Tag: hand reading

Sep 22 2022

The Easy Way to Become a Hand Reader

I know that hand reading is a tough, time-consuming skill to learn. But, I want to help you learn it the easy way today. Listen to the episode as you follow along below:...

Sep 14 2022

[Updated] Do These 5 Things With Flopzilla Pro EVERY Time You Study

I credit using Flopzilla Pro for most of my poker improvement. These are the 5 things I use it for during EVERY study and coaching session. You MUST use Flopzilla Pro, regardless of an online or LIVE poker journey (get Flopzilla Pro here). It’s incredibly useful for reviewing hands, learning equities and hand reading. The $25 you spend on Flopzilla and the...

Jul 14 2022

Find the Fold and Save Money! 4 Skills to Help

Do you know how to find the fold? It's a skill that all profitable players must learn, and in this episode I give you the 4 skills that will help you save money. Listen to the episode as you follow along below...

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...

Apr 13 2022

Q&A: Hand Reading to Build Poker Math Skills

I answer 3 questions about poker math and hand reading, and I give you a strategy for learning both skills simultaneously. Listen to the podcast as you follow along below:...

Apr 06 2022

4 Tools to Learn Poker’s Top Skill of Hand Reading

I want to share with you 4 different tools that will help you finally learn poker’s top skill of hand reading. Two of these are absolutely free, and the other two cost a few shekels, but they’ll turn you into a hand reading master… wayyyyy faster. Start your hand reading education with this demonstration video. "Do as you consume" and follow along with...

Feb 14 2022

Episode 372: Lee Jones

Industry luminary Lee Jones returns to the podcast to discuss AI-assisted strategy and the poker developments that worry him most for the long-term health of the game. Lee first appeared on Episode 9 of the podcast, and more recently on ... Read more...

Feb 10 2022

Do These 5 Things With Flopzilla Pro EVERY Time You Study

I credit using Flopzilla Pro for most of my poker improvement. These are the 5 things I use it for during EVERY study and coaching session. You MUST use Flopzilla Pro, regardless of an online or LIVE poker journey. Get Flopzilla Here. It’s incredibly useful for reviewing hands, learning equities and hand reading. The $25 you spend on Flopzilla and the free beta...

Feb 01 2022

Episode #371: Joe Stapleton

Legendary commentator Joe Stapleton joins Andrew and Carlos to talk about comedy, stirring the pot on Twitter, the challenges of color commentary for online events, poker NFTs, and more. You can hear more from Joe on the Poker in the ... Read more...

Nov 23 2021

Episode #366: A New Host

It's the end of an era, as Nate Meyvis steps down as co-host and Carlos Welch takes up the mantle. Our fullest accounting of the show's beginning and early days is on Episode 100 (which Carlos also co-hosted!). Carlos's first appearance ... Read more...

Nov 02 2021

Episode 364: Deductive Logic

Just a quick solo episode this week, with Andrew discussing the importance of open-mindedness and deductive reasoning for serious poker players. Logic puzzles like these can be a fun way to practice. Subscribe to Thinking Poker Daily Essential Poker Concepts ... Read more...

Jul 14 2021

The Double Barrel Checklist

Pulling off a successful double barrel with an appropriate frequency is pretty important in today's online no-limit hold'em games. The days of profitably playing your entire range completely straight-forward and face-up after a continuation bet have been long gone for quite a while. However, because firing the second barrel often involves building a pot without a […] The post The...

Feb 20 2021

Top 5 Tips for Better Hand Reading without Using Solvers

The ability to figure out what poker hands your opponent could be holding, also known as hand reading, is one of the key aspects of your game. The best poker players in the world are using solvers to train this process and understand ranges in different situations. However, I am aware that not everyone enjoys using solvers and analyzing the difficult math,...

Top 5 Tips for Better Hand Reading without Using Solvers

The ability to figure out what poker hands your opponent could be holding, also known as hand reading, is one of the key aspects of your game. The best poker players in the world are using solvers to train this process and understand ranges in different situations. Listen to this article within the podcast:...

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,...

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