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March 12, 2019, 3:55 pm

Episode 288: Phil Galfond Runs It Once

Phil Galfond, who first appeared on Episode 229, returns to the show to discuss the launch of his real-money poker site Run It Once and how it differs from the traditional online poker experience. Follow Phil on Twitter for more updates!

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0:30 Hello
3:55 Strategy
25:39 Phil Galfond … Read full post “Episode 288: Phil Galfond Runs It Once”

March 4, 2019, 6:38 pm

Episode 287: Rough River

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?

Strategy

It’s a 2/5 game at the isle casino in Pompano … Read full post “Episode 287: Rough River”

February 25, 2019, 4:45 pm

Episode 286: Luke Vrabel

Luke Vrabel (@SlayAbides) 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 … Read full post “Episode 286: Luke Vrabel”

February 18, 2019, 4:07 pm

Episode 285: GirafGanger7

GirafGanger7 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 … Read full post “Episode 285: GirafGanger7”

February 4, 2019, 2:40 pm

Episode 284: Poker and Pop Culture with Martin Harris

Martin Harris, perhaps better known in the poker world as Short-Stacked Shamus, is the author of the forthcoming book Poker and Pop Culture (available for pre-order now!) as well as the Hard-Boiled Poker blog. He is a freelance writer, and an adjunct associate professor at the University of … Read full post “Episode 284: Poker and Pop Culture with Martin Harris”

January 29, 2019, 12:59 am

Episode 283: Richard Herbert

Richard 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, … Read full post “Episode 283: Richard Herbert”

January 17, 2019, 12:17 am

WSOP $2500 Hand History Review

My deepest run this summer was in the $2500 no-limit hold ’em event at the World Series of Poker. Like most WSOP events, opponents represented a range of experience and skill levels ranging from extremely amateurish to world-class.

In my latest series for Tournament Poker Edge, I review the … Read full post “WSOP $2500 Hand History Review”

Parallel Lives: Poker Player and Stock Trader
Poker players and stock traders walk in the same circles. They’re both tough ways to make a living, but those who succeed have the money to show for it. Another reward is the adrenaline rush that comes with winning a tournament, or watching your stock soar. The same skills are necessary to survive in either of these high stakes games …discipline, an understanding of risk management …more

Five Card Draw – Basic Strategy and Guide
This beginners guide should give you a basic idea for the concepts and basic startegy to one of the oldest formats of poker. Because it is old, does not mean that 5 Card Draw is without merit and indeed, there are many online rooms that have now added this classic game to their lobby of tournaments and cash games …more

A Bonus Whores Guide To The Galaxy
Bonus whoring as it’s called, is not something done to improve your game. Unless you’re already a well established player with deep pockets, this guide is only for the solid player with a smaller bankroll, which is why I recommend …more

The 3/4 Raise
You’re simply never going to be a regular tournament winner unless you learn how to play a cold deck late on in a game. The blinds are now high and the last thing you want to do is be a calling station or watch your chips get blinded out by the more aggressive players …more

Five Card Draw – The Stand-Pat Bluff
For some of you this will be an obvious move but for the newbies to the game, perhaps a play worth considering, especially if the cards aren’t running kindly and you have a tight image at the table …more

Smart Moves in Seven Card Stud
Seven card stud is a classic poker game, and one in which you can gain a real advantage over your opponents. Texas hold’em remains the most popular poker game, so often times those sitting at a stud table will not be as experienced as you are, provided you have studied the game …more

Omaha Hi/Lo Tips
We have had many discussion on the Alternate Poker Forum
about the ins and outs of Omaha Hi/Lo, a format of poker which is a particular favourite of mine. Now i do not wish to write yet another piece about the basics of the game …more