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By Andrew Brokos and Nate Meyvis

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 Nov 23, 2018
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Poker strategy blog, podcast, book reviews, trip reports, and more!

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Episode 288: Phil Galfond Runs It Once
1:28:14
<p>Phil Galfond, who first appeared on <a href="https://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/09/episode-229-phil-galfond/">Episode 229</a>, returns to the show to discuss the launch of his real-money poker site <a href="https://www.runitonce.eu/">Run It Once</a> and how it differs from the traditional online poker experience. <a href="https://twitter.com/philgalfond">Follow Phil on Twitter</a> for more updates! </p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p> <p>0:30 Hello<br />3:55 Strategy<br />25:39 Phil Galfond … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2019/03/episode-288-phil-galfond-runs-it-once/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 288: Phil Galfond Runs It Once”</span></a></p>
Mar 12, 2019
Episode 287: Rough River
41:44
<p>Thanks to a last-minute cancellation, Nate and Andrew put together a quick all-strategy episode. What do you do when you flop the nuts but the river pairs the board? How should you transition from tournaments to online cash games? </p> <p><strong>Strategy</strong></p> <p>It’s a 2/5 game at the isle casino in Pompano … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2019/03/episode-287-rough-river/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 287: Rough River”</span></a></p>
Mar 04, 2019
Episode 286: Luke Vrabel
1:29:45
<p>Luke Vrabel (<a href="https://twitter.com/slayabides">@SlayAbides</a>) began his career as bdbeatslayer, one of the top “female” MTT players online, eventually winning a bundle of cash and a Lamborghini in the 5th Anniversary PokerStars Sunday Million. Since Black Friday, though, he’s had a rocky transition into live poker. We discuss the arc … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2019/02/episode-286-luke-vrabel/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 286: Luke Vrabel”</span></a></p>
Feb 25, 2019
Episode 285: GirafGanger7
1:24:16
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/girafganger7">GirafGanger7</a> consistently cracks Pocket Fives’ list of the top ten online MTT players, and between games, he helps his girlfriend care for rescue animals from cats to chickens to goats. We talk to him about his unique life, his approach to game theory solvers, and how he stays on top … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2019/02/episode-285-girafganger7/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 285: GirafGanger7”</span></a></p>
Feb 18, 2019
Episode 284: Poker and Pop Culture with Martin Harris
1:36:53
<p>Martin Harris, perhaps better known in the poker world as Short-Stacked Shamus, is the author of the forthcoming book Poker and Pop Culture (<a href="https://t.co/5SWCn2Jp14">available for pre-order now</a>!) as well as the <a href="http://hardboiledpoker.blogspot.com/">Hard-Boiled Poker</a> blog. He is a freelance writer, and an adjunct associate professor at the University of … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2019/02/episode-284-poker-and-pop-culture-with-martin-harris/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 284: Poker and Pop Culture with Martin Harris”</span></a></p>
Feb 04, 2019
Episode 283: Richard Herbert
1:41:14
<p><a href="http://twitter.com/jmcnulty410">Richard</a> is a long-time poker player, dealer, floorperson, and tournament director in the Baltimore area. He started out playing Magic: The Gathering with some other poker players you’ve probably heard of. We geek out on dealer training and procedure but also get into some juicy stories about home games, robberies, … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2019/01/episode-283-richard-herbert/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 283: Richard Herbert”</span></a></p>
Jan 29, 2019
Episode 282: F*** You, Give Me Candy and Toys
1:15:01
<p>Carlos Welch is over live poker. He’s currently teaching special education in Portland and grinding mid-stakes MTTs on Ignition. In addition to his recent exploits, he and Andrew discuss tells and bluff-catching.</p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p> <p>0:30 Hello & Welcome <br />42:21 Strategy </p> <p><strong>Links</strong></p> <p><a href="http://carloswelch.blogspot.com/">Mediocre Poker Coaching with Carlos</a><br /><a href="http://www.tournamentpokeredge.com/dap/a/?a=2143">Tournament Poker Edge</a><br /><a href="https://gumroad.com/a/722777203">Reading Poker </a>… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2019/01/episode-282-f-you-give-me-candy-and-toys/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 282: F*** You, Give Me Candy and Toys”</span></a></p>
Jan 14, 2019
Episode 281: Ben Saxton
1:23:27
<p>Ben Saxton teaches literature and writing classes at Tulane Medical School and Bard Early College. He’s also a poker writer whose interviews for <a href="https://www.twoplustwo.com/magazine/">Two Plus Two Magazine</a> have a lot in common with those you’d hear on the Thinking Poker Podcast! He and Andrew talk about documenting the unique culture … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2019/01/episode-281-ben-saxton/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 281: Ben Saxton”</span></a></p>
Jan 07, 2019
Episode 280: Tony Neuman
1:02:59
<p>Long-time listener Tony Neuman wrote to us about a hand that he played in a home game against a brother, and we discussed it on <a href="https://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/09/episode-267-a-tale-of-two-brothers/">Episode 267</a>. Now he’s on the air to follow up with a discussion of straddling, image, wild small-stakes games, and how to deal with … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/12/episode-280-tony-neuman/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 280: Tony Neuman”</span></a></p>
Dec 31, 2018
Episode 279: KL “HighHands89” Cleeton
1:35:24
<p>KL Cleeton returns to the show to discuss what makes poker fun and what makes it interesting. Plus, he’s got some Twitch news to announce, and he and Andrew discuss how to do focused hand history reviews when you don’t have access to a tracker/database.</p> <p> KL Cleeton was born with … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/12/episode-279-kl-highhands89-cleeton/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 279: KL “HighHands89” Cleeton”</span></a></p>
Dec 20, 2018
Episode 278: A Game Theory Primer
50:07
<p>Andrew explains fundamental game theory concepts in terms that even a beginner can understand and addresses some common myths and misunderstandings.<br /></p> <p>Contribute to <a href="https://givingtuesday.mightycause.com/story/Xe69qf">Andrew’s BAUDL Fundraising Campaign</a> or <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/12/exclusive-podcast-your-strategy-questions-answered/">learn more about it</a><br />Shop with our <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/support-the-podcast/">Amazon affiliate links</a><br />Get <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/12/25-off-customized-coaching-videos/">25% Off Custom Strategy Videos</a><br />Sign up for <a href="http://www.tournamentpokeredge.com/dap/a/?a=2143">Tournament Poker Edge</a>… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/12/episode-278-a-game-theory-primer/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 278: A Game Theory Primer”</span></a></p>
