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The Poker Zoo Podcast
61 minutes | Nov 11, 2022
PZ 80: Fernando Talks to the Manager
Yes, the Poker Zoo returns amid the poker crisis, but not the one you think. Previous guest Fernando is back, troubled by developments on the casino floor caused by the lack of top-notch dealers. That doesn’t keep me, having restrained myself from much commenting during the most heated days, from getting his thoughts on the […] The post PZ 80: Fernando Talks to the Manager appeared first on Out of Position.
56 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
PZ 79: Fast Times with Slow Poker
The poker vlogging movement is only ten years old but has probably done more for keeping poker in the public eye than any pro celebrity of the era: the vloggers matter. It all mostly started with Tim “The Trooper” and few other experimenters and click revenue hopefuls (including the unfortunate Mark Ari). Then, the number […] The post PZ 79: Fast Times with Slow Poker appeared first on Out of Position.
50 minutes | May 6, 2022
Poker Zoo 78: Scandal Therapy with Dr. Samuels
This week Dr. Robert Samuels returns to the Zoo to talk about the latest round of poker cheating accusations and scandals. Robert recently polished up an old solution – can the online game operators work together to fight cheats? Can there be a governing body to adjudicate poker? While I cynically don’t find this sort […] The post Poker Zoo 78: Scandal Therapy with Dr. Samuels appeared first on Out of Position.
70 minutes | Apr 5, 2022
Poker Zoo 77: Tight Ralph Raises His Game
We stay in the live streets this week and talk hands with Ralph B., a low-stakes cash game reg I know through Red Chip Poker. As for many players, Covid shook up Ralph’s poker life, and in his case, decided it was time to turn a break-even passetemps into a winning habit. Today, we find […] The post Poker Zoo 77: Tight Ralph Raises His Game appeared first on Out of Position.
53 minutes | Mar 9, 2022
PZ 76: Yaser Al-Keliddar Beats Captive Audience
Dean is unleashed this week and talks with a familiar face, east coast tournament grinder, limit player, and general smart-ass Yaser Al-Keliddar. If you’re on the tournament joyride, you know Yaser or should get to know him – he’s a great table presence. In today’s pod, Al-Keliddar recounts his rough introduction to the game involving […] The post PZ 76: Yaser Al-Keliddar Beats Captive Audience appeared first on Out of Position.
60 minutes | Feb 3, 2022
Poker Zoo 75: That New Pro Life, with Nate Serisky
Vagabond vet DGAF called him “Tom Brady Jr.” but in reality, the story is more interesting than just always getting there at the right time. Las Vegas live pro Nate Serisky takes us through his year – well, not of living dangerously exactly, as he’s on stake and decent with money management – but of […] The post Poker Zoo 75: That New Pro Life, with Nate Serisky appeared first on Out of Position.
62 minutes | Jan 16, 2022
Poker Zoo 74: Thomas Against the Simps
Thomas Pinnock of Zenith Poker returns to the Zoo to review his most challenging year in poker. In addition to releasing a controversial new set of exploitative ranges and taking on a six-max challenge, Thomas kicked up a series of related kerfuffles with a video mocking many preflop ranges. Trouble followed on multiple fronts, and […] The post Poker Zoo 74: Thomas Against the Simps appeared first on Out of Position.
40 minutes | Jan 8, 2022
Poker Zoo 73: Hustler Shaun
Today we go behind the scenes and talk to Shaun Yaple, General Manager of the Hustler Casino in Gardena, California. I find out what it takes to run a card room and where does poker fits in. We discuss the unusual ecosystem of L.A. Poker, including some advice for all struggling card rooms and poker […] The post Poker Zoo 73: Hustler Shaun appeared first on Out of Position.
52 minutes | Dec 28, 2021
Poker Zoo 72: Michael Lukich’s Solver School
On the cusp of a new year, new ventures. One is returning guest Michael Lukich’s two-pronged effort to improve your game through better solver and data study, Solver School. It’s still in creation, but Michael has burned the ships: we find out that he has quit his day job and is committed to poker and […] The post Poker Zoo 72: Michael Lukich’s Solver School appeared first on Out of Position.
37 minutes | Dec 19, 2021
PZ 71: More Coaching, More Profits, with Luka V
It’s our holiday podcast. When we last checked in with TBR member Luka Vitasovic, he was settling into a long “coaching for profits” contract with Nick Howard’s Poker Detox program. Today, in a continuation of our CFP series, we find out how that’s gone. Is Luka crushing or mushing? Here’s the rest of our Coaching […] The post PZ 71: More Coaching, More Profits, with Luka V appeared first on Out of Position.
