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February 22, 2021, 10:16 pm

The Mental Habits of Highly Effective Poker Players

In this solo episode, Nate Meyvis discusses the history of the podcast, his own history as a poker player, and what that all has to do with helping you get better at poker now.
February 2, 2021, 9:25 pm

Episode 346: Clayton Fletcher Online

Comedian, poker player, and long-time friend of the show Clayton Fletcher talks to Andrew about social media, missing the WSOP, online poker vs online comedy during the pandemic. Our first interview with Clayton was Episode 74. We discussed his 96th place ... Read more...
January 26, 2021, 2:53 pm

Episode 345: Finding Your Own Leaks

Nate and Andrew go it alone, discussing processes for studying, finding your leaks, and continuing to grow and improve as a poker player. For more on this and many other poker strategy topics, support the Thinking Poker Podcast at www.patreon.com/thinkingpokerdaily. ... Read more...
January 20, 2021, 10:45 pm

Episode 344: The Game Theory of Political Violence with Matt Glassman

Card player, political scientist, and fan favorite Matt Glassman returns to the show to discuss the assault on the US Capitol Building and the game theory of political violence: what drives it, why does it happen, and how do we ... Read more...
January 12, 2021, 9:50 pm

Episode 343: Matt Clark

Marketing Manager of the World Poker Tour Matt Clark joins us to discuss the past and future of marketing poker to the masses. The book Matt recommended is Strokes of Genius. You can follow him on Twitter. You can support ... Read more...
December 21, 2020, 11:38 pm

Episode 342: Sean Lango

Sean Lango, professional musician/poker player and Thinking Poker’s very own audio engineer, joins us to discuss the podcast, playing poker online, playing music online, the best music of the year, and more. In the strategy segment, we discuss studying with ... Read more...
December 14, 2020, 7:44 pm

Episode 341: Patrick McKenzie

Patrick McKenzie, 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, of course, a poker player. We talk to him about playing poker in ... Read more...

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