Dec 10, 2018
Episode 277: Mixing It Up
1:01:18
<p>Nate and Andrew put out an hour of pure strategy, brought to you by our friends at <a href="http://www.tournamentpokeredge.com/dap/a/?a=2143">Tournament Poker Edge</a>. Topics include limp-raising, thin value three-betting, donk betting, overbetting, and mixing up your play (or not).</p> <p><strong>Links</strong></p> <p>Contribute to <a href="https://givingtuesday.mightycause.com/story/Xe69qf">Andrew’s BAUDL Fundraising Campaign</a> or <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/12/exclusive-podcast-your-strategy-questions-answered/">learn more about it</a><br /> Shop … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/12/episode-277-mixing-it-up/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 277: Mixing It Up”</span></a></p>
Dec 03, 2018
Episode 276: Canvassing with Andrew Therriault
1:12:42
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/therriaultphd">Andrew Therriault</a> is an enthusiastic poker player and the former Director of Data Science for the Democratic National Committee. We discuss how data is changing political campaigns and [host] Andrew’s recent experience canvassing for Beto O’Rourke in Austin, TX. Andrew’s first appearance on the show was <a href="https://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/10/episode-233-andrew-thierrault/">Episode 233</a>.</p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong>… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/11/episode-276-canvassing-with-andrew-therriault/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 276: Canvassing with Andrew Therriault”</span></a></p>
Nov 19, 2018
Episode 275: John the Once and Future Lawyer
1:25:33
<p>John “the Lawyer” makes a third appearance on the podcast to talk about why he’s dipping a few toes back into lawyering. We talk about Stud, the New England poker scene, why the games are getting less good, why prosecutors are the real heroes, where you can find great pop … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/11/episode-275-john-the-once-and-future-lawyer/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 275: John the Once and Future Lawyer”</span></a></p>
Nov 06, 2018
Episode 274: John Doe, Retired CEO
1:09:41
<p>This week’s guest asked us not to use his name, but he’s got quite a resume. The octogenarian has served as an executive and a Board member for several major US corporations, and now that he’s finally retired, he’s a regular in the Foxwood Stud games. Join us for a … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/10/episode-274-john-doe-retired-ceo/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 274: John Doe, Retired CEO”</span></a></p>
Oct 30, 2018
Episode 273: Paul Runge
1:19:40
<p>Paul Runge and his wife LeAnn own and operate the Bend Poker Club. We talk to him about the politics and particulars of Oregon’s social gaming regulations and the business of running a poker club.</p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p> <p>0:30 hello & welcome<br /> 4:46 strategy<br /> 23:15 Paul Runge</p> <p><strong>Strategy</strong></p> <p>I am writing about … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/10/episode-273-paul-runge/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 273: Paul Runge”</span></a></p>
Oct 23, 2018
Episode 272: Bill Chen
1:26:51
<p>Bill Chen (<a href="https://twitter.com/billchenpoker">@BillChenPoker</a>) is a quantitative researcher at the <a href="https://sig.com/about/about/">Susquehanna International Group</a> and the co-author, with Jarred Ankenman, of <a href="https://amzn.to/2RPHsCF">The Mathematics of Poker</a>. We talk to him about the connections between poker and trading, and Nate dares to make a math prop bet against him.</p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p> <p>0:30 … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/10/episode-272-bill-chen/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 272: Bill Chen”</span></a></p>
Oct 15, 2018
Episode 271: Danny Sprung From the WBF Championships
1:10:50
<p>Danny Sprung, whom you may recall from <a href="https://www.thinkingpoker.net/2016/11/episode-194-danny-sprung/">Episode 194</a>, joins us from the World Bridge Federation Championships. We compare this event to the World Series of Poker and discuss some key hands from Danny’s very deep run in the Monster Stack this summer.</p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p> <p>0:30 hello<br /> 3:07 danny sprung … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/10/episode-271-danny-sprung-from-the-wbf-championships/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 271: Danny Sprung From the WBF Championships”</span></a></p>
Oct 08, 2018
Episode 270: Killingbird
1:11:04
<p>Derek “Killingbird” Tenbusch is a co-founder and -owner of <a href="http://www.tournamentpokeredge.com/dap/a/?a=2143">Tournament Poker Edge</a>. He’s also a<a href="https://www.twitch.tv/killingbird"> poker streamer</a> and a <a href="http://tribeagles.org/">beagle rescuer</a>. We discuss all three, plus house hunting in Las Vegas and leaving Las Vegas.</p> <p>Derek’s first appearance on the show was <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2013/01/podcast-episode-16-featuring-derek-killingbird-tenbusch/">Episode 16</a>. Follow him <a href="https://twitter.com/derektenbusch">on </a>… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/10/episode-270-killingbird/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 270: Killingbird”</span></a></p>
Oct 01, 2018
Episode 269: Check and Raise with Matt Glassman
1:07:03
<p>Why is the sports book always next to the poker room? Is the Supreme Court a political actor? Should check and raise be permitted? Our wide-ranging conversation with the always-interesting Matt Glassman covers these topics and many more.</p> <p>Matt Glassman is a poker and bridge enthusiast and a senior fellow … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/09/episode-269-check-and-raise-with-matt-glassman/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 269: Check and Raise with Matt Glassman”</span></a></p>
Sep 24, 2018
Episode 268: Taking Off
1:09:36
<p>Andrew and Nate share some book and podcast recommendations and, inspired by<a href="http://dokearney.blogspot.com/2018/09/dids-and-didnts-in-vegas.html"> Dara O’Kearney</a>, discuss the value of taking days off. In the strategy segment, Andrew takes an unconventional line vs <a href="https://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/09/episode-229-phil-galfond/">Phil Galfond</a> in a Progressive Knock-Out.</p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p> <p>0:30 hello<br /> 24:19 strategy</p> <p><strong>Links</strong></p> <p><a href="https://www.npr.org/podcasts/606441988/bundyville">Bundyville</a><br /> <a href="https://www.newyorker.com/podcast/fiction/a-m-homes-reads-margaret-atwood">Stone Mattress</a><br /> <a href="https://amzn.to/2D9S6kF">Underworld</a></p> <p><strong>Strategy</strong></p> <p>http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-hands/Boom/28666025_17A2638EF1… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/09/episode-268-taking-off/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 268: Taking Off”</span></a></p>
