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Weekly poker podcast featuring interviews with both famous and behind-the-scenes figures from the poker world, as well as a poker strategy segment.

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Weekly poker podcast featuring interviews with both famous and behind-the-scenes figures from the poker world, as well as a poker strategy segment.

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The hidden side of poker

By Birds look nice to me - Nov 20 2019
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Not your usual poker show, always thoughtful and thought provoking

Must listen poker podcast

By Short stack Ninja - Oct 25 2019
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Intelligent, thoughtful interviews and in-depth, theory-based strategy segments in every episode.

iTunes Ratings

252 Ratings
Average Ratings
224
14
7
4
3

The hidden side of poker

By Birds look nice to me - Nov 20 2019
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Not your usual poker show, always thoughtful and thought provoking

Must listen poker podcast

By Short stack Ninja - Oct 25 2019
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Intelligent, thoughtful interviews and in-depth, theory-based strategy segments in every episode.
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Thinking Poker

Latest release on May 26, 2020

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Weekly poker podcast featuring interviews with both famous and behind-the-scenes figures from the poker world, as well as a poker strategy segment.

Rank #1: Episode 254: Berk Brown

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Berk Brown has spent decades in the world of poker and seen it from the perspective of a floorperson, a dealer, and a professional player. He’s full of great anecdotes and insights about staking, longevity (of games, rooms, and professional careers), game integrity, and more.

You can follow Berk on Twitter @BerkBrown, and you can listen to our interview with Andrew Moreno for more details on the coaching/staking arrangement Berk mentions.

Timestamps

0:30 Hello & Welcome
13:53 Strategy
43:44 Berk Brown

Strategy

$.50/$1 NLHE 6-Max

Hero opens to $3 UTG, Villain 1 calls UTG1, Villain 2 calls on Button.

Flop ($10.50) 7h 5h 4s. Hero bets $5, both call.

Turn ($25.50) 8h. Hero checks. Villain 1 bets $1, Villain 2 raises to $15, Hero calls, Villain 1 folds.

River ($56.50) Qs. Hero checks, Villain 2 bets $30.75, Hero?

Apr 16 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #2: Episode 312: Range Construction

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Andrew goes solo to answer listener questions with an emphasis on range construction.

Strategy #1

$.02/$.05 NLHE $5 effective

UTG opens $.15, SB calls, Hero calls 6h 4h from BB

Flop ($0.35) Qh Td 4c. Two checks, UTG bets $.13, SB folds, Hero calls.

Turn ($0.61) 4s. Hero bets $0.45, Villain calls.

River ($1.51) 6d. Hero bets $1.20, Villain raises to $3.20.

Strategy #2

1500/3000/3000, Hero is SB with 175K. Villain covers and opens to 7K UTG2, Hero calls Qh Jh, BB calls.

Flop (24K) 3h Th 5c. Checks to UTG2, she bets 10K, Hero raises to 33K, BB folds, UTG2 calls.

Turn (90K) 2h. Hero bets 42.5K, Villain calls.

River (175K) 7h. Hero checks, Villain shoves for a bit over 90K.

Nov 18 2019

54mins

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Rank #3: Episode 300: David Sklansky

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Legendary poker author David Sklansky is our guest for Episode 300. We discuss his long career in gambling and writing about gambling, his new book The Theory of Poker Applied to No-Limit, and more. Plus real-time strategy from the WSOP and poker stories from you the listeners. It’s all part of the nearly-three-hour Episode 300 Extravaganza!

Man of the People is the article referenced in the story about Scotty Nguyen.

Timestamps

0:30 Hello, Welcome, Thanks
36:20 Strategy
52:32 E-Mailed Stories
60:37 Breyer’s Story
62:12 Eric’s Story
64:59 Carlos’s Story
77:42 David Sklansky

DAVID SKLANSKY

David Sklansky is the author of 16 books about poker, gambling, and strategy. He has 3 WSOP bracelets and has consulted with several casino companies.

Jun 24 2019

2hr 47mins

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Rank #4: Episode 246: Guess We’re Talking Strategy

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It’s one strategy segment… followed by another strategy segment, after an interview needs to be rescheduled. Nate and Andrew discuss playing from the Small Blind and playing tricky hands like top pair with a bad kicker.

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0:30 hello
9:35 strat
51:43 extra strat

Strategy

Hand 1 – 3/5 NL

Couple of limps, CO raises to $25, BN calls, Hero calls Ah 6h in the SB, one MP limper calls.

