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January 20, 2020, 1:55 pm

Episode 315: 2020

Happy new year! Nate and Andrew are finally back on the mic to discuss why you never know how you’re running, when entire poker rooms go on collective tilt, and how to fold a set. Timestamps 0:30 – Hello and ... Read more...
December 30, 2019, 11:28 am

Episode 89: Gareth Chantler, Istanbul Corresondent

On this long-lost episode from 2014, Gareth Chantler joins Nate Meyvis from Istanbul, Turkey. Contribute to the Bay Area Urban Debate League at https://www.baudl.org/. Visit the Thinking Poker store at www.nitcast.com. Gareth Chantler Gareth Chantler is a globe-trotting poker player, ... Read more...
December 17, 2019, 2:22 pm

Episode 314: Carlos in Cherokee

Carlos Welch joins Andrew live in Cherokee, North Carolina to discuss the WSOP-Circuit and his new ride. Timestamps 0:30 Carlos Welch 52:03 Strategy CARLOs WELCH Carlos Welch is a “professional poker student” and long-time friend of the show. He plays, ... Read more...
November 28, 2019, 12:53 am

Episode 313: Tommy Lee

Tommy Angelo and Lee Jones discuss their friendship and their collaboration on PokerSimple. Tommy previously appeared on Episode 2, Episode 29, and Episode 192, Episode 211, and Episode 220, and Episode 292. Lee Jones was our guest on Episode 9. ... Read more...
November 18, 2019, 7:41 pm

Episode 312: Range Construction

Andrew goes solo to answer listener questions with an emphasis on range construction. Strategy #1 $.02/$.05 NLHE $5 effective UTG opens $.15, SB calls, Hero calls 6h 4h from BB Flop ($0.35) Qh Td 4c. Two checks, UTG bets $.13, ... Read more...
November 11, 2019, 11:34 am

Episode 88 (Rebroadcast): Andrew vs Nate

Andrew and Nate break down hands that were submitted from the audience. One is a cash game hand from an underground joint in New York, and the other comes from a tournament. Nate and Andrew also discuss a hand they ... Read more...
November 4, 2019, 3:09 pm

Episode 311: The Nuts

In this all-strategy episode, Nate and Andrew discuss the importance of drawing to the nuts in PLO8 and why pot odds can be deceptive. Then Andrew talks about how to make bluffing decisions based on blockers. Strategy Hand #1 It ... 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