Episode 187: NLO8

Andrew’s busy with WCOOP, so he and Nate get straight to strategy, with a discussion of several hands from the No-Limit Omaha Eight-or-Better event. Timestamps 0:30 Hello & Welcome 10:42 NLO8 Strategy Hand 1 PokerStars – $300+$20|400/800 Ante 100 NL Hi/Lo (6 max) – Omaha Hi/Lo – 6 players Hand converted by PokerTracker 4: http://www.pokertracker.com SB: 24.38 BB BB: 41.66 BB UTG: 35.74 BB MP: 48 BB Hero (CO): 23.1 BB BTN: 30.23 BB 6 players post ante of 0.13 BB, SB posts SB 0.5 BB, BB posts BB 1 BB Pre Flop: (pot: 2.25 BB) Hero has 4c Kc … Read more…

Episode 186: Alan Boston (fixed)

Alan Boston has long been known as a sports better, but now he’s back on the east coast, making a living in the Foxwoods Poker Room. Alan tells his stories with characteristic bluntness and candor, from Stu Ungar and 1980s Las Vegas up to modern-day no-limit hold ’em. Timestamps Intro 0:30 Strategy 4:17 Interview 33:27 Strategy 1/1/2 NLHE effective stacks $300 Here raises to $6 in the CO with 7h8h, Button calls, makes it $22 from the big blind. Hero calls and the button folds. Flop ($49) 10c 8c 6c. Villain bets $20, Hero raises to $85, Villain calls Turn ($219) 2d. Villain checks, Hero … Read more…

Episode 185: Billy Sharkey

Billy Sharkey’s poker career has been a roller coaster that led him to mindfulness meditation, and that helps… except when it doesn’t. In this revealing interview, Billy discusses dealing with losses, the complex politics of high stakes home games, his struggle with pit gambling, and how he makes sense of it all. Billy’s latest adventure is stand-up comedy. You can check out his work on Facebook and Instagram. Timestamps 0:30 -hello 3:20 -2NL flopped FD 27:17 -billy Strategy 2NL 6 max on ACR. Effective stacks $2.60. I am UTG with KcJc and open $0.06. Villain calls on Button. Flop comes 8c … Read more…

Episode 184: Chris Moorman

Chris Moorman, with over $10 million in cashes, is widely regarded as the winningest player in online tournament poker. This wide-ranging interview covers his beginnings as a competitive bridge and pool player, his struggles with staking, his role as 888Poker Ambassador, and whether there was ever any truth to the scuttlebutt that he couldn’t hack it in the live arena. You can visit Chris Moorman’s website and follow him on Twitter. Timestamps 0:30 hello & strategy 22:44 chris moorman Strategy 2/5 table at the rio. I’m in the sb with AsQc. UTG limps for 5, UTG +1 raises to 15. Folds … Read more…

Episode 183: Aaron Brown

Aaron Brown is a professional-poker-player-turned-Wall-Street-trader. You may know him as the author of The Poker Face of Wall Street, but he’s got a lot to say about gambling, economics, and our favorite, the “old days” of poker in private games and smoky California card rooms. Timestamps 0:30 – hello & welcome 8:38 – strategy 26:37 – aaron brown interview Strategy This hand is from a $365 wsop circuit event. Re-entry. Level 2 blinds are 50/100. Starting stack was 10k and I have almost exactly that amount. Villian in the hand seems to be a competent player/circuit grinder type probably early 30s. … Read more…

Episode 182: It’s Better Than Nothing!

Technical difficulties and vacation schedules nearly kept the show off the air for two weeks running, but there’s no keeping Nate and Andrew down! We’ve got a short, strategy-only show to tide you over until we return with an awesome guest next week! Strategy $2/$5 NLHE Hero ($1000) limps JJ UTG. MP limps, CO ($900) raises to $30, Button ($900 calls), Hero raises to $125, MP folds, CO calls, Button calls. Flop ($375 in pot) Kh Qd Jh. Hero bets $175, CO calls, Button folds. Turn ($725 in pot) 7d. Hero bets $275, CO calls. River ($1275) 2s. Hero shoves … Read more…

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