I turn to none other than our co-host and production magic man Dean Martin to get the scoop on the Covid pandemic’s effect on the home game/private game scene. Poker has always been in a grey area legally, but with new wrinkles come new opportunities. Dean takes us through all of it, down to competing food offerings. We also get into some live low-stakes strategy. Speaking of, here’s a related Pro Tip: use your fingers and thumb to count to five.
Not everyone stays home, of course; check out this piece on leaving the states for the game.
Dean and I have talked together on the pod several times now, including one of the most popular Poker Zoo conversations wherein I break down how to learn poker in a confusing and misleading industry.
$2/5 game $10 ‘mandatory’ button straddle
4 (460) hero AdJh r45
6 (650) c
4 414 B40
6 605 r135
6 is 25 yr old female that often overplays her hand. AT+, 99+ she would typically 3b pre so I put her on smaller Ax, 22-88, Kx,Qx,Jx straight or heart draws
I think she sees my smallish c bet as weak and this is a good spot to 3b & charge the draws. Thoughts?
Here’s another fun spot
$1/2/5 game 8 handed
5 (600) b20
6 (400) c
8 (800) c
3 (450) hero 57dd already has 5 in so puts in the extra $15
3 (430) x/r145 Hero mistakenly thinks he’s flopped a straight
5 (580) b35/c
Hero realizes that he mis-read his hand. Do you ever bluff shove here to continue the story?