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Top Pair Podcast 339: So Long, Sweet Summer...

9/6/2019
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In episode 339 Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski are finally back with a new show after a lengthy summer break. Bruce moved house and is getting used to the new neighborhood in Salt Lake City, while Robbie and his family visited New England for the month of August. Bruce is only just now returning to the felt, but Robbie managed to squeeze in a couple short poker rooms visits while on holiday + met poker author Ashley Adams and got to visit his awesome home poker room. The hosts recap...

Duration:00:43:34

Top Pair Podcast 338: WSOP Recaps, with Dan Michalski and Donna Lawton

7/31/2019
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In episode 338 Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski are back together again after an extended summer hiatus. Pokerati.com’s Dan Michalski and returning guest Donna Lawton check in to share their experiences playing in a celebrity-laden charity poker tournament and the WSOP Main Event, respectively. Plus, Robbie recaps his own fun-filled World Series of Poker trip working during the Main Event and Bruce holds down the fort with a recap of his home game action.

Duration:01:11:05

Top Pair Podcast 337: Hosting Issues

6/26/2019
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In episode 337 Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski invite Cody, from Nashville, a longtime listener and home game host to the show. They discuss a variety of home game hosting-related issues, such as vetting players, how to source new players, and more. The hosts let you know about not one, not two, but THREE upcoming events in Las Vegas, as the World Series of Poker continues, plus some fun session recaps, talk about card pips and a fun One Outer that’ll have you chuckling.

Duration:01:13:21

Top Pair Podcast 336: Viva Las Vegas: The WSOP is in Session!

6/18/2019
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In episode 336 Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski catch up after a three week break while Robbie’s been in Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker. Robbie’s recap includes 50 hours of cash game action, his first bracelet event, two “prep” tournaments, and even a little WPT news. Bruce shares his fan experience watching the live streams from home, talks BARGE, Biggie-Size games, and more. Plus, news of two great poker nights coming up in Vegas over the next few weeks, some Table Talk from...

Duration:01:01:57

Top Pair Podcast 335: Interview with Brad Owen

5/27/2019
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In episode 335 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome poker vlogger Brad Owen to the show. He speaks of his introduction to poker via home games with his brother and the “good old days” as a teenager playing at poker rooms on Indian reservations. Of course, we dive into his poker vlogging life, what makes his style unique, and what he loves about the MUGs (meet up games) that he co-hosts with fellow poker vlogger Andrew Neeme. Plus, new...

Duration:01:04:59

Top Pair Podcast 334: Big O; the Biggest of All the Os!

5/15/2019
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In episode 334 Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski discuss a great article by Omaha creator Robert Turner about Big O. The game has so much more to it than “just adding” a fifth card to what would otherwise be Omaha 8 or Better. Robbie attended a gala charity poker tournament in Israel in which the player list included the likes of Michael “the Grinder” Mizrachi, Melanie Weisner, and Patrik Antonius. He gives us the skinny on what went down in Tel Aviv. In addition, you’ll hear all about our...

Duration:00:56:43

Top Pair Podcast 333: Interview with Eli Elezra

4/30/2019
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In episode 333 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome poker legend Eli Elezra to the show. He talks of his (brief, but profitable) stint playing in private Hollywood home games, shares his plans for the upcoming WSOP, compares being on televised poker shows today vs. in the golden era, and much more. Bruce and Robbie also fill you in on their latest home game exploits, dive into the listener mailbag, and share a funny One Outer story that’ll...

Duration:00:59:22

Top Pair Podcast 332: SOHE and Dramaha -- A Closer Look

4/16/2019
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In episode 332 Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome listener Jim Donahue to the show. Jim wrote a pair of books examining a couple of poker’s more unique variants, SOHE and Dramaha. We take a closer look at these fun home games and delve into a bit of strategy talk for how to best approach them. More mixed game talk from Robbie and Bruce in their home game session recaps, as well as a primer on where to find all the best mixed game tournaments in Las Vegas during this summer’s WSOP...

Duration:01:12:22

Top Pair Podcast 331: EPT Sochi Highlights + Mixed Games vs. Hold’em at Home Games

4/3/2019
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In episode 331 Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski examine the issues a player needs to be prepared for when approaching a mixed games home game versus a hold’em-only affair. Robbie recaps his eclectic experiences at EPT Sochi, including some tales from the Russian cash game scene while Bruce’s breakeven streak gets broken and he goes gaga for Gonzaga in a brief March Madness aside. Of course there’s a fun one outer with which the show’s going to leave you chuckling.

Duration:00:56:54

Top Pair Podcast 330: Interview with Phil Galfond

3/20/2019
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In episode 330 Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome Phil Galfond to the show. Constantly in the news now for having made a splash with his new online poker site Run It Once Poker, Phil speaks with our hosts about a number of other topics, including Run It Once training, his home game history, and who he’d love to invite to a home game he’d host. Plus, Robbie at last got a home game going for the first time in a month and Bruce regales us with yet another tale of how great he is at...