Sep 18, 2018
Episode 267: A Tale of Two Brothers
50:27
<p>Should dealers announce bet sizes if no one asks? Nate and Andrew discuss the arguments for and against this procedure. Plus, they discuss a strategy hand from the perspective of both active players, who happen to be brothers!</p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p> <p>0:30 Hello & Welcome<br /> 4:25 Strategy</p> <p><strong>Strategy</strong></p> <p>$0.50/$1 NLHE, $400 effective … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/09/episode-267-a-tale-of-two-brothers/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 267: A Tale of Two Brothers”</span></a></p>
Sep 10, 2018
Episode 266: Andy Bloch
1:43:58
<p>Andy Bloch is a long-time professional poker player and computer programmer who was one of the pioneers at the intersection of these fields. He was also a member of the MIT Blackjack team that was the subject of <a href="https://amzn.to/2od6T3B">Bringing Down the House</a> and <a href="https://amzn.to/2NqVA2z">Twenty-One</a> and an owner of Full Tilt … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/08/episode-266-andy-bloch/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 266: Andy Bloch”</span></a></p>
Aug 27, 2018
Episode 265: Ashley Adams
1:48:51
<p>Ashley Adams is the host of the <a href="http://www.houseofcardsradio.com/">House of Cards</a> podcast/radio show (<a href="http://houseofcardsradio.libsyn.com/house_of_cards_ep_136_originally_aired_the_week_of_august_23_2010">Andrew was a guest in 2010!</a>) and the author of <a href="https://amzn.to/2Lf8XBm">Winning No-Limit Hold ‘Em</a> and <a href="https://amzn.to/2MEca21">Winning Seven Card Stud</a>. We talk to him about his (now complete) quest to play poker in all fifty US … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/08/episode-265-ashley-adams/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 265: Ashley Adams”</span></a></p>
Aug 20, 2018
Episode 264: Ivey Bluffs It Off
59:56
<p>Nate, in a special solo episode, dissects Phil Ivey’s bustout hand from the 2018 WSOP Main Event.… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/07/episode-264-ivey-bluffs-it-off/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 264: Ivey Bluffs It Off”</span></a></p>
Jul 31, 2018
Episode 263: Clayton Fletcher Runs Deeper
1:31:59
<p>Comedian and professional poker player Clayton Fletcher earned himself a fourth podcast appearance with his 28th place finish in the 2018 WSOP Main Event! I think they gave him some cash for that as well. He and Andrew meet in his hotel room shortly after his elimination to discuss some … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/07/episode-263-clayton-fletcher-runs-deeper/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 263: Clayton Fletcher Runs Deeper”</span></a></p>
Jul 23, 2018
Episode 262: Barney Boatman (feat. Josh Miller and Eric Keppler)
1:27:02
<p>Barney Boatman was a professional poker player in London before the poker boom. As a member of the Hendon Mob, he played in “spielers” and in tournaments across Europe. Andrew talks to him about England’s pre-boom poker scene, living in Madrid, and his contribution to the new poker-themed short fiction … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/07/episode-262-barney-boatman-feat-josh-miller-and-eric-keppler/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 262: Barney Boatman (feat. Josh Miller and Eric Keppler)”</span></a></p>
Jul 11, 2018
Episode 261: Andrew Runs Deep
1:06:11
<p>Nate and Andrew discuss key hands from Andrew’s 13th place finish in the $2500 no-limit hold ’em WSOP event.</p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p> <p>0:30 hello<br /> 10:56 strat</p> <p><strong>Strategy Hand 1</strong></p> <p>On the bubble, CO (16K) opens to 5k. Hero calls T9dd in the BB.<br /> Flop (13K) AQJd. Hero checks, Villain bets 5k, Hero … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/07/episode-261-andrew-runs-deep/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 261: Andrew Runs Deep”</span></a></p>
Jul 02, 2018
Episode 260: WSOP Live 2018
1:20:24
<p>Nate got barely 72 hours in Las Vegas this summer, but he was kind enough to spend a few of them recording with Andrew and Carlos in his Gold Coast hotel room. The three talk about their summer plans, the dealer’s choice event, and all of the delightful weirdos in … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/06/episode-260-wsop-live-2018/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 260: WSOP Live 2018”</span></a></p>
Jun 18, 2018
Episode 259: Christian Holden
1:31:07
<p>Christian Holden is a professional musician and poker player who lives in an anarchist collective in Worcester, Massachusetts. In this in-person interview, he and Andrew discuss his music, his poker, his politics, and the staking deal he almost had with Martin Shkreli. Plus they talk about game theory and deep-stacked … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/06/episode-259-christian-holden/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 259: Christian Holden”</span></a></p>
Jun 12, 2018
Episode 258: Fake News with Zach Elwood
1:19:36
<p>Zach Elwood is the author of <a href="https://gumroad.com/a/722777203">Reading Poker Tells, Verbal Poker Tells, and Exploiting Poker Tells</a>. Our first interview with him was on<a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2013/01/podcast-episode-14-featuring-zachary-ellwood/"> Episode 14</a>. He’s quoted in <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/03/technology/facebook-fake-accounts.html">this New York Times article</a> (Edit: and <a href="https://t.co/377eKIeO2n">this Washington Post article</a>) about fake Facebook accounts. You can read his … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/05/episode-258-fake-news-with-zach-elwood/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 258: Fake News with Zach Elwood”</span></a></p>
May 29, 2018
Episode 257: Gareth Chantler on Canada’s Missing Syrians
1:44:40
<p>Thinking poker legend Gareth Chantler recently published<a href="https://www.opencanada.org/features/canadas-missing-syrians/"> a major exposé</a> of flaws in Canada’s refugee approval process. He discusses the piece, which was the product of <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/05/episode-215-catching-up-with-chantler/">years of research</a>, as well as his work more generally with the Syrian community in Turkey. Gareth is also raising money to bring … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/05/episode-257-gareth-chantler-on-canadas-missing-syrians/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 257: Gareth Chantler on Canada’s Missing Syrians”</span></a></p>
May 22, 2018
Episode 256: Sameer Singh
1:39:57
<p>Sameer Singh grew up playing chess and teen patti, and he quickly became one of the sharpest rounders at the National Law School of India. This wide-ranging conversation covers everything from cuisine and literature to the Irish Open to overlimping the button off of a 12bb stack.</p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p> <p>0:30 – … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/05/episode-256-sameer-singh/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 256: Sameer Singh”</span></a></p>
May 07, 2018
Episode 255: Bet That Set!
