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Dec 25, 2015

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Scott Stewart is a live circuit rounder and regular on Bovada; a true grinder in every sense of the word.  He has won 4 circuit rings, and came close to winning his 5th where he finished in 2nd place.  Scott lives in Long Beach California, he loves beer and travel.  In this episode we take a question from listener Robbie Clapper, then we bring Scott right in and start talking live MTT strat and online MTT strat.

Intro

Question from Robbie  13:00

Welcome Scott!  17:00

QQutg 25bb  34:00 

As3d LP  Kc 3s 2c Ac 6h   42:00

QdTs BB  Jc 9s 7c Ks    1:01:30 

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Dec 21, 2015

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The man, the myth, the legend ... Tony Huff.  Tony has been working in the background on the website, headsuppoker.poker and I have been coaching him.  We bring him on the show to go over 3 different hands where he had some sticky spots.

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Hand 1 - Ad3d  Hand 2 - JcJs  Hand 3 - Tc8c

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Dec 14, 2015

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Carlos is back ... again.  He just came off a live tournament series at the Harrahs, and we dive into strategy on live MTTs.  We take a question from listener Cliff Johnson about whether or not to take neutral EV spots in cash games.  Carlos goes into his life as a child, joining a gang, getting caught in a drive-by shooting.  We also talk about drugs in poker, and Carlos makes a pledge to become a hippie health nut.  Check out his growing twitch feed by clicking here.

Intro

Welcome Carlos!  14:00

Live MTT Strategy

Question from a listener  48:00

Carlos dodging bullets  1:00:00

Drugs in Poker  1:24:00

Carlos the health nut  1:30:00

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Dec 7, 2015

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Steve and Mike are back after taking a month off.  Mike got his mailman job back, although it doesn't look like he will take it.  Steve is moved into his new house, and has his poker room set up.  We catch up for the first 20 minutes and then go right into a $55 online MTT that Steve played this Sunday.

Intro

Strategy Online MTT  18:00

- AKo BB  23:00

- 33 SB  42:15

- 77 MP  47:30

- A7o  BUT  52:00

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Nov 30, 2015

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This episode is not like all the others.  Mike leads the conversation and gets me to talk about my former life as a pickup artist.  I talk about how to get a phone number in 30 seconds, kissing a girl without saying a word, online dating (Match.com), coffee dates, what to do for a 2nd and 3rd date, how to find your perfect partner, and where to meet quality women that are your type.  And ... then we talk strategy for 40 minutes about one hand.

Intro

Update on Mike's postal job  2:00

Pick up  11:00

Getting a phone number in 30 seconds  15:00

Quickly getting a kiss  31:00

Online dating  40:00

Coffee date  45:30

2nd and 3rd date ideas  51:00

How to find your perfect equal  1:10:00

Where to meet women  1:19:30

Strategy  AsJh BB  1:21:00

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Nov 23, 2015

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Steve and Mike talk shop and then go right into strategy.  Mike played the Oceans 11 WPT Deepstack 50k guarantee, catapulting himself early into one of the chip leaders.

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Mike Strategy 24:00

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Nov 16, 2015

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Here we wrap up the last episode with more 5/10 cash analysis.  We talk over 6 different hands, and including how to get the most out of a guy who is spewing chips when he is on your left.  Mike had an interesting hand with AsQ on a board of Q 5s 2s Qs K.  If you would like to get coaching in 1/2, 2/5, or 5/10 live cash, contact Joe using the links or email below.

If you want to watch the full video, go to Liveatthebike.com and scroll down to the 10/13/15 episode.  Enter in the coupon code "pokersesh" and you get a full month of free live cash sessions with commentary by professional poker players.

Intro

5d4c  4:20

AKo  10:00

AQo  Button  14:00

AdTd  25:00

AsTd  BB  32:00

AsQ  BB  42:00

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Nov 9, 2015

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Joe LaPinta is back, and we bring him on to analyze Mike's play in the 5/10 cash game at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles.  Mike played for two hours at this televised event where we can see everyone's hole cards.  There were several interesting spots, some Mike played very well, others, not so much.  If you are looking to get better at cash games, this is the series for you.

