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The Thinking Poker Podcast is a weekly conversation where hosts Andrew "Foucault" Brokos and Nate Meyvis talk strategy, review books, and explore the culture of poker. Interviews with both famous and behind-the-scenes figures offer unique insights on the fascinating world of poker.

The Thinking Poker Podcast is a weekly conversation where hosts Andrew "Foucault" Brokos and Nate Meyvis talk strategy, review books, and explore the culture of poker. Interviews with both famous and behind-the-scenes figures offer unique insights on the fascinating world of poker.
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The Thinking Poker Podcast is a weekly conversation where hosts Andrew "Foucault" Brokos and Nate Meyvis talk strategy, review books, and explore the culture of poker. Interviews with both famous and behind-the-scenes figures offer unique insights on the fascinating world of poker.

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Episodes

Episode 275: John the Once and Future Lawyer

11/5/2018
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John “the Lawyer” makes a third appearance on the podcast to talk about why he’s dipping a few toes back into lawyering. We talk about Stud, the New England poker scene, why the games are getting less good, why prosecutors are the real heroes, where you can find great pop culture coverage of the American ... Read moreEpisode 275: John the Once and Future Lawyer

Duration:01:25:32

Episode 274: John Doe, Retired CEO

10/29/2018
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This week’s guest asked us not to use his name, but he’s got quite a resume. The octogenarian has served as an executive and a Board member for several major US corporations, and now that he’s finally retired, he’s a regular in the Foxwood Stud games. Join us for a series of poker, business, and ... Read moreEpisode 274: John Doe, Retired CEO

Duration:01:09:40

Episode 273: Paul Runge

10/22/2018
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Paul Runge and his wife LeAnn own and operate the Bend Poker Club. We talk to him about the politics and particulars of Oregon’s social gaming regulations and the business of running a poker club. Timestamps 0:30 hello & welcome 4:46 strategy 23:15 Paul Runge Strategy I am writing about a hand that played out ... Read moreEpisode 273: Paul Runge

Duration:01:19:39

Episode 272: Bill Chen

10/15/2018
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Bill Chen (@BillChenPoker) is a quantitative researcher at the Susquehanna International Group and the co-author, with Jarred Ankenman, of The Mathematics of Poker. We talk to him about the connections between poker and trading, and Nate dares to make a math prop bet against him. Timestamps 0:30 hello 15:21 strat 32:35 bill Strategy Local card ... Read moreEpisode 272: Bill Chen

Duration:01:26:51

Episode 271: Danny Sprung From the WBF Championships

10/8/2018
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Danny Sprung, whom you may recall from Episode 194, joins us from the World Bridge Federation Championships. We compare this event to the World Series of Poker and discuss some key hands from Danny’s very deep run in the Monster Stack this summer. Timestamps 0:30 hello 3:07 danny sprung (featuring strategy) Strategy 1st hand after ... Read moreEpisode 271: Danny Sprung From the WBF Championships

Duration:01:10:49

Episode 270: Killingbird

10/1/2018
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Derek “Killingbird” Tenbusch is a co-founder and -owner of Tournament Poker Edge. He’s also a poker streamer and a beagle rescuer. We discuss all three, plus house hunting in Las Vegas and leaving Las Vegas. Derek’s first appearance on the show was Episode 16. Follow him on Twitter! Timestamps 0:30 Hello & Strategy 21:55 Killingbird ... Read moreEpisode 270: Killingbird

Duration:01:11:03

Episode 269: Check and Raise with Matt Glassman

9/24/2018
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Why is the sports book always next to the poker room? Is the Supreme Court a political actor? Should check and raise be permitted? Our wide-ranging conversation with the always-interesting Matt Glassman covers these topics and many more. Matt Glassman is a poker and bridge enthusiast and a senior fellow at the Government Affairs Institute. ... Read moreEpisode 269: Check and Raise with Matt Glassman

Duration:01:07:02

Episode 268: Taking Off

9/18/2018
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Andrew and Nate share some book and podcast recommendations and, inspired by Dara O’Kearney, discuss the value of taking days off. In the strategy segment, Andrew takes an unconventional line vs Phil Galfond in a Progressive Knock-Out. Timestamps 0:30 hello 24:19 strategy Links Bundyville Stone Mattress Underworld Strategy http://www.boomplayer.com/en/poker-hands/Boom/28666025_17A2638EF1 HH below for those who can’t ... Read moreEpisode 268: Taking Off

Duration:01:09:35

Episode 267: A Tale of Two Brothers

9/10/2018
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Should dealers announce bet sizes if no one asks? Nate and Andrew discuss the arguments for and against this procedure. Plus, they discuss a strategy hand from the perspective of both active players, who happen to be brothers! Timestamps 0:30 Hello & Welcome 4:25 Strategy Strategy $0.50/$1 NLHE, $400 effective stacks Y straddles UTG to ... Read moreEpisode 267: A Tale of Two Brothers

