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Jul 23 2021

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 124 - Poker and The Future

Jul 23 2021 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

The final edition of the Postflop Poker Podcast features the return of former co-host Mike, a real PPP fan's favourite. In keeping with the final chapter of Ben's book Poker and Everything, this extra long show focuses on the future firstly of poker itself and secondly on everything else. Topics include nanobots, quantum computing, AI, genetic engineering, space travel, oh and poker...

Jun 24 2021

Postflop Poker Podcasts - Episode 123 - Poker and Artificial Intelligence

Jun 24 2021 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

Merv comes equipped with a Mancunian phrasebook to help Ben feel at home following his repatriation to his homeland. This episode features a discussion on the role of artificial intelligence within the poker world, as well as a strat-chat hand (34:29) from our old friend Pluribus, which you can view on BBZ's video here:...

May 31 2021

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 122 - Poker and Evolution

May 31 2021 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

From the origins of poker to the future of the game, Ben and Merv journey through the past, present and future, musing on chapter 9 of Ben's book Poker and Everything. Wherever you are, whenever you are, you should check out the stratchat hand Merv played recently (26:26) featuring one of those devilishly wet flops 345 of hearts. Ben dislikes Merv's play, but...

May 14 2021

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 121 - Poker and Politics

May 14 2021 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

Long-time patron of the show, lawyer and social democrat Armin Voss joins us from Germany for an interesting and entertaining discussion about poker and politics, inspired by chapter 8 of the free ebook Poker and Everything. He also brings a strat-chat hand (44:29) from a 5K tournament he played in Punta Cana, the Dominican Republic, after winning a seat through a Party Poker...

Apr 23 2021

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 120 - Poker and Gender

Apr 23 2021 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

A male-dominated crew discuss the male-dominated world of poker and search for the causes and solutions. There are two strat-chat hands (31:44) taken from the final table of Vanessa Kade's recent win in the Pokerstars 15th Anniversary of the Sunday Millions.

Apr 01 2021

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 119 - Poker and Travel

Apr 01 2021 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

A recent lack of travel options seems to have sent our trusty duo into a dream-like state, as plans are formed for a 2025 PPP Poker Party Bus Tour. Merv celebrates another live win and after a discussion on chapter 6 of the free ebook Poker and Everything, the strat-chat hand (29:28) comes from the exotic location of Paradise Island, the Bahamas.

Mar 15 2021

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 118 - Poker and Mental Health

Mar 15 2021 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

Merv returns after a 6-day trip reporting for pokernews.com on the 2021 Poker Palace Summer Championships. Thankfully, he's back in his rightful seat with fresh stories to tell. We talk about chapter 5 from Ben's ebook Poker and Everything, which handles the subject of mental health. The strat-chat hand (32:29) is a real cracker and it comes from the...

Feb 18 2021

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 117 - Poker and Emotional Control

Feb 18 2021 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

Triton Poker Tables are announced as our latest sponsors (please check out their website tritonpokertables.com) and we dive into chapter 4 of the ebook Poker and Everything, which is all about emotional control. The stratchat (25:43) features Phil Ivey, who is left seething with anger at the conclusion of the hand.

Feb 05 2021

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 116 - Poker and Business

Feb 05 2021 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

Chapter 3 from the free ebook Poker and Everything is all about the transferable skills you can develop as a poker player or in working life. Ben even wears a shirt for the occasion. The dynamic duo discuss the new game format Flip & Gos and tackle a hand (37:49) from Postflop Volume 1 featuring a pair of unnamed queens on an...

Jan 16 2021

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 115 - Poker and Life Skills

Jan 16 2021 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

Merv and Ben return for a new year and announce the release of the audiobook version of Poker and Everything, available for free download at postfloppoker.com. We discuss a few themes from the second chapter, transferable skills developed at the poker table, which also help in everyday life. The stratchat hand (34:01) features a river decision, where amazingly...

Dec 23 2020

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 114 - Poker and Me

Dec 23 2020 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

We begin an 11 episode journey through the 11 chapters of Poker and Everything starting with chapter 1, Poker and Me. Merv asks Ben questions about his poker journey and Ben expands upon the content from that opening chapter. The strat- chat (42:06) features a hand from Postflop Vol 2 Chpater 10, as Ben compares his evidence-based advice with modern GTO theory.

Dec 03 2020

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 113 - Poker and Everything

Dec 03 2020 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

After a short discussion on one of Merv's favourite themes, prime numbers, Ben provides some information about his new book Poker and Everything, which is due for release in early December. Two strat-chat hands follow: one tournament (18:39) and one cash (41:00). We wrap things up with a minor rant from Ben on the 2020 WSOP Main Event hybrid format.

Nov 16 2020

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 112 - The Fishiness Scale

Nov 16 2020 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

Double strat-chat awaits! First, NIck Oakley from the Fish to Final Table Podcast sends in a colourful hand (11:48) and then we feature a hand from listener Jorden Dobson (43:57). Find out where they sit on the fishiness scale!

Nov 04 2020

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 111 - 6max ft Brad Wilson

Nov 04 2020 Published at Postflop Poker Podcast

Host of the fantastic "Chasing Poker Greatness" podcast and cash game specialist Brad Wilson joins us for an entertaining and informative 76 minutes. He tells us about his future plans working with Jonathan Little and also the development of his website chasingpokergreatness.com. We discuss the current Covid-induced trend towards 6-max and both poser and...

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...

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