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Two serious poker players from the midwest talking about the poker industry in America. From home games and charity poker to the top poker rooms and casinos in Las Vegas. We cover cash games, tournaments, rules questions, current events, online poker, and the overall degeneracy of poker that all gamblers love. Episodes released on the first and third Friday of every month... with a few bonus episodes splashed in there for good measure. Cause who doesn't love a good splash pot. www.LinkTr.ee/theoverlaypod

Two serious poker players from the midwest talking about the poker industry in America. From home games and charity poker to the top poker rooms and casinos in Las Vegas. We cover cash games, tournaments, rules questions, current events, online poker, and the overall degeneracy of poker that all gamblers love. Episodes released on the first and third Friday of every month... with a few bonus episodes splashed in there for good measure. Cause who doesn't love a good splash pot. www.LinkTr.ee/theoverlaypod

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United States

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Two serious poker players from the midwest talking about the poker industry in America. From home games and charity poker to the top poker rooms and casinos in Las Vegas. We cover cash games, tournaments, rules questions, current events, online poker, and the overall degeneracy of poker that all gamblers love. Episodes released on the first and third Friday of every month... with a few bonus episodes splashed in there for good measure. Cause who doesn't love a good splash pot. www.LinkTr.ee/theoverlaypod

Language:

English

Contact:

6309019797


Episodes

Episode 50: Pineapple Open Face Chinese Poker

7/16/2021
Welcome to Pineapple OFC, the version of Open Face Chinese Poker in which players make hands that are twice as big in half the rounds, where Fantasyland is not just possible but standard, and where you get a 14th chance at quads or a straight flush. ~from PokerNews.com If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button. Wherever you listen to our podcast please share us with your friends...

Duration:00:42:11

Episode 49: 2021 WSOP Schedule Breakdown

7/2/2021
The official 2021 WSOP schedule was released on June 15. There will be a total of 88 bracelet events at the 2021 WSOP. Ken and Brandon breakdown the best tournaments to play, our sleeper picks, the biggest prize pools and what week the Overlay is going to be in town to try for a WSOP championship. Any questions hit us up on twitter at @theoverlaypod If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that...

Duration:00:40:49

Episode 48: Five common beginner PLO mistakes

6/10/2021
The great game of Pot Limit Omaha (PLO) is intimidating, wild, volatile and mildly freighting to the new Omaha player. Brandon and Ken go over the top mistakes made by beginner PLO players so that our listeners know what to expect and how to navigate the wild west of poker. Plus we get a little bad beat story told from Brandon's point of view including one of the great Omaha players, Chicago Joey himself. If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple...

Duration:00:47:05

Episode 47: Post Pandemic Poker

5/21/2021
What does poker look like as we near the end of the COVID-19 pandemic? Ken and Brandon talk about live poker and the positives and negatives that we are currently facing. Will we ever be allowed to eat chicken wings at the poker table again? Will drink service resume at the Horseshoe? What is the dealer pool currently like? The world is going back outside, and we have the inside scoop from the poker world. If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple...

Duration:00:43:40

Episode 46: Poker Terminology 201

5/9/2021
Poker Terminology is the number one way to improve your bad beat stories. Instantly sound more credible by correctly using terms like SPR, Texture, Pivot Card, and Metagame. Never again be confused by the table captain when he starts speaking professional "poker" lingo on why your play was so bad. Local poker expert Brandon and Ken the sidekick cover intermediate to advanced poker terms in this 200 level course. If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on...

Duration:00:45:15

Episode 45: Shot Taking

4/16/2021
Every poker player at some point in their poker career will take a shot. If that's bumping up stakes in the cash game, or putting all your eggs in one basket and firing multiple bullets on a big tournament. Mike from Rounders said it best: you can't lose what you don't put in the middle. But you can't win much either. Follow along with Brandon and Ken while they discuss their personal shot-taking moments and how each player should prepare before taking that big leap with their bankrolls. If...

Duration:00:40:29

Episode 44: The Anniversary Show ~ our year in review

4/2/2021
The Overlay a poker podcast turns ONE today! Thank you to everyone who has listened to our podcast, and come out to support our sponsors in Illinois and Texas. The Anniversary show is a recap of the last year of the podcast, the background stories of how Kena and Brandon got into the poker scene, and a little update from the WSOP. Enjoy and please remember to subscribe to our podcast where ever you listen! If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple...

Duration:00:53:25

Episode 43: The NLH vs PLO discussion part 2

3/19/2021
PART TWO: How the poker world is transitioning away from No-Limit Texas Hold'em and into Pot Limit Omaha. A lot of poker players consider NLH to be a solved game, where PLO is the wild west just waiting to be tamed by poker's best players. In episode43 the Overlay covers different variants of Omaha, and how different strategies are more effective depending on what variant you are playing. Get ready for the four-card talk on this episode of the podcast. If you are enjoying our show please...

Duration:00:46:24

Episode 42: The Great American Poker Road Trip

3/5/2021
The Road Trip is an American pastime and has found a new place in history with the current pandemic. The Overlay discusses their favorite poker locations in the USA and how to plan, execute and adapt the perfect poker road trip. From budgeting to finding the right tournament, to the best locations to play poker. Every poker player at some point in their career should attempt to put it all on the line for one great week of poker. If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a...

