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Oct 22 2020

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 110 - AlgoHoldem

Oct 22 2020 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

Don't miss this fascinating interview with James, a smart young software developer and founder of the exploitative solver, Algoholdem. We discuss the product as well as AI in poker generally, then we launch into a poser, which asks about what recommendations AlgoHoldem has for lower stakes players! Finally, the strat-chat hands (36:32) come from some high stakes online cash games in September.

Oct 09 2020

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 109 - Twelve to Twenty Zone

Oct 09 2020 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

In this episode we discuss the twelve to twenty big blind zone, touching on some of the things we should be considering at this stack depth. There's a strat-chat hand (26:52) featuring two time WSOP bracelet winner Fedor Holz, which highlights how it is still possible to play some postflop poker even at short stack depths.

Sep 06 2020

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 108 - LMIP ft Tommy Angelo

Sep 06 2020 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

To satisfy Merv's preoccupation with numbers, the legend Tommy joins us for a third time, having previously been on the show in episodes 36 and 72. And yes, he's pencilled in for E144! We talk about Tommy's past and future youtube projects, Pokersimple and Poker Words respectively. Watch this space. There are two stratchat hands (12:50 and 40:50) where Tommy provides bountiful nuggets...

Aug 05 2020

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 107 - Reverse Implied Odds

Aug 05 2020 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

Merv and Ben return with another double down episode featuring two posers and two stratchat hands. Would you call a 4-bet shove with AK suited for your tournament life at 35 big blinds? What are reverse implied odds? The two hands are at 40:48 and 58:57 and both were sent in by listeners.

Jul 05 2020

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 106 - Double Down

Jul 05 2020 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

There's two of everything in this episode, as Merv and Ben tackle two posers from listeners. The first concerns how to construct a preflop 3-betting range and the second features our good friend Ace King. We follow this up with two stratchat hands (24:52 / 48:00) one from one of Merv's post-lockdown live tournaments in Sydney and the other from PPP listener Jorden...

Jun 17 2020

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 105 - Game Selection

Jun 17 2020 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

How often do you stop to consider which games you should be playing? In an increasingly changing world, poker games are evolving rapidly. In this episode we tackle the subject of game selection and how to go about it. To round things off there's a strat-chat hand (26:00) from a home game where our hero flops the nuts, but fails to fold after...

May 17 2020

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 104 - SCOOP Hand Bonanza

May 17 2020 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

There has been demand for more hand analysis, so in this episode we celebrated the SCOOP with a hand bonanza. All four hands were taken from the final table of Event 15M, the Sunday Millions (10:43), (23:58, (32:55), (44:10).

Apr 28 2020

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 103 - Multiway Micros

Apr 28 2020 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

Guest Steve Fredlund of Rec Poker joins us for a loquacious lockdown lecture as we all come to terms with the current covid conditions and a lack of live poker. Our topical poser comes from listener John Kent who asks for advice on handling micro cash games with many multiway pots. The strat-chat (46:15) hand features just such a hand when a set...

Apr 10 2020

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 102 - Studying GTO Poker

Apr 10 2020 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

As casinos close and more and more people worldwide are isolating, online poker enjoys a resurgence. We devote most of this episode to Ben's new project, which involves an extensive study of GTO poker. Find out what he's up to and how it might help your game. There's a strat-chat hand, which features no hole cards and GTO range versus range analysis. In...

Mar 22 2020

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 101 - WSOP 2020 ft Seth Palansky

Mar 22 2020 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

Giving us up to date news from Las Vegas with 10 weeks to go before the start of the WSOP season, Seth Palansky answers questions on some of the possible scenarios for the WSOP this year, following the impact of the global measures to tackle the coronavirus. Then we bring you a strat-chat hand from the WSOP Main Event last year featuring Ensan...

