Brad Willis is the head of blogging for PokerStars and the author of the excellent Rapid Eye Reality blog. We talk to him about politics at the poker table, raising sons, and living as a progressive in the American South. Plus we extract more music recommendations from him! Brad’s previous appearance was Episode 150. Support … Read moreEpisode 238: Brad Willis
Although I didn’t play any poker on Thursday either, Saturday actually felt more like a proper birthday celebration. I’ve got this friend Luis who lives in Montreal, with whom I’ve always met up once or twice whenever I was in town. Not getting to see him was one of the biggest downsides of going elsewhere … Read moreWCOOP Day 22 ($5200 Main Event, $1050 Warm-Up, $530 NLHE)
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)
I know it’s been a while, but I’m so close to finishing this review I figure I might as well go the distance. The only WCOOP event I played on this particular Wednesday was the $500 6-Max Progressive Knock-Out. I scored some early bounties, including with flush over flush and this one here: PokerStars – … Read moreWCOOP Day 18 ($500 6-Max PKO)
Christian Soto and Andrew meet in-person in Baltimore, hours after playing together in the World Poker Tour main event at Maryland Live!, to commiserate and talk about some key hands. This interview was tremendous fun to record and hopefully will be tremendous fun to listen to as well. To learn more from Christian you can … Read moreEpisode 230: Christian Soto Live!
There was a $2100 Super Tuesday WCOOP, but I ended up not playing because I began my session at 7AM with the $215 6-Max Rebuy, and because other things were going well, I’d been playing straight through from then until the start of the $2100 and didn’t think I would still be sharp towards the … Read moreWCOOP Day 17 ($215 6-Max Rebuy, $530 Courchevel, $44 Bounty Builder)
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)
I planned my schedule around the $2K (naturally), so I registered the warm-up quite late. That gave me time to go for a bike ride and a pastry in town before starting work for the day. I got off to a good start in it but then lost AK to AK. In the $215 PKO, … Read moreWCOOP Day 15 ($2100 Sunday Million, $215 NLHE, $215 Progressive Knockout)