Tag: las vegas

Jun 22 2021

Qing Liu wins WPT title

Qing Liu won the WPT Venetian after an incredible three-handed play against Joe Mckeehen and Rokita. In addition to the title, he also took home $752,880. Before the final table began, drama had already ensued. As it is customary with most poker events, the final table is comprised of 8 players. However, WPT Executive Tour Director, Matt Savage, redrew the seats with players...

Landon Tice Vs. Bill Perkins

Over the past year, high-profile challenges have been our main source of entertainment. First, the poker community was treated to a rollercoaster of several heads-up Galfond challenges. Soon afterward, one of the biggest match- ups occurred; Daniel Negreanu and his long-time nemesis Doug Polk agreed to a challenge that lasted for 3 months and attracted a lot of attention....

WSOP 2021: WSOP launches Sweepstakes Promo for VIP package

WSOP is arguably the biggest poker event each year. And every player aspires to win that coveted WSOP bracelet, not to mention humongous cash prizes on offer. Well, this year, a lucky player may even win more, the WSOP 2021 Promo. Unfortunately, worldwide shutdowns in 2020 due to Covid-19 made it impossible for WSOP to hold a live event....

Jul 30 2020

5 Types of Live Poker Experiences in Las Vegas

Jul 30 2020 Published at Smart Poker Study under tags  las vegas poker destinations

As a recreational player, “peak poker” for me is getting the occasional opportunity to play in Las Vegas. Whether it’s a couple hours’ drive or half a world away by plane, that scene of arriving in the desert and walking into one of the city’s famed poker rooms to mix it up is something that’s whet the appetites of pretty much every casual...

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 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...

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.

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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