1:26:03
<p>Nate and Andrew talk strategy for BB Ante tournaments, play a round of “Underrated or Overrated”, and discuss two hands where players flop sets and end up facing tough decisions later.</p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p> <p>0:30 – hello<br /> 8:08 – strategy</p> <p><strong>Strategy Hand 1<br /> </strong></p> <p>Effective stack: 22K</p> <p>Blinds: 300/600, 100 ante</p> <p>I was … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/04/episode-255-bet-that-set/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 255: Bet That Set!”</span></a></p>
Apr 30, 2018
Episode 254: Berk Brown
1:08:54
<p>Berk Brown has spent decades in the world of poker and seen it from the perspective of a floorperson, a dealer, and a professional player. He’s full of great anecdotes and insights about staking, longevity (of games, rooms, and professional careers), game integrity, and more.</p> <p>You can follow Berk on … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/04/episode-254-berk-brown/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 254: Berk Brown”</span></a></p>
Apr 16, 2018
Episode 253: Bryan Devonshire
1:06:05
<p>Bryan is a long-time professional poker player who, like many, has expanded into daily fantasy sports and cryptocurrencies, but unlike many, has also expanded into river guiding. He works for <a href="https://www.coloradorafting.net/">AVA Colorado Rafting</a>, and he recommends <a href="https://amzn.to/2JA7ENq">Dam Nation, </a><a href="https://amzn.to/2ECekHk">Cadillac Desert, </a>and <a href="https://vimeo.com/49356470">Down the Colorado.</a> Follow him on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/devopoker">@devopoker</a>… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/04/episode-253-bryan-devonshire/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 253: Bryan Devonshire”</span></a></p>
Apr 10, 2018
Episode 252: Josh Nixon
1:43:37
<p>Josh Nixon was a student in the <a href="https://www.bostondebate.org/">Boston Debate League</a> when Andrew was the director. In the years since then, he’s been a serious Magic: The Gathering player is now taking an interest in poker. In this interview, he talks about the difficulty of being a smart kid in a … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/04/episode-252-josh-nixon/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 252: Josh Nixon”</span></a></p>
Apr 02, 2018
Episode 251: Helen Ellis
1:18:59
<p>Helen Ellis is a proud housewise and poker player and the author of the novels <a href="https://amzn.to/2pGTWA3">Eating the Cheshire Cat</a> and <a href="https://amzn.to/2IVqCOf">The Turning Book</a>, the short fiction collection <a href="https://amzn.to/2GaTd0l">American Housewife</a>, and the <a href="https://twitter.com/WhatIDoAllDay">What I Do All Day Twitter</a> account. Her poker playing was featured in <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/24/fashion/the-real-housewife-of-new-york.html">this New York Times </a>… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/03/episode-251-helen-ellis/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 251: Helen Ellis”</span></a></p>
Mar 26, 2018
Episode 250: Dick Carson Part 3
1:18:25
<p>This is the conclusion of our epic three-hour interview with living legend Dick Carson (<a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/03/episode-248-dick-carson-part-1/">Part 1</a>, <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/03/episode-249-dick-carson-part-2/">Part 2</a>), featuring stories from his pool hustling days and memories of Frank Rosenthal.</p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p> <p>0:30 Hello<br /> 4:07 Strategy<br /> 29:45 Dick pt iii</p> <p><strong>Strategy</strong></p> <p>2/5 NL. My Stack is about 770 … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/03/episode-250-dick-carson-part-3/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 250: Dick Carson Part 3”</span></a></p>
Mar 19, 2018
Episode 249: Dick Carson, Part 2
1:01:10
<p>This is a continuation of our massive interview with Dick Carson (<a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/03/episode-248-dick-carson-part-1/">Part 1 here</a>). In this episode, you’ll hear stories about the Binions, Bobby Baldwin, Chip Reese, Anthony Spilotro, and more. Thanks to  <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2014/01/episode-64-john-the-lawyer/">John the Lawyer</a> for all his help both before and during the interview! And thanks … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/03/episode-249-dick-carson-part-2/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 249: Dick Carson, Part 2”</span></a></p>
Mar 12, 2018
Episode 248: Dick Carson, Part 1
1:31:33
<p>Dick Carson is an old-school gambler, pool hustler, bookie, and poker player. He’s also a hulluva storyteller and a helluva nice guy. Nate, Andrew, and <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2014/01/episode-64-john-the-lawyer/">John the Lawyer</a> sit down with him to talk about the best poker players you never heard of, the early days of the World Series … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/03/episode-248-dick-carson-part-1/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 248: Dick Carson, Part 1”</span></a></p>
Mar 06, 2018
Episode 247: Maria Konnikova
1:35:09
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Feb 19, 2018
Episode 246: Guess We’re Talking Strategy
1:28:57
<p>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.</p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p> <p>0:30 hello<br /> 9:35 strat<br /> 51:43 extra strat</p> <p><strong>Strategy</strong></p> <p><strong>Hand 1 – 3/5 NL</strong>… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/02/episode-246-guess-were-talking-strategy/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 246: Guess We’re Talking Strategy”</span></a></p>
Feb 12, 2018
Episode 245: Carlooser
1:27:33
<p>Carlos Welch is back to talk about his decision to get coaching from <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2014/09/episode-95-ryan-laplante/">Ryan “Protential” LaPlante</a> and the new, looser style of play with which he’s been experimenting as a result.</p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p> <p>0:30 – hello<br /> 34:19 – strat<br /> <strong><br /> Strategy</strong></p> <p><a href="http://pokertools.holdemmanager.com/hand/37929471/replay/">Hand 1</a></p> <p>Hand 2</p> <p>Hero opens to $35 with 8d 7d … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/02/episode-245-carlooser/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 245: Carlooser”</span></a></p>
Feb 05, 2018
Episode 244: Ryan Click
1:32:38
<p>Ryan Click is a former professional poker player who now works in sales in the space/aerospace industry (and still plays a lot of poker!). We talk about the future – and present – of space exploration, the importance of a dedicated bankroll for amateur players, overcoming alcohol addiction, and much … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/01/episode-244-ryan-click/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 244: Ryan Click”</span></a></p>
Jan 29, 2018
Episode 243: Jamal Hanson
1:28:19
<p>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 … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/01/episode-243-jamal-hanson/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 243: Jamal Hanson”</span></a></p>
Jan 16, 2018
Episode 242: Your Strategy Questions Answered!