Ac 2h Ks. Checks to CO who bets $55, BN folds, Hero calls, MP calls.

8h ($280 in pot). Checks to CO, CO bets $125, Hero calls, MP calls.

8d ($655 in pot). Checks to CO who bets $285. Hero?

Hand 2 – Tournament, effective stacks 35bb

CO opens 2.5bb, Hero calls 9d 8d in the SB.

9s 5h 4d (8.5b in pot). Checks to CO, who bets 9bb. Hero calls.

5s (26.5bb in pot). Both check.

Js (26.5bb in pot). Check, CO shoves, Hero?

Feb 12 2018

1hr 28mins

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Rank #5: Episode 302: The Main Event

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Andrew and Nate discuss Andrew’s 125th place finish in the WSOP Main Event.

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0:30 – hello and welcome

5:36 – bustout hand
71:32 – pocket fours

Strategy

Hand 1

30K/60K HJ (9M) opens to 120K, Hero (5.5M) calls from BB.

Flop (330K) Kh Jh Td. Hero checks, HJ bets 105K, Hero calls.

Turn (540K) 4c. Hero checks, HJ bets 560K, Hero calls.

River (1.64M) 5d. Hero checks, HJ bets 2.03M, Hero calls.

Hand 2

8K/16K Hero (2M) opens to 32K with 44h UTG, CO (1.3M), BN (1M), and BB (600K) call.

Flop (152K) Qh 6s 3h. BB checks, Hero bets 55K, BN raises to 125K, Hero calls.

Turn (402K) Th. Both check.

River (402K) Js. Hero bets 300K.

Jul 15 2019

1hr 33mins

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Rank #6: Episode 260: WSOP Live 2018

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Nate got barely 72 hours in Las Vegas this summer, but he was kind enough to spend a few of them recording with Andrew and Carlos in his Gold Coast hotel room. The three talk about their summer plans, the dealer’s choice event, and all of the delightful weirdos in Las Vegas.

Timestamps

0:30 – Hello & Welcome
34:50 – Strategy

Jun 18 2018

1hr 20mins

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Rank #7: Episode 311: The Nuts

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In this all-strategy episode, Nate and Andrew discuss the importance of drawing to the nuts in PLO8 and why pot odds can be deceptive. Then Andrew talks about how to make bluffing decisions based on blockers.

Strategy Hand #1

It is level 6 (60/120) of a PLO8 tournament, starting stacks are 5k. UTG, HJ and CU limp to hero in the BB with 7s5c3h2s. I check. (Pot: 540) Hero has 5,430 in chips, the main V is UTG with the effective stack of 3,995.

Flop: 2c8cJs

I check. UTG bets 120 into 540 the HJ calls, I call. (Pot: 900)

Turn: 4c

I check again. UTG bets 450, HJ folds, I call.

River: 6c

I check, V bets 900.

Strategy Hand #2

1/2/3 NL Holdem ($2/$3 blinds, $1 on the button). I’m effective $440 with the villain who is in EP. I’m in the BB.

Villain limps in EP, MP raises to $10, one caller, I call from the BB with KdJc, Villain calls

$40 pot after rake. Flop is 7s9d5h.

I check to the original raiser, and it checks through.

Turn is the Ts, board is 7s9d5hTs

I bet $30. Villain raises to $60, it folds back to me, I call.

$160 in the pot. River is the 5d, final board is 7s9d5hTs5d.

I check to the villain, who bets $75, for $235 in the pot in total. Villain has $305 more behind.

Nov 04 2019

42mins

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Rank #8: Episode 296: Top Pair, Multi-Way

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Nate and Andrew discuss the new premium podcasts, Andrew’s forthcoming book, and a tricky hand where the Hero makes top pair, top kicker in a four-way pot.

Timestamps

0:30 hello & welcome
14:17 strategy

Strategy

5/5 NLHE, $1500 effective

Hero raises $25 5 off the button with AdKc, villain calls 2 off the button, BTN and blinds call

Flop (120)  As6d5h. Check to us, we bet 70, villain calls as do both blinds. 

Turn (400) 2c. Check to us, we bet 150, only Villain calls.

River (700) Ks. We bet 250, villain raises to 850.