Duration:00:41:49

Episode 41: Bounty Tournament Deep Dive

2/19/2021
The BOUNTY Tournament, where you get paid extra to knock players out. The Overlay boys go deep diving on bounty tournament strategy and how players' ranges and plays are affected by the bounty chip. Plus the greatest bounty tournament that never was. Remember you can play in a BIG Bounty almost every Sunday at CCG poker and every Friday night at Paramount Social in Houston. If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on...

Duration:00:45:06

Episode 40: The BIG GAME and Sports Betting

2/5/2021
The biggest sports betting day of the year... THE BIG GAME. Brandon told us that we were not allowed to use the word SUPPPPER BOWWWL, so we are calling it the BIG GAME. This is the first year that Sports Betting is legal in the state of Illinois. What prop bets is Brandon betting on this year. Which are the best apps to use to place your bet. Don't miss the Brandon Breakdown on which team to place your bets on and why. OR you can always do what Ken does and just flip a coin to decide your...

Duration:00:47:00

Episode 39: The state of live poker during COVID-19 part 7 THE FINALE

1/23/2021
THE FINALE!!!! We hope. The Overlay podcast talks about the current state of poker, focusing on live poker on October 30th, 2020. What are the rumors about the Midwest poker rooms? Who is open, who is re-opening, and who is going to stay closed? In these unsure times, Ken and Brandon try to bring a little clarity to LIVE poker during a global pandemic. If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that...

Duration:00:35:09

Episode 38: Poker Breaktime

1/15/2021
Gimmie a break! How are you using your breaks during your poker sessions? The Overlay covers breaktime during poker tournaments (both big and small), as well as when you should take breaks during a cash game session. Brandon and Ken tell their own stories and experiences with breaks during tournaments and cash play. Plus, we cover how to use your breaks more effectively. If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on...

Duration:00:45:01

Episode 37: 2021 Predictions and Resolutions

1/1/2021
Happy New Year! Finally, 2020 is over, and we can move on to better and brighter pastures. The boys from The Overlay throw down their best 2021 predictions. Brandon gives his best sports picks from the Super Bowl to the World Series champs. We discuss the future of live poker and an in-depth look at when Ken thinks CCG poker will be back. The catch-all 2020 sucks episode of The Overlay with a few 2021 resolutions thrown in at the end. If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave...

Duration:00:51:32

Episode 36: Poker Math

12/18/2020
2 + 2 = RAISE? The math and thought process behind pot odds, river bluffs, implied odds, value betting, set mining, and bet sizing on the river. Poker is a balance between math and art. Go down the rabbit hole with Brandon on poker math, and how to use storytelling to win more pots. Also, Ken is on this episode. If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button. Wherever you listen to our...

Duration:00:47:27

Episode 35: Super Deepstack Tournament Tips

12/3/2020
Super Deepstack tournaments include large starting stacks with very deep player-friendly structures. This episode is brought to you by The STACK tournament at Paramount Social Club in Houston, Texas. Besides being one of our podcast sponsors, Paramount offers one of the deepest tournaments in all of Texas... so deep they had to reinforce the tables due to the number of chips in play! Brandon shares his top three tips for tournament deepstack play. If you are enjoying our show please...

Duration:00:25:19

Episode 34: Hey Poker What's happening?!

11/25/2020
What's happening in poker right now? We have only three regions of the USA playing poker. A huge MSPT Las Vegas live poker event (with a great finish by episode 7 guest Jordan Helstern) where the $400K guarantee was blown out of the water, and we touch on the Doug Polk vs Daniel Negreanu heads up feud/contest. If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button. Wherever you listen to our...

Duration:00:48:36

Episode 33: Degen Inc: Sports Betting, Slots and Table Games

11/12/2020
Whare are your favorite things to do at a casino while you wait for your poker room seat? Do you go full-blown degenerate? Do you study opening ranges while you wait? Read a book? Jam all your money into a Beirhouse slot machine? Bet on the over/under on the number of people who walk by wearing a blue shirt? Go to the ATM twice prior to even sitting in a poker game? In this episode of the Overlay, we discuss the finer points on how to degen at the casino when not playing poker. If you are...

Duration:00:45:30

Episode 32: The state of LIVE poker during COVID-19 part 6

10/30/2020
The Overlay podcast talks about the current state of poker, focusing on live poker on October 30th, 2020. What are the rumors about the Midwest poker rooms? Who is open, who is re-opening, and who is going to stay closed? In these unsure times, Ken and Brandon try to bring a little clarity to LIVE poker during a global pandemic. If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button. Wherever...

Duration:00:48:43

Episode 31: Advanced Poker Lingo 101 ~six different types of calls

10/21/2020
Advanced Poker Lingo level 101: the beginner's course to advanced poker lingo. In this episode, we cover the six different types of calls: Cold Call, Smooth Call, Flat Call, Over Call, Hero Call, and the Crying Call. Tell a better bad beat story, but using the correct terminology. No poker player wants to hear a hand breakdown if you use these terms incorrectly. If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please...

Duration:00:37:06