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Top Pair Podcast 332: SOHE and Dramaha -- A Closer Look

In episode 332 Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome listener Jim Donahue to the show. Jim wrote a pair of books examining a couple of poker’s more unique variants, SOHE and Dramaha. We take a closer look at these fun home games and delve into a bit of strategy talk for how to best approach them. More mixed game talk from Robbie and Bruce in their home game session recaps, as well as a primer on where to find all ...

Top Pair Podcast 331: EPT Sochi Highlights + Mixed Games vs. Hold’em at Home Games

In episode 331 Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski examine the issues a player needs to be prepared for when approaching a mixed games home game versus a hold’em-only affair. Robbie recaps his eclectic experiences at EPT Sochi, including some tales from the Russian cash game scene while Bruce’s breakeven streak gets broken and he goes gaga for Gonzaga in a brief March Madness aside. Of course there’s a fun one outer with which the show’s going to leave you chuckling.

Top Pair Podcast 330: Interview with Phil Galfond

In episode 330 Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome Phil Galfond to the show. Constantly in the news now for having made a splash with his new online poker site Run It Once Poker, Phil speaks with our hosts about a number of other topics, including Run It Once training, his home game history, and who he’d love to invite to a home game he’d host. Plus, Robbie at last got a home game going for the first time in ...

Top Pair Podcast 329: CSOP Charity Poker Recap with Donna Lawton

In episode 329 Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome Donna Lawton to the show. She proudly represented the podcast at the recent St. Jude Against All Odds CSOP charity event. While she wasn’t able to repeat as the event’s winner, she had a great time and fun, meaningful experiences helping to raise over $335,000 for the organization. Plus, Bruce shares his regular home game session recap while Robbie teases an upcoming poker trip to EPT Sochi. As usual, good old ...

Top Pair Podcast 328: How Play Money Poker Practice Helps You in Home Games

In episode 328 Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski take a deep dive into play money poker play online and discuss how it can help you improve your home game play. Robbie tallied a “massive” 23 hours of home game play while his wife was out of town during the past couple of weeks, while Bruce adds more detail to last episode’s “Elevator Poker” topic and reminds listeners of an upcoming Vegas charity poker night where Top Pair will again be ...

Top Pair Podcast 327: Interview with Andrew Neeme

In episode 327 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome poker vlogger Andrew Neeme to the show. We dive deep into a discussion of Andrew’s MUGs (meet up games) initiative, what it’s all about, how it continues evolving, and how it encapsulates the home game vibe in a poker room setting. Bruce and Robbie also fill you in on their latest home game exploits, as well as an upcoming charity poker event in ...

Top Pair Podcast 326: The Home Game Poker Record Book

In episode 326 Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski reveal a number of their home game records, including longest and shortest sessions, their biggest home game wins and losses, greatest number of consecutive daily sessions, and much more. Our hosts also pay a short tribute to the dearly departed Gavin Smith, recap their latest home game sessions, give a memorable shout out to a 97-year-old actress, and share another chuckle with you as Good Old Gutterball takes center stage. Top Pair ...

Top Pair Podcast 325: Home Game Stories from Norm Macdonald et al. at the #PSPC

In episode 325 we’ve got a special treat for you, legendary stand-up comic Norm Macdonald, as well as 2010 WSOP Player of the Year Frank Kassela, WSOP bracelet winner Chad Holloway, and veteran poker commentator and funnyman Joe Stapleton share their most memorable home game stories. Plus, a recap of our hosts’ home game experiences to start 2019, more talk about “bomb pots,” and Robbie recapping some of his experiences covering the PSPC in the Bahamas. Finally, good old Gutterball ...

Top Pair Podcast 324: Tips for Injecting More Fun Into Your Home Poker Games

In episode 324 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski review a couple recent articles with tips for how to make your home poker games more fun. They also present a few ideas of their own that might help boost the enjoyment factor around your home game felt. Plus, a recap of our hosts’ final home games of 2018 and Robbie previews the PSPC, which he’ll be covering in the Bahamas at the start ...

