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Jan 12 2021

Episode 343: Matt Clark

Marketing Manager of the World Poker Tour Matt Clark joins us to discuss the past and future of marketing poker to the masses. The book Matt recommended is Strokes of Genius. You can follow him on Twitter. You can support ... Read more...

Dec 21 2020

Episode 342: Sean Lango

Dec 21 2020 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  game theory podcast poker strategy

Sean Lango, professional musician/poker player and Thinking Poker's very own audio engineer, joins us to discuss the podcast, playing poker online, playing music online, the best music of the year, and more. In the strategy segment, we discuss studying with ... Read more...

Dec 14 2020

Episode 341: Patrick McKenzie

Dec 14 2020 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  piosolver podcast

Patrick McKenzie, known as “patio11” on Hacker News and elsewhere, is a blogger, consultant, and all-around public intellectual on subjects related to software and business. He’s also, of course, a poker player. We talk to him about playing poker in ... Read more...

Dec 01 2020

TP Daily: Take Two

Dec 01 2020 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  podcast

Some people/platforms were having trouble with the MP3 I uploaded yesterday. I haven't been able to figure out what caused that, but it's a small enough file I'm going to try releasing the WAV as well and see if that ... Read more...

Nov 30 2020

Free Preview: Thinking Poker Daily

Nov 30 2020 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  podcast

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Nov 23 2020

Episode 340: Farid Jattin

Nov 23 2020 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  athlete farid jattin gpi nlhe podcast

Farid Jattin moved from Colombia to Miami to play baseball when he was 10 years old. Following an injury in college, he took his athlete's mindset to poker, where he has become one of the most successful players on the ... Read more...

Nov 16 2020

Episode 339: A Few of Our Favorite Things

Nov 16 2020 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  books movies non-poker podcast poker

In this special, listener-requested episode, Nate and Andrew discuss their favorite books, movies, shows, music, and podcasts (not necessarily poker related).

Oct 31 2020

Episode 338: The 2020 Election with Matt Glassman

Card player, political scientist, and all-around great guest Matt Glassman joins for a special episode about using game theory to think about the upcoming presidential election, the Supreme Court, and more. In the strategy segment, Andrew explains why you can ... Read more...

Oct 19 2020

Episode 337: Winning Poker in 30 Minutes with Ashley Adams

Ashley Adams, host of the House of Cards podcast and radio show (Andrew was a guest in 2010!) and author of the new book Winning Poker in 30 Minutes a Day, returns to the show to discuss poker during Covid, ... Read more...

Oct 12 2020

Episode 336: Exploiting Small Stakes Tournaments

Carlos Welch and Andrew have a new strategy video available in the Nitcast store, based on Carlos's specialty: exploiting small stakes tournaments. The two discuss Carlos's poker and romantic history, the basic principles of exploitative play, and some listener questions. ... Read more...

Sep 29 2020

Episode 355: Fold Equity

Sep 29 2020 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  bluff nlhe podcast

Playing aggressively isn't just about bluffing more! Nate and Andrew answer listener questions about fold equity and equity denial.

Sep 14 2020

Episode 334: Peter Alson

Peter Alson, author of the new poker novel The Only Way to Play It and coauthor of a Stu Ungar biography, joins us to discuss The Mayfair Club, poker in fiction, writing about poker for a general audience, working for a bookie, and more. Peter recommends buying from Stewart was our guest on Episode 237.Other novels mentioned were The...

Sep 04 2020

Episode 333: Geeking, Grifting, and Gambling with David Sklansky

Sep 04 2020 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  chip reese david sklansky podcast

Legendary poker author David Sklansky returns to the podcast to discuss his new book Geeking, Grifting, and Gambling Through Las Vegas. David first appeared on Episode 300.Timestamps0:30 Strategy34:18 David SklanskyStrategyI ($197) am dealt QcJd in the BB. UTG ( $165) limps, HJ ($710) limps, CO ($168) limps , button folds, SB ($72) completes and I check my...

Aug 17 2020

Episode 332: Polarizing

Aug 17 2020 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  podcast poker poker strategy

Nate and Andrew break down two hands submitted by listeners, with an emphasis on which player has the more polarized range and how that influences betting and bet sizing decisions.For more information about coaching, please visit Hand 1It's a home game, 7 handed, $5/$5 blinds, BT vs BB. Pre: Hero raises to $15 on the button with Qc7c, BB...

Aug 06 2020

Episode 91: Brian Rast

Aug 06 2020 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  podcast poker

Brian Rast may not have the knack for self-promotion that some of the biggest names in the industry do, but he’s been quietly winning at the highest stakes, in a variety of formats, for years. In this interview, he talks about discovering Macau, the social dynamic of nosebleed live games, and how he balances his work and family life. Oh and that call...

Jul 20 2020

Episode 331: PKOs with Dara O’Kearney

Irish poker pro Dara O'Kearney joins us again to discuss progressive knockout tournaments, his new book, and David Bowie. Dara previously appeared on Episode 102, Episode 131, and Episode 218.Timestamps0:30 Hello and Welcome5:32 Strategy23:34 Dara O'Kearney Dara O'Kearney Dara O'Kearney is a professional poker player from Dublin, Ireland. He hosts the The Chiprace podcast and is...

Jul 07 2020

Episode 330: Jane Hitchcock

Author and poker player Jane Hitchcock joins us to discuss her journey from high society to underground poker games, her new book Bluff, the real life crime that inspired it, and some PLO8 strategy. 0:30 Hello & welcome3:17 Jane Hitchcock Jane Hitchcock Jane Stanton Hitchcock is a New York Times bestselling author, playwright, and screenwriter, best known for her mystery novels....

Jun 23 2020

Episode 329: The Biggest Bluff with Maria Konnikova

Professional poker player and best-selling author Maria Konnikova returns to the show to discuss focus, multitasking, the progress of her career, and her new book The Biggest Bluff. Maria's first appearance on Episode 247 is one of our all-time favorite shows!We’ll be donating all June proceeds from The Nitcast Store to Give Directly. Get yourself a Weekend Warrior or Play...

Jun 16 2020

Episode 328: Mason Malmuth

Mason Malmuth, owner of Two Plus Two Publishing, joins Nate and Andrew to discuss the history of Two Plus Two, his new book The History of the World From a Gambler's Perspective, and more.In the strategy segment, Andrew discusses range construction in multiway pots.We’ll be donating all June proceeds from The Nitcast Store to Give Directly. Get yourself a...

Jun 09 2020

Episode 327: Jason Su

Jun 09 2020 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  podcast

Jason Su, author of the new Poker with Presence, talks to Andrew and Nate about his background in tennis and debate, his poker career, and his new book.In the strategy segment, Andrew answers a tricky question about mixed strategies: if a solver recommends a mixed strategy but takes one action 95% of the time, does that make it "better"?We'll be donating...