Blog: Thinking Poker

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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...

Jul 09 2021

Episode 358: Carlos Wins a Bracelet

Carlos Welch is the latest player to win a WSOP bracelet, thanks to a late- night victory in the "Crazy Eights" event on WSOP.com. Just hours after the victory, he shares his excitement and reflects on the path that led him ... Read more...

Jul 05 2021

Episode 357: Santiago Garcia Mansilla

Santiago has been working in the poker media from Argentina since 2009. He writes frequent articles and book reviews for Poker Logia and has provided live coverage of the WSOP Main Event in 2015 and 2019. He is the co-author ... Read more...

Jun 29 2021

Episode 356: Uri Peleg

Professional poker player and former Magic: the Gathering World Champion Uri Peleg talks about game theory, exploitative play, making sense of solvers, frequency mistakes vs fundamental mistakes, showdown vs non-showdown winnings (i.e. red line vs blue line), and more. Thanks ... Read more...

Jun 21 2021

Episode 355: Ten Years of Carlos Welch

Carlos celebrates the ten-year anniversary of his first WSOP, reflecting on his career and fondly recalling his former fishiness. Timestamps 0:30 hello 82:24 strategy Strategy https://i.gyazo.com/75acf76781f2babe26dcfed653fbf1d0.mp4 Carlos Welch Carlos Welch is a “professional poker student” and long-time friend of the ... Read more...

Jun 14 2021

Episode 354: Would You Like to Play a Game?

Nate Meyvis, in classic Nate Meyvis fashion, offers an extended reflection on what he learned from the various games with which he's been obsessed over the course of his life, most notably Bridge, Quiz Bowl, Poker, and Hearthstone. To learn ... Read more...

May 25 2021

Episode 353: ICM, PLO, and Tiny C-Bets

In this all-strategy episode, Nate and Andrew discuss ICM and Risk Premium in non-hold 'em games, then Andrew talks about bluffing, bluff-catching, and tiny continuation bets. Episode 115: Ben Yu Support the podcast and get daily strategy segments at www.patreon.com/thinkingpokerdaily. ... Read more...

Apr 27 2021

Episode 352: Byron Jacobs

Byron Jacobs is the B in D&B Poker, publishers of Modern Poker Theory and Why Alex Beats Bobbie at Poker among many other books. He and Andrew discuss the past, present, and future of poker publishing, the Rio convention center ... Read more...

Apr 15 2021

Episode 351: Political Correctness with Clayton Fletcher

Apr 15 2021 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  podcast

Comedian, poker player, and long-time friend of the show Clayton Fletcher talks to Andrew about creativity, freedom of expression, political correctness, and so-called cancel culture. This is an extremely low-poker- content episode. Rather, it's a conversation between two friends who don't ... Read more...

Mar 31 2021

Episode 350: Keith Dunlap

Keith Dunlap is a poet, novelist, and memoirist took up poker after a cancer diagnosis whose chemotherapy treatment required him to quarantine before it was cool. We talk about why poker interests him, why he thinks it's good for people, ... Read more...

Mar 23 2021

Episode 349: Duncan Palamourdas

Dr. Konstantinos "Duncan" Palamourdas joins Nate and Andrew for a marathon conversation about playing poker, teaching poker, learning poker, and learning from poker. DUNCAN PALAMOURDAS Dr. Konstantinos Palamourdas, otherwise known as Duncan, is a UCLA instructor, author, columnist and researcher. ... Read more...

Mar 10 2021

Episode 348: Tells and Going with your Gut

In this solo episode, Andrew discusses multiway pots, bluff-catching, tells, and "going with your gut." Become a Patreon patron to unlock daily episodes of pure Thinking Poker strategy. Zach Elwood's books and videos on tells Strategy We are playing 2/5 ... Read more...

Feb 22 2021

The Mental Habits of Highly Effective Poker Players

Feb 22 2021 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  podcast poker

In this solo episode, Nate Meyvis discusses the history of the podcast, his own history as a poker player, and what that all has to do with helping you get better at poker now.

Feb 02 2021

Episode 346: Clayton Fletcher Online

Comedian, poker player, and long-time friend of the show Clayton Fletcher talks to Andrew about social media, missing the WSOP, online poker vs online comedy during the pandemic. Our first interview with Clayton was Episode 74. We discussed his 96th place ... Read more...

Jan 26 2021

Episode 345: Finding Your Own Leaks

Nate and Andrew go it alone, discussing processes for studying, finding your leaks, and continuing to grow and improve as a poker player. For more on this and many other poker strategy topics, support the Thinking Poker Podcast at www.patreon.com/thinkingpokerdaily. ... Read more...

Jan 20 2021

Episode 344: The Game Theory of Political Violence with Matt Glassman

Card player, political scientist, and fan favorite Matt Glassman returns to the show to discuss the assault on the US Capitol Building and the game theory of political violence: what drives it, why does it happen, and how do we ... Read more...

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...