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Episode 130: Donks on Donking

Nate and Andrew follow up on the strategy discussion of donk betting from Episode 128.1, then discuss protecting your hand and a dealer who miscalled the action.

Timestamps

:30 hello & welcome
15:43 strategy

Strategy

EP open limps. I raise from HJ with JTo to 20. Button calls, blinds and limper call. Flop 775 two diamonds. SB checks, BB donks for $25 into $100 pot. Limper folds. BB started with $450 and I have him well covered. I raise to $75. Everyone folds except BB who calls. Turn is offsuit 8, he checks. $250 in pot. I bet $100, and he calls. River is the Qd and he checks. I follow through and bet 250 on the river (putting him all in) into 450 and he folds.

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Episode 129: Mistakes with Gareth Chantler

Gareth quits his job. Nate folds an overpair. Andrew agrees to let Gareth come back on the show.

Gareth’s last appearance on the show was Episode 123. For those who don’t know who he is, his first appearance was Episode 6.

Timestamps

0:30 – hello & welcome
46:10 – strategy: folding an overpair

Strategy

Blinds 300/600/75. Hero (12K) opens to 1450 with Kd Kh. Late middle position (15K), SB (10K), and BB (20K) call.

T96cc. Check, check, check, 3000, fold, shove for 15K, Hero folds.

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Episode 128.1

This isn’t a proper podcast episode, but it’s better than nothing! Andrew goes solo, with no co-host, no editor, and no bumper music (or, perhaps, worse than no bumper music). He talks about his World Series of Poker so far and discusses some hands related to donk betting.

The 2015 Nitcast Las Vegas Meetup will take place on July 6th, which is Day 1b of the WSOP Main Event. Don’t worry, though! The meetup will start at 10AM, so even if you’re playing that day, you can start off on the right foot by stopping in to say hello. We’ll meet at the Gold Coast bowling alley and will be there until at least Noon, possibly later. If you’re in town, please stop in and see us!

Strategy

I opened 2.5x from the CO with As Tc, a good player in the small blind called, and the big blind folded. Flop came 7s 9h Js. Villan donked about half pot, I raised 3.5x, he folded.

Blinds 100/200 button opened to 450 SB called and I called Ks Ts in the BB. Flop Qs 9d 8d SB checked I bet 900 button folded SB called. Turn 5, SB checks, I bet 1800 with 4500 behind, he folded. Plan was to jam most rivers if he called.

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Episode 128: Happiness, Profit, and the WSOP

Carlos sits down in-person with Nate and Andrew to talk about putting happiness, rather than profit, front and center in his poker career (though of course winning tends to make one happier than losing!). Then the three discuss a hand from a single table satellite Nate and Carlos played, and a hand from the final table of the $10,000 SCOOP Main Event.

Timestamps

0:30 Hello & welcome & happiness & poker
18:19 Strategy

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Episode 127: Scooping the SCOOP

The SCOOP is underway, and so Andrew and Nate grab time to record when they can, with Andrew playing a $200 PLO8 event during the show! The two discuss the various ways to run bad, some hands that arise as Andrew plays, some hands Andrew already played, and some listener questions.

Note from Andrew: I’m in a hurry at the moment and don’t have time post hand histories for the strategy segment. I’ll update this post with them when I get the opportunity. Off to Vegas in the morning!

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Episode 126: The Great White North

Andrew and Nate talk about Andrew’s recent friction entering Canada to play online poker, then review two hands from early Spring Championship of Online Poker events.

Strategy

Hand 1

PokerStars – $1000+$50|30/60 Ante 5 NL – Holdem – 9 players
Hand converted by PokerTracker 4: http://www.pokertracker.com

Hero (BB): 104.08 BB
UTG: 15.88 BB (VPIP: 17.20, PFR: 12.09, 3Bet Preflop: 5.56, Hands: 93)
UTG+1: 75.53 BB (VPIP: 23.19, PFR: 14.49, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 70)
MP: 66.27 BB (VPIP: 21.43, PFR: 11.43, 3Bet Preflop: 6.67, Hands: 70)
MP+1: 24.83 BB (VPIP: 19.48, PFR: 10.67, 3Bet Preflop: 6.06, Hands: 78)
MP+2: 130.37 BB (VPIP: 23.19, PFR: 13.04, 3Bet Preflop: 6.25, Hands: 70)
CO: 83.53 BB (VPIP: 27.54, PFR: 17.39, 3Bet Preflop: 3.45, Hands: 69)
BTN: 129.33 BB (VPIP: 21.74, PFR: 15.94, 3Bet Preflop: 6.45, Hands: 69)
SB: 138.13 BB (VPIP: 38.24, PFR: 0.00, 3Bet Preflop: 0.00, Hands: 68)

9 players post ante of 0.08 BB, SB posts SB 0.5 BB, Hero posts BB 1 BB

Pre Flop: (pot: 2.25 BB) Hero has Kh Th
UTG raises to 2 BB, fold, MP calls 2 BB, fold, fold, CO calls 2 BB, fold, SB calls 1.5 BB, Hero raises to 8 BB, fold, fold, CO calls 6 BB, SB calls 6 BB

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Episode 125: Angela Jordison

Angela Jordison made headlines when she won the first three events of the Spring Poker Round-Up at Oregon’s Wildhorse Casino. Her poker accomplishments run a lot deeper than that, though. Angela is also one of the founders of the modern Oregon poker scene and a regular in what has to be one of the world’s only consistently running high-stakes PLO8 cash games.

Timestamps

:30 Hello & Welcome
4:06 Strategy
15:29 Interview

Strategy

$1/$2 Spread Limit Hold ‘Em

Hero opens for $8 UTG with A9o. MP and SB call.

Flop (~$26 in pot) A98 with two spades. SB bets $17, Hero calls, MP raises to $57, SB calls, Hero?

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Episode 124: Reid Young

Before Black Friday, Reid Young was one of the most successful no-limit hold ‘em players on the internet. Now, he’s turning his attention to how the game is taught. In this interview he talks about his career, his new project, and the philosophy background he shares with Nate and Andrew. Plus, he sticks around for a strategy discussion about playing a big draw in a multi-way pot.

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Timestamps

0:29 Interview: Reid Young
44:38 Strategy: Big Draw in a Multi-way Pot

Strategy

Blinds 100/200
UTG+2 raises to 600, I’m next to act with Ks Qs and call, folds, button calls, SB folds, BB calls.

FLOP: Js 9s: 6s (pot 2500)
BB checks, utg+2 bets 600. I just call, button folds, BB raises to 2500 total, utg+2 tank calls, hero jams for 10,000 total.

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