2017 Podcast Countdown: Second Place

Counting down my favorite Thinking Poker Podcast episodes of 2017. Details/retrospective here. In third place is Episode 220: Tommy’s Room. Tommy Angelo and Carlos Welch are among my all-time favorite guests, so getting them together on one show would have already had the makings of greatness. But what made it all the greater is that … Read more2017 Podcast Countdown: Second Place

Episode 224: KL Cleeton

KL Cleeton was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy, but that hasn’t kept him from playing poker both live and online. In 2017, he won a contest sponsored by Daniel Negreanu and lived his dream of playing in the WSOP Main Event, ultimately cashing for over $16,000! He and Andrew discuss the adaptations that enable him … Read moreEpisode 224: KL Cleeton

Episode 223: E-Tay

Esther Taylor, better known as E-Tay, is a mixed game player who also knows how to kick ass in no-limit hold ’em tournaments. Andrew talks to her about learning new games, being a poker-playing mom, and more. Plus Carlos Welch and his alter ego Carloose join for strategy discussion! Timestamps 0:30 – hello 8:29 – … Read moreEpisode 223: E-Tay

Head Hunting

My latest poker strategy article, Head Hunting, is now appearing in 2+2 Magazine. It’s anĀ attempt to, not solve, but build some intuition around how to value bounties in knock-out tournaments. The trickiest problem of all is that you can only collect bounties if you have more chips than your opponents, which means that there must … Read moreHead Hunting

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 … Read moreEpisode 221: Benny Glaser

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 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.