Episode 239: Cory Mikesell

Cory Mikesell is a professional poker player, a chess master, a writer, and the author of 3Bet Pots Game Theory and Practice. We talk about his struggles, his successes, and how thoroughly he’s thrown himself into everything he’s done. Run It Once Thread Support the Bay Area Urban Debate League! Timestamps 0:30 – hello and … Read moreEpisode 239: Cory Mikesell

WCOOP Day 2 ($215 PLO 6-Max, $1050 PKO, $530 8-max NLHE)

Emily and I did some extensive grocery shopping in the morning, returning in just enough time for me to squeeze in a quick workout before the start of the $1050 Progressive Knock-Out. I late registered the $215 PLO around the same time. I’m barely competent at PLO, but I do want to get better at … Read moreWCOOP Day 2 ($215 PLO 6-Max, $1050 PKO, $530 8-max NLHE)

Episode 214: Daniel “Clarence” Wolf

Daniel Wolf AKA Clarence AKA Baby Dick is a professional poker player. Originally from Pittsburgh, he now lives and plays in Maryland. We talk to him about having fun at the table, jumping back and forth between 2/5 and 25/50 no limit, and wearing a Necromancer costume on Poker Night in America. Plus, in honor … Read moreEpisode 214: Daniel “Clarence” Wolf

Episode 192: More Tommy Angelo

Tommy Angelo is back to talk about “speech play”, stalling, and other ways your opponents can annoy you at the table, if you let them. Plus we’ll get an update on his latest book, Painless Poker, and his meeting with Carlos Welch. Be sure to check out Tommy’s new and improved website and follow him … Read moreEpisode 192: More Tommy Angelo

Two Guests, Two Bracelets

I guess this is kind of old news now, but the World Series Of Poker is off to an exciting start for Nate and me! Two of our (somewhat) recent guests have already won gold bracelets, and even more excitingly, both bracelets were firsts for their recipients! Congratulations to Ryan Laplante, who won the $565 … Read moreTwo Guests, Two Bracelets

Episode 155: Nikolai Yakovenko

Nikolai Yakovenko is a highly accomplished poker player and computer scientist. We talk to him about artificial intelligence, his Open Face Chinese Poker app, playing in Bobby’s Room, preparing for the Annual Computer Poker Competition, and the Computer Poker Research Group. Plus PLO strategy (listen at your own risk)! Timestamps 0:30 – hello 33:24 – … Read moreEpisode 155: Nikolai Yakovenko

Episode 136: Jamie Kerstetter

Jamie Kerstetter is a lawyer-turned-poker-pro with a long and colorful career. She talks about her decision to go pro, her first experiences playing live poker, moving to Mexico after Black Friday, the East Coast poker scene, the New Jersey online poker scene (she represents Party Poker), and sexism in poker. You can follow Jamie on … Read moreEpisode 136: Jamie Kerstetter

Episode 115: “Professor” Ben Yu

Ben “ProfessorBen” Yu is an accomplished multi-table tournament player with three WSOP final tables to his name across a variety of games. He talks to us about ditching school to play poker, ditching poker to play Magic, and learning to play a variety of games. We also consider the possibly perverse nature of PLO tournaments, … Read moreEpisode 115: “Professor” Ben Yu