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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

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March 20, 2023, 9:22 pm

Episode 400: Clip Show

Carlos and Andrew present and reflect on clips from the first four hundred episodes of Thinking Poker, with an emphasis on memorable characters and early predictions. Episode 2: Tommy Angelo Episode 6: Gareth Chantler Episode 10: Leo Wolpert Episode 21: ... Read more...
March 13, 2023, 12:49 pm

Episode 399: Justin Arnwine Part 2

In the second half of this epic interview, Justin Arnwine speaks with Carlos and Andrew about merit, representation, and gatekeeping; riding poker’s emotional rollercoaster, recovering from frustration; and why high stakes games attract too much attention. Be sure to listen ... Read more...
March 5, 2023, 7:18 pm

Episode 398: Justin Arnwine

In the first installment of this epic, four-hour interview Justin Arnwine discusses his poker career, his Hello Kitty wardrobe, and the influence of his mother, a civil rights activist and attorney. Justin’s Hello Kitty Everything music video Barbara Arnwine in ... Read more...
February 27, 2023, 10:40 pm

Episode 397: Caitlyn Cobb

Once homeless, Caitlyn Cobb now grinds ApeStyles videos and recently shipped over $170K for her second-place finish in the Potomac Winter Poker Open. She shares her extraordinary poker journey with Carlos and Andrew, plus the hassles of staying in shelters, ... Read more...
February 20, 2023, 10:47 pm

Episode 396: Sam Grafton

Sam Grafton joins Carlos and Andrew to discuss moving up to the nosebleeds, staying competitive with the best players in the world, the politics of the super high roller circuit, and of course some literature recommendations: Deborah Levy Jorge Amado ... Read more...