50 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
PZ 70: Dean Escapes Death, Gambling Ensues
It’s time to reach across the country and check in with Poker Zoo co-host Dean Martin, who lives and plays on the other side of the garbage heap. How did Dean (and Mrs. Dean) get through the ‘rona and what is he up to now? More from Dean and Persuadeo on learning poker. Unfortunately, we […] The post PZ 70: Dean Escapes Death, Gambling Ensues appeared first on Out of Position.
84 minutes | Nov 28, 2021
Poker Zoo 69: A Lotta Problems With You People, featuring JamBasket
It’s back to what promises to be a bumpy podcast grind with Zoo favorite Jason Burge, aka JamBasket Poker, one of Michigan’s big online cash winners. We hit as many topics as possible with some drive-by commentary. Burge is already kind enough to offer some valuable analysis and recap on his obscure JamBasket Youtube channel; […] The post Poker Zoo 69: A Lotta Problems With You People, featuring JamBasket appeared first on Out of Position.
78 minutes | Nov 19, 2021
PZ 68: Tokens, Tools, and Fools, with Alvin Lau
Poker, crypto, and the Non-Fungible Token craze are all well-met bedfellows: exciting, profitable, and a little grimey. Overnight Monster and Bluff Barbarian creator Alvin Lau took a flyer on a new NFT project this year, Hungry Ghosts, and this is his story. Listen to him on today’s Zoo describe many of the truths of NFT […] The post PZ 68: Tokens, Tools, and Fools, with Alvin Lau appeared first on Out of Position.
55 minutes | Aug 21, 2021
Poker Zoo 67: Bad Beat Therapy
It’s the end of an era at Twoplustwo, but the conversation, especially on controversial topics, doesn’t stop. Robert Samuels has been a major contributor to the gem of 2+2 media, its monthly magazine, and joins us today on the Zoo for poker psychology talk. Samuels is a double doctorate and professor at UC Santa Barbara […] The post Poker Zoo 67: Bad Beat Therapy appeared first on Out of Position.
85 minutes | Jun 13, 2021
Poker Zoo 66: The Sahara Game, Dean’s Game, the Learning Game
A special episode as the two co-hosts talk together for the first time in a while. Dean starts by getting all the details on the deep stack cash game I started at the Sahara Las Vegas in January. Dean brings up one of the most important questions that can be asked in the poker training […] The post Poker Zoo 66: The Sahara Game, Dean’s Game, the Learning Game appeared first on Out of Position.
62 minutes | May 15, 2021
Poker Zoo 65: Travis Gets the Grease
If you play in the OOP deepstack training game, or more abstractly, in any online game, you’ve played a hand with Travis Moss. An increasingly reformed tight aggressive, Travis is a student of the game, with a lot of training sites and study behind him. On reflection, Travis seems like a good example of a […] The post Poker Zoo 65: Travis Gets the Grease appeared first on Out of Position.
66 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
Poker Zoo 64: Greg Raymer on the Cardrooms
The question of what makes for a successful casino poker room has been on my mind because it has to be: I’ve been running the unusual Sahara deep-stack game and trying to reseed low stakes PLO as well. Hence this series of podcasts dedicated to questions about the industry including Steven Pique, Mason Malmuth, and […] The post Poker Zoo 64: Greg Raymer on the Cardrooms appeared first on Out of Position.
62 minutes | Mar 19, 2021
Poker Zoo 63: Mason Malmuth on Live Card Rooms
Twoplustwo publisher and prolific author Mason Malmuth joins the Zoo to discuss a disagreement on luck and skill and how it influences the games, but it quickly turns into a broader conversation about what makes casino poker rooms go. That’s in part thanks to Mason’s announcement of his new book, a work in progress tentatively […] The post Poker Zoo 63: Mason Malmuth on Live Card Rooms appeared first on Out of Position.
51 minutes | Mar 13, 2021
Poker Zoo 62: Poker Room Manager Steven Pique
Today we get the perspective of the people who design and run the casino poker show, thanks to guest Steven Pique. Steven has climbed the poker industry ladder in classic fashion, starting with dealing on the WSOP circuit, moving to the Aria, and now running the Sahara Poker Room. We go over the details a […] The post Poker Zoo 62: Poker Room Manager Steven Pique appeared first on Out of Position.
66 minutes | Feb 12, 2021
The Poker Zoo 61: Uri Peleg’s Guerrilla Warfare
Continuing our recent tour of contemporary poker coaches, today the Zoo welcomes Uri Peleg, formerly of Run It Once and now founder and head coach at Guerrilla Poker. Joined by online poker strategy innovator Grindcore, Guerrilla offers a very experienced and compelling take on the GTO/Exploitation paradigm that we’re always working with in contemporary poker. […] The post The Poker Zoo 61: Uri Peleg’s Guerrilla Warfare appeared first on Out of Position.
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