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September 14, 2020, 6:01 pm

Episode 334: Peter Alson

Peter Alson, author of the new poker novel The Only Way to Play It and coauthor of a Stu Ungar biography, joins us to discuss The Mayfair Club, poker in fiction, writing about poker for a general audience, working for ... Read more...
September 4, 2020, 8:23 pm

Episode 333: Geeking, Grifting, and Gambling with David Sklansky

Legendary poker author David Sklansky returns to the podcast to discuss his new book Geeking, Grifting, and Gambling Through Las Vegas. David first appeared on Episode 300. Timestamps 0:30 Strategy 34:18 David Sklansky Strategy I ($197) am dealt QcJd in ... Read more...
August 17, 2020, 9:32 pm

Episode 332: Polarizing

Nate and Andrew break down two hands submitted by listeners, with an emphasis on which player has the more polarized range and how that influences betting and bet sizing decisions. For more information about coaching, please visit http://www.thinkingpoker.net/coaching/. Strategy Hand ... Read more...
August 6, 2020, 9:54 pm

Episode 91: Brian Rast

Brian Rast may not have the knack for self-promotion that some of the biggest names in the industry do, but he’s been quietly winning at the highest stakes, in a variety of formats, for years. In this interview, he talks ... Read more...
July 20, 2020, 1:21 pm

Episode 331: PKOs with Dara O’Kearney

Irish poker pro Dara O’Kearney joins us again to discuss progressive knockout tournaments, his new book, and David Bowie. Dara previously appeared on Episode 102, Episode 131, and Episode 218. Timestamps 0:30 Hello and Welcome 5:32 Strategy 23:34 Dara O’Kearney ... Read more...
July 7, 2020, 12:40 am

Episode 330: Jane Hitchcock

Author and poker player Jane Hitchcock joins us to discuss her journey from high society to underground poker games, her new book Bluff, the real life crime that inspired it, and some PLO8 strategy. 0:30 Hello & welcome 3:17 Jane ... Read more...
June 23, 2020, 3:20 pm

Episode 329: The Biggest Bluff with Maria Konnikova

Professional poker player and best-selling author Maria Konnikova returns to the show to discuss focus, multitasking, the progress of her career, and her new book The Biggest Bluff. Maria’s first appearance on Episode 247 is one of our all-time favorite ... 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