If you want to watch the full video, go to Liveatthebike.com and scroll down to the 10/13/15 episode.  Enter in the coupon code "pokersesh" and you get a full month of free live cash sessions with commentary by professional poker players.

Intro

Welcome Joe!  1:40

Sizing up the table  5:40

KTo  UTG2  19:30

Ah7h  LP  27:00

Th8h  40:50

KsTs  49:00

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Nov 2, 2015

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We are LIVE ... at the BIKE ... with MIKE!  Joe and I commentate as Mike sits down at a 5/10 NLH cash game.  Mike makes some great moves, and some not so great ones.  We can see everyone's hole cards, which make Joe and I sound like prodigies and Mike is left scratching his head.

If you want to watch the full video, go to Liveatthebike.com and scroll down to the 10/13/15 episode.  Enter in the coupon code "pokersesh" and you get a full month of free live cash sessions with commentary by professional poker players.

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Oct 26, 2015

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Daryl Jace is something of a prodigy.  He started playing poker after dropping out of school in the 7th grade.  He was playing 5/10 at 15 years old, and he shipped the Sunday Million on PokerStars the first time he played it.  Now 27 years old, he is a family man, poker player, coach, and enjoys learning about education.  Steve and Mike pick his brain on playing out of the BB in MTTs, and also go in depth about using your HUD away from the table.  If you would like to contact Daryl about coaching, or listen to his podcast with Doug Lyford, you can access that here: JacePokerCoaching.com

Intro

Welcome Daryl!  12:45

Winning the Sunday Million at 15 yo

3 & 4bet Strategy

The limp is back!

Steve Strategy (KTo BB  56:00)  (Kc5c BB  1:10:30)

Using your HUD Stats  1:26:00

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Oct 19, 2015

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Jonathan Little is a legend in the poker world.  He has cashed for over $6 million playing live and over $1 million online.  He has two live cashes over $1 million, and was WPT Season IV Player of the Year.  He travels the globe playing the biggest buy in tournaments, and runs his own training site called FloatTheTurn.com  He is an author of 9 best-selling poker books, has a weekly blog and podcast, which can be found at JonathanLittlePoker.com  He is the author of the new 500-page book, Excelling at No-Limit Hold'em, where 18 of the best minds in poker share their secrets to success.  You can get a free 16-page PDF of Excelling at HoldemBook.com/freepdf

Steve and Mike talk over a hand that Mike had at 5/5 NL cash, and go over a tournament hand from a listener, Aaron.  Jonathan comes on the show, and the guys talk poker, marketing, & business in the poker world today.  Steve brings two MTT final table strategy hands when he was down to 3 handed and heads up.

Intro

Mike 5/5 Strategy  7:00

Hand from Aaron  24:00

Welcome Jonathan!  33:30

Steve Strategy  66  1:06:15    Jd2d  1:31:45

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Oct 12, 2015

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Derek is back!  He makes a deep run in the $215 Sunday Special on ACR, winning over 6k and capturing it all on his Twitch stream.  Mike watched the final table and picks out 7 hands for Steve to coach Derek on.  We answer questions from a listener, Robbie Clapper, and finish the show out by talking about Twitch, Tournament Poker Edge, and upcoming Live Tournament Events.

Intro

Questions from a listener  11:00

Welcome KB!  23:40

Final Table Strategy

99 Button  33:00

K8o BB  44:30

44 CO  51:00 

AA MP  1:00:00

Jc4c BB  1:06:45

AA SB  1:13:00

66 BB  1:17:00

TwitchTV  1:30:00

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Oct 5, 2015

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Steve and Mike catch up on lost time.  Mike fills us in on his vacation to Greece with the Russian girl.  Steve goes over his former life as a pick up artist, and Mike tells us about his Commerce $1650 Main Event run.

Intro - Steve the pickup artist, Paris & Greece, Commerce Main Event

Steve Strategy   QsJh  27:30    KsKh  38:00

Mike Strategy  KdKh  55:00

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Sep 28, 2015

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Clayton Fletcher is a professional poker player and comedian in New York City.  Clayton finished 96th in the WSOP Main Event.  He has his own comedy show called The Clayton Fletcher Show, and he has a podcast  called Broadway Comedy Club Radio.  Clayton is extremely entertaining and it is easy to see why he is a comic.  We laugh our way through most of the podcast, and it is littered with strategy from the WSOP as well.  

