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Top Pair Podcast 341: Interview with Jason Somerville

Star poker personality, Team PokerStars Pro, and Run It Up founder Jason Somerville joins our hosts to talk about his home game history as well as the all-new Run It Up studies live home games. Bruce and Robbie chime in with recaps of the many home game sessions they’ve played since last episode. We’ve also got some great “Table Talk” from George Chao of BBO Poker Tables, plus the debut of stand-up comic and poker lover Ben Ludlow taking over ...

Top Pair Podcast 340: Back to the Home Game Grind

After a long time away from the home game felt, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski have some fun and interesting home game recaps to share. They also briefly discuss “the evolution of the home game,” where after starting out for small stakes, “suddenly” there seems to be a lot more money at the table. Approaching the show’s 10th anniversary, the co-hosts turn to the audience to give thanks, but also to get feedback for new ideas and segments to produce ...

Top Pair Podcast 339: So Long, Sweet Summer...

In episode 339 Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski are finally back with a new show after a lengthy summer break. Bruce moved house and is getting used to the new neighborhood in Salt Lake City, while Robbie and his family visited New England for the month of August. Bruce is only just now returning to the felt, but Robbie managed to squeeze in a couple short poker rooms visits while on holiday + met poker author Ashley Adams and got ...

Top Pair Podcast 338: WSOP Recaps, with Dan Michalski and Donna Lawton

In episode 338 Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski are back together again after an extended summer hiatus. Pokerati.com’s Dan Michalski and returning guest Donna Lawton check in to share their experiences playing in a celebrity-laden charity poker tournament and the WSOP Main Event, respectively. Plus, Robbie recaps his own fun-filled World Series of Poker trip working during the Main Event and Bruce holds down the fort with a recap of his home game action.

Top Pair Podcast 337: Hosting Issues

In episode 337 Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski invite Cody, from Nashville, a longtime listener and home game host to the show. They discuss a variety of home game hosting-related issues, such as vetting players, how to source new players, and more. The hosts let you know about not one, not two, but THREE upcoming events in Las Vegas, as the World Series of Poker continues, plus some fun session recaps, talk about card pips and a fun One Outer ...

Top Pair Podcast 336: Viva Las Vegas: The WSOP is in Session!

In episode 336 Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski catch up after a three week break while Robbie’s been in Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker. Robbie’s recap includes 50 hours of cash game action, his first bracelet event, two “prep” tournaments, and even a little WPT news. Bruce shares his fan experience watching the live streams from home, talks BARGE, Biggie-Size games, and more. Plus, news of two great poker nights coming up in Vegas over the next ...

Top Pair Podcast 335: Interview with Brad Owen

In episode 335 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome poker vlogger Brad Owen to the show. He speaks of his introduction to poker via home games with his brother and the “good old days” as a teenager playing at poker rooms on Indian reservations. Of course, we dive into his poker vlogging life, what makes his style unique, and what he loves about the MUGs (meet up games) that he co-hosts with ...

Top Pair Podcast 334: Big O; the Biggest of All the Os!

In episode 334 Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski discuss a great article by Omaha creator Robert Turner about Big O. The game has so much more to it than “just adding” a fifth card to what would otherwise be Omaha 8 or Better. Robbie attended a gala charity poker tournament in Israel in which the player list included the likes of Michael “the Grinder” Mizrachi, Melanie Weisner, and Patrik Antonius. He gives us the skinny on what went down in ...

Top Pair Podcast 333: Interview with Eli Elezra

In episode 333 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome poker legend Eli Elezra to the show. He talks of his (brief, but profitable) stint playing in private Hollywood home games, shares his plans for the upcoming WSOP, compares being on televised poker shows today vs. in the golden era, and much more. Bruce and Robbie also fill you in on their latest home game exploits, dive into the listener mailbag, and share ...

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 ...

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