Nitcast Meet-Up! With T-Shirts!

I Heart Carlos... but not enough to pay for two colors!

This year’s WSOP Nitcast Meet-Up will be at the Gold Coast bowling alley from 10AM until at least Noon on Saturday, July 8 (Day 1A of the Main Event). You’re welcome to hang out for two hours or just stop in and say hello to Andrew, some past guests, and other listeners. Sadly, Nate won’t make it to Las Vegas this summer (sorry ladies!). For the first time ever, there will even be t-shirts available for purchase! There’s one design, but it’s available in a number of different colors & styles of t-shirt, including ladies cut, and sizing details are included … Read more…

Episode 216: WSOP Prep with Clayton Fletcher

Clayton Fletcher fills in for Nate Meyvis this week, and he and Andrew discuss plans and preparation for the World Series of Poker. Clayton previously discussed his deep run in the WSOP Main Event on this show. Follow Clayton on Twitter@claytoncomic and learn more about his upcoming shows from his website. His podcast is Broadway Comedy Club Radio. Timestamps 0:30 – Hello & Welcome 29:09 – Strategy WSOP Prep Tournament Poker Edge Zach Elwood on poker tells Strategy Playing £1/£2 NLHE with £420 effective stacks. Hero opens to £8 with Ad 4d on the Button. Small blind folds and villain calls in … Read more…

Selling Action in WSOP/Summer Preliminary Events

Edit: Sold out! Thanks everyone! Cliff’s Notes: Selling action in a full slate of Las Vegas summer tournaments. Increments as small as 1% are available, with discounts for larger pieces. I run my packages a bit differently than most, so if you’re interested, please read carefully:  This Google spreadsheet lists all of the tournaments that could be played on the stake, but there are no guarantees. I’ll collect money up front that hopefully will be enough to cover the entire summer, but depending on how things go there’s some chance that further investment will be required in order to have … Read more…

Episode 215: Catching Up With Chantler

Gareth Chantler, who first appeared on Episode 6, once again graces us with his presence. This time around, we discuss James Joyce, Syria, SCOOP, and, begrudgingly, a bit of Limit Hold ‘Em strategy. Timestamps 0:30 Hello and welcome 52:44 Strategy Links Gareth Chantler on Twitter Gareth’s Stories From Syria Hassan Hassan on Twitter Iyad El-Baghdadi on Twitter Samar Yazbek’s A Woman In the Crossfire Mustafa Khalifa’s The Shell Strategy PokerStars – 500/1000 (6 max) – Holdem – 6 players Hand converted by PokerTracker 4: http://www.pokertracker.com Hero (UTG): 8.06 BB MP: 3.26 BB (VPIP: 27.23, PFR: 15.57, 3Bet Preflop: 5.26, Hands: … Read more…

Episode 214: Daniel “Clarence” Wolf

Daniel Wolf AKA Clarence AKA Baby Dick is a professional poker player. Originally from Pittsburgh, he now lives and plays in Maryland. We talk to him about having fun at the table, jumping back and forth between 2/5 and 25/50 no limit, and wearing a Necromancer costume on Poker Night in America. Plus, in honor of Pittsburgh, our strategy segment features Andrew donking around in a 5/5/10 PLO game at the Rivers Casino. Links Episode 140 with Chad Power Daniel’s Poker Night in America episode Daniel on Twitter Timestamps Strategy 5/5 PLO with a $10 Button straddle Hero is BB … Read more…

Games With Kids

My latest poker strategy article, Games With Kids, is now appearing in 2+2 Magazine. It’s on a subject I’ve discussed before on the podcast, playing games with my cousin’s three young sons. This article recounts a few specific stories and reflects on some of the things I’ve learned from playing with them: Perhaps the biggest thing I’ve learned from them is that their reasons for playing games are quite different from my own. Because I enjoy strategic thinking and find game theory interesting, my favorite games (like poker) involve lots of nuance and meaningful decisions with uncertain outcomes. Of course, … Read more…

Episode 213: Straight-Up Strategy

Don’t bet the under! Nate and Andrew manage to review three hand histories in barely an hour. There’s a four-barrel bluff from a NLHE tournament, a turn donk bet from a NLHE cash game, and even a spread-limit Omaha 8-or-better hand! Timestamps 0:30 – Hello & Welcome 8:14 – Strategy Strategy Hand 1 We’re on the bubble, with 20 players remaining and 18 to be paid. Blinds are 1500/3000, and I raise to 6000 UTG (7-handed) with Tc 8c. The only player at the table to have me covered 3-bets to 12K from HJ, and I call. Flop (34K) Ks … Read more…

Learning to Spot and Use Poker Tells

To stay competitive in poker, you must constantly be learning and improving. Of all the things I’ve learned about poker in the last few years, I don’t think any has made me as much money as learning to pay attention to and exploit live tells, the things that people say and do at the poker table that reveal valuable information about the cards they hold. Until you learn to see it, it’s hard to believe just how much some players give away. Zach Elwood’s books were – continue to be, in fact – almost single-handedly responsible for upping my “tell … Read more…