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Podcast on poker, with a focus on the members and friends of The Back Room, the participant-driven poker study forum. Hosted by Chris M., aka Persuadeo and Dean Martin. Visit us at persuadeo.nl

The Poker Zoo Podcast Chris M. aka Persuadeo & Dean Martin

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Podcast on poker, with a focus on the members and friends of The Back Room, the participant-driven poker study forum. Hosted by Chris M., aka Persuadeo and Dean Martin. Visit us at persuadeo.nl

    The Poker Zoo, Ep. 39: The Poker Guys

    The Poker Zoo, Ep. 39: The Poker Guys

    Grant Denison and Jonathan Levy help me kick off 2020’s Zoo podcasts. Known as the The Poker Guys, Grant and Jonathan have a voluminous profile of content, from Youtube videos which include a very fun Portland RFID game, to an extremely in-depth, hand-history focused podcast. I delve into the origins of their partnership and get their opinions on working as active poker content creators in an scene not without criticism and dissonance. We talk a little Portland, one of the most interesting scenes in American poker.

    Of course, we go over their new book, How Can He Fold???, available through their site linked here and the usual distributors.

    (FYI, as Jonathan mentions Alvin Teaches Poker, I have two interviews with Alvin for the Zoo; check those out for an introduction to the rising coach and Youtuber.)

    • 56 min
    The Poker Zoo, Ep. 38: Festivus

    The Poker Zoo, Ep. 38: Festivus

    Dean and listeners share some fun grievances for this important day.

    Merry Christmas and enjoy the holidays.

    • 8 min
    The Poker Zoo, Ep. 37: Dean

    The Poker Zoo, Ep. 37: Dean

    Merry Christmas to all Zoo listeners! I close the year appropriately by interviewing the true hero of the Poker Zoo podcast, co-host and “announcer guy” Dean Martin. I kick things off with some overdue ranting about the blinkered poker community, then Dean coaxes out some of my plans for the podcast. We close by analyzing some hands Dean recently played, looking for some overall themes to help him – and anyone else – out of their rut.

    Thanks to everyone for listening to the Poker Zoo in 2019. Best wishes, and good luck at the tables.

    Hand 1:

    NL 2/5 1 limper, I r20 w 77ds in BU, BB is only caller

    (45) 6c9c8s x, b20, c

    (85) Kd x, x

    (85) 7h 160 ? He takes forever counting out his 160 in chips, I say – what are you doing over there – he says, making a big bet…

    Hand 2:

    5/5 NL 900 eff 4 limps to me 9 r35 A4dd, 3 & 6 call

    (115) Ah5hAc

    3x/c

    6x/c

    9 b35

    (215) Qs 3 leads for 75, f, 9c

    (365) 9d 3 leads for 175

    • 1 hr 12 min
    The Poker Zoo, Ep. 36: Odb_Blackbaron/DLF on Coaching for Profits

    The Poker Zoo, Ep. 36: Odb_Blackbaron/DLF on Coaching for Profits

    On this week’s Poker Zoo we take a look at the world of Coaching for Profits through an interview with Francois N., a content creator, trusted TBR poster, and microstakes grinder I have known for many years. Francois has gone by several different screen names, including Adam Wheeler – a name and story you should look into. We talk about his experience in poker, his work with PIO and GTO+, then focus on his experience as part of Adam Jones’ “Academy,” a staking program the popular coach runs. We conclude with a hand Francois played, going into how and why the Academy would approach the spot.

    PokerStars Zoom Hand #206687090113: Hold’em No Limit ($0.10/$0.25) – 2019/11/30 22:12:59 ET

    Table ‘Hydra’ 6-max Seat #1 is the button

    Seat 1: Kubanen2008 ($30.62 in chips)

    Seat 2: l3E7 ($64.07 in chips)

    Seat 3: wincor_nix ($28.54 in chips)

    Seat 4: Hegotmonay1 ($35.03 in chips)

    Seat 5: undersun8 ($75.78 in chips)

    Seat 6: noluck104 ($33.15 in chips)

    l3E7: posts small blind $0.10

    wincor_nix: posts big blind $0.25

    *** HOLE CARDS ***

    Dealt to l3E7 [Qh Qd]

