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Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #348: ¡Viva Madrid!

Bruce and Robbie are back for another fun-filled show, and they’ve both taken poker trips! Bruce headed to Wendover, Nevada to step foot inside a brick and mortar poker room for the first time in years, while Robbie flew abroad to cover the 888poker LIVE festival in Madrid. After recapping their action at the felt, and Robbie sharing some fascinating “Madrid poker rules”, Bruce talks Oscar night betting strategies. Finally, in the spirit of awards season, Ben Ludlow’s One Outer ...

Top Pair Episode 347

We've Been Adopted By A New Family - Catch Us On Cardplayer Lifestyle Robbie's Rambling Again - Headed To Madrid To Cover Poker Action Welcome Back To The Producer Chair, JEFF!! Interview With Our One Outer Guy - Ben Ludlow - Laughs & Poker, What A Combo Poker Tables - The Right Materials Count High Stakes Online Play - Engaging & Entertaining

Top Pair Podcast 346: Poker Chips, Ahoy!

Bruce and Robbie dive deep into all the different kinds of poker chips you can use when hosting a home game, and recap their last home game sessions of 2019. George Chao of BBO Poker Tables has a great Table Talk segment on giving your home game poker table all sorts of technological upgrades, and Ben Ludlow shares a One Outer take on poker’s current hot topic: tournament re-entry!

Top Pair Podcast 345: Interview with Chad Holloway

Bruce and Robbie are joined by longtime PokerNews stalwart, LFG podcast co-host, and poker media veteran Chad Holloway. The trio discuss all aspects of home game play, compare notes and stories, and share their preferences for how home games ought to be best run. Plus, home game recaps, hand analyses, giveaways, and a great One Outer take from Ben Ludlow on the recent goings on at Rob Yong’s high stakes home game on PokerGO.

Top Pair Podcast 344: Straddles, Czech Raising, and Poker Training Oh My!

Robbie recaps his solo three-day poker trip to the Czech Republic. Bruce talks about a new book on straddles he’s looked into. The hosts dip into the mailbag to hear from a listener looking to help a friend improve at the game, and offer some tips, suggestions, and advice on poker training programs. George from BBO Poker Tables discusses how to keep your poker table in pristine condition, while Ben Ludlow has us rolling with his takes on the WSOP ...

Top Pair Podcast 343: The Best Tips for How to Avoid All Types of Poker Tilt

Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski review a great strategy article on five different types of tilt and how to avoid them at the table. Of course, they also fill you in on their latest adventures and misadventures in their local hoe games. George from BBO Poker Tables is back with a brand new segment on racetracks. No, not the kind that have horses, but rather the kind you’ll find at the felt! Plus, Ben Ludlow’s got a great One Outer ...

Top Pair Podcast 342: Poker, Sports Betting, and Ivey, oh my!

Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski take you on their respective rollercoaster journeys at the home game felt. They interview Alex Craig of Thebetbot.com and discuss what it is that attracts poker players to sports betting. George from BBO Poker Tables discusses what the signs are that indicate it’s time to replace your poker table, and Ben Ludlow’s One Outer offers a hot take on Phil Ivey at the WSOP Europe.

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 ...

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