PokerNews Podcast Episode #249: Poker Legislation feat. Matthew Kredell

Rich and Donnie break down all of the latest stories, including the prop bet beef between Mike Matusow and Ted Forrest, and Matthew Kredell joins the program to talk about the legislative process in California and the potential return of PokerStars in New Jersey. 

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Thinking Poker Podcast Episode #95: Ryan Laplante

Andrew gives us an update from Montreal, where he is grinding the World Championship of Online Poker on PokerStars. He is then joined by Nate and guest Ryan Laplante to talk about backing, turbo variance, grinding at a high volume, and more. 

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PokerNews Podcast Episode #248: Poker Hall of Fame Finalists feat. Nolan Dalla

Nolla Dalla joins the PokerNews Podcast to discuss the 2014 Poker Hall of Fame finalists, the voting process, PokerStars' near offer for the New Orleans Saints, and more. 

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Thinking Poker Podcast Episode #94: Terrence Chan

Nate and Andrew break down a live seven-card stud hand that Nate played, and then talk with Terrence Chan about his new podcast, life after professional poker, Ultimate Poker, MMA, and more. 

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GPI Update Episode #23: All Hail the King

"King" Dan Smith tops both the Global Poker Index Player of the Year race and the GPI 300, setting a record for points in the latter. Rich and Eric discuss Smith's ascension, preview Dan Colman's upcoming rise, and say goodbye to the Mizrachi brothers. 

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PokerNews Podcast Episode #247: $10 Million Guarantee Falls Short feat. Dan O’Brien

Donnie and Rich take a look at the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $10 Million Guarantee, which fell short by nearly $2.5 million, and also discuss the super high roller drama, WPT Legends of Poker, and WinStar River Poker Series. They are joined by Dan O'Brien, who offers a first-hand report of the events taking place in South Florida. 

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Thinking Poker Podcast Episode #93: Andrew “BalugaWhale” Seidman

Andrew and Nate review a hand from a live $1/$2 cash game before talking with semi-professional poker player, entrepreneur, and DeucesCracked coach Andrew Seidman about a myriad of topics, including his book Easy Game, his travels, his studies, and much more.

Here is the hand history discussed in the strategy segment: 

$1-$2 NL table, Six-handed, effective stacks $300. 


UTG calls, Hero calls UTG1 with Kc 6c, CO folds, BN raises to $12, everyone calls.


Flop ($55 in pot) KhJx5h.  Everyone checks.  


Turn ($55 in pot) KhJx5hTx. Checks to Hero, Hero bets $35, both blinds call. 


River ($160 in pot) KhJx4hTxJh. SB checks, BB bets $25, Hero shoves $250.

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PokerNews Podcast Episode #246: EPT Barcelona Wrap Up

The 100th stop on the European Poker Tour is in the books, and Donnie and Rich break down all the happenings from EPT Barcelona, including the t-shirt drama, a giant Main Event, and a record-breaking high roller. 

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Thinking Poker Podcast Episode #92: Olivier Busquet

Andrew and Nate skip the strategy this week to get right to a special hour-long interview with Olivier Busquet. Busquet discusses his win in the EPT Barcelona Super High Roller, the economical and personal value of playing in big buy-in tournaments, and, of course, the political t-shirt drama. 

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PokerNews GPI Update Episode #22: Muking it Up

On this week's episode of the PokerNews GPI Update, Rich and Eric look at a stagnant Player of the Year race and welcome Mukul Pahuja back into the top 10 of the GPI 300. They also take a look and see if there is still a Mizrachi in the top 300!

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