Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 40 - Tells

Merv has touched down in Sydney, jet-lagged, sleep-deprived and hungover from the WSOP parties, yet Episode 40 must be hosted and Captain Harvey does not disappoint. The theme is live tells and who better to join us than the top tycoon of teaching tells, Zachary Elwood. Together, we take on a triple-barrel poser and reveal a tell from the Main Event champion himself, Scott Blumstein, in a final table hand.

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Hand #101 from the 2017 WSOP Main Event Final Table

Players left: 7
Blinds/antes: 800,000/1,600,000/200,000

Hesp (CO) 39M, Blumstein (BU) 159M, Pollak (BB) 60M

Hesp raises preflop to 3.5M, Blumstein calls, Pollak (Jd9c) calls

Pot 12.9M Flop Qd 9h 9d

Pollak checks, Hesp bets 5M, Blumstein raises to 12M, Pollak calls, Hesp folds

Pot 41.7M Turn Td

Pollak checks, Blumstein checks

Pot 41.7M River Kh

Pollak checks, Blumstein bets 8M, Pollak folds!

Listen in for the verbal tell that may have helped Pollak find this excellent fold

 

Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 39 - Bet Sizing

Less than 24 hours after finishing 3rd in the final event at the WSOP, highroller Matt Berkey joins Merv, Mike and Ben for episode 39. The PPP Poser this week is centred on bet sizing and the featured hand comes from Ben's forthcoming workbook (42:09). There's plenty of banter on the WSOP main event and I'm sure many of you will be following the action from the final table just after the release of this episode.

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 37 - Huge Laydowns

Experience the WSOP vicariously via Merv "The Verve" in Vegas. Our regular feature, the PPP Poser (12:32) is centred around the theme of huge (or as Mike says, "yuge") laydowns.  The strat-chat (28:49) involves  a hand from the 2016 WSOP Main Event showcasing James Obst making a tremendous laydown. No takers so far to buy a piece of Merv's action for this year's event - for any bargain-hunters (cough, splutter) he's going as low as 0.8 (and you can probably talk him down to 0.75 - wow, that might actually be worth it!)

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 36 - Tiltlessness

Special guest Tommy Angelo, author of the fascinating new poker novel Painless Poker, joins the crew for a delightful discourse, featuring topics such as meditation and top tips for avoiding tilt. We dive into one of the hands from the book, as Tommy's fictional hand is subjected to our usual strat-chat. Listen carefully for how you can claim a free copy of Tommy's book. 

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 33 - Weak Draws

The triumphant trio return to discuss the final chapter of the book - weak draws. Although it's a flop you're often going to give up on pretty fast, the stratchat covers a couple of examples of situations, where you might choose to progress to the turn and river. Merv is on hand to announce the competition winners, but neglects to hand out a medal to the industrious, deserving, but ultimately empty-handed Mike and Ben. 

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 32 - Medium Draws

Tune in to an episode dedicated to the penultimate chapter of Ben's book Postflop ***spoiler alert*** freebies on offer, celebrating 50,000 downloads in over 100 countries. Listen in for details of this and news of a new segment in the show. Tardy Turner and the Postflop Poser offer their tips for playing medium strength draws, steered capably by Merv, whose tweets are both visible on twitter and audible from his menagerie...

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 30 ft Shurane Vijayaram

Weeks ago Shurane Vijayaram took down the Aussie Millions for a cool 1.6m AUD. In a very special Episode 30, Shurane takes us through his remarkable poker journey from a $130 satellite to the spectacular and much discussed final hand of the tournament. Extremely likeable, refreshingly open, humble, flawed, yet brilliant, Shurane offers raw insights into playing big events. The stratchat consists of 2 final table hands that will blow your mind...

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 29 - High Card - 1 or 0 overcards

Captain Harvey hands out his first Merv Medal, as the new triumvirate discuss the weakest of all flops. As usual, they traverse plenty of terrain, from phallic snow sculptures to the UK venues for the infamous "Battyman Challenge". 3 hands are discussed, including a live hand between Raul Mestre and Vicky Coren and Merv lays down plans for a special Episode 30 next month.

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 28 - High Card - 2 Overcards

Australian Captain Harvey is aboard the ship as a new triumvirate is formed. Tune in to find out whether he's able to tame the 2 authors, who did not make it easy for "Big Merv" with an early cry of "sack the captain". There's discussion over the future of poker in Australia, 3 hands of stratchat and just a smithering of cricket (that's an insect, yes, Mike).

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 26 - Paired Board / One Overcard

Seasons greetings from the PPP team. The 2 authors join forces again to discuss another missed flop type. After a slightly wayward episode, we're back on form! Mike reverts to his natural accent and apart from being outkicked by a scorpion, Ben manages to keep everything nicely under control. Merry Christmas everyone, have a Quayle of a time! 

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Postflop Poker Podcast - Episode 24 - Bottom Pair

Hurricane Hayles and Typhoon Turner aka Captain Cavity are the lowest pair you could imagine for navigating the stormy waters of flopping bottom pair. If you want to find out what has happened to Captain Quayle, tune in and uncover the mystery of our missing master. Has he walked the plank? Is there a man overboard? Am I overdoing the pelagic puns and the maritime mockery...?

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