Duration:01:05:10

Top Pair Podcast 329: CSOP Charity Poker Recap with Donna Lawton

3/6/2019
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In episode 329 Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome Donna Lawton to the show. She proudly represented the podcast at the recent St. Jude Against All Odds CSOP charity event. While she wasn’t able to repeat as the event’s winner, she had a great time and fun, meaningful experiences helping to raise over $335,000 for the organization. Plus, Bruce shares his regular home game session recap while Robbie teases an upcoming poker trip to EPT Sochi. As usual, good old Gutterball helps us end...

Duration:00:59:40

Top Pair Podcast 328: How Play Money Poker Practice Helps You in Home Games

2/22/2019
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In episode 328 Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski take a deep dive into play money poker play online and discuss how it can help you improve your home game play. Robbie tallied a “massive” 23 hours of home game play while his wife was out of town during the past couple of weeks, while Bruce adds more detail to last episode’s “Elevator Poker” topic and reminds listeners of an upcoming Vegas charity poker night where Top Pair will again be represented by a longtime listener.. Finally, the...

Duration:00:46:46

Top Pair Podcast 327: Interview with Andrew Neeme

2/5/2019
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In episode 327 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome poker vlogger Andrew Neeme to the show. We dive deep into a discussion of Andrew’s MUGs (meet up games) initiative, what it’s all about, how it continues evolving, and how it encapsulates the home game vibe in a poker room setting. Bruce and Robbie also fill you in on their latest home game exploits, as well as an upcoming charity poker event in Las Vegas where Top Pair will be proudly...

Duration:01:05:37

Top Pair Podcast 326: The Home Game Poker Record Book

1/24/2019
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In episode 326 Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski reveal a number of their home game records, including longest and shortest sessions, their biggest home game wins and losses, greatest number of consecutive daily sessions, and much more. Our hosts also pay a short tribute to the dearly departed Gavin Smith, recap their latest home game sessions, give a memorable shout out to a 97-year-old actress, and share another chuckle with you as Good Old Gutterball takes center stage. Top Pair thanks...

Duration:00:50:59

Top Pair Podcast 325: Home Game Stories from Norm Macdonald et al. at the #PSPC

1/13/2019
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In episode 325 we’ve got a special treat for you, legendary stand-up comic Norm Macdonald, as well as 2010 WSOP Player of the Year Frank Kassela, WSOP bracelet winner Chad Holloway, and veteran poker commentator and funnyman Joe Stapleton share their most memorable home game stories. Plus, a recap of our hosts’ home game experiences to start 2019, more talk about “bomb pots,” and Robbie recapping some of his experiences covering the PSPC in the Bahamas. Finally, good old Gutterball leaves...

Duration:00:52:20

Top Pair Podcast 324: Tips for Injecting More Fun Into Your Home Poker Games

12/25/2018
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In episode 324 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski review a couple recent articles with tips for how to make your home poker games more fun. They also present a few ideas of their own that might help boost the enjoyment factor around your home game felt. Plus, a recap of our hosts’ final home games of 2018 and Robbie previews the PSPC, which he’ll be covering in the Bahamas at the start of January. Finally, ‘tis the season for… voting on the best...

Duration:00:52:44

Top Pair Podcast 323: Vegas Charity Poker Recap with Gene Hull

12/14/2018
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In episode 323 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome Gene Hull back to the show. He proudly represented the podcast at the recent CSOP “Knights of the Poker Table” charity event. While he didn't claim the top prize, he had a great time and fun experiences, which he happily shares with us. Plus, answering a mailbag question on how to find home games, recaps of Robbie and Bruce’s latest home game poker sessions, and another fun Gutterball story to...

Duration:01:01:16

26: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 322: Interview with Floplay’s Tom Moran

11/27/2018
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In episode 322 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome Tom Moran to the show. He’s a full-time firefighter who as a side gig, together with a partner, has developed an innovative hi-tech card protector called Floplay to help speed up live poker, home games in particular. Plus, our hosts have a horse in the upcoming CSOP “Knights of the Poker Table” charity poker event in Las Vegas. And, of course, they’ll recap their latest home game sessions, as...

Duration:00:55:06

25: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 321: Interview with Lena Evans

11/14/2018
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In episode 321 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome Lena Evans to the show. We discuss her career as a poker player as well as the numerous initiatives she’s behind, including Helix Poker and Poker League of Nations. In particular she’s working hard to bring more women into the game of poker and have them playing not only in Ladies Events but in open tournament fields. Plus, Bruce and Robbie fill you in on the ups and downs in their home games...

Duration:01:06:05

24: Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast 320: The Right Home Game Environment

10/31/2018
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In episode 320 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski discuss different types of environments for home games. Do flat screens and music have a place, or is “pure poker” the way to go. Also, discussing the idea of a home game simulation of the WSOP Main Event final table, and plenty of interesting tales from our hosts’ home game session recaps. Is breaking even contagious? Plus, Robbie’s headed to Malta and good old Gutterball has another funny line you...

Duration:00:50:14