Episode 247: Maria Konnikova

Maria Konnikova is a contributing writer for the New Yorker and the author of The Confidence Game and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. You can read more and keep up with her latest work on her website, on Twitter, or on Instagram. Timestamps 0:30 Strategy 31:46 Maria Konnikova Strategy This hand is from … Read moreEpisode 247: Maria Konnikova

Episode 246: Guess We’re Talking Strategy

It’s one strategy segment… followed by another strategy segment, after an interview needs to be rescheduled. Nate and Andrew discuss playing from the Small Blind and playing tricky hands like top pair with a bad kicker. Timestamps 0:30 hello 9:35 strat 51:43 extra strat Strategy Hand 1 – 3/5 NL Couple of limps, CO raises … Read moreEpisode 246: Guess We’re Talking Strategy

Episode 245: Carlooser

Carlos Welch is back to talk about his decision to get coaching from Ryan “Protential” LaPlante and the new, looser style of play with which he’s been experimenting as a result. Timestamps 0:30 – hello 34:19 – strat Strategy Hand 1 Hand 2 Hero opens to $35 with 8d 7d UTG, called by MP and … Read moreEpisode 245: Carlooser

Episode 243: Jamal Hanson

Jamal Hanson introduces us to a high-stakes poker game we knew nothing about… because it’s played behind bars. Jamal, who graduated college at 16 but ultimately landed him in prison for selling crack cocaine, talks about learning to play, landing a whale, winning the tacit approval of the warden, and sorting out the logistics of … Read moreEpisode 243: Jamal Hanson

Episode 242: Your Strategy Questions Answered!

Nate and Andrew enjoy some “alone time” and answer listeners’ strategy questions (and a programming question) from the mailbag. Here’s the online MIT Computer Science Course that Nate recommended. Strategy Hand 1 100 BB effective stacksĀ  Dealt to Hero: Ks Ts UTG folds, Hero (MP) raises to 3BB, Villain (CO) calls, BTN folds, SB folds, … Read moreEpisode 242: Your Strategy Questions Answered!

2017 Podcast Countdown: First Place

I’m glad – blown away, really – that so many of you enjoy listening to the Thinking Poker Podcast. Ultimately, though, it’s a selfish endeavor (for me anyway, don’t want to speak for Nate here). I do it because it’s good for me. Poker is a stressful pursuit, and often a lonely one. It’s good … Read more2017 Podcast Countdown: First Place

Free Video: Bet Sizing on the River

Thanks to everyone who’s contributed so far to my Bay Area Urban Debate League campaign. Here’s the first of your free videos. It’s a one-hour look at river bet sizing in PioSolver. Not only will you learn the basics of under- and over-betting, but you’ll also get a glimpse at how to translate a solver … Read moreFree Video: Bet Sizing on the River

Episode 240: Jordan Young

Jordan Young has been a professional poker player for well over a decade, but only somewhat recently has he hit a stride that seems attainable. We talk about bankroll management, painkiller addiction, the Solve for Why Academy, and how to get under your opponents’ skin without ever saying a word. Timestamps 0:30 Hello & Welcome … Read moreEpisode 240: Jordan Young