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Marketing Manager of the World Poker Tour Matt Clark joins us to discuss the past and future of marketing poker to the masses. The book Matt recommended is Strokes of Genius. You can follow him on Twitter. You can support the podcast and receive DAILY strategy segments at www.patreon.com/thinkingpoker. Timestamps 0:30 Hello 3:45 Strategy 22:27 Matt…
 
Sean Lango, professional musician/poker player and Thinking Poker’s very own audio engineer, joins us to discuss the podcast, playing poker online, playing music online, the best music of the year, and more. In the strategy segment, we discuss studying with a solver. Sean first appeared on Episode 49, though if you count his music he’s been on the …
 
Patrick McKenzie, known as “patio11” on Hacker News and elsewhere, is a blogger, consultant, and all-around public intellectual on subjects related to software and business. He’s also, of course, a poker player. We talk to him about playing poker in Japan, mental health challenges, and being a high-output public intellectual. Patrick previously app…
 
Farid Jattin moved from Colombia to Miami to play baseball when he was 10 years old. Following an injury in college, he took his athlete’s mindset to poker, where he has become one of the most successful players on the high roller circuit. Timestamps 0:30 hello 21:08 interview Strategy NLHE tournament with antes. HJ, with 42bb, opened to 2.2bb. CO …
 
Card player, political scientist, and all-around great guest Matt Glassman joins for a special episode about using game theory to think about the upcoming presidential election, the Supreme Court, and more. In the strategy segment, Andrew explains why you can lose to a GTO strategy even if though you can’t beat one. 0:30 hello and welcome 5:07 stra…
 
Ashley Adams, host of the House of Cards podcast and radio show (Andrew was a guest in 2010!) and author of the new book Winning Poker in 30 Minutes a Day, returns to the show to discuss poker during Covid, finding underground games in foreign countries, and more. In the strategy segment, Andrew discusses why betting into draws is overrated. Timest…
 
Carlos Welch and Andrew have a new strategy video available in the Nitcast store, based on Carlos’s specialty: exploiting small stakes tournaments. The two discuss Carlos’s poker and romantic history, the basic principles of exploitative play, and some listener questions. Purchase Exploiting Small Stakes Tournaments: Subscribe to the Thinking Poker…
 
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 a bookie, and more. Peter recommends buying from Bookshop.org. Douglas Stewart was our guest on Episode 237. Other novels mentioned …
 
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 the BB. UTG ( $165) limps, HJ ($710) limps, CO ($168) limps , button folds, SB ($72) completes a…
 
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 1 It’s a home game, 7 handed, $5/$5 blinds, BT vs BB. Pre: Hero r…
 
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 about discovering Macau, the social dynamic of nosebleed live games, and how he balances his work and family life. Oh and that ca…
 
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 Dara O'Kearney Dara O’Kearney is a professional poker player from Dublin, Ireland. He ho…
 
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 Hitchcock Jane Hitchcock Jane Stanton Hitchcock is a New York Times bestselling author, playwright, and screenwriter, be…
 
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 shows! We’ll be donating all June proceeds from The Nitcast Store to Give Directly. Get yourself…
 
Mason Malmuth, owner of Two Plus Two Publishing, joins Nate and Andrew to discuss the history of Two Plus Two, his new book The History of the World From a Gambler’s Perspective, and more. In the strategy segment, Andrew discusses range construction in multiway pots. We’ll be donating all June proceeds from The Nitcast Store to Give Directly. Get y…
 
Jason Su, author of the new Poker with Presence, talks to Andrew and Nate about his background in tennis and debate, his poker career, and his new book. In the strategy segment, Andrew answers a tricky question about mixed strategies: if a solver recommends a mixed strategy but takes one action 95% of the time, does that make it “better”? We’ll be …
 
Long-time friend of the show Matt Glassman joins us for a discussion about the future of baseball, poker (he’s optimistic), Congress, and more. Subscribe to the Thinking Poker newsletter for the latest on Play Optimal Poker 2, coming May 25. Join the Play Optimal Poker Facebook group to discuss both books. Timestamps 0:30 hello & welcome 11:38 stra…
 
Ben Saxton joins Andrew to discuss the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the poker world, from WSOP delays to poker apps to Zoom-based home games. In the strategy segment, they discuss playing out of position in multiway pots. Ben previously appeared on Episode 281. The Collected Short Stories of Anton Chekhov LeVar Burton Reads podcast Affiliate …
 
Old-school gambler, pool hustler, bookie, and poker player Dick Carson returns to the podcast with more stories about the early days of poker, including an origin story for calling the clock. Dick first appeared on Episode 248. In the strategy segment, Andrew discusses listener questions about range construction. The new Weekend Warrior – Tournamen…
 
Economist and professional poker player Andrew Barber joins Nate and Andrew to discuss economic stimulus, changing minds, and betting on beliefs. He recommends Conversations With Tyler, EconTalk, and Wait But Why’s The Story of Us. In the strategy segment, Andrew explains why set mining is overrated and addresses a common misunderstanding about gam…
 
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