May 14 2019

55mins

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Rank #9: Episode 297: Quick Strategy

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Andrew’s working furiously to finish his book, so there’s no guest this week, just a quick strategy segment where he and Nate discuss whether to slowplay top set.

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0:30 Hello
8:07 Strategy

Strategy

$2/$5 at Turning Stone in upstate NY. We’re six-handed.

I have $950 and JJ UTG. Villain (UTG+1) has $450 and BB, who has shown trash cards after big pre-flop bets several times, has $700. I open to $10. Villain and BB each call.

Flop is rainbow 2/5/J with $32 in the pot. BB checks. I check. Villain bets $25 into $32 and BB folds. I call.

$82 in pot. Turn is a 6. The board now reads 2/5/J/6, all of different suits. I check. Villain bets $50. $132 in the pot. I check-raised to $110. He folded.

May 27 2019

37mins

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Rank #10: Episode 295: Carlos Welch, Single Table Satellites, and More

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CARLOs WELCH

Carlos Welch is a “professional poker student” and long-time friend of the show. He plays, coaches, and studies poker, lives in a van, and substitute teaches. He first appeared on Episode 39.

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Carlos and Andrew have a new set of highly-entertaining premium podcasts addressing strategy for single-table satellites. They discuss their summer plans and some interesting tournament hands.

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0:30 hello
22:10 strategy

May 07 2019

1hr 6mins

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Rank #11: Episode 314: Carlos in Cherokee

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Carlos Welch joins Andrew live in Cherokee, North Carolina to discuss the WSOP-Circuit and his new ride.

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0:30 Carlos Welch
52:03 Strategy

CARLOs WELCH

Carlos Welch is a “professional poker student” and long-time friend of the show. He plays, coaches, and studies poker, lives in a van, and substitute teaches. He first appeared on Episode 39.

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Dec 17 2019

1hr 25mins

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Rank #12: Episode 294: Steven van Zadelhoff

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Steven van Zadelhoff

Steven van Zadelhoff is a Dutch poker player residing in Malta. Among his many accolades is a victory in the Main Event of the 2017 World Championship of Online Poker.

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Long-time poker pro Steven van Zadelhoff discusses the ups and downs of his career, how he copes with self-doubt, how he defines success, and his Viking mentality.

Timestamps

0:30 – Hello and Welcome
13:16 – Strategy
45:01 – Interview

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Strategy

UTG limps, Hero (~500) raises UTG+1 with KQhh to $12, V UTG+2 (290) Calls 12,  UTG+1 (~300) calls 12.

(~36) Flop AKQ one heart
UTG Check, Hero Bet $20, V Call 20, UTG fold

(~74)Turn AKQ9 (not hearts)
Hero bet 35, V call 35.

(144) River AKQ99
Hero check, V bet 75, Hero call

Apr 29 2019

1hr 48mins

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Rank #13: Episode 259: Christian Holden

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Christian Holden is a professional musician and poker player who lives in an anarchist collective in Worcester, Massachusetts. In this in-person interview, he and Andrew discuss his music, his poker, his politics, and the staking deal he almost had with Martin Shkreli. Plus they talk about game theory and deep-stacked no-limit poker strategy! You should check out Christian’s band The Hotelier and follow him on Twitter @moldyfish.

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0:30 Hello & Welcome
54:53 Strategy

Jun 12 2018

1hr 31mins

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Rank #14: Episode 318: Nate Silver

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Nate Silver joins us to discuss his former career as a professional poker player, why he still plays, and how poker influenced his current career as an editor and forecaster at FiveThirtyEight.

In the strategy segment, Andrew offers an intuitive explanation of ICM and bubble/final table tournament play. More information on custom videos and other coaching options is available at www.thinkingpoker.net/coaching.

Nate Silver

Nate Silver is a former professional poker player and the Editor-in-Chief of @FiveThirtyEight and the author of The Signal and the Noise.


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Feb 24 2020

1hr 36mins

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Rank #15: Episode 310: Brian Koppelman on Cheating

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Rounders co-creator Brian Koppelman, who first appeared on Episode 149, joins us with his own thoughts on the conversation about cheating in poker that began with Episode 309. In the strategy segment, Nate and Andrew debate post-flop play on the bubble.

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0:30 – Brian Koppelman
37:16 – Strategy

Strategy

This is an online tournament on ACR. It’s a $1.10 rebuy and a $2,000GTD. We are roughly 6-10 players from the money at this hand.