Intro

Link to Mac's Twitch

Steve Strategy  18:30

Welcome Clayton!  27:30

Clayton Main Event Run  37:45

Clayton Strategy

KJs UTG  1:29:00   QQ UTG  1:50:30   97o  BB  2:10:30

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Sep 21, 2015

James fills us in on poker after the TPE house (Episode 27) and the WSOP.  He will be going down to Punta Cana with his girlfriend after winning a package on ACR the night before (Steve was on the virtual rail for that Final Table).  Mike on scene at the Commerce Casino just before he enters a live tournament.

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Intro

Steve Strategy  17:00

Welcome James!  28:30

Satellite Strategy  31:00

Getting into Poker  32:15

Mental Game Coaching w/ Elliot  43:00

Study Habits  46:00

SB Strategy  48:45

Steve Strategy  55:30

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Sep 14, 2015

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Marc comes back to the podcast to fill us in on how he's been doing since the WSOP.  He is excited about his group of students that he has teaching with Ben Reason, and they are looking for more horses to add to the stable.  Mike brings in several hands from his Day 2 of the WPT, and Steve has a few as well from some recent online MTTs.

Intro

Welcome Marc!  6:30

- Coaching

- Using a HUD

Mike Strategy  22:45

Steve Strategy  47:30

Mike bubble hand  1:29:00

 

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Sep 7, 2015

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If you're looking for strategy, this is it.  Four guys talking poker.  Carlos Welch is back, coming on last minute to fill in for Mike during the first 10 minutes.  Mike played and bagged chips in a WPT Main Event the night before, and slept through his alarm.  He comes on shortly after starting the show, and goes over his Day 1 play.  KK Cornish is an avid listener of the show, and we bring him on to talk about a couple spots that had him puzzled in a recent MTT.

Carlos will be on the road this month, and twitching from the Nit Mobile.  If you would like to watch Carlos grinding, you can do so M W F at 11am EST, at http://www.twitch.tv/carloswelch

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Welcome KK!  5:00

Strategy KK  9:30

Strategy Mike  57:30

 

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Aug 31, 2015

Dr. Daren Wooten is an ER doctor, a farmer, and new to the world of poker.  Daren was on a cruise when he first played poker just over a year ago, and he's been hooked ever since.  Daren asked Mike to review a tournament that he made a deep run in, and instead we did it over a podcast.  Mike talks about his upcoming live events, and we go over the Presidential race.

Intro

Mike's upcoming live schedule  5:00

Presidential race  17:15

Welcome Dr. Daren  21:30

Strategy  37:50

Ac3c  39:00  Ad8d  43:30  JhJc  52:40  KcQc  1:00:00  J8o  1:10:10  AsTs  1:15:45  A4o  1:19:00  ATo  1:21:00

Push / Fold chart  1:22:30

3 Betting light  1:30:30

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Aug 24, 2015

Carlos is always entertaining, and this time is no different!  Carlos is coming to us from the Nit Cave, and Steve and Mike pick his brain about his recent purchase of his new Nit Mobile.  Carlos has a van that he plays poker from and twitches while he does it.  If you would like to watch Carlos grinding from the Nit Mobile, you can do so M W F at 11am EST, at http://www.twitch.tv/carloswelch

Intro

Steve's plan to go pro  4:00

Steve Strategy  17:45

Welcome Carlos  28:30

Mike Strategy  69:30

Steve Strategy  1:31:30

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Aug 17, 2015

Darius is relatively new to the poker scene, but already has an impressive record.  Last year at the 2014 WSOP he finished 2nd in $5000 PLO 6 max event, bringing home over $300k.  And this year he finished 184/6420 in the 2015 WSOP Main Event for $40k.

When Darius was laid off from his job after company downsizing in January, he started playing poker full time.  Darius is a regular in the underground cash games in New York, and he travels the East Coast for poker tournaments.  You can follow Darius on Twitter here.

