Tag: game theory

Apr 20 2020

Episode 323: Dick Carson Returns

Old-school gambler, pool hustler, bookie, and poker player Dick Carson returns to the podcast with more stories about the early days of poker, including an origin story for calling the clock. Dick first appeared on Episode 248. In the strategy segment, Andrew discusses listener questions about range construction. The new Weekend Warrior – Tournament Strategy premium podcasts are available at www.nitcast.com....

Apr 06 2020

Episode 322: Andrew Barber

Economist and professional poker player Andrew Barber joins Nate and Andrew to discuss economic stimulus, changing minds, and betting on beliefs. He recommends Conversations With Tyler, EconTalk, and Wait But Why's The Story of Us.In the strategy segment, Andrew explains why set mining is overrated and addresses a common misunderstanding about game theory.The new Weekend Warrior – Tournament...

Oct 07 2019

Episode 309: Scandal! Featuring Matt Glassman

Fan favorite Matt Glassman is back to discuss Mike Postle, impeachment, Twitter strategy, the shortcomings of prediction markets, and building his own poker table.Matt Glassman first appeared on episode 191. Nate's original trip report from the 2011 WSOP is still on Two Plus Two. The Weekend Warrior premium podcasts are now available. Matt Glassman Matt Glassman is an avid card...

Sep 05 2019

Episode 305: Private Games with Phil Galfond

Phil Galfond, who previously appeared on Episode 229 and Episode 288, discusses delegating, the online poker economy, and the trend towards private and semi-private casino games. Follow Phil on Twitter and check out Run It Once.Timestamps0:30 Hello3:03 Strategy23:43 Phil GalfondStrategyI'm in EP and raise to $12 with black aces. Villain calls from the cutoff with ~$140,...

Apr 23 2019

Episode 293: Thomas Pinnock

Thomas Pinnock Thomas Pinnock is a poker player and coach, a contributor to Upswing Poker, and a medical student at the University of Western Australia. He is the founder of Zenith Poker. Link Thomas Pinnock is a master of balance. Not only does he write about game theory for Upswing Poker and contribute strategy content to the Zenith Poker community, but he balances...

Feb 18 2019

Episode 285: GirafGanger7

GirafGanger7 consistently cracks Pocket Fives' list of the top ten online MTT players, and between games, he helps his girlfriend care for rescue animals from cats to chickens to goats. We talk to him about his unique life, his approach to game theory solvers, and how he stays on top of the fiercely competitive online tournament scene. Timestamps 0:30 - hello and welcome...

Dec 07 2018

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Dec 07 2018 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  3-bet 4-bet 6-max bet sizing bluff

Now through the end of 2018, I’m offering 25% off custom strategy videos when you purchase two hours or more. That’s two hours for just $150! Get the most out of your poker study time with a poker strategy videos custom-tailored to your needs. If you play online, I can review a database or hand history for you, identify your specific leaks,...

Dec 03 2018

Episode 277: Mixing It Up

Dec 03 2018 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  3-bet balance baudl bet sizing bluff

Nate and Andrew put out an hour of pure strategy, brought to you by our friends at Tournament Poker Edge. Topics include limp-raising, thin value three-betting, donk betting, overbetting, and mixing up your play (or not). Links Contribute to Andrew's BAUDL Fundraising Campaign or learn more about it Shop with our Amazon affiliate links Episode 253 with Bryan Devonshire Timestamps 0:30 -...

Nov 06 2018

Episode 275: John the Once and Future Lawyer

John "the Lawyer" makes a third appearance on the podcast to talk about why he's dipping a few toes back into lawyering. We talk about Stud, the New England poker scene, why the games are getting less good, why prosecutors are the real heroes, where you can find great pop culture coverage of the American legal system, and more. John previously appeared on...

Sep 24 2018

Episode 269: Check and Raise with Matt Glassman

Why is the sports book always next to the poker room? Is the Supreme Court a political actor? Should check and raise be permitted? Our wide-ranging conversation with the always-interesting Matt Glassman covers these topics and many more. Matt Glassman is a poker and bridge enthusiast and a senior fellow at the Government Affairs Institute. He has his own podcast, Congress, Two...

Sep 18 2018

Episode 268: Taking Off

Sep 18 2018 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  3-bet 4-bet 5-bet bet sizing bluff

Andrew and Nate share some book and podcast recommendations and, inspired by Dara O'Kearney, discuss the value of taking days off. In the strategy segment, Andrew takes an unconventional line vs Phil Galfond in a Progressive Knock- Out. Timestamps 0:30 hello 24:19 strategy Links Bundyville Stone Mattress Underworld Strategy http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker- hands/Boom/28666025_17A2638EF1 HH below for those who can't open Boomplayer. PokerStars Hand #190740522966: Tournament #2378947329,...

Sep 10 2018

Episode 267: A Tale of Two Brothers

Should dealers announce bet sizes if no one asks? Nate and Andrew discuss the arguments for and against this procedure. Plus, they discuss a strategy hand from the perspective of both active players, who happen to be brothers! Timestamps 0:30 Hello & Welcome 4:25 Strategy Strategy $0.50/$1 NLHE, $400 effective stacks Y straddles UTG to $3.50. Z opens to $12 UTG+2 with As...

Aug 27 2018

Episode 266: Andy Bloch

Aug 27 2018 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  21 3-bet 4-bet andy bloch bet sizing

Andy Bloch is a long-time professional poker player and computer programmer who was one of the pioneers at the intersection of these fields. He was also a member of the MIT Blackjack team that was the subject of Bringing Down the House and Twenty-One and an owner of Full Tilt Poker. His current project is ESC Games. Bloch discussed Full Tilt Poker...

Aug 20 2018

Episode 265: Ashley Adams

Ashley Adams is the host of the House of Cards podcast/radio show (Andrew was a guest in 2010!) and the author of Winning No-Limit Hold 'Em and Winning Seven Card Stud. We talk to him about his (now complete) quest to play poker in all fifty US states, his love of home games, and the most underappreciated poker venues in...

Jul 31 2018

Episode 264: Ivey Bluffs It Off

Nate, in a special solo episode, dissects Phil Ivey's bustout hand from the 2018 WSOP Main Event.

Jul 11 2018

Episode 262: Barney Boatman (feat. Josh Miller and Eric Keppler)

Barney Boatman was a professional poker player in London before the poker boom. As a member of the Hendon Mob, he played in "spielers" and in tournaments across Europe. Andrew talks to him about England's pre-boom poker scene, living in Madrid, and his contribution to the new poker-themed short fiction collection He Played For His Wife. In the introduction, Andrew chats with...

Jul 02 2018

Episode 261: Andrew Runs Deep

Nate and Andrew discuss key hands from Andrew's 13th place finish in the $2500 no-limit hold 'em WSOP event. Timestamps 0:30 hello 10:56 strat Strategy Hand 1 On the bubble, CO (16K) opens to 5k. Hero calls T9dd in the BB. Flop (13K) AQJd. Hero checks, Villain bets 5k, Hero calls. Turn (23K) 6. Both check. River (23) 3. Hero shoves for 6K,...

Jun 12 2018

Episode 259: Christian Holden

Christian Holden is a professional musician and poker player who lives in an anarchist collective in Worcester, Massachusetts. In this in-person interview, he and Andrew discuss his music, his poker, his politics, and the staking deal he almost had with Martin Shkreli. Plus they talk about game theory and deep- stacked no-limit poker strategy! You should check out Christian's band The Hotelier and follow...

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