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October 12, 2021, 2:37 pm

Episode 363: ICM with Dara O’Kearney

Irish poker pro and long-time friend of the show Dara O’Kearney joins Andrew to discuss his new book, Endgame Poker Strategy. The interview is packed with strategy discussion of final table play, ICM, and related concepts, plus a little James ... Read more...
September 28, 2021, 5:33 pm

Episode 362: Chris Pavelchik

Poker room manager Chris Pavelchik joins Andrew to discuss the logistics of opening a new poker room: hiring, training, marketing, and much more. In the strategy segment, Andrew talks about adapting to high-rake underground games (or really any loose-passive game). ... Read more...
August 30, 2021, 4:36 pm

Episode 361: Aces

Andrew delivers a pure strategy episode, answering two questions that get at larger issues about playing overpairs on coordinated flops with deep stacks. WSOP Home School Thinking Poker Daily Custom Strategy Videos
August 16, 2021, 6:50 pm

Episode 260: Kathy Liebert

Kathy Liebert, a true legend of the game, shares tales from the pre-Boom tournament circuit (including her stint as a prop player). She and Andrew compare notes on how an old-school pro can best make use of game theory and ... Read more...
July 30, 2021, 4:00 pm

Games With Kids

Though I don’t have children of my own, I get along well with kids and generally enjoy spending time with them. In particular, I find it fascinating to inhabit, as well as I can, their worlds for little bits of ... Read more...
July 19, 2021, 11:39 pm

Episode 359: Guilherme Brasileiro

Brazilian pro Guilherme “guix2x” Brasiliero joins Andrew to discuss the Brazilian poker scene, staking stables, the contemporary poker software landscape, and much more. Links Thinking Poker Daily The Daily Stoic Rich Dad, Poor Dad Relentless Guilherme Brasileiro Guilherme “guix2x” Brasileiro ... Read more...
July 9, 2021, 5:58 pm

Episode 358: Carlos Wins a Bracelet

Carlos Welch is the latest player to win a WSOP bracelet, thanks to a late-night victory in the “Crazy Eights” event on WSOP.com. Just hours after the victory, he shares his excitement and reflects on the path that led him ... 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