Episode 238: Brad Willis

Brad Willis is the head of blogging for PokerStars and the author of the excellent Rapid Eye Reality blog. We talk to him about politics at the poker table, raising sons, and living as a progressive in the American South. Plus we extract more music recommendations from him! Brad’s previous appearance was Episode 150. Support the Bay Area Urban Debate League! Timestamps 0:30 Hello & Welcome 8:24 Strategy 18:17 Brad Willis Reading and Listening Recommendations Tyler Childers John Moreland Turnpike Troubadors Blake Mills Americana Music Festival Chris Stapleton Margot Price Julius Goat Bubbles David Joy Ron Rash George Singleton Scott … Read more…

Episode 237: Douglas Stewart

Douglas Stewart is an avid amateur poker player who plays in live tournaments whenever his schedule allows, but makes his living as a literary agent in New York City where he focuses on working with novelists as well as with a few select children’s book writers. We talk about poker, literature, poker in literature, and how a New York literary agent fits in (or doesn’t fit in) at an Atlantic City poker room. Timestamps 0:30 – hello and welcome 7:43 – strat 41:17 – douglas Links Palmyra FAQ Softcenter.band The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak The Silver Linings Playbook by … Read more…

Change Lives and Unlock Free Poker Strategy!

I’m once again raising money this holiday season for the Bay Area Urban Debate League, a non-profit organization I’m deeply involved with as a Board member, volunteer, and donor. Debating in high school and college changed my life, and in the 16 years that I’ve been involved with the urban debate movement, I’ve seen it change the lives of hundreds of kids from disadvantaged backgrounds. If you enjoy listening to me talk about poker on the Thinking Poker Podcast or in my strategy videos, well, debate is the reason I can think as critically and analyze things as clearly as I … Read more…

Episode 236: Tapiwa Gwaze

“Tapi” was born in Zimbabwe and lived in Scotland and Canada for several years before ultimately coming to the United States. Professional poker player may not have been the career that his parents envisioned for him, but after a few false starts, he’s making it work. And he’s got bigger plans for himself as well. Timestamps 0:30 hello & welcome 3:56 interview

Episode 235: Politics at the Poker Table with Matt Glassman

Matt Glassman is back with a new job (senior fellow at the Government Affairs Institute), a new podcast (Congress, Two Beers In), and as usual some refreshingly wonky insight into what’s really going on in Washington. Plus when is it OK to talk politics at the poker table, and should you ever enter another flight if you’ve already bagged? Matt’s previous episodes (before and after the 2016 election, and once as a guest host filling in for Andrew) are among our most popular, and we’re excited to have him back! For more great insight from Matt, be sure to follow … Read more…

25% Off Custom Videos

Between now and the end of the year, I’m offering a 25% discount when you purchase two or more hours of custom strategy videos. 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, and suggest study material to help you plug them. Even if you don’t play online, I can review hand histories from live play, answer your questions thoroughly, and help you focus your independent study … Read more…

Thinking Poker T-Shirts Available

Got a few of these leftover from the summer, if anyone wants to pick up this limited edition collector’s item! Only five still available, so options on size/color are limited. We’ve got 1 black, 1 gray, and 1 red available in XL, at $25 each, with shipping included if you’re in the continental US (#nitcast). There’s also a large red one with a pen mark on collar, that one is $9 including shipping. Please write andrew at thinkingpoker dot net if you’re interested in snapping one of these up.