Joe LaPinta is a professional poker player living in New Jersey. He puts in 200+ hours per month, is a regular at the 2/5 NL at Borgata, and also plays on Party Poker and WSOP online. Joe took down the title of a WSOP Circuit Main Event after he was heads-up with his roommate Joe Wertz.
In this episode we talk about what it takes to be a true grinder; the work ethic, study, dedication and love of the game that keeps us coming back to the tables. Thank you for listening!
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Doug "DouggyFr3sh" Lyford is an Electrical Engineer turned Poker Pro! Doug took the leap of faith on March 1st and put in his notice to pursue his dream of becoming a professional poker player. DouggyFr3sh is currently backed to play on US sites, and he is coached by Marc Alioto and Ben Reasons.
Doug has his own website, PokerProductivity.com, where he is offering free coaching sessions to the first students that apply. You will get:
* 30-45 minute Skype session to talk about you game.
* Two 1-hour coaching sessions for HH review, help with software, etc.
* Detailed hand analysis write up for any 10 hands of your choosing.
Intro: How is the grind?
Poker is a team sport - coaching, study group, learning from coaches, backing, Bovada vs WPN: syncronized breaks at WPN or softer tables at Bovada. Keeping a balanced life in poker.
Doug WPN 250/500/50
V (23000) SB R 1000, H BB 98o C 1000
Flop (2350) 9 Q 6r, V 1000, H 1000
Turn (4350) Ah, V 2000, H 2000
River (8350) 3s, V ck, H ck; V shows 62o
Steve WPN 75/150
H (11924) UTG1 KhQd 333, V (10570) 333, BB (5555) 333
Flop (1209) Ts Jc Jd, BB ck, H 888, V 888, BB F
Turn (5971) 5h, H ck, V 1493, H 1493
River (5971) 5d, H ck, V all in 7856, H F
Steve WPN 150/300
V (7060) MP 600, H (7115) CO KQo 1888, V 3176, H 3176
Flop (7012) 2 4 5r, V shoves 3884, H F
Steve WPN 250/500/50
But (10137) 500, SB F, H (12426) BB 99 all in, But F
Thank you for listening! Have a great rest of the day :)
Elliot Roe is a mind coach for poker. He has developed a hynotherapy program to help players reduce tilt and improve their focus at the table. He also works with UFC competitors to help them mentally prepare for their fights by improving their focus and confidence.
Elliot has downloadable mp3s for before and after session. You listen to the tape for 15-20 minutes and then play your session. He has tapes for online MTTs, online cash, live MTTs, and live cash. He also does one-on-one hypnotherapy sessions to identify your unique issues at the table: tilt, anger, self-sabotage, low confidence or lack of motivation.
Check out all his programs by clicking here.
Intro: Welcome, we are now on Stitcher Radio!
Steve's busy day at work, Haz Mat call, train derailment. Going to the mail bag; Robbie, Brenden, Tony. Mike leaving the east coast and moving to San Diego, maybe only online poker MTTs for Mike? Helping an ameture player, getting backed for the WSOP, Steve's new poker goals - online MTTs, Mike's run at the Commerce Casino.
Great quotes from Elliot during this interview:
"You can win any hand, because you're either increasing your value, or decreasing your opponents value. That's all the game of poker is."
"You can not win the pot in every hand, but the whole concept of poker needs to be: How can I decrease the value of his hands when he's got me beat, and increase the value of mine when I've got him beat? And that's all the game is."
Mike's strategy hand: 1k entry Playboy MTT Commerce Casino - Lvl 6 150/300 blinds
Villain But raise 700, Hero SB Th9h 2100, BB folds, Villain calls 2100
Flop (4725) Jh 6 2
Hero 2600, Villain 5600, Hero 10000, Villain calls
Turn (24725) 7h
Hero shoves 23000, Villain folds
Steve's strategy hand: $1111 WSOP one drop event, Villain Joseph Cheong, 100/200 blinds
Hero MP KTo raise 525, Villain calls 525
Flop (1350) Kc 9c X
Hero 750, Villain all in 3775, Pot 5875 and 3075 to call - 1.9 to 1
Hero calls and Villain shows 8c4c
Thank you for listening! Hope you enjoyed the show. You can contact us at the links below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Have a great rest of the day and we will talk to you next week!
Jacob is a grinder on Bovada and the Winning Poker Network; he is also a regular in the Tournament Poker Edge forums. He is a math wizard, relying on the numbers to make his decisions. Steve met Jacob about a year ago in the TPE forums, and they met in person out in Las Vegas for the 2014 WSOP.
Intro: Lucky #13! LA tournaments, coached by Marc Alioto, switching to MTTs online, 3bet ranges, small pairs in position, playing on Winning Poker Network, SIGABA, pninwin, TPE poker group, Steve and Jacob at the WSOP, Jacob's study habits, neighbors getting robbed, getting backed online and live, collusion online.
Bet sizing, reshoving ranges - specifically 66, Andrew Brokos value targeting video, Bigdogpkt5s, study habits.
Steve Strategy: MTT 30/60 blinds
(1300) Hero MP TT 240
(660) SB 240
Flop (540) Kc Qs 6s
SB shoves 420
Hero calls 420
SB shows KTo
MTT 100/200 blinds
UTG shoves 1460
Hero AJo 1930 reshoves
Mike Strategy Hand: $225 Sat Rebuy, 45 entries, 13 remaining, 7 handed 400/800 blinds
(45000) Villain Hyjack 1800
(15800) Hero 33 all in
(25000) SB fold
(9000) BB fold
Villain calls and shows KK
Jacob Strategy Hand: Playing against a Brazilian Pro in a live $530 one million garantee MTT
Thank you for listening! Hope you enjoyed the show. Contact us and give any feedback, we love to hear it. Have a great rest of the day and we will talk to you next week :)
Steve and Mike bring on Momma Barton for a spot in the show. We talk about getting into poker, how we started playing, and of course some strategy.
Intro: results for the last week, using a HUD online, Mike is improving, learning to quit, Elliot Roe - hypnosis tapes.
Welcome Mom: How has poker been treating you? Tournaments at the Luxor and Excalibur, women poker players, playing with a woman at the table, playing at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, WSOP seniors event, WSOP daily deep stack events.
Mike Strategy: 5/10 NL
(1500) Hero But 44 raise 35
(1700) SB 85
SB call 225
Flop (460) Q 9x 7
SB call 250
Turn (960) Kx
SB call 475
River (1910) 2x
Hero all in 475
(1200) UTG 30
(3000) Hero CO JdTd
(1900) SB 200
SB all in 1900
UTG all in 1200
Hero call all in bets 4520 in pot, 1050 to call
Steve Strategy: $55 Bovada Super Stack 100/200 blinds
(7400) Hero AK raise 455
Villain CO rr 1110
Hero calls 1110
Flop (2520) T A 7r
Turn (2520) K
Hero all in
Villain calls and shows KK
Thank you for listening! Have a great day and we will talk to you next week! Oh, we are also on Stitcher Radio now :)