moreEpisode 282: F*** You, Give Me Candy and Toys

Episode 281: Ben Saxton

Ben Saxton teaches literature and writing classes at Tulane Medical School and Bard Early College. He’s also a poker writer whose interviews for Two Plus Two Magazine have a lot in common with those you’d hear on the Thinking Poker Podcast! He and Andrew talk about documenting the unique culture of poker rooms, reading American ... Read moreEpisode 281: Ben Saxton

Episode 280: Tony Neuman

Long-time listener Tony Neuman wrote to us about a hand that he played in a home game against a brother, and we discussed it on Episode 267. Now he’s on the air to follow up with a discussion of straddling, image, wild small-stakes games, and how to deal with a player who may have a ... Read moreEpisode 280: Tony Neuman

Episode 279: KL “HighHands89” Cleeton

KL Cleeton returns to the show to discuss what makes poker fun and what makes it interesting. Plus, he’s got some Twitch news to announce, and he and Andrew discuss how to do focused hand history reviews when you don’t have access to a tracker/database. KL Cleeton was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, but that ... Read moreEpisode 279: KL “HighHands89” Cleeton

Episode 278: A Game Theory Primer

Andrew explains fundamental game theory concepts in terms that even a beginner can understand and addresses some common myths and misunderstandings. Contribute to Andrew’s BAUDL Fundraising Campaign or learn more about itShop with our Amazon affiliate linksGet 25% Off Custom Strategy VideosSign up for Tournament Poker Edge

Episode 277: Mixing It Up

Nate and Andrew put out an hour of pure strategy, brought to you by our friends at Tournament Poker Edge. Topics include limp-raising, thin value three-betting, donk betting, overbetting, and mixing up your play (or not). Links Contribute to Andrew’s BAUDL Fundraising Campaign or learn more about it Shop with our Amazon affiliate links Episode ... Read moreEpisode 277: Mixing It Up

Episode 276: Canvassing with Andrew Therriault

Andrew Therriault is an enthusiastic poker player and the former Director of Data Science for the Democratic National Committee. We discuss how data is changing political campaigns and [host] Andrew’s recent experience canvassing for Beto O’Rourke in Austin, TX. Andrew’s first appearance on the show was Episode 233. Timestamps 0:30 Hello & Welcome 2:35 Andrew ... Read moreEpisode 276: Canvassing with Andrew Therriault

Episode 275: John the Once and Future Lawyer

John “the Lawyer” makes a third appearance on the podcast to talk about why he’s dipping a few toes back into lawyering. We talk about Stud, the New England poker scene, why the games are getting less good, why prosecutors are the real heroes, where you can find great pop culture coverage of the American ... Read moreEpisode 275: John the Once and Future Lawyer

Episode 274: John Doe, Retired CEO

This week’s guest asked us not to use his name, but he’s got quite a resume. The octogenarian has served as an executive and a Board member for several major US corporations, and now that he’s finally retired, he’s a regular in the Foxwood Stud games. Join us for a series of poker, business, and ... Read moreEpisode 274: John Doe, Retired CEO

Episode 273: Paul Runge

Paul Runge and his wife LeAnn own and operate the Bend Poker Club. We talk to him about the politics and particulars of Oregon’s social gaming regulations and the business of running a poker club. Timestamps 0:30 hello & welcome 4:46 strategy 23:15 Paul Runge Strategy I am writing about a hand that played out ... Read moreEpisode 273: Paul Runge

Episode 272: Bill Chen

Bill Chen (@BillChenPoker) is a quantitative researcher at the Susquehanna International Group and the co-author, with Jarred Ankenman, of The Mathematics of Poker. We talk to him about the connections between poker and trading, and Nate dares to make a math prop bet against him. Timestamps 0:30 hello 15:21 strat 32:35 bill Strategy Local card ... Read moreEpisode 272: Bill Chen

Episode 271: Danny Sprung From the WBF Championships

Danny Sprung, whom you may recall from Episode 194, joins us from the World Bridge Federation Championships. We compare this event to the World Series of Poker and discuss some key hands from Danny’s very deep run in the Monster Stack this summer. Timestamps 0:30 hello 3:07 danny sprung (featuring strategy) Strategy 1st hand after ... Read moreEpisode 271: Danny Sprung From the WBF Championships

Episode 270: Killingbird

Derek “Killingbird” Tenbusch is a co-founder and -owner of Tournament Poker Edge. He’s also a poker streamer and a beagle rescuer. We discuss all three, plus house hunting in Las Vegas and leaving Las Vegas. Derek’s first appearance on the show was Episode 16. Follow him on Twitter! Timestamps 0:30 Hello & Strategy 21:55 Killingbird ... Read moreEpisode 270: Killingbird

Episode 269: Check and Raise with Matt Glassman

Why is the sports book always next to the poker room? Is the Supreme Court a political actor? Should check and raise be permitted? Our wide-ranging conversation with the always-interesting Matt Glassman covers these topics and many more. Matt Glassman is a poker and bridge enthusiast and a senior fellow at the Government Affairs Institute. ... Read moreEpisode 269: Check and Raise with Matt Glassman

Episode 268: Taking Off

Andrew and Nate share some book and podcast recommendations and, inspired by Dara O’Kearney, discuss the value of taking days off. In the strategy segment, Andrew takes an unconventional line vs Phil Galfond in a Progressive Knock-Out. Timestamps 0:30 hello 24:19 strategy Links Bundyville Stone Mattress Underworld Strategy http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-hands/Boom/28666025_17A2638EF1 HH below for those who can’t ... Read moreEpisode 268: Taking Off

Episode 267: A Tale of Two Brothers

Should dealers announce bet sizes if no one asks? Nate and Andrew discuss the arguments for and against this procedure. Plus, they discuss a strategy hand from the perspective of both active players, who happen to be brothers! Timestamps 0:30 Hello & Welcome 4:25 Strategy Strategy $0.50/$1 NLHE, $400 effective stacks Y straddles UTG to ... Read moreEpisode 267: A Tale of Two Brothers

Episode 266: Andy Bloch

Andy Bloch is a long-time professional poker player and computer programmer who was one of the pioneers at the intersection of these fields. He was also a member of the MIT Blackjack team that was the subject of Bringing Down the House and Twenty-One and an owner of Full Tilt Poker. His current project is ... Read moreEpisode 266: Andy Bloch

Episode 265: Ashley Adams

Ashley Adams is the host of the House of Cards podcast/radio show (Andrew was a guest in 2010!) and the author of Winning No-Limit Hold ‘Em and Winning Seven Card Stud. We talk to him about his (now complete) quest to play poker in all fifty US states, his love of home games, and the ... Read moreEpisode 265: Ashley Adams

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