Feb 13 2020

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 100 - Suited Aces

Feb 13 2020 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

The big one has arrived! Fans favourite Mike makes a guest appearance for a magic trip down memory lane as we reminisce on the podcast's journey. There's a poser on suited aces, a stratchat hand sent in from one of our patrons (34:35) and as a bonus, a double banger (57:20). For our milestone episode we also have some giveaways - tune in...

Jan 23 2020

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 99 - Pot Control

Jan 23 2020 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

The penultimate episode before the big one is all about pot control. Merv is live at the Aussie Millions in Melbourne, whilst Ben is back at his base camp in Bangkok after a break in South Africa. There's a strat-chat hand from Ila, the man behind the apps Preflop+ and the new Postflop+. Download them now from your app store. To support Lynn...

Jan 04 2020

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 98 - Donk-Betting The Turn

Jan 04 2020 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

Merv and Ben exit the Delorean to deliver the first episode of 2020, as the worldwide anticipation of the special 100th episode intensifies. They tackle a poser on when leading the betting with a surprising, interrupting bet on the turn could be a good thing, before looking at a stratchat hand (29:25) from a recent live event, which features an example of an...

Dec 23 2019

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 97 -Turning A Marginal Hand Into A Bluff

Dec 23 2019 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

Our Christmas Episode features a challenging poser on when to turn a marginal hand into a bluff. Merv "Bubble Boy" Hervey discusses a recent live tournament hand in which he did just that versus one of the "unstudied", a politically correct term for "fish". The stratchat hand (31:58) is from the late stages of the EPT Main Event in Barcelona a few weeks...

Dec 07 2019

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 96 - Thin Value Betting

Dec 07 2019 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

Inspired by a poser from long-term patron Grant Thomas, we tackle the theme of thin value betting, particularly on the river. It's a difficult and important skill and comes down to your ability to put opponents on ranges and anticipate accurately their future behaviour. There's a strat-chat hand (28:24) from the final table of the recent WPT event in Montreal that features a...

Nov 22 2019

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 95 - Headsup Play

Nov 22 2019 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

This episode is scheduled for release just as the Poker Thought Processes video series goes live on November 22nd. Don't forget to join the Postflop Poker email list, so you can get an exclusive discount off that series. We also have more Preflop+ the app giveaways, so listen in to find out how you can get your free copy. Our poser questions how...

Nov 09 2019

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 94 - Postflop Bet Sizing

Nov 09 2019 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

Episode 94 of your favourite poker podcast is devoted to the subject of postflop bet sizing. After news of another 1st place for Merv, Ben offers some practical advice on bet sizing in the poser section. For the stratchat hand (25:11) we bring to the table another hand played by Pluribus, "whose" create postflop bet sizing makes for interesting and challenging analysis.

Oct 27 2019

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 93 - Pluribus ft Jordan Drummond

Oct 27 2019 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

Jordan Drummond aka BigBluffZinc joins us for a fascinating discussion on game theory optimal poker and the recently unleashed AI bot known as Pluribus. The poser is all about GTO solvers and the stratchat hand is one played by Pluribus, where it makes a hero call on the river. If you're afraid of diving in to the world of GTO poker, listen in...

Oct 11 2019

Postfop Poker Podcast - Episode 92 - Hand Reading ft Alec Torelli

Oct 11 2019 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

Alec Torelli of Conscious Poker joins us for an episode devoted to the tricky subject of hand reading. He also tells us some stories from Macau where some of the highest stakes cash games in the world take place, including the famous Big Game. We ask Alec for some tips on hand reading and information about the Hand Reading System he uses. The...

Sep 29 2019

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 91 - ICM and Push/Fold

Sep 29 2019 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

Ben returns from his trip to Western Australia and his meeting with Captain Quayle, but is definitely a bit rusty when asked to explain ICM. Thankfully Merv is on hand to rescue him. Both hosts struggle without their trusty runsheet, which was deleted by Mike "The Eraser". There's a strat-chat hand (38:21) from long-term patron Grant Thomas, who focuses on survival in an...

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