After the recent star-studded episodes, the trusty trio return for a fun installment featuring Mike's speed-dating blind poker tournament with doggy action under the table. We also cover a PPP Poser about profiling opponents with fewer than 50 hands of data. Finally we tackle not one, but two hands this week in an extra-long episode (22:50 and 46:30).Read More
The Postflop Poker Podcast
Join host Merv Harvey and resident pro Ben 'Gamb64' Hayles on the first poker podcast dedicated to the subject of postflop poker strategy.
Our show is aimed at the serious recreational player. and inspired by Ben's books Postflop Vols 1 & 2. We analyse at least 1 hand in depth on each show and encourage you to get involved in the comments section or via twitter.
So what are you waiting for? Have a listen and get involved. We even welcome you to submit your own hands for review!
The team welcome Aussie star Jesse "OntheMac" McKenzie to the show and discuss a PPP Poser from Jonathan Breslin on on how to deal with being card dead. Jesse then brings a headsup hand from a Pokerstars Sunday Millions win (32:17), which features a sensational bit of river action that you simply must listen out for. Mike and Ben were deliberately kept in the dark and run through the hand blind. Jesse found out the villain's hole cards a few days after his win by watching the replay online and we'll reveal those cards (50:25) only by listening.Read More
James "Splitsuit" Sweeney enjoys one of Merv's most memorable introductions and provides expert cash game commentary on a hand from his live workbook (33:05). Before that, the team are divided on the interesting poser: "Which preflop ranges are wider, cash or tourney?" After co-authoring the final tables workbook with James, Ben announces he is joining the Red Chip Poker Team.Read More
Mike concludes the mobility scooter story from last episode, whilst Ben bangs on about the release of his new book available here and Merv laments the loss of online poker in Austraya. The team tackle a poser on how to take good notes before discussing hand 13 from the new workbook (27:45).
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Episode 41 is a barrel of laughs, as the trusty trio tackle a prickly PPP Poser. Mike plays the role of villain...literally...admitting to aiding and a"betting" in a phone felony and a senior citizen scooter scandal. The strat-chat (23:21) features a low stakes cash game in which Mike is caught red-handed.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Dara O'Kearney is our esteemed guest in an episode devoted to hand reading. The team talk to Dara about his decade as a pro player before tackling the PPP Poser. The stratchat (39:55) features a hand from last year's WSOP Main Event and is easily the longest hand discussion in PPP history. The episode was also memorable for Merv's didgeridoo.
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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!)Read More
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.Read More
Carlos Welch @HipHop101Trivia is our special guest for Episode 35 of the NNN (The No Limit Nitty Nerdcast) as the team tackle the terrifying theme of triple-barreling. Carlos, the life nit, takes us on a colourful journey through various stages of his poker life, before answering the Poser and walking us through a triple-barrel bluff.Read More
A new dawn. Join the crew for a new style show, featuring the PPP Poser, provided to us this week by guest Steven Bell from Australia/Singapore. The theme is value betting. The team welcome feedback at all times, but we'd particularly like to know how you feel about the new show and hear any questions you'd like answered in the PPP Poser segment.Read More
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.Read More
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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Captain Merv leads us from his menagerie through an episode dedicated to the theme of strong draws. The team cover off 3 hands of stratchat and Mike warns us all of the dangers of canine lingerie larceny.Read More
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...Read More
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.Read More
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).Read More
Join us for the final skipperless episode as the duo prepare for a future under the command of a new Captain, Merv. This episode features a hand in which Mike takes great pleasure in taking some of Ben's chips in a classic pre-podcast homegame hand. There's also analysis from a famous live hand, as well as a cash hand.Read More
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!Read More