It is finally there: the Aussie Millions!
Merv drove all the way down to Melbourne and joins us from the Crown Casino, ready to take in all the action at the Aussie Millions. Ben and Mike challenge him to a photo contest so keep an eye out for his Twitter updates #meetMerv #Mervsmaidens.
Despite some pain in his Netherlands, Mike is doing his best to answer another PPP Poser. And the hand in our strat chat section is – how could it be otherwise – one from the Aussie Millions 2016 featuring Jacon Mercier and Byron Kaverman (27:08).
The first Podcast of 2018!
And what better way to kick it off than with a guest like Joel Williams, Tournament Director of the upcoming Aussie Millions.
This week’s Postflop Poker Podcast Poser is appropriately on live play and concerns calling the clock on another player. Is it wise to call the clock on someone when you’re not in the hand? And how does casino staff deal with the clock to make sure all players are protected?
The strat chat (29:16) focuses on a hand from the 2016 Aussie Millions where we see the infamous Phil Ivey make a huge river bet for almost twice the pot. Is it a bluff or value, and can his opponent find a call?
A real milestone episode: the 50th Postflop Poker Podcast. And it’s a Christmas Episode too!
Talking about Christmas, we have some great new rewards for you over on Patreon. If you sign up, you can win free coaching with Ben or a free Review Video of one of your Hand Histories! If you get in early, you increase your chance of winning these awesome rewards.
This episode features a mystery guest that some of our early listeners will fondly remember (or not). Our new patron Damian sent in a question on playing postflop after 3-betting and the stratchat (27:12) goes into a cash game hand that was also sent in by Damian.
The podcast is joined by one of the most well-known micro stakes grinders out there: Nathan “blackrain79” Williams.
Nathan is a top micro stakes player with more profit at the micros than anyone else. He tells more about his story in this episode. We also discuss a very interesting PPP Poser Question about moving up in stakes.
This week’s strat-chat hand is one of Merv’s hands that he played in a live MTT (43:20).
On this episode we talk about range building with special guest Andrew “foucault82” Brokos.
Andrew has been a poker coach for over 10 years, he’s one of the pros on Tournament Poker Edge where he’s done over 200 training videos, as well as being a coach over on Red Chip Poker, with SplitSuit & our own Ben Hayles. He co-hosts the successful Thinking Poker Podcast.
The strat-chat hand (28:30) is a hand sent in from Radu. If you want your hand discussed on the podcast, get in touch with us!
What is your strategy when you qualified for your first major live MTT event through a satellite? Your opponents will likely perceive you as a recreational, fishy type of player: how do you respond to that? The team offer some advice on how to deal with this situation.
The stratchat (17:02) goes into an interesting micro stakes cash game hand that a listener sent in. This hand finds hero in a tough spot with A-9o out of position.
Other noteworthy moments in this episode: Merv gets a Dutch lesson, Ben needs to be quarantined, and Mike recalls a painful memory: “You broke my will, but what a thrill, Goodness gracious great balls of fire!”
It’s time for a special Halloween episode!
The stratchat (30:08) features a great hand between Trickett and Mercier, with Mercier holding the Halloween Haunted Aces. The team also announce our new Patreon page where we give away some cool rewards if you support the show!
The Postflop Poser of this week is on time management (11:05): how can you still improve in poker when you don’t have much spare time?