Tag: hand reading

Aug 21 2019

Episode 304: Straight Flush

Nate and Andrew discuss the Commerce Casino, the new Encore Boston Harbor, and when to sit in the biggest game in the room. In the strategy segment, Hero rivers a straight flush, but is it strong enough to raise?Timestamps0:30 - hello16:00 - strategy Strategy6max 5/10 NL cash session:Effective Stacks $1200Folds to hero on button who opens to...

Jan 07 2019

Episode 281: Ben Saxton

Ben Saxton teaches literature and writing classes at Tulane Medical School and Bard Early College. He's also a poker writer whose interviews for Two Plus Two Magazine have a lot in common with those you'd hear on the Thinking Poker Podcast! He and Andrew talk about documenting the unique culture of poker rooms, reading American literature, and playing trips with a mediocre kicker....

Dec 07 2018

25% Off Customized Coaching Videos!

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 -...

Oct 08 2018

Episode 271: Danny Sprung From the WBF Championships

Oct 08 2018 Published at Thinking Poker under tags  3-bet 4-bet bet sizing big draw bluff

Danny Sprung, whom you may recall from Episode 194, joins us from the World Bridge Federation Championships. We compare this event to the World Series of Poker and discuss some key hands from Danny's very deep run in the Monster Stack this summer. Timestamps 0:30 hello 3:07 danny sprung (featuring strategy) Strategy 1st hand after 1st break, I have Red Kings. I...

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 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 18 2018

Episode 260: WSOP Live 2018

Nate got barely 72 hours in Las Vegas this summer, but he was kind enough to spend a few of them recording with Andrew and Carlos in his Gold Coast hotel room. The three talk about their summer plans, the dealer's choice event, and all of the delightful weirdos in Las Vegas. Timestamps 0:30 - Hello & Welcome 34:50 - Strategy

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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