Top Pair Podcast 323: Vegas Charity Poker Recap with Gene Hull

In episode 323 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome Gene Hull back to the show. He proudly represented the podcast at the recent CSOP “Knights of the Poker Table” charity event. While he didn't claim the top prize, he had a great time and fun experiences, which he happily shares with us. Plus, answering a mailbag question on how to find home games, recaps of Robbie and Bruce’s latest home game poker ...

26: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 322: Interview with Floplay’s Tom Moran

In episode 322 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome Tom Moran to the show. He’s a full-time firefighter who as a side gig, together with a partner, has developed an innovative hi-tech card protector called Floplay to help speed up live poker, home games in particular. Plus, our hosts have a horse in the upcoming CSOP “Knights of the Poker Table” charity poker event in Las Vegas. And, of course, they’ll recap ...

25: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 321: Interview with Lena Evans

In episode 321 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome Lena Evans to the show. We discuss her career as a poker player as well as the numerous initiatives she’s behind, including Helix Poker and Poker League of Nations. In particular she’s working hard to bring more women into the game of poker and have them playing not only in Ladies Events but in open tournament fields. Plus, Bruce and Robbie fill you ...

24: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 320: The Right Home Game Environment

In episode 320 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski discuss different types of environments for home games. Do flat screens and music have a place, or is “pure poker” the way to go. Also, discussing the idea of a home game simulation of the WSOP Main Event final table, and plenty of interesting tales from our hosts’ home game session recaps. Is breaking even contagious? Plus, Robbie’s headed to Malta and good old ...

23: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 319: Interview with Lance Bradley

In episode 319 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome Lance to the show. We discuss the latest developments at PocketFives.com, his role there as President and Editor-in-Chief, his book The Pursuit of Poker Success, his views on the state of online poker in the U.S., and of course Lance’s home game history! Plus, Bruce and Robbie fill you in on the ups and downs in their home games over the past couple ...

22: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 318: Splash Pots and What Kinda Chips You Got?

In episode 318 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski recap another fun couple weeks of home games. They then go on to talk about “splash pot” poker room promotions and how they could perhaps be applied/modified to the home game scene. Marking nine years of the podcast, the guys then refresh one of their favorite topics: what type of poker chips you can and should be using in your home games. Finally, this ...

21: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 317: Interview w/ Daniel Negreanu - his home game history and MasterClass

In episode 317 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome Daniel Negreanu to the show for the very first time. We discuss his new DAT podcast, his all-new Master Class, and – of course – his history playing and running home games! Plus, Robbie and Bruce fill you in on their home game exploits over the past couple weeks. You’ll also enjoy a funny One Outer that answers the age-old question “How do ...

20: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 316: Bernard, Barcelona, and Bruce's 8-Game(s) Mix

In episode 316 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome Bernard Lee to the PokerNews Podcast Family. Plus, Robbie has a full trip report from his time at EPT Barcelona, while Bruce recaps the eight (!) home games he’s played in since last episode. The star of this week’s One Outer segment is Roy Orbison… and if you’re intrigued as to what that means, you ought to have a listen!

19: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 315: What American Poker Players Can Expect in Europe

In episode 315 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski talk about the major differences between playing poker in Europe versus the United States. Robbie has a full trip report from his time at the Unibet Open in Bucharest, while Bruce unfortunately had to cancel his planned poker trip for weather-related reasons. Plus, a brief preview of the upcoming new Vince Van Patten movie Walk to Vegas and some fun stories from Robbie’s cash ...

18: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 314: Interview with Faded Spade Playing Cards founder Tom Wheaton

In episode 314 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski interview the Founder of Faded Spade Playing Cards, Tom Wheaton. An entrepreneur who has gone all in with his product, which aims to be the next evolution in playing cards, Tom has made a huge splash with Faded Spade in a very brief span of time. We’ll hear Tom’s story, learn about his home game background, and how Faded Spade became the preferred playing ...

17: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 313: Behind the Scenes at the 2018 WSOP Main Event

In episode 313 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski talk about the behind-the-scenes goings on at the World Series of Poker Main Event. Bruce, from the viewer/audience perspective, has lots of questions for Robbie, with his front row seat/media perspective, the answers to which will surely intrigue the podcast’s home game fans. Plus, some fun stories from Robbie’s extensive time at the felt over the past three weeks in Las Vegas and a ...

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