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Jan 30 2023

Episode 394: LoriAnn Persinger

Poker lover LoriAnn Persinger won a social media contest that earned her an entry into the $10K WPT World Championship, ultimately finishing 30th for $119,000! She speaks to Carlos and Andrew about the experience plus her long love affair with ... Read more...

Jan 16 2023

Episode 393: Tom “Tombos21” Boshoff

Poker theorist Tom "tombos21" Boshoff joins Andrew and Carlos to geek out about everything from how solvers work to when ICM becomes a factor in tournaments (it's sooner than you think!), balancing ICM and stack dynamics in PKOs, and so ... Read more...

Jan 03 2023

Episode 392: Ben Kushigian

Computer scientist and poker player Ben Kushigian talks to Carlos and Andrew about the limitations of poker solvers, what we don't know we don't know about them, how they could be improved, the potential for open source solutions, and more. ... Read more...

Dec 26 2022

Episode 391: 2022 In Review

Dec 26 2022 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  nlhe podcast poker poker strategy

Andrew and Carlos recap their year, starting with poker highlights and then branching out into their favorite music, shows, podcasts, and more. Support the podcast, get daily strategy discussions, *and* be eligible to win a one- month subscription to GTO Wizard ... Read more...

Dec 05 2022

Episode 390: Rapid Fire Strategy

Dec 05 2022 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  bluff bluff catch cash game mtt nlhe

Carlos and Andrew give rapid fire (by Thinking Poker standards) answers to questions from the Thinking Poker Daily patreon. Strategy Rob - https://i.gyazo.com/e144ebfc1ab58bc81e02ee5292fb7080.png Mark - https://i.gyazo.com/b8d03c642f807d8971798128c635a9f0.png Mackenzie - https://i.gyazo.com/e0f881dd8bdd6040add76682aa20eca3.png Kevin - https://i.gyazo.com/511756514af2422ae99010d1b6adfea.png Mark - https://i.gyazo.com/d6e70a6932a36605d20fb9a7fef66e72.png Ben - https://i.gyazo.com/d16c17928a59676625eb587ac833e19a.png Duncan - https://i.gyazo.com/bdd57e6241ab840af97f3e5c962543f2.mp4

Nov 11 2022

Episode 389: Big Raises

Carlos talks about playing on a livestreamed cash game at Best Bet Jacksonville. He and Andrew follow up on the discussion of big opening sizes from Episode 388 and review a hand where Andrew defended his big blind poorly off a 20bb stack....

Nov 01 2022

Long Lost Episode 93: Andrew “BalugaWhale” Seidman

In this long lost episode from 2014, Andrew and Nate Meyvis review a hand from a live $1/$2 cash game before talking with semi-professional poker player, entrepreneur, and DeucesCracked coach Andrew Seidman about a myriad of topics, including his book Easy ... Read more...

Oct 17 2022

Episode 388: Wizards

Andrew and Carlos announce a new sponsorship from GTO Wizard! They also discuss responding to unconventional raise sizes, why tournament players are always downswinging, and more. Now you can support the podcast, get daily strategy discussions, *and* be eligible to ... Read more...

Oct 03 2022

Episode 387: Kevin Rabichow

Coach and high stakes heads up pro turned MTT player Kevin Rabichow joins Carlos and Andrew to discuss the evolution of the heads up arena, efficient studying, and his new course The Game Plan. Support the podcast and hear daily ... Read more...

Sep 23 2022

Episode 386: Ten Years of the Thinking Poker Podcast

Original hosts Andrew Brokos and Nate Meyvis and frequent guest turned current host Carlos Welch look back on ten years of the Thinking Poker Podcast. How has poker changed? How has the podcast changed? How has the podcast changed poker? ... Read more...

Sep 13 2022

Episode 385: Josh Nixon

Josh Nixon was a student in the Boston Debate League when Andrew was the director. In the years since then, Josh been a serious Magic: The Gathering player, taken an interest in poker, and become a Program Director for the BDL. ... Read more...

Aug 29 2022

Episode 385: Alex Jacob

Jeopardy! champion Alex Jacob got his start in poker alongside Thinking Poker host emeritus Nate Meyvis, who also joins Andrew and Carlos for this conversation about poker, trivia, Jeopardy! strategy, and more. This week only, take 25% off Andrew and ... Read more...

Aug 16 2022

Episode 383: Angela Jordison and Jacki Burkhart

Angela Jordison and Jacki Burkhart have one of the sweetest friendships in poker. Fresh off deep runs in the WSOP Main Event, they join Carlos and Andrew to talk about how friendship helps you navigate the pressures of high stakes ... Read more...

Aug 02 2022

Episode 382: Kyna England

MSPT Player of the Year Kyna England joins Carlos and Andrew to discuss learning poker, cultivating a network of poker friends, having fun at the table, savoring the weirdness, transitioning out of the corporate world, and a tricky spot with ... Read more...

Jul 12 2022

Episode 381: Papa Sean

Jul 12 2022 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  bubble icm nlhe no-limit hold 'em palmyra

Musician, poker player, and pizza entrepeneur Sean Lango says goodbye after many years as the show's audio engineer. We discuss his recent poker exploits, his new business venture, and some tournament strategy from The Commerce. Sean first appeared on Episode 49, ... Read more...

Jul 05 2022

Episode 380: Set Mining with Aces

Jul 05 2022 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  bubble carlos welch covid icm nlhe

Carlos catches Andrew and the audience up on all he's been up to: living in Vegas, not playing the WSOP, researching how to erect a headstone on your own, and more. In the strategy segment, they discuss conservative play and ... Read more...

Jun 20 2022

Episode 379: The Poker Brain with Matt Matros

Matt Matros is a professional poker player and writer whose works include both fiction and poker books. With Carlos and Andrew, he discusses concepts from his new book, The Poker Brain, in the context of a hand he and Andrew ... Read more...

Jun 08 2022

Episode 378: Pandemic Poker Redux with Ben Saxton

Ben Saxton joins Andrew and Carlos to discuss why poker rooms feel a little too normal, why Andrew will not be at the WSOP, what we've all been watching and reading, and more. Ben previously appeared on Episode 281 and ... Read more...

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...