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Welcome to the Heads Up Poker Podcast. We are your hosts, Steve Barton and Mike Sneideman. This is a podcast dedicated to bringing you strategy as it applies to no limit hold'em.
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Feb 23, 2015

Travis Jonas is probably one of the most entertaining guests we've had on the show.  He was a professional dealer and poker player before and after the Moneymaker era.  Travis has stories of dealing some of the biggest games in Vegas, including Pros such as Johnny Chan, TJ Cloutier, Phil Hellmuth, and Phil Ivey.  When he was getting started in his career he was backed by Phil Ivey.  Travis won a bracelet in the 2001 Dealers Event in Limit Holdem.  He also tells an awesome story of how he took $100 to the craps tables in Vegas and turned it into $68,000 over the weekend!  We really enjoyed this interview and we know you will too.

 

Intro:

Welcome, results from Steve and Mike's Sunday Online grind.

Strategy hands one from Steve and one from Mike.

 

Welcome Travis:

The LA Tournament - Travis KJ < KT Mike

Travis' start in poker, TJ Cloutier, Minh the Master, 2/4 Limit - 3/6 Limit, Panguingue (PAN), starting as a dealer, dealing for Tony Deeb, Johnny Chan and Frank Henderson, $200,000 pots, winning a bracelet in 2001, Winning a prop bet with Phil Hellmuth and being interviewed by him 2 years later, being backed by Phil Ivey for tournaments and super satelites, watching Phil Ivey play stud for 1 1/2 months at the Commerce Casino, 2004 best weekend in Vegas of his gambling career - turning $100 into $68,000 in a weekend, investments in stocks, winning a degen bet with Layne Flack, and one last strategy hand - pocket sevens in late position.

 

Steve's HH:  2/3 NL

UTG 3

(300) Villain EP 3

MP1 3

MP2 3

(300) Hero As5s CO 3

SB 3

BB 3

Flop (21) Ac 4c 7s

SB ck BB ck UTG ck

Villain 17

MP1 fold MP2 fold

Hero 17

SB and BB fold

Turn (55) Jh

Villain 25

Hero 25

River (105) 7c

Villain 25

Hero 25

Villain shows AKo

 

Mike HH:  5/5/10

(1460) Hero UTG AxKd 40

folds around to Villain in the straddle 40

Flop (90) Ax Td 7x rainbow

Villain ck

Hero 60

Villain 60

Turn (210) 8d

Villain ck

Hero ck

River (210) 5d

Villain ck

Hero 200

Villain shoves for 1160 more.  Pot is 1770 and it's 1160 for Mike to call.

Hero calls and Villain shows 89o for a pair of eights.

 

Steve HH:  2/3 NL

(300) Villain UTG 3

MP 3

(300) Hero CO 7c7s calls 3

SB 3

BB 3

Flop (15) 2d 2h Jc

SB ck BB ck UTG ck MP ck

Hero 12

SB, BB fold

Villain UTG calls 12

MP folds

Turn (34) 4d

Villain ck

Hero 35

Villain 35

River (104) 3c

Villain 30

Hero 30

Villain shows 99

 

Thank you for listening.  Hope you enjoyed the show.  Have a great week and we will be on next week interviewing Steve's Mom.

 

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Feb 16, 2015

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Tournament Poker Edge

Derek "Killingbird" Tenbusch started Tournament Poker Edge in 2010 with his friend and co-owner Diego "Ron Fez Buddy" Lomanto.  Tournament Poker Edge, or TPE, is a tournament poker training site with hundreds (if not thousands) of training videos by dozens of professionals in the game.  Derek is modest when he says that he's not a professional poker player.  But if grinding over 80 hours a week, being a consistant winner in the game, being financially backed, having a poker coach, and running a poker training site doesn't make you pro, then we don't know what does.

 

Intro:

Saving cats from trees, fist fights at the tables, karma comes back to bink a tournament.

Welcome KB:

Podcasting, getting started in poker, binking a $2500 SNG, starting Tournament Poker Edge, MTTs on Bovada, Winning Poker Network & Merge, Having a poker backer, work ethic = 80+ hours per week, TPE videos, going into the mailbag.

