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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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September 18, 2023, 1:55 pm

Episode 417: Kimberly Willingham

Kimberly Willingham is the Executive Director of the Boston Debate League, a non-profit organization Andrew founded in 2005. She talks to Andrew and Carlos about how the organization has grown and changed, the value of debate in urban public schools, ... Read more...
September 4, 2023, 5:01 pm

Episode 416: Kara Scott

WSOP/WPT/PokerGo presenter Kara Scott shares the person behind the famous face, from her youth living out of a camper in rural Alberta to her experiences as a Muay Thai competitor to her current life as a fiercely compassionate voice in ... Read more...
August 21, 2023, 4:15 pm

Episode 415: Bert “girafganger7” Stevens

Bert Stevens AKA girafganger7 is one of the most successful MTT players on the internet. He’s also intimately familiar with some of the biggest cheating scandals of recent years, as a victim of the multi-accounting on GG Poker and an ... Read more...
August 7, 2023, 6:09 pm

Episode 414: Caitlin Comeskey

The poker world is ripe for parody, and with formal training as an actress and Groundlings comedian, Caitlin Comeskey is the woman for the job. Her costume-changing skits are a hit on Twitter, and now she and fellow comedian Niki ... Read more...
July 24, 2023, 9:54 pm

Episode 413: Shelby Wells

Shelby Wells is a long-time poker fan who got the chance of a lifetime when she won a Twitter contest for a seat in the 2022 Main Event. She made Day 6, ultimately winning $73K and a lot of clout ... Read more...