Strategy With Kristy: Jason Somerville

March 30th, 2013

Over the past four years, Jason Somerville has accumulated more than $3.8 million in live and online tournament winnings with one World Series of Poker bracelet to show for it as well. He coached 2012 WSOP October Nine finalist Russell Thomas to a fourth-place finish. The experience was captured on camera and released in documentary style episodes on Somerville's YouTube channel where he also posts strategy videos.

Somerville's latest videos are heads-up sit-and-go tutorials, and he comes on the Strategy with Kristy podcast to walk listeners through one specific match which is a $20 match on Bovada versus a fairly straight-forward and limp-happy opponent. During the match, Somerville discusses how to exploit that type of player, the importance of doing some slight prodding for information in a heads up tournament, and more.


Strategy With Kristy: Floating OOP feat. Reid Young

March 23rd, 2013

Reid Young, author of The Blue Book of Poker and founder of an up-and-comping training site called Transform Poker, returns to the Strategy with Kristy podcast this week. The two discuss a couple of topics featured on the Transform Poker YouTube Channel.

The first topic is floating out of position. Young explores what hands need to be added to our check-calling range in order to protect ourselves from being exploited on turn scare cards.


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Strategy With Kristy: APPT Seoul

March 16th, 2013

On this edition of the Strategy with Kristy podcast, host Kristy Arnett discusses her experience playing the PokerStars Asia Pacific Poker Tour Seoul Main Event. As a video hostess, the chance to compete rarely presents itself, so when the opportunity arose, she took full advantage and even video blogged along the way.

Arnett played Day 1b of the event due to some complications she explains on the podcast. In the first 15 minutes of play, she lost a huge pot with a smaller full house than her opponent.


Strategy With Kristy: Frank Rusnak

March 9th, 2013

Frank Rusnak exemplifies what it means to fly under the radar in poker. He kicked off his live tournament poker playing scores with a sixth-place finish in the 2007 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event and has gone on to win nearly $1 million. Online, he's accumulated another $750,000 in tournaments. When he's not traveling, he's grinding live cash games in Las Vegas.

On this edition of the Strategy with Kristy podcast, Rusnak discusses a few specific differences between online and live tournaments. He says that in tournaments, it's usually not correct to four-bet for value and fold, but in cash games, it can be the right play. He also suggests that it is essential to be able to recognize and take advantage of spots to pick up chips in order to have long-term success in tournaments.


PokerNews Podcast Episode #153: Chicanery feat. Daniel Negreanu

March 6th, 2013

The PokerNews crew breaks down all of the latest news, including the American Gaming Association's brief opposing PokerStars from re-entering the U.S. market via New Jersey. They are then joined by Daniel Negreanu to discuss the Choice Center, his upcoming heads-up battle with Gus Hansen, and more.