1:10:19
<p>Nate and Andrew enjoy some “alone time” and answer listeners’ strategy questions (and a programming question) from the mailbag. Here’s the online <a href="https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/electrical-engineering-and-computer-science/6-00-introduction-to-computer-science-and-programming-fall-2008/">MIT Computer Science Course that Nate recommended.</a></p> <p><strong>Strategy</strong></p> <p><strong>Hand 1</strong></p> <p>100 BB effective stacks <span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"><br /> </span></p> <p>Dealt to Hero: Ks Ts<span data-ccp-props="{"201341983":0,"335559739":160,"335559740":259}"><br /> </span></p> <p>UTG folds, Hero (MP) raises to 3BB, Villain (CO) … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/01/episode-242-your-strategy-questions-answered/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 242: Your Strategy Questions Answered!”</span></a></p>
Jan 09, 2018
Episode 241: The Crypto Show
1:44:19
<p>Poker player and crypto assets trader <a href="https://twitter.com/blaissezfaire">@blaissezfaire</a> joins us to explain what exactly crypto assets are, why the poker world went crazy for them in 2017, and what the future may hold.</p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p> <p>0:30 hello<br /> 11:08 strat<br /> 28:13 chris</p> <p><strong>Links</strong></p> <p><a href="http://amzn.to/2lAov7D">Cryptoassets: The Innovative Investor’s Guide to Bitcoin and Beyond</a><br /> Jameson … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2018/01/episode-241-the-crypto-show/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 241: The Crypto Show”</span></a></p>
Jan 01, 2018
Episode 240: Jordan Young
1:48:41
<p>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.… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/12/episode-240-jordan-young/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 240: Jordan Young”</span></a></p>
Dec 25, 2017
Episode 239: Cory Mikesell
1:19:50
<p>Cory Mikesell is a professional poker player, a chess master, a writer, and the author of <a href="https://www.ploquickpro.com/3betpots-spv1?ref=products">3Bet Pots Game Theory and Practice</a>. We talk about his struggles, his successes, and how thoroughly he’s thrown himself into everything he’s done.</p> <p><a href="http://www.runitonce.com/plo/new-book-release-plo-3b-pots-game-theor/">Run It Once Thread</a></p> <p>Support the <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/12/change-lives-and-unlock-free-poker-strategy/">Bay Area Urban Debate </a>… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/12/episode-290-cory-mikesell/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 239: Cory Mikesell”</span></a></p>
Dec 19, 2017
Episode 238: Brad Willis
1:13:11
<p>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!</p> <p>Brad’s previous … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/12/episode-238-brad-willis/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 238: Brad Willis”</span></a></p>
Dec 11, 2017
Episode 237: Douglas Stewart
1:56:21
<p>Douglas Stewart is an avid amateur poker player who plays in live tournaments whenever his schedule allows, but makes his living as a literary agent in New York City where he focuses on working with novelists as well as with a few select children’s book writers. We talk about poker, … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/12/episode-237-douglas-stewart/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 237: Douglas Stewart”</span></a></p>
Dec 07, 2017
Episode 236: Tapiwa Gwaze
1:00:22
<p>“Tapi” was born in Zimbabwe and lived in Scotland and Canada for several years before ultimately coming to the United States. Professional poker player may not have been the career that his parents envisioned for him, but after a few false starts, he’s making it work. And he’s got bigger … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/11/episode-236-tapiwa-gwaze/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 236: Tapiwa Gwaze”</span></a></p>
Nov 28, 2017
Episode 235: Politics at the Poker Table with Matt Glassman
<p>Matt Glassman is back with a new job (senior fellow at the <a href="http://gai.georgetown.edu/matt-glassman-ph-d/">Government Affairs Institute</a>), a new podcast (<a href="http://gai.georgetown.edu/gai-podcast-episode-1-november-1-2017/">Congress, Two Beers In</a>), and as usual some refreshingly wonky insight into what’s really going on in Washington. Plus when is it OK to talk politics at the poker … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/11/episode-235-politics-at-the-poker-table-with-matt-glassman/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 235: Politics at the Poker Table with Matt Glassman”</span></a></p>
Nov 20, 2017
Episode 234: Carloose Welch
1:17:50
<p>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.</p> <p>If you aren’t familiar with Carlos, … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/11/episode-234-carloose-welch/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 234: Carloose Welch”</span></a></p>
Nov 07, 2017
Episode 233: Andrew Therriault
1:39:26
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/therriaultphd">Andrew Therriault</a> is the Chief Data Officer for the City of Boston. He’s also an enthusiastic poker player and the former Director of Data Science for the Democratic National Committee. We talk to him about how big data and artificial intelligence are shaping poker, politics, and government.</p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p> <p>0:30 – … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/10/episode-233-andrew-thierrault/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 233: Andrew Therriault”</span></a></p>
Oct 30, 2017
Episode 232: Carlos Chadha
1:59:35
<p>Carlos Chadha has been a professional poker player for nearly 15 years, and in that time he’s mastered everything from Seven Card Stud to Heads Up No Limit Hold ‘Em to Multi-Table Tournaments. He’s also had to master his own ego as he battled downswings and a yearning for the … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/10/episode-232-carlos-chadha/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 232: Carlos Chadha”</span></a></p>
Oct 24, 2017
Episode 231: Peter Chi
1:57:07
<p>Peter Chi is an Assistant Professor of Statistics at Ursinus College teaching an undergraduate statistics course revolving around poker. He’s using <a href="https://www.crcpress.com/Introduction-to-Probability-with-Texas-Hold-em-Examples-Second-Edition/Schoenberg/p/book/9781498776189">this textbook</a> and documenting the experience on <a href="http://peterchipoker.blogspot.com/">his blog</a>. You can also follow him on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/PeterBChi">@PeterBChi</a>.</p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p> <p>0:30 – hello<br /> 3:49 – strat<br /> 33:19 – peter… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/10/episode-231-peter-chi/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 231: Peter Chi”</span></a></p>
Oct 17, 2017
Episode 230: Christian Soto Live!
