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A poker pro's lonely journey through mid-stakes cash games and tournaments.

A poker pro's lonely journey through mid-stakes cash games and tournaments.
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A poker pro's lonely journey through mid-stakes cash games and tournaments.

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English

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Episodes

6. The World Series of Poker

11/12/2019
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Your correspondent discusses cash games vs. tournaments, whether cash-game players really are better than tournament players, and the allure of winning life-changing money as he heads to Las Vegas to compete in the World Series of Poker. 0:37 Introduction 1:12 Aspirations in poker 2:46 Why the World Series of Poker presents opportunities for mid-level pros 6:10 Cash-game pros vs. tournament pros 11:27 Session review: Four days of tournaments in Las Vegas 22:33 Ugh, the Rio Live At the Bike:...

Duration:00:24:17

5. The Ecosystem

11/5/2019
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Why does poker keep getting harder? Are our opponents improving as quickly as they used to? And what factors will determine whether live poker remains beatable in the years to come? Also included in this episode of Third Man Walking: a review of a no-limit session in which your correspondent plays two big hands with pocket tens at two very different stakes. 0:00 Introduction 2:56 The Pareto Principle 8:33 The threat of an economic downturn 9:49 Session review: $5/$10/$20 NLHE and $5/$5 NLHE...

Duration:00:28:08

4. Making a Living

10/29/2019
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Your correspondent outlines his path to becoming a professional poker player and describes the challenges of playing for a living. He also looks back on a wild -- and complicated -- session of $5/$5 NLHE. 0:00 Introduction 0:22 What top pros are (or might be) like 2:35 My start in cash-game poker 7:22 Moving up in stakes 8:54 Struggling and recovering 13:30 Difficulties of playing for a living 15:50 Session review: $5/$5 No-Limit Hold-Em 32:25 What does the pro do?

Duration:00:37:17

3. Variance

10/22/2019
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Variance in poker, and especially in poker tournaments, can be maddening. This episode investigates the effects of variance in tournaments (where variance is insane) and cash games (where it can be milder). Your correspondent also reviews a recent $5/$10/$20 No-Limit Hold-Em cash game session. 0:00 Introduction 0:40 Jonathan Duhamel vs. Matt Affleck 7:53 Variance in tournaments 9:50 Tournament economics 13:30 Markup 16:55 Tournament delusion 20:34 Session review: $5/$10/$20 NLH 32:10...

Duration:00:37:14

2. Degenning & Cheating

10/15/2019
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Episode 2 of Third Man Walking explores the dark, anarchic underbelly of the poker world, including the alleged poker cheating scam involving Mike Postle and Stones Gambling Hall. 0:00 Introduction 0:33 Is poker good for us? 2:57 Degenning 7:30 Misogyny 10:40 Session review: 5/10 NLHE 21:47 Poker outside casinos 22:30 Scamming and stealing 26:16 Cheating / Mike Postle 31:13 Problem gambling 33:20 What's good about poker

Duration:00:36:09

1. The Cockroach

10/8/2019
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In the first episode of Third Man Walking, we discuss how it feels to play poker for a living, and why professional poker players are best described not as sharks, but as cockroaches. We also review a $5/$10 cash game session in which our correspondent wins over $7000. 0:00 Introduction 1:36 Frustrating session review 5:15 Waiting for our chance 8:41 Rules and basic strategy 14:30 Winning session review 30:02 Conclusion

Duration:00:32:37

TRAILER: Season One Of Third Man Walking, A New Poker Podcast

9/16/2019
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The trailer for the first season of Third Man Walking, a new podcast about a poker pro's journey through mid-stakes cash games and tournaments.

Duration:00:00:56