Yatahay Network – 1200/2400 NL – Holdem – 8 players

Hand converted by Holdem Manager : http://www.holdemmanager.com

MP: 28,204 (11.8 bb)

MP+1: 12,110 (5 bb)

CO: 34,800 (14.5 bb)

BTN: 22,515 (9.4 bb)

SB: 48,296 (20.1 bb)

BB: 80,635 (33.6 bb)

Hero (UTG): 56,565 (23.6 bb)

UTG+1: 43,585 (18.2 bb)

8 players post ante of 250, SB posts 1,200, BB posts 2,400

Pre Flop: (pot: 5,600) Hero has Qd Qh

Hero raises to 5,040, 6 folds, BB calls 2,640

Flop: (13,280, 2 players) 7h 7d 2d

BB checks, Hero checks

Turn: (13,280, 2 players) 2c

BB bets 5,209, Hero calls 5,209

River: (23,698, 2 players) 9h

BB bets 11,528, Hero ??

Brian Koppelman

Brian Koppelman is the co-creator and showrunner for the Showtime series Billions as well as the co-writer of the films Solitary Man, Rounders, Ocean’s Thirteen, and Jimmy Connors. He hosts the podcast The Moment and somehow also finds the time to take his poker pretty damn seriously.

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Oct 21 2019

1hr 16mins

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Rank #16: Episode 248: Dick Carson, Part 1

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Dick Carson is an old-school gambler, pool hustler, bookie, and poker player. He’s also a hulluva storyteller and a helluva nice guy. Nate, Andrew, and John the Lawyer sit down with him to talk about the best poker players you never heard of, the early days of the World Series of Poker, handicapping by hand, getting shaken down by Anthony “The Ant” Spilotro, the most expensive bottle of wine he ever bought, and more.

Timestamps

0:30 Hello
8:24 strat
34:35 – dick pt 1

Strategy

Winning Poker Network Game #1128438874: No Limit Holdem ($0.05/$0.10) [2018/02/20 01:29:56 UTC]

Table: (PRR) Dilong – 4
Seats: 9
Seat 2: kingsilence ($17.70)
Seat 3: eko4gg ($4)
Seat 4: BigGigantic ($17.83)
Seat 6: golfboyseven ($19.02)
Seat 7: SecretSquirrel ($12.21)
Seat 8: riffjax ($17.30)
Seat 9: gazayute ($12.74)
Button is seat 6
SecretSquirrel: posts small blind $0.05
riffjax: posts big blind $0.10

*** HOLE CARDS ***
riffjax: dealt [Ah Kc]
gazayute: folds
kingsilence: folds
eko4gg: folds
BigGigantic: folds
golfboyseven: folds
SecretSquirrel: raises $0.15
riffjax: raises $0.50
SecretSquirrel: calls $0.40

*** FLOP *** [3d 4c 5h]
SecretSquirrel: checks
riffjax: bets $0.57
SecretSquirrel: raises $1.14
riffjax: calls $0.57

*** TURN *** [3d 4c 5h] [As]
SecretSquirrel: checks
riffjax: bets $1.65
SecretSquirrel: calls $1.65

*** RIVER *** [3d 4c 5h] [As] [9c]
SecretSquirrel: raises all-in $8.82
riffjax ??

Mar 06 2018

1hr 31mins

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Rank #17: Episode 319: Condensed Ranges

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Andrew and Nate field listener questions, inspired by Play Optimal Poker, about playing condensed ranges.

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Hand 1:
$22k stack at 600/1200/120 (9 handed).
K9o in the small blind, folds to me and I call. Big blind checks.

Flop is K4Qhsh (I have no heart). I check and villain bets min, 1200, and I call.

Pot is 5,880 and the turn is a 9 of clubs. I check to him, and he bets 2340 (40%) and I call.

River comes 10 of diamonds. Board is now K4Q9T rainbow. I bet 55% pot and he folded.