1:38:33
<p>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.</p> <p>To learn … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/10/episode-230-christian-soto-live/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 230: Christian Soto Live!”</span></a></p>
Oct 10, 2017
Episode 229: Phil Galfond
1:25:40
<p>Phil Galfond needs as little introduction as any guest we’ve ever had. He’s crushed at virtually all forms of poker at the highest stakes, he’s crushed in the poker training market, and now he’s preparing to crush in the real money poker site market. We talk to him about his … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/09/episode-229-phil-galfond/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 229: Phil Galfond”</span></a></p>
Sep 25, 2017
Episode 228: Jose Pachon
1:10:22
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/elgatonegro99">Jose Pachon</a> is a professional poker player based out of Providence, Rhode Island, but his story begins in the 1970s in Pablo Escobar’s Colombia. We discuss his childhood in the turbulent country, how he came to America, and how he ended up playing poker professionally.</p> <p>Plus, Nate makes a return … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/09/episode-228-jose-pachon/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 228: Jose Pachon”</span></a></p>
Sep 19, 2017
Episode 227: Talal Shakerchi
1:15:04
<p>Talal Shakerchi just might be the best amateur poker player in the world. Playing as “raidalot” on PokerStars, he’s won, among other things, the $10,000 Spring Championship of Online Poker Main Event. The hedge fund manager discusses what may be driving PokerStars’ controversial business decisions as well as his own … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/09/episode-227-talal-shakerchi/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 227: Talal Shakerchi”</span></a></p>
Sep 05, 2017
Episode 226: Nipun Java
1:12:38
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/nipunjava">Nipun Java</a> made history when, along with Aditya Sushant, he won India’s first ever WSOP bracelet, in the $1500 NLHE Tag Team event. He capped off his summer with a second bracelet in the $1000 Online event. Nipun and Andrew talk about what the state of poker in India and … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/08/episode-226-nipun-java/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 226: Nipun Java”</span></a></p>
Aug 29, 2017
Episode 225: Taking the Variance out of Poker
1:24:32
<p>Michael Bowling and Dustin Morrill of the University of Alberta Computer Poker Research Group return to the show to discuss the results of <a href="https://twitter.com/deepstackai">DeepStackAI</a>‘s heads up matches against human players including Nate and Andrew! They also introduce AIVAT, their tool for measuring many of the ways in which luck … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/08/episode-225-taking-the-variance-out-of-poker/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 225: Taking the Variance out of Poker”</span></a></p>
Aug 22, 2017
Episode 224: KL Cleeton
1:47:09
<p>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 … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/08/episode-224-kl-cleeton/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 224: KL Cleeton”</span></a></p>
Aug 15, 2017
Episode 223: E-Tay
1:52:46
<p>Esther Taylor, better known as <a href="https://twitter.com/e_tay">E-Tay</a>, 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!… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/08/episode-223-e-tay/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 223: E-Tay”</span></a></p>
Aug 08, 2017
Episode 222: Strategy From the Small Stakes
36:23
<p>Andrew tackles the mailbox alone this week, reviewing three no-limit hands played in small stakes games.</p> <p><strong>Strategy</strong></p> <p>Hand 1</p> <p>I’m in MP with 9c9d, a stack of $5.56 and raise to 15c, it folds around to the SB with a stack of $5.96 who 3bet to 35c. It folds back … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/07/episode-222-strategy-from-the-small-stakes/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 222: Strategy From the Small Stakes”</span></a></p>
Jul 30, 2017
Episode 221: Benny Glaser
1:48:52
<p>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 … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/07/episode-221-benny-glaser/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 221: Benny Glaser”</span></a></p>
Jul 25, 2017
Episode 220: Tommy’s Room
1:01:11
<p>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!</p> <p>Timestamps</p> <p>0:25 Hello and Welcome<br /> 16:00 Strategy… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/07/episode-220-tommys-room/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 220: Tommy’s Room”</span></a></p>
Jul 10, 2017
Episode 219: Carlos in the House!
1:09:35
<p><a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2013/07/episode-39-carlos-welch/">Carlos Welch</a> and Andrew are rooming together in Las Vegas, and Nate joins by Skype to discuss the WSOP and Carlos’ $600 phone bill.</p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong><br /> 0:30 – hello and welcome<br /> 34:43 – strategy… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/07/episode-219-carlos-in-the-house/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 219: Carlos in the House!”</span></a></p>
Jul 04, 2017
Episode 218: Dara in the House!
49:59
<p>Andrew and <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2014/11/episode-102-dara-okearney/">Dara O’Kearney</a> 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 <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2013/07/episode-39-carlos-welch/">Carlos Welch</a>.… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/06/episode-218-dara-in-the-house/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 218: Dara in the House!”</span></a></p>
Jun 20, 2017
Episode 217: Exploiting Recreational Players with Matt Glassman
52:36
<p>Matt Glassman and Nate Meyvis discuss spectating the World Series of Poker, executive privilege, the political consequences of impeachment, and how to exploit recreational players. Andrew makes a brief cameo to discuss his WSOP so far and how to have fun while playing ten-handed no-limit hold ’em. The book Matt … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/06/episode-217-exploiting-recreational-players-with-matt-glassman/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 217: Exploiting Recreational Players with Matt Glassman”</span></a></p>
Jun 14, 2017
Episode 216: WSOP Prep with Clayton Fletcher
1:00:34
<p><a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2014/04/episode-74-clayton-fletcher/">Clayton Fletcher</a> fills in for Nate Meyvis this week, and he and Andrew discuss plans and preparation for the World Series of Poker.</p> <p>Clayton previously discussed his <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2015/10/episode-145-clayton-fletcher-runs-deep/">deep run in the WSOP Main Event </a>on this show. Follow Clayton on Twitter<a href="https://twitter.com/claytoncomic">@claytoncomic</a> and learn more about his upcoming shows from … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/05/episode-216-wsop-prep-with-clayton-fletcher/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 216: WSOP Prep with Clayton Fletcher”</span></a></p>
May 29, 2017
Episode 215: Catching Up With Chantler
1:35:10
<p>Gareth Chantler, who first appeared on <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2012/11/thinking-poker-podcast-episode-6-featuring-gareth-chantler/">Episode 6</a>, once again graces us with his presence. This time around, we discuss James Joyce, Syria, SCOOP, and, begrudgingly, a bit of Limit Hold ‘Em strategy.</p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p> <p>0:30 Hello and welcome<br /> 52:44 Strategy</p> <p><strong>Links</strong></p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/garethchantler">Gareth Chantler on Twitter</a><br /> <a href="https://storiesfromsyria.com/">Gareth’s Stories From Syria</a>… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/05/episode-215-catching-up-with-chantler/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 215: Catching Up With Chantler”</span></a></p>
