Episode 203: The No-Longer-Homeless Poker Player

Carlos Welch is no longer homeless! At least for the moment, he’s living with Alexander Fitzgerald in Bullhead City, AZ, and Andrew is paying him a visit! We catch on Andrew’s travels, Carlos’ new digs, and strategy! Timestamps 0:30 = hello 23:05 = strat Strategy $2/$5 Hero ($700) opens to $20 UTG with AKo. Four callers, both blinds fold. Flop ($105) AQ9r. Hero bets $55, Villain raises to $175, rest fold, Hero?

Episode 202: Christian Harder

Christian Harder is a long-standing pro whose history with Nate and Andrew dates back to the early days of the 2+2 MTT forum. His most recent claim to fame is victory in the $5000 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event. We talk to him about his rise to the top, his friendship with Greg Merson, and the ups and downs of life as a (primarily) east coast tournament grinder. Follow Christian on Twitter! Timestamps 0:30 Hello and welcome 3:05 Interview For more information on our event with Just Hands Poker in NYC, March 25 and 26, click here.

Episode 201: Kyle Loman

Kyle Loman plays $1/$3 no-limit for a living, but it hasn’t always been that way. Years ago, he was grinding high-stakes with a six-figure bankroll. In this revealing interview, he talks about shot-taking, staking, bad loans, and coming to terms with his new life as a small stakes grinder. Timestamps 0:30 – hello 16:11 – strat 43:40 – kyle Strategy Hand 1 $200 MTT. Blinds 600/1200/200. Hero opens to 3000 with Ah As in early position, BB calls. Flop (8400) Kd 9s 3s. Check, 4200, call. Turn (16800) 3. Check, Hero bets 9200, call. River (34,400) 8s. BB is all … Read more…

Episode 200

Wow! Two hundred episodes! In this special episode, we invite our most frequents guests as well as several of our most active community members to reminisce about the show’s past and help us dream about its future. 0:30 – Nate & Andrew 18:55 – Matt Glassman (First Appearance: Episode 191) 74:36 – Leo Wolpert (First Appearance: Episode 10) 91:23 – Gareth Chantler (First Appearance: Episode 6) 119:54 – Jason Simon (First Appearance: Episode 158) 136:57 – Eileen Sutton (First Appearance: Episode 197) 163:35 – Alex Rosenburg 181:02 – Sean Lango (First Appearance: Episode 49) 207:37 – Carlos Welch (First Appearance: Episode 39) For … Read more…

Episode 199.5: Mississippi Grinding

Matt Sienkiewicz, a professor at Boston College and Episode 103 guest, co-hosts with Nate. They compare the poker movie MISSISSIPPI GRIND with Nate’s recent trip to Biloxi. They also discuss a strategy hand and some colorful opponents from Nate’s victory in a preliminary event from the Million Dollar Heater. Matt’s new book, which you’ll hear a bit about, is The Other Air Force.

Episode 199: Tim Bishop

Tim Bishop came to poker via the unconventional route of Motocross. We talk about how he got started in racing, why he got out, and how he’s dreaming of getting back in. Of course we also talk about his life as a professional, how his background in racing helps him, and what he still struggles with. Plus we’ve got a combination ethics/strategy question about accepting a freeroll in order to help another player chase a high hand jackpot! Timestamps 0:30 – hello 6:55 – strategy 19:45 – tim b

Episode 198.5: Patrick Leonard (Partial)

Patrick Leonard (pads1161 on PokerStars, plenopads on Twitter) is one of the most respected MTT players in the world and one of the head coaches at bitB staking. It’s too bad we lost some of the audio from our interview with him! Hopefully you’ll still enjoy what we have. Timestamps 0:30 – hello and welcome 2:52 – hello and welcome again 9:34 – strategy 35:38 – Patrick Leonard

Episode 198: Chase Bianchi

Chase Bianchi’s career as a professional poker player came in fits and starts, as we went back and forth between playing for a living and working as a dealer and supervisor. That all changed when he won a bracelet in a $1000 No-Limit Hold’Em WSOP event and suddenly found himself bankrolled for some big games! In this interview, we talk about the arc of Chase’s career, his decision to move to Maryland, and the role that faith plays in his life. Chase sticks around for a special strategy segment featuring a 10/25 NLHE hand in which Andrew was also involved! … Read more…