Strategy:

Mike folds KK preflop twice in the last couple weeks, check call, check call, check call line.

 

Steve HH:

EP 3

Hero QQ 21

MP 50

EP folds

Hero all in 200 effective, MP calls w/ AK

 

Mike HH:  MTT 600/1200 blinds

Hero UTG AKs Raise 3,100

CO shoves 31,000

Hero calls

 

Steve HH:  2/3NL with a $6 straddle

Straddle 6

UTG1 6

MP1 6

Hero Jc8c MP2 6

CO 6

But 6

SB 6

BB 6

Straddle checks

Flop ($48) Qc 9c 3c

SB ck, BB ck

UTG 81 all in

UTG1 folds

MP1 calls 81

Hero folds :(

 

Mike HH: 5/5 NL

EP 5

MP 5

(2500) Hero 88 $45

(2045) Villain BB 45

EP 45

MP folds

Flop (145)  As Qs 8c

Villain ck

EP 300

Hero 300

Villain 300

Turn (1045)  5c

Villain ck

EP ck

Hero 800

Villain 800

EP folds

River (2645) Xc

Villain shoves 900

Hero calls 900

Villain shows Ac2c for the backdoor flush

 

Hope you guys like this episode as much as we enjoyed making it.  Please leave comments on iTunes and hit us up on Twitter and Facebook.  Have a great week and play well on the tables!

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Feb 9, 2015

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Tournament Poker Edge

It is obvious to anyone who listens to Marc how passionate he is about the game.  You can hear it in his voice.  Marc is a true American mtt grinder, getting up and playing all the major online tournaments that are available in the USA.  Marc offers a unique insight into the level of dedication and amount of work it takes to be a true professional.  His work ethic and love of the game is top notch and second to none.

 

Topics of this episode include (but are not limited to...)

Playing online, warm up routine and meditation, getting a coach, playing out of the small blind and the big blind, sports gambling, being a degenerate, study time vs play time, Elliot Roe - Mental Coach Pokermindcoach.com, Marc's recent score on the Merge Network, being a Sponsored Lock Poker Pro and then losing a metric $hit ton of money on Lock Poker, Online poker in California, tilt, strategy, and being a TPE professional on Tournament Poker Edge.

 

Hand History:  MTT blinds 2000/4000  5 handed, final table bubble

 

Spree43 (147k) raise 8,500

Hero (170k) QQ reraise 19,999

But (100k) folds

LAchance (83k)  4bet all in 83,000

BB (35k) folds

Spree43 shoves all in for 147k

Hero with QQ???

 

Hope you guys enjoyed the show.  You can get a hold of Marc on twitter, @aznAllin007

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Feb 2, 2015

In this episode we interview Jared Tendler, author of The Mental Game of Poker and The Mental Game of Poker 2.  Jared is a poker coach that helps players with issues of tilt and any problems they have with their game that revolves around the mental aspect.  Jared is not a strategy coach, but a coach for your mental stability at the tables.  We had a blast doing this interview and we know you will enjoy it.

 

If you would like to contact Jared for coaching or order his books, you can reach him at http://jaredtendlerpoker.com/

 

Jared also has a podcast called The Mental Game of Poker Radio Show.  Mike and I have listened to every episode from start to finish, and we would highly recommend it to you as well.  Very good interviews with professional players, and a great listen.

 

Steve's Strategy Hand:

 

Hero (300) AsTs UTG 13

UTG+1 (200) 13

MP 13

SB (200) 13

BB 13

Flop ($65) Ac Ks 8d

SB ck, BB ck

Hero 25

UTG+1 25

MP folds

SB 25

BB folds

Turn ($140) 5h

All 3 players check

River ($140) Jc

SB ck, Hero ck

UTG+1 30

SB 30

Hero folds

 

Mike's Strategy Hand:

 

But raise 65

Hero (1700) SB AxTs 200

BB (2200) calls 200

But folds

Flop ($485) Js 4c 2s

Hero 375

BB 375

Turn ($1235) As

Hero ck

BB 600

Hero shoves 1125

BB calls

 

Hope you guys enjoyed the show.

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