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January 11, 2022, 10:49 pm

Episode 369: Brad Wilson

Poker player, coach, and podcast host Brad Wilson joins Carlos and Andrew to discuss spades, poker soft skills, analyzing data, and what it means to chase poker greatness. Andrew was on Episode 68 and Episode 157 of Chasing Poker Greatness. ... Read more...
December 28, 2021, 11:06 pm

Episode 368: Michael Lukich

Data analyst Michael Lukich joins Carlos and Andrew to talk about taking a data analysis approach to solvers and game theory. His website is lukich.io and his Solver School launches in January. Access courses from Michael, Andrew, and many others using ... Read more...
December 14, 2021, 4:19 pm

Episode 367: Adapting to Change

Carlos and Andrew go all in on strategy, discussing how to adapt to new rules and variants (like the new GG Poker final table rules) and how to play from the small blind versus limpers. Our earlier episode, recorded live ... Read more...
November 23, 2021, 8:30 pm

Episode #366: A New Host

It’s the end of an era, as Nate Meyvis steps down as co-host and Carlos Welch takes up the mantle.  Our fullest accounting of the show’s beginning and early days is on Episode 100 (which Carlos also co-hosted!). Carlos’s first appearance ... Read more...
November 15, 2021, 1:56 pm

Episode 365: Lost in the Shuffle with Shawn Farquhar and Jon Ornoy

Magician Shawn Farquhar and filmmaker Jon Ornoy join Carlos and Andrew to discuss their forthcoming documentary. Lost in the Shuffle is a film about the history of playing cards and the magicians who employ them. You can support the kickstarter and watch ... Read more...
November 2, 2021, 9:26 pm

Episode 364: Deductive Logic

Just a quick solo episode this week, with Andrew discussing the importance of open-mindedness and deductive reasoning for serious poker players. Logic puzzles like these can be a fun way to practice. Subscribe to Thinking Poker Daily Essential Poker Concepts ... Read more...
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...

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