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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 ...

16: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 312: Interview with Aria Poker Operations Manager Mike Williams

In episode 312 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski interview Mike Williams, Director of Poker Operations at Aria Las Vegas. A lifelong poker lover, Mike tells us about his roots in the game, his affinity for home games, and how the Aria Las Vegas is a great venue not just for the high rollers, but also for low rollers and home game enthusiasts. He’s also got some great poker stories from his time ...

15: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 311: WPT TOC, SHRB, Short Deck, and Bad Beats Aplenty

In episode 311 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski talk about the newly in vogue poker variant “Six Plus Hold’em,” a.k.a., “Short Deck” and they discover a site that actually WANTS to know about your bad beats. Plus, a detailed recap of Robbie’s trip to Vegas for the World Poker Tour Season XVI Tournament of Champions and 2018 Super High Roller Bowl. Bruce talks Salt Lake City home game crackdowns and about the ...

14: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 310: Interview with Lupe Soto

In episode 310 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski interview 2018 Women in Poker Hall of Fame inductee Lupe Soto. Best known for her tireless efforts to promote women in poker, Lupe has been working in the poker industry for close to two decades. In this podcast, she publicly reveals – for the first time ever – the extent of her involvement in the online poker world during its early years, as well ...

13: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 309: Home Game Dealing, Shuffling, and Tipping

In episode 309 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski take a deep dive into a couple of home game questions that come up all the time: who should do the dealing and is there a need to tip the dealers and hosts? The guys also catch you up on all their own home game happenings, with Robbie getting spewy, while Bruce develops a new/old appreciation for the “Rubik’s Cube of Poker.” Plus, in ...

12: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 308: The Ultimate Ladies Home Poker Game

In episode 308 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski discuss which women would have a seat at the table in their ultimate ladies home poker game. From poker legends to celebrities to historical figures and more, they picked quite a table! The guys also catch you up on all their own home game happenings, with Robbie feeling upstuck once more while Bruce doubles down with two sessions to report on. Plus, a huge ...

11: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 307: Interview with Scott Blumstein

In episode 307 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski interview 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Scott Blumstein. Beyond the bracelet bling, and far more importantly, Scott is just a wonderful, down-to-earth, nice guy whose journey and attitude towards life is one that poker fans can certainly be inspired by. In “home game news,” Bruce and Robbie managed to eke out little wins at the felt over the past couple weeks, ...

10: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 306: Who's At Your Ultimate Fantasy Home Poker Game?

In episode 306 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski engage in a fantasy draft of sorts to see which players they’d love to have seated at their ultimate home poker game. Some of their selections might shock you! The guys then catch you up on all their own home game happenings, with Robbie barely getting any time to play but winning heaps, while Bruce looks to purposely bust out of a tournament early… ...

9: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 305: Interview with John Hesp

In episode 305 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski interview John Hesp, the universally beloved fourth-place finisher at the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event. No less than a hero to recreational poker players, the dignified gentleman from the UK is a perfect guest for home game fans and aficionados to hear from. Plus, Bruce is still enjoying double-digit ROI at the tables, while Robbie faced a dilemma about which home game ...

8: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 304: For a Successful Home Game, Just Stay Calm!

In episode 304 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski review a home game situation that gets WAY out of hand and give you tips to avoid and diffuse tense incidents. Bruce is boasting a 20% home game ROI as of late and had a special visitor from the Caribbean attend his latest session. Robbie reports back from his Jury Duty at the American Poker Awards, has a funny Daniel Negreanu story to share, ...

7: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 303: Interview with First-Time Home Game Player, Shannon Mack

In episode 303 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski interview Shannon Mack, who has just played in his first ever home poker game after years playing in casino poker rooms. The hosts also dig into the mailbag to share some amazing letters from a couple of really fantastic longtime listeners, who have some great home game stories to share. Moreover, the colorful “Jimmy the Chair” pays a visit, along with a funny One ...

6: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 302: Chris Moneymaker Interview

In episode 302 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski interview 2003 WSOP Main Event Champion Chris Moneymaker. In the 15 years since his landmark win that helped launch the poker boom, Chris has been interviewed thousands of times, but never with a focus on home games. We explore Chris’ home game past (and present) along with what it’s like for him to have “the perfect level of fame.” Plus, there’s the always entertaining ...

5: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 301: When a Poker Noob Wins a Bad Beat Jackpot

In episode 301 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome a home game player – Chad Logan, from Salt Lake City – for a recounting of an INCREDIBLE New Year’s Day poker room trip. Other segments in this episode include How Ya’ Runnin’?, Cards in the Air, and Lessons from Gutterball, during which the hosts discuss the poker scenes of Molly’s Game, charitable poker-related initiatives, proper record keeping during poker sessions, and shootouts ...

4: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 300: Sean Chaffin Interview

In episode 300 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome longtime poker writer Sean Chaffin to the show. Sean will soon be joining us on the PokerNews Podcast Network with his own monthly show, called True Gambling Stories. Sean tells us all about that as well as about some great home game stories from his youth, when he started to get into poker. This episode’s How Ya’ Runnin’? segment features a Molly’s Game ...

3: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 299: Bernard Lee Interview

In episode 299 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski interview longtime successful poker pro and media member Bernard Lee. We dive deep to discover how Bernard first fell in love with the game and learn about the home games he’s been playing in for an astounding two decades! There’s also a heartwarming look at Bernard’s annual charity initiative towards homeless children in the Boston area. Plus, the always-popular “How Ya’ Runnin’?” segment and ...

2: Top Pair Podcast 298: Mixed Games - The Rules of... "Scrotum"

In episode 298 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski take a look at an interesting mixed game called “Scrotum.” Yes, that really is its name. They discuss the rules of how to play, tips for beginners, and some alternative, less NSFW names. They’ll also break down a great article talking about how to go about organizing and facilitating a home game at a holiday gathering, certainly a timely topic. Plus the always entertaining ...

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