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.

Episode 234: Carloose Welch

Carlos Welch has a new home (hotel), a new (used) van, and a new three-barreling range. We talk to him about living in Laughlin and driving across the country, and in our strategy segment, we get some insight into his “Carloose” style of play. If you aren’t familiar with Carlos, you can hear his full story starting with our first interview on Episode 39. You can follow Carlos on twitter @HipHop101Trivia and watch him stream live on Twitch. Timestamps 0:30 Carlos Welch 32:40 Carloose Welch (strategy) Strategy 8-handed NLHE tournament online, blinds 400/800/80. UTG (29K) limps, SB (5K) completes, Hero (35K) raises … Read more…

KL Cleeton Hand History Review on Tournament Poker Edge!

The first installment of latest poker strategy videos series just went up at Tournament Poker Edge. It’s one I’m especially excited about because it’s the first time I’ve ever done a member hand history review (well, excepting the time that Carlos and I looked over his big Bovada win together). I chose to review a hand history from KL Cleeton, who we featured on the podcast a few months ago. The great thing about this kind of review is that the hand examples come from the smaller stakes tournaments that most members play, which provides plenty of opportunity to talk … Read more…

Episode 233: Andrew Therriault

Andrew Therriault is the Chief Data Officer for the City of Boston. He’s also an enthusiastic poker player and the former Director of Data Science for the Democratic National Committee. We talk to him about how big data and artificial intelligence are shaping poker, politics, and government. Timestamps 0:30 – Hello and Welcome 4:12 – Andrew Thierrault 72:00 – Strategy Strategy $150 NLH WSOP Circuit event at the Bike, Dec 2015. Near the end of level 8 (300/600 + 75 ante), I was UTG 8-handed with about a starting stack (10.7k) I raise to 1500 with Jd Jc. Folds around to … Read more…

Episode 232: Carlos Chadha

Carlos Chadha has been a professional poker player for nearly 15 years, and in that time he’s mastered everything from Seven Card Stud to Heads Up No Limit Hold ‘Em to Multi-Table Tournaments. He’s also had to master his own ego as he battled downswings and a yearning for the limelight. Timestamps 7:20 – Ego 22:20 – 7 Card Stud 63:30 – International Relations 70:45 – Heads Up NLHE 84:45 – Multi-Table Tournaments

Episode 231: Peter Chi

Peter Chi is an Assistant Professor of Statistics at Ursinus College teaching an undergraduate statistics course revolving around poker. He’s using this textbook and documenting the experience on his blog. You can also follow him on Twitter @PeterBChi. Timestamps 0:30 – hello 3:49 – strat 33:19 – peter Strategy Hero ($280) has AsQh UTG, opens to $10. 3 callers, including Villain on the button. Flop comes Ad4c2c. Pot is $35 after rake. Checks to Villain who bets $25, Hero calls, rest fold. Turn is Kc. Pot is $85. Hero checks to Villain who bets $50. Hero calls. River is 9s. Pot is $185. Hero checks … Read more…