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May 23 2022

Episode 377: Fergal Nealon

Former poker pro Fergal Nealon joins Carlos and Andrew to talk about the Irish poker scene, Irish folklore, and Rapid Response Ukraine, a humanitarian organization working directly with volunteers in Poland and Ukraine to deliver medical supplies to the Head ... Read more...

May 09 2022

Episode 376: Dan Schorr

Writer, poker player, and former sex crimes prosecutor Dan Schorr joins Carlos and Andrew to discuss preparing for his first WSOP Main Event, game theory in the criminal justice system, and his new novel The Final Table. Support the podcast ... Read more...

Apr 19 2022

Episode 375: DrKamikaze

In this colossal interview, poker enthusiast, filmmaker, and three-time SCOOP/WCOOP winner DrKamikaze talks to Carlos and Andrew about split pot games, mixed game tournaments, how studying other games can improve your no- limit, how studying no-limit can improve your other games, ... Read more...

Mar 28 2022

Episode 374: River Bets and Other Theory

Carlos and Andrew dive straight into strategy this week, getting in depth on river bet sizing and other theory topics. Get Andrew’s new course on Toy Games, his course on Targeting, and much more at Solve For Why. Support the podcast ... Read more...

Mar 14 2022

Episode 373: Noted In-Game Betting Authority Ed Miller

Noted poker authority Ed Miller returns to the show to discuss his new venture, DeckPrism Sports, which provides 24/7 pregame and in-game Managed Trading Services for American Sports. Ed's earlier appearances are more poker- centric: Episode 25: General Strategy Episode 71: ... Read more...

Feb 14 2022

Episode 372: Lee Jones

Industry luminary Lee Jones returns to the podcast to discuss AI-assisted strategy and the poker developments that worry him most for the long-term health of the game. Lee first appeared on Episode 9 of the podcast, and more recently on ... Read more...

Feb 01 2022

Episode #371: Joe Stapleton

Legendary commentator Joe Stapleton joins Andrew and Carlos to talk about comedy, stirring the pot on Twitter, the challenges of color commentary for online events, poker NFTs, and more. You can hear more from Joe on the Poker in the ... Read more...

Jan 24 2022

Episode 370: Conrad Simpson

Conrad Simpson of Solve For Why fame joins Carlos and Andrew to talk about his remarkable life story, dealing shady private games, swings, shot taking, and professionalism. You’ll find our strategy books, videos, and podcasts at www.nitcast.com (gift certificates, too!). Get daily ... Read more...

Jan 11 2022

Episode 369: Brad Wilson

Poker player, coach, and podcast host Brad Wilson joins Carlos and Andrew to discuss spades, poker soft skills, analyzing data, and what it means to chase poker greatness. Andrew was on Episode 68 and Episode 157 of Chasing Poker Greatness. ... Read more...

Dec 28 2021

Episode 368: Michael Lukich

Data analyst Michael Lukich joins Carlos and Andrew to talk about taking a data analysis approach to solvers and game theory. His website is lukich.io and his Solver School launches in January. Access courses from Michael, Andrew, and many others using ... Read more...

Dec 14 2021

Episode 367: Adapting to Change

Carlos and Andrew go all in on strategy, discussing how to adapt to new rules and variants (like the new GG Poker final table rules) and how to play from the small blind versus limpers. Our earlier episode, recorded live ... Read more...

Nov 23 2021

Episode #366: A New Host

It's the end of an era, as Nate Meyvis steps down as co-host and Carlos Welch takes up the mantle. Our fullest accounting of the show's beginning and early days is on Episode 100 (which Carlos also co-hosted!). Carlos's first appearance ... Read more...

Nov 15 2021

Episode 365: Lost in the Shuffle with Shawn Farquhar and Jon Ornoy

Magician Shawn Farquhar and filmmaker Jon Ornoy join Carlos and Andrew to discuss their forthcoming documentary. Lost in the Shuffle is a film about the history of playing cards and the magicians who employ them. You can support the kickstarter and watch ... Read more...

Nov 02 2021

Episode 364: Deductive Logic

Just a quick solo episode this week, with Andrew discussing the importance of open-mindedness and deductive reasoning for serious poker players. Logic puzzles like these can be a fun way to practice. Subscribe to Thinking Poker Daily Essential Poker Concepts ... Read more...

Oct 12 2021

Episode 363: ICM with Dara O’Kearney

Irish poker pro and long-time friend of the show Dara O'Kearney joins Andrew to discuss his new book, Endgame Poker Strategy. The interview is packed with strategy discussion of final table play, ICM, and related concepts, plus a little James ... Read more...

Sep 28 2021

Episode 362: Chris Pavelchik

Poker room manager Chris Pavelchik joins Andrew to discuss the logistics of opening a new poker room: hiring, training, marketing, and much more. In the strategy segment, Andrew talks about adapting to high-rake underground games (or really any loose-passive game). ... Read more...

Aug 30 2021

Episode 361: Aces

Andrew delivers a pure strategy episode, answering two questions that get at larger issues about playing overpairs on coordinated flops with deep stacks. WSOP Home School Thinking Poker Daily Custom Strategy Videos

Aug 16 2021

Episode 260: Kathy Liebert

Kathy Liebert, a true legend of the game, shares tales from the pre-Boom tournament circuit (including her stint as a prop player). She and Andrew compare notes on how an old-school pro can best make use of game theory and ... Read more...

Jul 30 2021

Games With Kids

Though I don't have children of my own, I get along well with kids and generally enjoy spending time with them. In particular, I find it fascinating to inhabit, as well as I can, their worlds for little bits of ... Read more...

Jul 19 2021

Episode 359: Guilherme Brasileiro

Brazilian pro Guilherme "guix2x" Brasiliero joins Andrew to discuss the Brazilian poker scene, staking stables, the contemporary poker software landscape, and much more. Links Thinking Poker Daily The Daily Stoic Rich Dad, Poor Dad Relentless Guilherme Brasileiro Guilherme "guix2x" Brasileiro ... Read more...