Episode 181: Ian Simpson

Ian Simpson is a former (and future) teacher in the United Kingdom. His fourth place finish in the 2012 Paddy Power Irish Poker Open proved literally life-changing, not only because of the money but because it presented the opportunity to spend a year playing poker professionally. Success bred success, and that year has turned into four years, leaving Ian wondering whether and when he’ll return to the teaching career he still loves. You can follow @IanSimpsonPoker on Twitter and read his blog. Timestamps 0:30 hello and welcome 3:43 Ian Simpson

Episode 180: The WSOP Main Event!

Andrew, Nate, and THE Carlos Welch gather in a hotel room at the Gold Coast to discuss their first day in the WSOP Main Event. There’s loads of strategy talk, as Nate bet-folds the river, Carlos gets full value from a set, and Andrew navigates some dicey situations with AK. Plus, Andrew discusses his encounter with Chris Ferguson. Timestamps 0:30 – Hello and welcome; words with Ferguson 25:25 – Strategy from WSOP Main Event

Episode 179: Andrew at the WSOP

The WSOP is obviously a busy time, so we just recorded a quick conversation this week, covering some general stuff about the World Series of Poker and a few of the first events/hands Andrew played. Please note that this was recorded before Nate arrived in Las Vegas, and before Andrew played with Chris Ferguson.

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

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…

Episode 175: Christian Soto

Christian Soto is a professional poker player and a video producer at Red Chip Poker. He is the co-author, with Doug Hull and James Sweeney, of Late Position. Learn how, with the help of Matt Berkey, the “Big Papi of Poker” went from selling phones at MetroPCS to reading souls in Atlantic City. This episode also features a cameo appearance by Chris Moon and a strategy hand from a $5/$10 game at the Bellagio. Timestamps 0:30 hello and welcome 5:45 strategy 46:24 christian Strategy $5/10 at Bellagio Pre-flop: UTG+1 raised to $15 (sic). I was hijack $800 stack holding AcQs. I … Read more…

Episode 174: Nate and Carlos Doing God Knows What

I wasn’t around for the recording of this episode and haven’t listened to it yet, so for the time being this is a mystery episode! But with Nate and Carlos Welch hosting, how bad can it be?