Hand 2

Ignition – $0.25 NL FAST (6 max) – Holdem – 6 players

Hero (BB): $23.76 (95 bb)
UTG: $29.93 (119.7 bb)
MP: $33.47 (133.9 bb)
CO: $25.42 (101.7 bb)
BTN: $12.60 (50.4 bb)
SB: $55.22 (220.9 bb)

SB posts $0.10, Hero posts BB $0.25

Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero has 9c Jc in BB. UTG raises to $0.75, 4 folds, Hero calls $0.50

Flop: ($1.60, 2 players) Ad 8s 7s
Hero checks, UTG bets $0.51, Hero calls $0.51

Turn: ($2.62, 2 players) 8d
Hero bets $2.00, UTG calls $2.00

River: ($6.62, 2 players) 7c
Hero bets $9.50, fold

Results: $6.62 pot ($0.33 rake)
Final Board: Ad 8s 7s 8d 7c

Mar 17 2020

48mins

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Rank #18: Episode 304: Straight Flush

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Nate and Andrew discuss the Commerce Casino, the new Encore Boston Harbor, and when to sit in the biggest game in the room. In the strategy segment, Hero rivers a straight flush, but is it strong enough to raise?

Timestamps

0:30 – hello
16:00 – strategy

Strategy

6max 5/10 NL cash session:
Effective Stacks $1200
Folds to hero on button who opens to $25 with As3c
BB defends. Pot $55
Flop 234sss BB checks hero $20 BB calls. Pot $95
Turn Tc check check. River 5s and BB leads for $335. Hero?

Aug 21 2019

45mins

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Rank #19: Episode 293: Thomas Pinnock

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Thomas Pinnock

Thomas Pinnock is a poker player and coach, a contributor to Upswing Poker, and a medical student at the University of Western Australia. He is the founder of Zenith Poker.


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Thomas Pinnock is a master of balance. Not only does he write about game theory for Upswing Poker and contribute strategy content to the Zenith Poker community, but he balances all of that with studying medicine! He and Andrew get deep into it, discussing the advantages and disadvantages of various software tools and common misunderstandings about and misuses of game theory.

Apr 23 2019

1hr 8mins

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Rank #20: Episode 88 (Rebroadcast): Andrew vs Nate

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Andrew and Nate break down hands that were submitted from the audience. One is a cash game hand from an underground joint in New York, and the other comes from a tournament.

Nate and Andrew also discuss a hand they played against one another at Red Rock after they both busted the World Series of Poker Main Event.

Episode 87 with Mike Leah

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Nov 11 2019

1hr 17mins

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Episode 326: Play Optimal Poker 2

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Nate and Andrew discuss Play Optimal Poker 2: Range Construction, available now from Amazon (paperback/Kindle) or the Nitcast Store (all e-book formats). Includes chapter-by-chapter discussion of the book’s contents.

The original Play Optimal Poker e-book is currently 67% off on Amazon or Nitcast.com.

May 26 2020

55mins

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Episode 325: People Want to Play Poker with Matt Glassman

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Long-time friend of the show Matt Glassman joins us for a discussion about the future of baseball, poker (he’s optimistic), Congress, and more.

Subscribe to the Thinking Poker newsletter for the latest on Play Optimal Poker 2, coming May 25.

Join the Play Optimal Poker Facebook group to discuss both books.

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0:30 hello & welcome
11:38 strategy
24:24 matt glassman

Matt Glassman

Matt Glassman is an avid card player and a Senior Fellow at Georgetown University’s Government Affairs Institute adept at explaining politics through the lenses of game theory and card strategy.

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May 19 2020

1hr 37mins

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Episode 324: Pandemic Poker with Ben Saxton

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Ben Saxton joins Andrew to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the poker world, from WSOP delays to poker apps to Zoom-based home games. In the strategy segment, they discuss playing out of position in multiway pots. Ben previously appeared on Episode 281.

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0:30 Hello & Welcome
44:32 Strategy

Strategy

UTG (340K) raises to to 14000 at the 3k/6k blind level. I had not seen her get out of line and she has about 340k. 2 callers, Hero calls in SB with J8o.

Flop is A J 8 rainbow. Checks around.

Turn is a Jack. Hero bets 36K into 68K, UTG calls.

River is a 6. So the final board is 6 8 J J A with no flush possibilities. Hero bets 77K, villain shoves for about 200k more.

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!

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Apr 28 2020

1hr 31mins

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Episode 323: Dick Carson Returns

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Old-school gambler, pool hustler, bookie, and poker player Dick Carson returns to the podcast with more stories about the early days of poker, including an origin story for calling the clock. Dick first appeared on Episode 248.

In the strategy segment, Andrew discusses listener questions about range construction.

The new Weekend Warrior – Tournament Strategy premium podcasts are available at www.nitcast.com.