Duration:00:50:26

Episode 266: Andy Bloch

8/27/2018
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Andy Bloch is a long-time professional poker player and computer programmer who was one of the pioneers at the intersection of these fields. He was also a member of the MIT Blackjack team that was the subject of Bringing Down the House and Twenty-One and an owner of Full Tilt Poker. His current project is ... Read moreEpisode 266: Andy Bloch

Duration:01:43:57

Episode 265: Ashley Adams

8/20/2018
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Ashley Adams is the host of the House of Cards podcast/radio show (Andrew was a guest in 2010!) and the author of Winning No-Limit Hold ‘Em and Winning Seven Card Stud. We talk to him about his (now complete) quest to play poker in all fifty US states, his love of home games, and the ... Read moreEpisode 265: Ashley Adams

Duration:01:48:51

Episode 264: Ivey Bluffs It Off

7/30/2018
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Nate, in a special solo episode, dissects Phil Ivey’s bustout hand from the 2018 WSOP Main Event.

Duration:00:59:56

Episode 263: Clayton Fletcher Runs Deeper

7/23/2018
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Comedian and professional poker player Clayton Fletcher earned himself a fourth podcast appearance with his 28th place finish in the 2018 WSOP Main Event! I think they gave him some cash for that as well. He and Andrew meet in his hotel room shortly after his elimination to discuss some key hands as well as ... Read moreEpisode 263: Clayton Fletcher Runs Deeper

Duration:01:31:59

Episode 262: Barney Boatman (feat. Josh Miller and Eric Keppler)

7/11/2018
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Barney Boatman was a professional poker player in London before the poker boom. As a member of the Hendon Mob, he played in “spielers” and in tournaments across Europe. Andrew talks to him about England’s pre-boom poker scene, living in Madrid, and his contribution to the new poker-themed short fiction collection He Played For His ... Read moreEpisode 262: Barney Boatman (feat. Josh Miller and Eric Keppler)

Duration:01:27:01

Episode 261: Andrew Runs Deep

7/2/2018
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Nate and Andrew discuss key hands from Andrew’s 13th place finish in the $2500 no-limit hold ’em WSOP event. Timestamps 0:30 hello 10:56 strat Strategy Hand 1 On the bubble, CO (16K) opens to 5k. Hero calls T9dd in the BB. Flop (13K) AQJd. Hero checks, Villain bets 5k, Hero calls. Turn (23K) 6. Both ... Read moreEpisode 261: Andrew Runs Deep

Duration:01:06:11

Episode 260: WSOP Live 2018

6/18/2018
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Nate got barely 72 hours in Las Vegas this summer, but he was kind enough to spend a few of them recording with Andrew and Carlos in his Gold Coast hotel room. The three talk about their summer plans, the dealer’s choice event, and all of the delightful weirdos in Las Vegas. Timestamps 0:30 – ... Read moreEpisode 260: WSOP Live 2018

Duration:01:20:23

Episode 259: Christian Holden

6/12/2018
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Christian Holden is a professional musician and poker player who lives in an anarchist collective in Worcester, Massachusetts. In this in-person interview, he and Andrew discuss his music, his poker, his politics, and the staking deal he almost had with Martin Shkreli. Plus they talk about game theory and deep-stacked no-limit poker strategy! You should ... Read moreEpisode 259: Christian Holden

Duration:01:31:06

Episode 258: Fake News with Zach Elwood

5/29/2018
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Zach Elwood is the author of Reading Poker Tells, Verbal Poker Tells, and Exploiting Poker Tells. Our first interview with him was on Episode 14. He’s quoted in this New York Times article (Edit: and this Washington Post article) about fake Facebook accounts. You can read his Top 7 Signs a Facebook Account is Fake. ... Read moreEpisode 258: Fake News with Zach Elwood

Duration:01:19:36

Episode 257: Gareth Chantler on Canada’s Missing Syrians

5/21/2018
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Thinking poker legend Gareth Chantler recently published a major exposé of flaws in Canada’s refugee approval process. He discusses the piece, which was the product of years of research, as well as his work more generally with the Syrian community in Turkey. Gareth is also raising money to bring one Syrian family in particular to ... Read moreEpisode 257: Gareth Chantler on Canada’s Missing Syrians

Duration:01:44:40

Episode 256: Sameer Singh

5/7/2018
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Sameer Singh grew up playing chess and teen patti, and he quickly became one of the sharpest rounders at the National Law School of India. This wide-ranging conversation covers everything from cuisine and literature to the Irish Open to overlimping the button off of a 12bb stack. Timestamps 0:30 – NOT hello and welcome 52:33 ... Read moreEpisode 256: Sameer Singh

Duration:01:39:57