“Nice Hand”

I can’t believe I have to post this in 2014, given all of the excellent poker educational material available, but during a few recent tournaments, I was shocked and amazed to witness countless mediocre (possibly) professional poker players say “nice hand” in a condescending way to amateurs after they got lucky, taking the pro’s money.

I want to make it perfectly clear that this sort of behavior is unacceptable in every possible way. You make money because the weak players show up to play. If you make them uncomfortable or bring it to their attention that they played poorly, they could quite realistically stop playing or improve their skills, killing your edge. …

Weekly Poker Hand #3

I review a hand from the Bay 101 WPT event where I had a tricky decision with top pair and the nut flush draw due to super deep stacks.

Edit: Please forgive my analysis at 4:10 in the video where I say he could have the Ac. I forgot I had it!

The Monster Stack WSOP Event

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That is a lot of people!
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The 2014 WSOP introduced the concept of the “Monster Stack” tournament, which provides each player with a much larger starting stack than normal.

While it is a well-known fact among professionals that they have a larger edge with a larger stack compared to a smaller stack, the Monster Stack event was one of the largest of the series, attracting a whopping 7,862 players. …

Weekly Poker Hand #1

Welcome to the reincarnation of Weekly Poker Hand! In this weekly podcast, I will review one hand I find to be especially interesting or educational. The hands will be mostly from my live poker play in major tournaments and high stakes cash games although I will occasionally post purely educational hands, such as in this episode.