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0:30 Strategy
33:38 Dick Carson

Apr 20 2020

2hr 12mins

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Episode 322: Andrew Barber

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Economist and professional poker player Andrew Barber joins Nate and Andrew to discuss economic stimulus, changing minds, and betting on beliefs. He recommends Conversations With Tyler, EconTalk, and Wait But Why’s The Story of Us.

In the strategy segment, Andrew explains why set mining is overrated and addresses a common misunderstanding about game theory.

The new Weekend Warrior – Tournament Strategy premium podcasts are available at www.nitcast.com.

For more information on coaching or custom hand history/database reviews: http://www.thinkingpoker.net/coaching/.

Andrew’s book Play Optimal Poker is now available in a Large Print Edition.

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Timestamps

0:30 – hello & welcome
21:28 – andrew barber

Andrew Barber

Andrew Barber is a poker player and economist doing whatever he can to make people better thinkers. He teaches economics at the University of Santa Cruz.

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Apr 06 2020

1hr 34mins

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Episode 321: Social Distancing With Carlos Welch

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Carlos Welch joins Andrew and Nate from Bullhead City, Arizona to talk about how he’s handling social distancing, his latest score, a tournament hand, and more.

The new Weekend Warrior – Tournament Strategy premium podcasts are available at www.nitcast.com.

Andrew’s book Play Optimal Poker is now available in a Large Print Edition.

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Strategy – 1:00:39

Carlos Welch

Carlos Welch is a “professional poker student” and long-time friend of the show. He plays, coaches, and studies poker, lives in a van, and substitute teaches. He first appeared on Episode 39.

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Mar 31 2020

1hr 29mins

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Episode 320: Dave Dehnolm

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Dave Denholm, radio play-by-play announcer for the LAFC, joins Andrew and Nate to discuss poker soccer, games of the future, and the state of poker commentary. He recommends Club de Cuervos, Victory, Diego Maradona, and Caging Skies.

Andrew’s book Play Optimal Poker is now available in a Large Print Edition.

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Dave Denholm is an avid poker player and the radio play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Football Club.

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Mar 23 2020

56mins

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Episode 319: Condensed Ranges

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Andrew and Nate field listener questions, inspired by Play Optimal Poker, about playing condensed ranges.

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Hand 1:
$22k stack at 600/1200/120 (9 handed).
K9o in the small blind, folds to me and I call. Big blind checks.

Flop is K4Qhsh (I have no heart). I check and villain bets min, 1200, and I call.

Pot is 5,880 and the turn is a 9 of clubs. I check to him, and he bets 2340 (40%) and I call.

River comes 10 of diamonds. Board is now K4Q9T rainbow. I bet 55% pot and he folded.

Hand 2

Ignition – $0.25 NL FAST (6 max) – Holdem – 6 players

Hero (BB): $23.76 (95 bb)
UTG: $29.93 (119.7 bb)
MP: $33.47 (133.9 bb)
CO: $25.42 (101.7 bb)
BTN: $12.60 (50.4 bb)
SB: $55.22 (220.9 bb)

SB posts $0.10, Hero posts BB $0.25

Pre Flop: (pot: $0.35) Hero has 9c Jc in BB. UTG raises to $0.75, 4 folds, Hero calls $0.50

Flop: ($1.60, 2 players) Ad 8s 7s
Hero checks, UTG bets $0.51, Hero calls $0.51

Turn: ($2.62, 2 players) 8d
Hero bets $2.00, UTG calls $2.00

River: ($6.62, 2 players) 7c
Hero bets $9.50, fold

Results: $6.62 pot ($0.33 rake)
Final Board: Ad 8s 7s 8d 7c

Mar 17 2020

48mins

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Episode 90: Tony Dunst

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In this long lost episode from 2014, Tony “Bond18” Dunst joins the Thinking Poker Podcast to talk about wearing suits, interacting with fans, and treating poker like a job.

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Tony Dunst is the host of the World Poker Tour on FoxSports. He’s also an accomplished poker player, with a WSOP bracelet and a WPT championship under his belt.


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Mar 10 2020

1hr 31mins

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Episode 318: Nate Silver

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Nate Silver joins us to discuss his former career as a professional poker player, why he still plays, and how poker influenced his current career as an editor and forecaster at FiveThirtyEight.