Intro

Steve and Mike's week  3:45

Upcoming MTTs  20:00

Welcome Darius  26:30

NY local cash games  54:20

Omaha Strategy  58:00

Darius Strategy final table w/ Phil Laak  1:44:30

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Aug 10, 2015

Alex "Assassinato" Fitzgerald is professional in every sense of the word.  He started grinding at 17, and after more than a decade has built a small empire in the poker world.  After black friday he moved down to Costa Rica where he lives with his wife and dogs.  He has over $3,000,000 in tournament winnings, and is an instrutor for Cardrunners.  

Alex does a podcast called OneOuter and you can listen to that by Clicking Here.  He also streams on TwitchTV and you can get free lessons by watching Alex play live.  Alex grinds on Americas CardRoom, and you can sign up by going to his website, and clicking on the Americas CardRoom icon in the middle right side of the page here.

Steve and Mike go over their last week of play, for Mike at Oceans and Steve on Americas CardRoom.  Alex comes on and we talk battle rap, future plans, poker, and min cashing in a tournament.  Alex gives advice for poker coaches, and for those who want to transition from a 9-5 job to a poker pro.

Intro

Mike and Steve's last week  3:00

Mike Strategy  14:00

Welcome Alex  27:15

Battle Rap  35:30

Future Plans  48:00

Alex on Poker  108:00

Steve Strategy - Min Cashing  114:00

Alex on Coaching  1:33:00 

9-5 to Pro  1:41:00

Thank you for listening, and we will talk to you next week!

 

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Aug 3, 2015

Doug Lyford is back giving us an update on his first 6 months as a professional poker player.  Doug has been playing both live and online MTTs, mostly online.  He recently shipped a Bovada $55 for over 4k.  Doug is starting a podcast with Daryl Jace, a TPE pro.  You can listen to the podcast here:  Poker and Stuff with Doug and Daryl.

Doug is also looking for 2 more students.  He is giving a first lesson for $10, and if you are interested in some coaching, contact Doug on Twitter or at his website Here.

Mike describes his perfect day, including shipping a Bovada MTT for over 12k.  Steve has had several deep runs and goes over hands for the strategy session with Doug and Mike.

Intro

Mike's week at Oceans and Bovada  2:30

Steve's week on Americas CardRoom  18:00

Steve Strategy  29:15

Welcome Douggyfr3sh  46:30

Steve Strategy  1:29:15

Thank you for listening, and we will talk to you next week!

 

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Jul 27, 2015

LoriAnn Persinger is a poker player in Souther California.  She was an author for Ante Up Magazine, and Mike first met Lori in Los Angeles and then again out at the 2015 WSOP.  You can see an interview of Lori with Mike here on YouTube.  You can also follow Lori on Twitter here @LoAnPer66.  Thank you for tuning in!

Intro

Books to read  5:30

Strategy Mike  13:00

Welcome Lori!  27:15

Women in Poker  33:00

Writing for Ante Up  43:00

Working at Hooters  53:00

Strategy Lori  65:30

Strategy Steve  80:00

Upcoming Circuit Events  98:30

Mike's Main Event  103:30

 

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Jul 20, 2015

Dr. Alan Schoonmaker is a Poker Psychologist.  He has written several books on poker including The Psychology of Poker, Your Worst Poker Enemy, Your Best Poker Friend, Poker Winners are Different, and DUCY?.  You can order those books by clicking here.

Dr. Al is not a strategy coach.  He specializes in reading people at the table, body language, and helping clients get the most out of a session by improving their mindset.  If you would like to contact Dr. Al for coaching you can do so here:

Facebook    Twitter    AlannSchoonmaker42@gmail.com    1 (702) 326-7994

 

Intro

7stud, Limit Holdem 7:00

The Psychology of Poker  13:00

Keeping Records  19:30

Your Worst Poker Enemy  23:00

Learning Efficiency  30:00

Wednesday Poker Discussion Group  36:20

Befriend the players at your table  40:45

When to quit  50:50

Winner's Laws  55:00

Positive Poker by Jonathan Little & Patricia Cardner

 

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Jul 13, 2015

Mike goes over his WSOP Main Event run, reviewing several hands and going over his table.  Steve runs through his poker goals for the 2015-2016 fiscal year.  Steve and Mike break down 4 hands from Steve's deep run in a Sunday tournament.

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WSOP rundown HH 2:00

Steve's goals 16:00

Steve Strategy 42:00

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