May 23, 2017
Episode 214: Daniel “Clarence” Wolf
1:18:02
<p>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 … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/05/episode-214-daniel-clarence-wolf/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 214: Daniel “Clarence” Wolf”</span></a></p>
May 08, 2017
Episode 213: Straight-Up Strategy
1:05:08
<p>Don’t bet the under! Nate and Andrew manage to review three hand histories in barely an hour. There’s a four-barrel bluff from a NLHE tournament, a turn donk bet from a NLHE cash game, and even a spread-limit Omaha 8-or-better hand!</p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p> <p>0:30 – Hello & Welcome<br /> 8:14 – Strategy… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/05/episode-213-straight-up-strategy/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 213: Straight-Up Strategy”</span></a></p>
May 01, 2017
Episode 212: Matt Bodnar
1:23:36
<p>Matt Bodnar is an investor, the host of <a href="http://www.scienceofsuccess.co/show-notes/">The Science of Success</a> podcast, and an avid poker player. We talk to him about his experiences in poker inform his work in investing and vice versa, and how what he’s learned from “The Science of Success” can help poker players.</p> <p>In … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/04/episode-212-matt-bodnar/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 212: Matt Bodnar”</span></a></p>
Apr 24, 2017
Episode 211: Painless Poker with Tommy Angelo
1:38:53
<p>Tommy Angelo returns to the podcast to discuss his new book, <em>Painless Poker</em>, as well as his writing process, his daily meditation practice, his new goals, and his sordid past.</p> <p>In our strategy segment, we discuss why it matters how the money goes in, and what to do with … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/04/episode-211-painless-poker-with-tommy-angelo/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 211: Painless Poker with Tommy Angelo”</span></a></p>
Apr 17, 2017
Episode 210: Michael Johanson and Dustin Morrill
1:07:51
<p>The Computer Poker Research Group’s Michael Johanson and Dustin Morrill discuss Andrew and Nate’s <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/videos/132080952">recent battle</a> with their heads-up no-limit hold ’em AI, DeepStack.</p> <p>Johanson has previously been our guest on <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2014/05/episode-79-the-computer-poker-research-group/">Episode 79 </a>and <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2015/01/episode-110-the-computer-poker-research-group-solves-hulhe/">Episode 110</a>. Before the match, <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/03/episode-208-michael-bowling-of-cprg/">we discussed DeepStack with Michael Bowling on Episode 208</a>.… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/04/episode-210-michael-johanson-and-dustin-morrill/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 210: Michael Johanson and Dustin Morrill”</span></a></p>
Apr 10, 2017
Episode 209: Patrick “patio11” McKenzie
1:09:49
<p><a href="http://www.kalzumeus.com/">Patrick McKenzie</a>, known as “patio11” on Hacker News and elsewhere, is a blogger, consultant, and all-around public intellectual on subjects related to software and business. He’s also, as it happens, an avid if occasional poker player. We talk to him about why poker merits any of his limited spare … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/04/episode-209-patrick-patio11-mckenzie/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 209: Patrick “patio11” McKenzie”</span></a></p>
Apr 03, 2017
Episode 208: Michael Bowling of CPRG
1:34:39
<p>Michael Bowling of the University of Alberta <a href="http://poker.cs.ualberta.ca/">Computer Poker Research Group</a>, who has previously appeared on <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2014/05/episode-79-the-computer-poker-research-group/">Episode 79 </a>and on <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2015/01/episode-110-the-computer-poker-research-group-solves-hulhe/">Episode 110</a> after “essentially” solving Heads Up Limit Hold ‘Em, returns to discuss the group’s latest work creating an AI that it claims can beat top human players at … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/03/episode-208-michael-bowling-of-cprg/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 208: Michael Bowling of CPRG”</span></a></p>
Mar 28, 2017
Episode 207: Nikolai Yakovenko on AI and Poker
1:35:25
<p>Nikolai Yakovenko, poker player and computer scientist, returns to the podcast (he first appeared on <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2016/01/episode-155-nikolai-yakovenko/">Episode 155</a>) to talk about recent advances in Artificial Intelligence, particularly with regard to poker.</p> <p><strong>Links</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.tournamentpokeredge.com/dap/a/?a=2143">Tournament Poker Edge</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.justhandspoker.com/thinkingpokernyc">NYC Live Event with Just Hands Poker</a></p> <p><a href="http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2017/03/01/science.aam6960">DeepStackAI Article in <em>Science</em></a></p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p> <p>0:30 – hello… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/03/episode-207-nikolai-yakovenko-on-ai-and-poker/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 207: Nikolai Yakovenko on AI and Poker”</span></a></p>
Mar 21, 2017
Episode 206: Pair Plus Draw
52:22
<p>It’s all strategy this week, as Nate and Andrew review two hands in which the Hero flops a strong pair plus the nut flush draw.</p> <p><strong>Links</strong></p> <p><a href="http://www.tournamentpokeredge.com/dap/a/?a=2143">Tournament Poker Edge</a></p> <p><a href="http://www.justhandspoker.com/thinkingpokernyc">NYC Live Event with Just Hands Poker</a></p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p> <p>0:30 hello<br /> 12:36 strat</p> <p><strong>Hand 1</strong></p> <p>$2/$5 NLHE, 9-handed, $500 effective stacks.</p> <p>UTG1 … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/03/episode-206-pair-plus-draw/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 206: Pair Plus Draw”</span></a></p>
Mar 13, 2017
Episode 205: Ronnie Bardah
1:45:14
<p>Ronnie Bardah has been a poker pro since before “The Boom”, and though he’s perhaps most famous for his five consecutive cashes in the WSOP Main Event, he’s a Fixed Limit Hold ‘Em player first and foremost. He shares his story growing up in and around casinos, experiencing the early … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/03/episode-205-ronnie-bardah/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 205: Ronnie Bardah”</span></a></p>
Mar 06, 2017
Episode 204: Angela Bassa
1:38:17
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/AngeBassa">Angela Bassa</a> is the director of data science at <a href="http://store.irobot.com/default/home">iRobot</a> and an occasional poker player with more than a passing interest in <a href="https://www.cmu.edu/news/stories/archives/2017/january/AI-beats-poker-pros.html">Libratus</a> and its implications for artificial intelligence. In this interview, we talk about poker’s intersections with data science and artificial intelligence, as well as what’s going through a … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/02/episode-204-angela-bassa/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 204: Angela Bassa”</span></a></p>
Feb 27, 2017
Episode 203: The No-Longer-Homeless Poker Player
1:04:19
<p><a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2013/07/episode-39-carlos-welch/">Carlos Welch</a> is no longer homeless! At least for the moment, he’s living with <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2014/07/episode-84-alex-assassinato-fitzgerald/">Alexander Fitzgerald</a> in Bullhead City, AZ, and Andrew is paying him a visit! We catch on Andrew’s travels, Carlos’ new digs, and strategy!</p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong></p> <p>0:30 = hello<br /> 23:05 = strat</p> <p><strong>Strategy</strong></p> <p>$2/$5 Hero ($700) opens to … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/02/episode-203-the-no-longer-homeless-poker-player/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 203: The No-Longer-Homeless Poker Player”</span></a></p>
