Archive for the ‘Podcast’ Category

Episode 82: Ari Engel

On this episode of the Thinking Poker Podcast, Nate and Andrew set the location for the meet up in Las Vegas, break down a cash game hand that listener Jason played at Maryland Live! Casino, and talk withAri Engel about how to travel the circuit profitably, the difficulties of multi-tabling online, and the value of live tells.

The 2014 Nitcast Las Vegas meet-up will be from 10AM – 1 PM on Saturday, July 5 at the Gold Coast bowling alley. Please stop by to meet Andrew, Nate, Carlos, and lots of other Thinking Poker Podcast listeners and guests.

New episodes will no longer appear on the Thinking Poker feed, so please visit http://www.pokernews.com/podcast/ or subscribe to the PokerNews feed to ensure you won’t miss future episodes of the show.

Timestamps

  • 0:00 — Intro
  • 3:14 — Thinking Poker meet up information
  • 11:14 — Breaking down a cash game hand from Maryland Live!
  • 44:15 — Interview with Ari Engel
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Episode 81: Tournament Strategy

Nate and Andrew discuss strategies for the World Series of Poker that will assist you both on and off of the felt, and they also break down a hand from Nitcast favorite Gareth Chantler and another from the PokerStars Sunday Million.

This is the final episode of the Thinking Poker Podcast that will appear on this feed. I’ll continue to post announcements of new episodes here, but the only place to hear the show will be on the PokerNews/iBus Media podcast feed. If you haven’t already, please bookmark http://www.pokernews.com/podcast/ or subscribe to the PokerNews feed to ensure you won’t miss future episodes of the show. Thanks!

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Episode 80: The Saurus

On this week’s episode of the Thinking Poker Podcast, Nate and Andrew discuss the gap concept in poker, break down an interesting hand from a charity tournament, and talk with battle rapper and poker player Peter “The Saurus” Morris about the similarities between battling and poker, his history, and more.

If you haven’t already, please bookmark http://www.pokernews.com/podcast/ or subscribe to the PokerNews feed to ensure you won’t miss future episodes of the show. Thanks!

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Episode 79: The Computer Poker Research Group

On Episode #79 of the Thinking Poker Podcast, Nate and Andrew offer a warm welcome to newcomers of both the podcast and the iBus Media Network, Andrew gets leveled by an eight-year-old, and the pair breaks down a hand from an online MTT. They are then joined by Dr. Michael Bowling and PhD candidate Mike Johanson from the University of Alberta Computer Poker Research Group to discuss their ongoing efforts to build poker bots, the difficulties that come with constructing a decision tree in poker, the hidden complexities of bet sizes, and much more.

Timestamps

  • 0:00 About the Thinking Poker Podcast
  • 4:38 Teaching kids to play poker
  • 18:02 Strategy: Turn a straight, fold the river?
  • 36:23 Interview: Dr. Michael Bowling and Michael Johanson of the University of Alberta Computer Poker Research Group

Find Us at PokerNews!

The Thinking Poker Podcast won’t be available at this location much longer. Soon, the only place to hear us will be on the PokerNews podcast feed. We’ll still post announcements here when there’s a new episode available, and we’ll keep the current feed active for a few weeks to give everyone a chance to migrate, but please save yourself the trouble and subscribe now via iTunes or your favorite feed reader.

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Episode 78.5: Big News and SCOOP Strategy

Big news from the Thinking Poker team! Starting next week, the best place to get our show will be from the PokerNews podcast feed. We’ll still post announcements here when there’s a new episode available, and we’ll keep the current feed active for a few weeks to give everyone a chance to migrate, but please save yourself the trouble and subscribe now via iTunes or your favorite feed reader.

We don’t have a full episode this week because Andrew has been too busy crushing (well, lightly bruising) the SCOOP, but we do have some bonus strategy content with Andrew and Nate talking through a tricky hand where Andrew used his history with a Villain to get paid in a creative way.

Edit: Fixed the RSS Feed link, thanks Dana!

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Episode 78: Daryl Jace

Daryl Jace dropped out of school in the seventh grade but that didn’t stop him from becoming a successful MTT pro, a Tournament Poker Edge instructor, and a lover of learning. We discuss his  unconventional route to the top, his decision to keep his family in the US after Black  Friday, his approach to coaching, and his concerns about educational institutions.

0:30 – hello & welcome
3:53 – more on the borgata scandal
14:21 – burning out of turn
25:51 – ethics: talking about other players at the table
35:02 – interview: daryl jace

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Episode 77: Kristy Arnett

Kristy Arnett recently announced that she is stepping down from her long-time role as a producer, host, and writer for PokerNews. We talk to her about her career as well as her goals for the future, which include playing more poker, writing, and fitnessing. You can read and see more of Kristy on Twitter, her website, her YouTube channel, or her Under Armour Facebook page.

Despite our conversation at the end of the interview, my episode of Strategy with Kristy has not yet aired. I’ll update the show notes with a link once it’s available. In the meantime, you can hear me talk strategy on the Thinking Poker Premium Podcasts.

Timestamps

0:30 – hello and welcome
6:19 – strategy: hand reading
22:58 – interview: kristy arnett

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Episode 76: “Doctor” Pauly McGuire

You might know Pauly Maguire from his Tao of Poker blog. Or his Tao of Pauly blog. Or the Dope Stories podcast that he co-hosts with Shane Schleger (our interviews with Shane here and here). Or from his book Lost Vegas. He joins us on the show to talk about Dope Stories, Las Vegas, strip clubs, and David Foster Wallace. We couldn’t quite get this episode out on 4/20, but we came as close as we could!

Plus Nate and Andrew talk about the resolution of the Borgata counterfeit chips debacle and how to get what you want with pocket Kings.

Timestamps

0:30 Hello & Welcome; counterfeit chips at Borgata
32:23 Interview: Pauly McGuire
88:14 Strategy: Pre- and post-flop decisions with pocket Kings

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