Tag: hand reading

Jan 16 2023

Episode 393: Tom “Tombos21” Boshoff

Poker theorist Tom "tombos21" Boshoff joins Andrew and Carlos to geek out about everything from how solvers work to when ICM becomes a factor in tournaments (it's sooner than you think!), balancing ICM and stack dynamics in PKOs, and so ... Read more...

Jan 12 2023

The Power of Paying Attention to Showdowns

Showdowns are where you learn the most about each player. If you watched, and can remember, the action of the hand from preflop through to showdown, you can replay the hand in your mind and learn a lot about how a player thinks. This means it’s critical that you pay attention to every hand dealt, even after you fold 72o from under the...

Nov 02 2022

Purposeful Practice Strategies You MUST Use Starting Today

Do you ever feel like your progress is stagnant and you're not using new strategies? Like, you’re studying and trying to improve, your wheels are spinning, but you’re not going anywhere? I’m giving you my top strategies for purposeful practice, for playing and studying, that will grow your poker skills....

Nov 01 2022

Long Lost Episode 93: Andrew “BalugaWhale” Seidman

In this long lost episode from 2014, Andrew and Nate Meyvis review a hand from a live $1/$2 cash game before talking with semi-professional poker player, entrepreneur, and DeucesCracked coach Andrew Seidman about a myriad of topics, including his book Easy ... Read more...

Oct 28 2022

I Wish I Knew These 6 Poker Strategies at the Start of My Journey

I wish I knew these things at the start of my poker journey! It took me YEARS to become a winning online poker player. Loads of playing and studying, and along the way, there were many lessons learned. Too bad I didn't learn 'em sooner (like in the first 5 years ). I’m going to teach you the 6 things I wish I...

Oct 03 2022

Episode 387: Kevin Rabichow

Coach and high stakes heads up pro turned MTT player Kevin Rabichow joins Carlos and Andrew to discuss the evolution of the heads up arena, efficient studying, and his new course The Game Plan. Support the podcast and hear daily ... Read more...

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:...

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