Poker is a complex game, but even outside of general strategy there are things many players do that just leave money on the table. Doug and James sit down and discuss some of the common ways they see players leaving value on the table through the lens of things like straddling, checking dark, rebuying, etc. If you play live poker especially, this episode is a must-listen before your next session.
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Ever notice that a few chips get taken from each pot you play? That’s called the rake, and it’s how the house (or room spreading your favorite poker game) makes money. In this episode Doug Hull discusses the good, bad, and ugly of the rake. Topics include rake structures, promotional drops, rake back, and more. If you don’t know if your game’s structure is beatable – listen to this before playing another hand.
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Big O is quite possibly the greatest Omaha variant to date. The game is pot limit Omaha 8 or better with 5 cards. James “SplitSuit” Sweeney explains how the game typically runs and then dives into some strategy to make sure your first time in the game is as fun and profitable as possible. Topics include playing for the scoop, when to play big draws aggressively vs passively, and how to think about your preflop strategy. If you are looking for a break from NLHE games, pay attention to this episode!
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Very few poker players are playing for a living. Most are actually playing just to have fun at the table, gamble a bit, and socialize. Zac Shaw sits down with Steve “ChipXTractor” Catterson to discuss his poker life, how studying poker fits into his day-to-day, and to see poker from a very social lens. If you want the other side of the coin, insights from a professional, check out episode 42 called Insights From A Full-Time Pro.
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When you play against smarter players you need to be very aware of what range you represent. Doug Hull sits down and explains how to think about the actual hole cards you have and how they fit into your overall range. This is especially powerful against other hand readers and a vital part of moving up and playing against tougher opponents.
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