Feb 21, 2017
Episode 202: Christian Harder
58:56
<p>Christian Harder is a long-standing pro whose history with Nate and Andrew dates back to the early days of the 2+2 MTT forum. His most recent claim to fame is victory in the $5000 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event. We talk to him about his rise to the top, his … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/02/episode-202-christian-harder/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 202: Christian Harder”</span></a></p>
Feb 14, 2017
Episode 201: Kyle Loman
1:50:37
<p>Kyle Loman plays $1/$3 no-limit for a living, but it hasn’t always been that way. Years ago, he was grinding high-stakes with a six-figure bankroll. In this revealing interview, he talks about shot-taking, staking, bad loans, and coming to terms with his new life as a small stakes grinder.</p> <p><strong>Timestamps</strong>… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/02/episode-201-kyle-loman/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 201: Kyle Loman”</span></a></p>
Feb 07, 2017
Episode 200
4:10:10
<p>Wow! Two hundred episodes! In this special episode, we invite our most frequents guests as well as several of our most active community members to reminisce about the show’s past and help us dream about its future.</p> <p>0:30 – Nate & Andrew<br /> 18:55 – Matt Glassman (First Appearance: <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2016/10/episode-191-matt-glassman/">Episode 191</a>… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/01/episode-200/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 200”</span></a></p>
Jan 31, 2017
Episode 199.5: Mississippi Grinding
1:27:21
<div> <p>Matt Sienkiewicz, a professor at Boston College and Episode 103 guest, co-hosts with Nate. They compare the poker movie MISSISSIPPI GRIND with Nate’s recent trip to Biloxi. They also discuss a strategy hand and some colorful opponents from Nate’s victory in a preliminary event from the Million Dollar Heater.</p> <p>Matt’s </p>… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/01/episode-199-5-mississippi-grinding/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 199.5: Mississippi Grinding”</span></a></div>
Jan 25, 2017
Episode 199: Tim Bishop
1:12:29
<p>Tim Bishop came to poker via the unconventional route of Motocross. We talk about how he got started in racing, why he got out, and how he’s dreaming of getting back in. Of course we also talk about his life as a professional, how his background in racing helps him, … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/01/episode-199-tim-bishop/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 199: Tim Bishop”</span></a></p>
Jan 10, 2017
Episode 198.5: Patrick Leonard (Partial)
1:08:23
<p>Patrick Leonard (pads1161 on PokerStars, <a href="https://twitter.com/plenopads">plenopads</a> on Twitter) is one of the most respected MTT players in the world and one of the head coaches at <a href="https://twitter.com/plenopads">bitB staking</a>. It’s too bad we lost some of the audio from our interview with him! Hopefully you’ll still enjoy what we have.… <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2017/01/episode-198-5-patrick-leonard-partial/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 198.5: Patrick Leonard (Partial)”</span></a></p>
Jan 03, 2017
Episode 198: Chase Bianchi
1:25:16
<p>Chase Bianchi’s career as a professional poker player came in fits and starts, as we went back and forth between playing for a living and working as a dealer and supervisor. That all changed when he won a bracelet in a $1000 No-Limit Hold’Em WSOP event and suddenly found himself … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2016/12/episode-198-chase-bianchi/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 198: Chase Bianchi”</span></a></p>
Dec 26, 2016
Episode 197: Eileen Sutton
1:50:00
<p>Eileen Sutton discovered poker later in her life, but that only heightened her passion for the game. In this interview, Eileen beautifully describes her love affair with poker and the strange set of coincidences that resulted in her learning from the likes of Matt Matros, Ed Miller, Matt Berkey, and … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2016/12/episode-197-eileen-sutton/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 197: Eileen Sutton”</span></a></p>
Dec 20, 2016
Episode 196: Catching Up With Jamie Kerstetter
1:22:32
<p>Jamie Kerstetter, who first joined us on Episode 136, is back to talk about the latest poker Twitter drama, her new role as ambassador for the Borgata poker room, her dog Crouton, and the <a href="http://humanesocietyac.org/">Humane Society of Atlantic County</a>.</p> <p>You can follow Jamie on Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/jamiekerstetter">@jamiekerstetter</a>, and … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2016/12/episode-196-catching-up-with-jamie-kerstetter/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 196: Catching Up With Jamie Kerstetter”</span></a></p>
Dec 13, 2016
Episode 195: Getting Trumped with Matt Glassman
2:00:31
<p>Political scientist and Congressional Research Service analyst Matt Glassman helped us put the 2016 Presidential Campaign into context <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2016/10/episode-191-matt-glassman/">a few weeks ago</a>. Now that the election is over, we need him more than ever!</p> <p>We’ve got a great strategy segment, but the interview is really about trying to make … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2016/12/episode-195-getting-trumped-with-matt-glassman/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 195: Getting Trumped with Matt Glassman”</span></a></p>
Dec 06, 2016
Episode 194: Danny Sprung
1:07:47
<p>Danny Sprung is a trader and a long-time games player. He was a serious poker player even before the boom, and he’s also a world class bridge player. In this interview, we discuss how he relates poker to bridge and to trading, and how he’s working to get back onto … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2016/11/episode-194-danny-sprung/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 194: Danny Sprung”</span></a></p>
Nov 28, 2016
Episode 193: Ryan LaPlante Returns
1:50:07
<p>Ryan LaPlante, who joined us on <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2014/09/episode-95-ryan-laplante/">Episode 95</a>, won his first WSOP bracelet this summer in the $565 Pot-Limit Omaha event. In this interview, he talks about<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOe3P_2KG2Y"> his emotional victory speech</a>, why winning matters so much to him, and the importance of being “out and proud”.</p> <p>You can … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2016/11/episode-193-ryan-laplante-returns/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 193: Ryan LaPlante Returns”</span></a></p>
Nov 14, 2016
Episode 192: More Tommy Angelo
1:06:47
<p>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 <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2016/02/carlos-was-here/">his meeting with Carlos Welch</a>.</p> <p>Be sure to check out Tommy’s new … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2016/11/episode-192-more-tommy-angelo/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 192: More Tommy Angelo”</span></a></p>
Nov 07, 2016
Episode 191: Matt Glassman
1:45:15
<p>Matt Glassman is a Congressional Research Service analyst, Political Science PhD, and perhaps most importantly, one of Nate’s college buddies. We talk about how poker can help us to understand politics (including the 2016 presidential election, of course!), how horse racing can help us to understand why gambling markets are … <a href="http://www.thinkingpoker.net/2016/10/episode-191-matt-glassman/" class="read-more">Read full post<span class="screen-reader-text"> “Episode 191: Matt Glassman”</span></a></p>
Oct 25, 2016