    Hegotmonay1: folds

    undersun8: raises $0.31 to $0.56

    noluck104: folds

    Kubanen2008: folds

    l3E7: raises $1.69 to $2.25

    wincor_nix: folds

    undersun8: calls $1.69

    *** FLOP *** [Th 6d 7c]

    l3E7: checks

    undersun8: bets $1.36

    l3E7: calls $1.36

    *** TURN *** [Th 6d 7c] [Qc]

    l3E7: checks

    undersun8: bets $5.35

    l3E7: raises $9.81 to $15.16

    undersun8: calls $9.81

    *** RIVER *** [Th 6d 7c Qc] [3d]

    l3E7: bets $19.85

    undersun8: calls $19.85

    *** SHOW DOWN ***

    l3E7: shows [Qh Qd] (three of a kind, Queens)

    undersun8: mucks hand

    l3E7 collected $75.49 from pot

    • 1 hr 19 min
    The Poker Zoo, Ep. 35: Joe Offsuit and PPPoker

    The Poker Zoo, Ep. 35: Joe Offsuit and PPPoker

    This week on the Zoo, a busy poster in the TBR forums joins us, the one and only Joe Offsuit. Completely dedicated to playing in our deepstack practice game, Joey records all the action and often posts up to ten hands from the game for discussion. Joe isn’t just a poker player, but a true edge gambler – I’ve sat with him and watched him beat the house myself. We talk about his gambling interest, travels, and writing, then get into some hands from the game. Joe also wins a beer from me when I stumble over a fold equity question. D’oh!

    Joe’s Travel writing:

    Family trip report

    Solo Trip (December 2018)

    Family Lake Tahoe Trip (plus Reno, Seattle, and Sacramento)

    Solo Trip (June 2019 Red Chip Meetup)

    Atlantis/Paradise Island Family Trip (Plus Universal Orlando) 

    Hand 1

    7-handed 0.10/0.20 NL on PPPoker

    TBR members of interest:

    UTG: Ah Th

    CO: As Ac

    $30 effective stacks (150 BB) between the two TBR members of interest.

    Preflop:

    UTG raise to 0.60

    LJ fold

    HJ fold

    CO raise to 1.80

    BU fold

    SB fold

    BB fold

    UTG call 1.20

    Pot 3.90 (SPR~7.2)

    Flop: Jd 6h Qh

    UTG check

    CO bet 2.60

    UTG call 2.60

    Pot 9.10 (SPR~2.8)

    Turn: 9d

    UTG check

    CO bet 7.01

    UTG call 7.01

    Pot 23.12 (SPR~0.8)

    River: 7h

    UTG bet 18.59 (effective)

    HJ call 18.59

    Hand 2

    8-handed 0.10/0.20 NL on PPPoker

    TBR members of interest:

    SB: Ts Tc

    HJ: Ah Th

    $100 effective stacks (500 BB) between the two TBR members of interest.

    Preflop:

    UTG raise to 0.60

    LJ fold

    HJ raise to 2.00

    CO fold

    BU fold

    SB raise to 8.00

    BB fold

    UTG fold

    HJ call 6.00

    Pot: 16.80 (SPR~5.5)

    Flop: 2d Qs 3h

    SB bet 5.60

    HJ call 5.60

    Pot 28.00 (SPR~3.1)

    Turn: 8h

    SB bet 18.66

    HJ raise to 86.40 (effective)

    SB call 67.74

    Find Out of Position PPPoker Club (#505400) and contact oop.pppclub@gmail.com to introduce yourself.

    A reminder from Dean:

    Let your voice be heard! Leave a message at 410 775 6224 or email audio file to ThePokerZoo@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Poker Zoo, Ep. 34: Pat Bourke, Lessons in Life, Business and Poker

    The Poker Zoo, Ep. 34: Pat Bourke, Lessons in Life, Business and Poker

    This week Dean interviews Pat Bourke, successful businessman, entrepreneur and poker player. Pat was generous enough to share some of his memorable life lessons, how he leveraged risk and opportunities to create financial success, and a few fun poker stories. Have something interesting to share? Call 410 775 6224 and leave a message or record a short audio file and email to ThePokerZoo@gmail.com

    Referenced in the podcast:

    Persuadeo’s Out Of Position Blog

    Pat Bourke

    Charles Murray Interview

    Perot Systems

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

EstaCosaNostra ,

Refreshing.

Excellent, relatable content. Cadence is smooth. Not trying to sell anything. Great job.

grscha ,

Very Thoughtful

Great podcast. Persuadeo is a very thoughtful interviewer and commentator. The new introduction with the sound effects is garbage.

MannesNeuer ,

Persuadeo!

This is a unique poker podcast in the sense that while it aims at a specific community- coach Persuadeo's TBR ( the back room ) - its content is highly relevant to every low stakes or aspiring mid stakes player. Persuadeo's analyses are spot on and highly valuable, of the type you might pay a coach thousands to receive. Keep up the great work.

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