Episode 178: Noted Timeshare Authority Ed Miller

Ed Miller is back to talk about Daily Fantasy Sports, his writing, and finding edges not just on the felt but in life. All that plus a strategy segment from Nate! This episode is sponsored by Shark Clock and Tournament Poker Edge. Timestamps 0:30 hello 5:05 strategy with nate 24:33 ed miller

WSOP $1500 Bounty

I got off to a good start in this tournament, doubling through (but not quite stacking, and therefore not winning a bounty from, a tough player on my right). I tanked a bit on the river decision, even though I was pretty sure I was calling, and that seemed to annoy him a bit, though he got over it quickly and was later quite friendly: Blinds 25/50 MP opens to 150, Villain calls in CO, I call 66 on the Button, and BB calls. Flop (625) Js 8d 6h Two checks, the CO bets 325, I raise to 800, two … Read more…

WSOP $1000 NLHE

My second event of the 2016 World Series of Poker was the $1000 No-Limit Hold ‘Em. With just 100 big blinds to start, this tournament goes quick, which makes it great for the hourly rate but not particularly interesting, poker-wise anyway (the people watching can be extraordinary). Still, I got into two spots that are interesting not because of the magnitude of the decision – in both cases, it was quite small – but because of the frequency with which they occur, as well as the fact that in a shallow tournament, even small decisions have a big influence on your ROI. … Read more…

Monster Stack and a Monster Fold

I’m in Las Vegas! I arrived Thursday night and played my first event, the Monster Stack, on Friday morning. It was great starting with 300BBs and the value was clear to see, but unfortunately I took a big hit early that really hindered my ability to take advantage of the deep stacks (not that they lasted for more than a few hours anyway). Blinds were still 25/50, and I opened to 150 with Kc Qc in the HJ. The CO, SB, and BB all called. The flop came 975 with two clubs, and the blinds checked. I certainly wouldn’t just … Read more…

Two Guests, Two Bracelets

I guess this is kind of old news now, but the World Series Of Poker is off to an exciting start for Nate and me! Two of our (somewhat) recent guests have already won gold bracelets, and even more excitingly, both bracelets were firsts for their recipients! Congratulations to Ryan Laplante, who won the $565 Pot Limit Hold ‘Em, and Michael Gagliano, who won the $2500 No-Limit Hold ‘Em. If you’ve heard these interviews, you know how dedicated, hard-working, and downright hungry these young men are, and it’s awesome to see that rewarded. Way to go guys!

Episode 177: Alex Sutherland

Alex Sutherland is a professional poker player and software designer, responsible for inflicting Table Ninja and GTO Range Builder on the poker world. We talk to him about transitioning back and forth between these worlds, common misunderstandings about the application of game theory to poker, and what working with a GTO solver has taught him about poker. Alex recommends reading The Three Body Problem by Cixin Liu. This episode is sponsored by Shark Clock and Tournament Poker Edge. Timestamps 0:30 – hello 6:11 – strategy 50:40 – alex sutherland Strategy This week’s strategy discussion uses GTO Range Builder to investigate … Read more…

Episode 176: Lukasz Grabowski

Lukasz Grabowski has had a fair bit of success playing Spin-and-Gos as “grasiu”, but he’s very clear that poker is only a means to an end for him. In this interview, we talked about his lapsed Catholicism, his interest in Buddhism and meditation, and why there’s more to Live Action Role-Playing than most people realize. Books mentioned during the show include Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein and Labyrinths by Jorge Luis Borges. This episode is sponsored by Shark Clock and Tournament Poker Edge. Timestamps 0:30 – hello & welcome 12:26 – strategy 38:22 – lukasz grabowski Strategy Hero – Ac5c … Read more…

Pick Up a Piece of My WSOP Main Event

For the first time ever, I’m making pieces of my WSOP Main Event available even to small investors. I’m auctioning off 20% of my action in increments of just 0.2%, which makes it affordable for anyone who wants a sweat. If you want to buy a bigger piece, not to worry – it’s quick easy to bid on as many pieces as you like. To place your bid, head to StakeKings!