In the strategy segment, Andrew offers an intuitive explanation of ICM and bubble/final table tournament play. More information on custom videos and other coaching options is available at www.thinkingpoker.net/coaching.

Nate Silver

Nate Silver is a former professional poker player and the Editor-in-Chief of @FiveThirtyEight and the author of The Signal and the Noise.


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Feb 24 2020

1hr 36mins

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Episode 317: Adam Levy

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Adam “Roothlus” Levy discusses the early days of online poker, his friendship with Chad Battista, MTG, e-sports, studying with solvers, making smaller circles, intuition and feel.

The Art of Learning

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0:30 Hello & Welcome
17:24 Strategy
42:32 Adam Levy

Adam Levy

Playing as “roothlus”, Adam Levy was once of the top tournament players in the internet. He now crushes in the live arena and puts on gaming events with Games N’ Grooves.

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Feb 17 2020

1hr 50mins

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Episode 316: Play Optimaler

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Andrew goes it alone, discussing concepts from his recent Two Plus Two Magazine article and the forthcoming sequel to Play Optimal Poker. He then discusses range construction in the context of a hand where a listener 4-bets with AK and misses the flop.

Strategy

$2/$5 NLHE, 7-handed, $1400 effective stacks
UTG opens $20, LJ raises to $65, Hero raises to $150 with Ac Kc in the SB, LJ calls.
($327) 4c 9d 3h. Hero checks, Villain bets $100, Hero calls.
($527) 6c. Both check.
($527) 9s. Hero bets $350.

Feb 03 2020

1hr 5mins

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Episode 315: 2020

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Happy new year! Nate and Andrew are finally back on the mic to discuss why you never know how you’re running, when entire poker rooms go on collective tilt, and how to fold a set.

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0:30 – Hello and Welcome
13:15 – Strategy

Strategy

Bovada 25nl 6 max zone poker.

Hero UTG/Lojack: 119.16bb ($29.79)
Villain 1 Hijack: 214.84bb ($53.71)
Villain 2 BB: 73.48bb ($18.37)

Hero opens 7d7c to $.60 or 2.4bb.

Villain 1 3-bets to 7.6bb ($1.9). BB calls and Hero calls. Pot 23.2bb $5.80

Flop: 7h Kh 9c
-BB check, Hero Check, Hijack check

Turn: 10h
-BB leads 11.04bb ($2.76), Hero calls, hijack calls.
Pot (56.32bb) $14.08

River Ac
-BB all in for 54.84bb ($13.71). hero?

Jan 20 2020

48mins

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Episode 89: Gareth Chantler, Istanbul Corresondent

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On this long-lost episode from 2014, Gareth Chantler joins Nate Meyvis from Istanbul, Turkey.

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Gareth Chantler

Gareth Chantler is a globe-trotting poker player, writer, and independent journalist who has appeared on the podcast many times.


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Dec 30 2019

1hr 18mins

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Episode 314: Carlos in Cherokee

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Carlos Welch joins Andrew live in Cherokee, North Carolina to discuss the WSOP-Circuit and his new ride.

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0:30 Carlos Welch
52:03 Strategy

CARLOs WELCH

Carlos Welch is a “professional poker student” and long-time friend of the show. He plays, coaches, and studies poker, lives in a van, and substitute teaches. He first appeared on Episode 39.

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Dec 17 2019

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Episode 313: Tommy Lee

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Tommy Angelo and Lee Jones discuss their friendship and their collaboration on PokerSimple.

Tommy previously appeared on Episode 2, Episode 29, and Episode 192, Episode 211, and Episode 220, and Episode 292.

Lee Jones was our guest on Episode 9.

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tommy angelo

Tommy Angelo is a writer, musician, poker player, and coach. He is the author of Elements of Poker, Painless Poker, Waiting for Straighters, and more.


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Lee Jones

Lee Jones is the former Card Room Manager of PokerStars and Cake Poker and COO of Card Runners. He is the author of Winning Low-Limit Hold ‘Em.


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Nov 28 2019

1hr 17mins

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Episode 312: Range Construction

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Andrew goes solo to answer listener questions with an emphasis on range construction.

Strategy #1

$.02/$.05 NLHE $5 effective

UTG opens $.15, SB calls, Hero calls 6h 4h from BB

Flop ($0.35) Qh Td 4c. Two checks, UTG bets $.13, SB folds, Hero calls.

