Episode 222: Strategy From the Small Stakes

Andrew tackles the mailbox alone this week, reviewing three no-limit hands played in small stakes games. Strategy Hand 1 I’m in MP with 9c9d, a stack of $5.56 and raise to 15c, it folds around to the SB with a stack of $5.96 who 3bet to 35c. It folds back to me and I make an easy call. ** Dealing Flop ** [ 7s, 5s, 6h ] Pot: 0.75c. Villain bets [ $0.36 USD ] hero calls [ $0.36 USD ] ** Dealing Turn ** [ 2d ] Pot: $1.47 Villain bets [ $0.70 USD ] hero calls [ $0.70 USD ] … Read more…

Episode 221: Benny Glaser

Benny Glaser is a mixed games specialist from the United Kingdom. With three WSOP bracelets to his name, he is finally getting some recognition as a world-class mixed games expert. We talk to him about why he chose to focus on games that, especially in the UK, are played far less frequently than no-limit hold ’em, why these games haven’t taken off in popularity, how he stays on top of so many different games, and the threat that artificial intelligence poses to non-hold ’em games. Plus, a big announcement from Nate, and Andrew discusses a big call down he made … Read more…

Episode 220: Tommy’s Room

Tommy Angelo invites Andrew and Carlos into his suite at the Rio while Nate joins by Skype to discuss Tommy’s history at the WSOP (dating back to 1987!) and some rare card-playing strategy with a man known primarily for his “mental game” coaching! Timestamps 0:25 Hello and Welcome 16:00 Strategy

Episode 219: Carlos in the House!

Carlos Welch and Andrew are rooming together in Las Vegas, and Nate joins by Skype to discuss the WSOP and Carlos’ $600 phone bill. Timestamps 0:30 – hello and welcome 34:43 – strategy

Episode 218: Dara in the House!

Andrew and Dara O’Kearney are roommates for the WSOP this summer. They talk with Nate about the start of their series, their plans for the summer, and Andrew’s hopes for Day 2 of the Colossus and the Tag Team event with Carlos Welch.

Episode 217: Exploiting Recreational Players with Matt Glassman

Matt Glassman and Nate Meyvis discuss spectating the World Series of Poker, executive privilege, the political consequences of impeachment, and how to exploit recreational players. Andrew makes a brief cameo to discuss his WSOP so far and how to have fun while playing ten-handed no-limit hold ’em. The book Matt recommended is A Man for All Markets.

Episode 216: WSOP Prep with Clayton Fletcher

Clayton Fletcher fills in for Nate Meyvis this week, and he and Andrew discuss plans and preparation for the World Series of Poker. Clayton previously discussed his deep run in the WSOP Main Event on this show. Follow Clayton on Twitter@claytoncomic and learn more about his upcoming shows from his website. His podcast is Broadway Comedy Club Radio. Timestamps 0:30 – Hello & Welcome 29:09 – Strategy WSOP Prep Tournament Poker Edge Zach Elwood on poker tells Strategy Playing £1/£2 NLHE with £420 effective stacks. Hero opens to £8 with Ad 4d on the Button. Small blind folds and villain calls in … Read more…

Episode 215: Catching Up With Chantler

Gareth Chantler, who first appeared on Episode 6, once again graces us with his presence. This time around, we discuss James Joyce, Syria, SCOOP, and, begrudgingly, a bit of Limit Hold ‘Em strategy. Timestamps 0:30 Hello and welcome 52:44 Strategy Links Gareth Chantler on Twitter Gareth’s Stories From Syria Hassan Hassan on Twitter Iyad El-Baghdadi on Twitter Samar Yazbek’s A Woman In the Crossfire Mustafa Khalifa’s The Shell Strategy PokerStars – 500/1000 (6 max) – Holdem – 6 players Hand converted by PokerTracker 4: http://www.pokertracker.com Hero (UTG): 8.06 BB MP: 3.26 BB (VPIP: 27.23, PFR: 15.57, 3Bet Preflop: 5.26, Hands: … Read more…