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

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

Episode 234: Carloose Welch

Carlos Welch has a new home (hotel), a new (used) van, and a new three-barreling range. We talk to him about living in Laughlin and driving across the country, and in our strategy segment, we get some insight into his “Carloose” style of play. If you aren’t familiar with Carlos, you can hear his full … Read moreEpisode 234: Carloose Welch

WCOOP Day 20 ($500 6-Max)

My birthday always falls during WCOOP, so it’s been a long time since I took it as a vacation day. But this year’s events felt more skippable than usual (the only thing I was really tempted to play was the $2100 PKO, and even then, the mid-week $2K events just weren’t that great – this … Read moreWCOOP Day 20 ($500 6-Max)

WCOOP Day 16 ($530 NLHE, $109 NLHE Day 2)

Monday was going to be a day off, but since I was going to be playing Day 2 of the $109 anyway, I decided to reg a few other tournaments, including the $530 NLHE WCOOP. That one got off to a good start, but I soon ended up in a tricky spot that I’m pretty … Read moreWCOOP Day 16 ($530 NLHE, $109 NLHE Day 2)

WCOOP Day 14 ($530 Progressive Knockout and $215 6-Max Rebuy)

I slept poorly on Thursday night, probably a combination of adrenaline from making a significant final table with drinking caffeine later than usual (because of the final table) and replaying (ok, beating myself up over) some key hands in my head. I hadn’t planned to take Friday off, but the offerings weren’t that great so … Read moreWCOOP Day 14 ($530 Progressive Knockout and $215 6-Max Rebuy)

WCOOP Day 12 ($215 6-Max, $1050 Progressive Knockout, Big $109 Final Table!)

Mont Tremblant

I was excited for the $215 6-max that started at 10AM. Most of the short-handed events so far in the series had been higher buy-ins, and I was looking forward to the opportunity to play short with some weaker players. I lasted all of 15 minutes: PokerStars – 100/200 Ante 25 NL (6 max) – … Read moreWCOOP Day 12 ($215 6-Max, $1050 Progressive Knockout, Big $109 Final Table!)