Turn ($0.61) 4s. Hero bets $0.45, Villain calls.

River ($1.51) 6d. Hero bets $1.20, Villain raises to $3.20.

Strategy #2

1500/3000/3000, Hero is SB with 175K. Villain covers and opens to 7K UTG2, Hero calls Qh Jh, BB calls.

Flop (24K) 3h Th 5c. Checks to UTG2, she bets 10K, Hero raises to 33K, BB folds, UTG2 calls.

Turn (90K) 2h. Hero bets 42.5K, Villain calls.

River (175K) 7h. Hero checks, Villain shoves for a bit over 90K.

Nov 18 2019

54mins

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Episode 88 (Rebroadcast): Andrew vs Nate

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Andrew and Nate break down hands that were submitted from the audience. One is a cash game hand from an underground joint in New York, and the other comes from a tournament.

Nate and Andrew also discuss a hand they played against one another at Red Rock after they both busted the World Series of Poker Main Event.

Episode 87 with Mike Leah

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Nov 11 2019

1hr 17mins

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Episode 311: The Nuts

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In this all-strategy episode, Nate and Andrew discuss the importance of drawing to the nuts in PLO8 and why pot odds can be deceptive. Then Andrew talks about how to make bluffing decisions based on blockers.

Strategy Hand #1

It is level 6 (60/120) of a PLO8 tournament, starting stacks are 5k. UTG, HJ and CU limp to hero in the BB with 7s5c3h2s. I check. (Pot: 540) Hero has 5,430 in chips, the main V is UTG with the effective stack of 3,995.

Flop: 2c8cJs

I check. UTG bets 120 into 540 the HJ calls, I call. (Pot: 900)

Turn: 4c

I check again. UTG bets 450, HJ folds, I call.

River: 6c

I check, V bets 900.

Strategy Hand #2

1/2/3 NL Holdem ($2/$3 blinds, $1 on the button). I’m effective $440 with the villain who is in EP. I’m in the BB.

Villain limps in EP, MP raises to $10, one caller, I call from the BB with KdJc, Villain calls

$40 pot after rake. Flop is 7s9d5h.

I check to the original raiser, and it checks through.

Turn is the Ts, board is 7s9d5hTs

I bet $30. Villain raises to $60, it folds back to me, I call.

$160 in the pot. River is the 5d, final board is 7s9d5hTs5d.

I check to the villain, who bets $75, for $235 in the pot in total. Villain has $305 more behind.

Nov 04 2019

42mins

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Episode 310: Brian Koppelman on Cheating

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Rounders co-creator Brian Koppelman, who first appeared on Episode 149, joins us with his own thoughts on the conversation about cheating in poker that began with Episode 309. In the strategy segment, Nate and Andrew debate post-flop play on the bubble.

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0:30 – Brian Koppelman
37:16 – Strategy

Strategy

This is an online tournament on ACR. It’s a $1.10 rebuy and a $2,000GTD. We are roughly 6-10 players from the money at this hand.

Yatahay Network – 1200/2400 NL – Holdem – 8 players

Hand converted by Holdem Manager : http://www.holdemmanager.com

MP: 28,204 (11.8 bb)

MP+1: 12,110 (5 bb)

CO: 34,800 (14.5 bb)

BTN: 22,515 (9.4 bb)

SB: 48,296 (20.1 bb)

BB: 80,635 (33.6 bb)

Hero (UTG): 56,565 (23.6 bb)

UTG+1: 43,585 (18.2 bb)

8 players post ante of 250, SB posts 1,200, BB posts 2,400

Pre Flop: (pot: 5,600) Hero has Qd Qh

Hero raises to 5,040, 6 folds, BB calls 2,640

Flop: (13,280, 2 players) 7h 7d 2d

BB checks, Hero checks

Turn: (13,280, 2 players) 2c

BB bets 5,209, Hero calls 5,209

River: (23,698, 2 players) 9h

BB bets 11,528, Hero ??

Brian Koppelman

Brian Koppelman is the co-creator and showrunner for the Showtime series Billions as well as the co-writer of the films Solitary Man, Rounders, Ocean’s Thirteen, and Jimmy Connors. He hosts the podcast The Moment and somehow also finds the time to take his poker pretty damn seriously.

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Oct 21 2019

1hr 16mins

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Intelligent, thoughtful interviews and in-depth, theory-based strategy segments in every episode.