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…

Episode 197: Eileen Sutton

Eileen Sutton discovered poker later in her life, but that only heightened her passion for the game. In this interview, Eileen beautifully describes her love affair with poker and the strange set of coincidences that resulted in her learning from the likes of Matt Matros, Ed Miller, Matt Berkey, and Christian Soto. Eileen is the author of The Total Poker Manual. You can follow her on Twitter @PokerForGirls and read the articles she’s written for Red Chip Poker. In our strategy segment, our correspondent asks about how to play a big draw facing some weird bets. Nate’s new project is … Read more…

Episode 196: Catching Up With Jamie Kerstetter

Jamie Kerstetter, who first joined us on Episode 136, is back to talk about the latest poker Twitter drama, her new role as ambassador for the Borgata poker room, her dog Crouton, and the Humane Society of Atlantic County. You can follow Jamie on Twitter at @jamiekerstetter, and on Twitch at http://www.twitch.tv/jamiekerstetter. Watch her videos on Tournament Poker Edge! Nate’s new project is Gonfalon Bubble. Andrew would appreciate, and is offering prizes for, donations to the Bay Area Urban Debate League. Use our Amazon Affiliate links to support the podcast while you do your holiday shopping. Timestamps 0:30 – hellowelcome 10:41 … Read more…

Episode 195: Getting Trumped with Matt Glassman

Political scientist and Congressional Research Service analyst Matt Glassman helped us put the 2016 Presidential Campaign into context a few weeks ago. Now that the election is over, we need him more than ever! We’ve got a great strategy segment, but the interview is really about trying to make sense of the current political situation in America, using frames of reference that poker players will understand. Were the polls wrong, or did Trump just run good? How might Trump govern? What do we as citizens do now? And what does this all mean for online poker? Timestamps 0:30 – Hello & … Read more…

Episode 194: Danny Sprung

Danny Sprung is a trader and a long-time games player. He was a serious poker player even before the boom, and he’s also a world class bridge player. In this interview, we discuss how he relates poker to bridge and to trading, and how he’s working to get back onto the poker scene. Timestamps 0:30 – hello 2:25 – strategy 24:48 – danny Strategy 1/2 NLHE, 9-handed. Villain 1 raises UTG1 to $12, Villain 2 calls, Villain 3 ($105) in the CO calls. Hero ($220) calls with Ad Tc in the SB. Flop ($50) Jh Qh Ks. Hero checks, V1 bets $40, V2 … Read more…

Episode 193: Ryan LaPlante Returns

Ryan LaPlante, who joined us on Episode 95, won his first WSOP bracelet this summer in the $565 Pot-Limit Omaha event. In this interview, he talks about his emotional victory speech, why winning matters so much to him, and the importance of being “out and proud”. You can follow Ryan on Twitter and get more information about him and his coaching from his website. He recommends reading The Red Rising Triology. Timestamps 0:30 hello 12:01 strategy 41:29 ryan laplante Strategy Full ring, $1-$2 NL. I have $350 in the BB and the main villain, on the button, has $600. Other … Read more…