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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...
October 21, 2019, 10:26 pm

Episode 310: Brian Koppelman on Cheating

Rounders co-creator Brian Koppelman, who first appeared on Episode 149, joins us with his own thoughts on the conversation about cheating in poker that began with Episode 309. In the strategy segment, Nate and Andrew debate post-flop play on the ... Read more...
October 14, 2019, 4:31 pm

Episode 86: WSOP Hands with Leo Wolpert

Travel back to 2014 with the Thinking Poker archives. Nate’s left Las Vegas, but Andrew and Leo Wolpert sit down during Day 6 of the Main Event to talk about their own deep runs in the WSOP as well as ... Read more...
October 7, 2019, 7:38 pm

Episode 309: Scandal! Featuring Matt Glassman

Fan favorite Matt Glassman is back to discuss Mike Postle, impeachment, Twitter strategy, the shortcomings of prediction markets, and building his own poker table. Matt Glassman first appeared on episode 191. Nate’s original trip report from the 2011 WSOP is ... Read more...
September 30, 2019, 7:19 pm

Episode 308: Jacki Burkhart

Jacki Burkhart, mother, dental hygienist, and “serious recreational” poker player, joins Andrew to discuss her life, her career, and her attempts to keep a low profile while high rolling. In the strategy segment, the two review a hand Jacki played ... Read more...
September 23, 2019, 4:27 pm

Episode 85: Finally in Las Vegas!

After a cross-country drive, Andrew has finally reunited with Nate in Las Vegas for the 2014 World Series of Poker Main Event! The two are joined by Carlos to talk about a few hands Nate played in a preliminary 10-game ... 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