André Coimbra is a member of PokerStars Team Online and the 2009 Magic: The Gathering World Champion. In 2013, he withdrew all but $100 from his PokerStars account, asked support to reset his VIP status to Bronze Star, and set about trying to raise $100,000 for charity. Coached by yours truly, he’s off to a great start, and he gives us all the whys and hows. You call follow André on Twitter @andrecoimbra. (Edit: Andre’s Twitter handle is @andrebcoimbra, not @acoimbra as I mistakenly had it).
Today we discuss Ed Miller’s Playing the Player, specifically the Introduction and Part I: Tight Players. Thanks to @PieFarmer for the question. Next week will be Part II: Loose-Aggressive Player. Send your thoughts and questions to email@example.com or @ThinkingPoker on Twitter.
$5/$10 NLHE game at Foxwoods. Several limps, Villain raises to $75 in the HJ, Hero calls with AKo in the CO, SB calls, UTG calls, and a “really fishy and loose mid-aged European” calls.
Flop ($385) K42r. UTG checks, Euro bets $160, HJ raises to $450, Hero calls, SB folds, UTG folds, Euro folds.
Turn ($1445) K426r. HJ checks, Hero bets $700, Villain shoves $900 more, Hero calls.
00:36 Hello and welcome; About Andre Coimbra
4:00 The merits of pot-limit hold ‘em WSOP events, stemming from a Twitter debate with @TheRealAnsky
14:15 Mailbag: Do poker professionals contribute anything to society? Should they care?
29:45 Book Club: Introduction and Chapter I of Ed Miller’s Play the Player
59:48 Strategy: Top pair, top kicker plays a big pot on a dry board
1:20:10 Interview: André Coimbra
1:53:55 Outro: On money and happiness