The Poker Zoo, Ep. 23: Greg Candido’s Main Event

In the second episode of the “doubleheader” promised this week, I interview East coast tournament grinder Greg Candido. Our focus is on his run to Day 7 of the 2019 WSOP Main Event (104th for $59,295). We start with Greg’s background and the poker club that helped prepare him, then go over each day of…

The Poker Zoo, Ep. 22: Adam Zerner’s PPT

After a break for the WSOP, we’re back in the Zoo. Our guest is Adam Zerner, a low stakes online and live player I met in Las Vegas. An accomplished coder, Adam has created NLHE equity analysis software he calls Premium Poker Tools. This web-based application is an expansion on the Flopzilla and Equilab idea,…

The Poker Zoo, Ep. 21: The WSOP Cash Scene

In this episode of the Zoo, TBR members discuss the culture of low to mid stakes cash at WSOP 2019. We cover strategy trends, game culture, venues, and, of course, the food of Las Vegas. Also, an announcement from Dean: Have a comment about the show but don’t feel like typing an email or comment? …

The (Poker) Zoo, Ep. 20: David

We return to our regular programming this week, with the hard-working David C., an RCP and TBR member. We talk about his off-table study but focus on a deep, straddled multiway hand where the type of flush draw and potential passive dead money informs which action hero should take. David reviews the 1% NB: Hand…

The (Poker) Zoo Ep. 19: Charles Murray

Charles Murray @CharlesMurray is a political / social scientist and prolific author.   His writings, although not without controversy, make him a regular guest on the Sunday morning political TV shows.   He also happens to enjoy playing poker and he happens to be rather good at it.   Just a few hours ago he finished in the…

The (Poker) Zoo, Ep. 18: Nick

On the Zoo this week, it’s Nick Ronyecz, host of the TBR subforum Chasing the Dragon. We talk about his background, his continuing tournament success, a little WSOP planning, and take apart a low-stakes cash game hand where Nick faces two leads from a reg. 2/5 at the Wynn: 700 effective Folds to me in…

The (Poker) Zoo, Ep. 17: Rob and His Blog

Rob S. has accrued a nearly unique record of the post-Black Friday live poker scene at the heart of the West Coast game, Las Vegas and California. We talk about poker, his blog, and his observations on the state of what might be the most important pool of players in our game – the novice…

The (Poker) Zoo, Ep. 16: Persuadeo on Learning Poker

Dean and Persuadeo talk about the poker scene, relieve confusion over poker learning and education, and then lay out a simple recipe for enjoying the WSOP. (It might include brisket.) One of the most confusing concepts the aspiring poker player will encounter is the notion of an overall Strategy. Perhaps surprisingly, it is counter-intuitive to…

The (Poker) Zoo, Ep. 15: Limon

The long-time sage of Los Angeles poker, Abe Limon, calls in from the golf course on this week’s Zoo. We catch up with the life of this successful gambler, now enjoying what he calls “functional retirement.” Limon explains the latest in his string of social media exits, gives poker and life advice, and tells us…

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