We welcome hypnotherapist Elliot Roe to the show for a fascinating discussion on some of the mental aspects of the game. Visit his website here. The poser tackles how to control emotions at the table and the stratchat hand (43:14) features Phil Hellmuth having one of his famous meltdowns. Who's he talking to?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!
In episode 58 we tackle a frequently asked question regarding how to play against many limpers at a table. Our hand of the week (21:59) is from Season 4 of Poker Night in America featuring Samantha Abernathy and Michael Laake. We observe how important the effect of the straddle is.Read More
The team tackle a poser on the fear of busting and desire for stack preservation, followed by Andy Howie's tournament hand featuring a nut flush draw that he might have played more aggressively. We also talk some more about the incredible new CORE video course at Red Chip Poker - get it hereRead More
Episode 56 is dedicated to our patreons. The team tackle a poser from Armin Voss regarding which hands belong in a 20% range and then a hand from Grant Thomas (22:36) in which the hero ends up calling down through all the streets. We also discuss the new CORE video course at Red Chip Poker - get it hereRead More
Following the orange theme of Carroters in E54, Merv promises some red colour in the near future, but what could he mean? The team tackle a poser on facing a donk bet, specifically when holding two overcards. Then there's a cash hand where the hero negotiates top pair top kicker..."not all top pairs are the same".Read More
Live from the Crown Casino in Melbourne for the Aussie Millions, Merv is joined by Landon Blackhall of Deaf Poker Australia. The team discuss a poser about loss aversion bias and an interesting hand from a listener.Read More
Merv joins us from the Crown Casino in Melbourne ahead of the Aussie Millions and we challenge him to a photo contest #meetMerv #Mervsmaidens. Meanwhile Mike is in some mystery pain around his Netherlands, but battles through to tackle a PPP Poser and another Aussie Millions hand from 2016 (27:08).Read More
We kick of 2018 by welcoming to the show tournament director of the upcoming Aussie Millions, Joel Williams. Appropriately we chose a poser this week for live players. We discuss the modern issue of calling the clock and get the fresh perspective of the casino staff, who play a vital role in protecting all of the players. At 29:16 our strat chat hand features a huge river bet from the one and only Phil Ivey.Read More
Our gold Christmas edition features a mystery guest, making his first appearance in over a year. We tackle a poser from new patron Damian, who seeks advice on how to progress postflop having 3-bet light preflop. The stratchat (27:12) delves into a micro stakes cash hand sent in by Damian.Read More
Ben, Mike & Merv are joined this week by prolific micro stakes grinder Nathan "blackrain79" Williams, who boasts more all-time profit at the micros than anyone else on the planet. Hear his phenomenal story and all our answers to the PPP Poser about moving up in stakes. The strat-chat (43:20) features one of Merv's hands from a live MTT.
Check out Nathan's website here: http://www.blackrain79.com/ or get in touch with him on twitter @BlackRainPoker.Read More
Special guest Andrew Brokos from the Thinking Poker Podcast joins Mike and Merv for an interesting discussion, whilst Ben promises to be back next time. Andrew discusses his poker journey, before they tackle the Poser, which asks what is really meant in practical terms by "building a range". Finally, the strat-chat hand (28:30) is a hand sent in to Ben. You too could have your hand featured on the show - get in touch! For more on range building, check out the free video by signing up to my website.Read More
Merv gets a Dutch lesson, Ben is quarantined and Mike recalls a painful moment from his past: "You broke my will, but what a thrill, Goodness gracious great balls of fire! " For the PPP Poser, the team offer advice to a listener on how to cope playing in a large event having qualified through a satellite. Then the stratchat (17:02) features a micro stakes cash game hand from a listener.Read More
In our special Halloween episode, the team announce our new Patreon page. Check out what's on offer there, as we welcome you to become a patron of the podcast. For the poser this week, we discuss time management for those with busy lives (apparently there's more to life than poker?) At 30:08 the stratchat starts and we tackle an Aussie Millions hand featuring some Haunted Aces.Read More
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 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