100 episodes

Andrew Brokos and Nate Meyvis delve deep into poker culture with the most eclectic collection of guests in the poker mediasphere. Each episode also includes a high-level poker strategy segment.

Thinking Poker Andrew Brokos

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    • 4.7 • 305 Ratings

Andrew Brokos and Nate Meyvis delve deep into poker culture with the most eclectic collection of guests in the poker mediasphere. Each episode also includes a high-level poker strategy segment.

    Episode 431: Seeking Representation with Caitlyn Arnwine and LoriAnn Persinger

    Episode 431: Seeking Representation with Caitlyn Arnwine and LoriAnn Persinger

    Caitlyn Arnwine and LoriAnn Persinger return to the show to help us brainstorm solutions to the problems of representation and unequal opportunity in the poker world. In the introduction, Andrew and Carlos console themselves over their runner-up finish at the GPI Awards and Gloria Jackson joins to discuss the event. Caitlyn Arnwine first appeared on Episode 397 as Caitlyn Cobb. She also appeared on our earlier episode on women’s events. We spoke with her husband, Justin Arnwine, on Episodes 398 and 399.LoriAnn Persinger first appeared on Episode 394.Gloria Jackson first appeared on Episode 401. She and Carlos discuss their relationship on Episode 411.Support the podcast, get daily strategy discussions, *and* be eligible to win a one-month subscription to GTO Wizard by subscribing to Thinking Poker Daily. 























    Timestamps0:30 – Intro and GPI Awards Debrief with Gloria Jackson26:30 – Caityln and LoriAnn















































    CAITLYN ARNWINE







    Caitlyn Arnwine describes herself as a force that makes change. Caitlyn is the former Coordinator of Public Education for @NationalHomeles and Social Media Director of @TJC_DC.













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    LORIANN PERSINGER







    LoriAnn Persinger is a poker lover, Navy veteran, and serial game show champion with a history in poker media.













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    Episode 430: Fausto Valdez

    Episode 430: Fausto Valdez

    From (semi) professional paintball to house part home games to high stakes LA cash, Fausto Valdez’s path to poker has been unique. He’s formed some strong opinions along the way: about pre-flop raise sizes, the politics of private games, how nits stack their chips, and more.Support the podcast, get daily strategy discussions, *and* be eligible to win a one-month subscription to GTO Wizard by subscribing to Thinking Poker Daily. 







































    FAUSTO VALDEZ







    Fausto Valdez is a professional poker player and coach with Blueprint Poker Coaching, Solve for Why, and Jaka Coaching.













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    Episode 429: Isaac Haxton

    Episode 429: Isaac Haxton

    Isaac “Ike” Haxton returns to the podcast after eleven years, joining Carlos and Andrew for a conversation about studying, staying on top, the limitations of solvers, why he still masks in public spaces, and more. Isaac first appeared on Episode 18.Support the podcast, get daily strategy discussions, *and* be eligible to win a one-month subscription to GTO Wizard by subscribing to Thinking Poker Daily. 







































    ISAAC HAXTON







    Isaac Haxton is one of the most successful no-limit hold ’em tournament players of all time, with nearly $50 million in Hendon Mob cashes. He won PokerGO Tour Player of the Year in 2023.













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    Episode 428: Stephen Flavall

    Episode 428: Stephen Flavall

    Jorbs AKA Stephen Flavall is a storyteller and strategy games streamer. His current focus is Slay the Spire, but once upon a time he was a professional poker player. He shares that journey with Carlos and Andrew, plus insights into cultivating community, the darker side of streaming, and more.Stephen is the author of Before We Go Live: Navigating the Abusive World of Online Entertainment. You can find him on on Twitch, YouTube, and Discord.Support the podcast, get daily strategy discussions, *and* be eligible to win a one-month subscription to GTO Wizard by subscribing to Thinking Poker Daily. 







































    Stephen Flavall







    Stephen “jorbs” Flavall is a former professional poker player and a leading strategy game streamer on Twitch.tv, where he has a growing 100,000 follower community. He holds multiple world records in difficult strategy games and currently concentrates on Slay the Spire.













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    Episode 427: Pamela “Pamsi” Balzano

    Episode 427: Pamela “Pamsi” Balzano

    Pamela Balzano’s older brother got her into poker, but while he was a professional player, her first interest was in content creation. After launching successful Spanish language YouTube, Twitch, Instagram, and TikTok channels, she is now a serious player as well, as well as an announcer and host for events across Latin America.Pamela recommends Cosmos by Carl Sagan.The author Andrew recommended is James Gleick.Support the podcast, get daily strategy discussions, *and* be eligible to win a one-month subscription to GTO Wizard by subscribing to Thinking Poker Daily. 







































    PAMELA Balzano







    Pamela Balzano is an Argentian poker player, content creator, announcer, and host. She is a member of GGTeam.













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    Episode 426: The Evolution of Strategy with Duncan Palamourdas

    Episode 426: The Evolution of Strategy with Duncan Palamourdas

    Math professor and poker author Ducan Palamourdas returns for another wide-ranging conversation about game theory, finding edges, local metagames, how strategies evolve, and much more. Duncan first appeared on Episode 349 of the Thinking Poker Podcast.Why Alex Beats Bobbie at PokerSlay the SpireSupport the podcast, get daily strategy discussions, *and* be eligible to win a one-month subscription to GTO Wizard by subscribing to Thinking Poker Daily. 







































    DUNCAN PALAMOURDAS







    Dr. Konstantinos Palamourdas, otherwise known as Duncan, is a UCLA instructor, author, columnist and researcher. Duncan holds two master’s degrees (one in pure math and one in Computer Science) and a PhD in Mathematical Logic. He is the author of Why Alex Beats Bobbie at Poker.













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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
305 Ratings

305 Ratings

CraigT09 ,

The Best

The best poker podcast, and it's not close.

John Roland Jr ,

Great Podcast, Hosts

Love this podcast, especially the hosts. They’re knowledgeable, thoughtful, & engaging with their guests. Love their attention to underrepresented players & voices in poker. Great job guys.

slack's dad ,

Amazing podcast, terrible audio

Fantastic insight and great conversation surrounding poker! Love all of the guys. That being said, the audio quality is severely lacking (maybe it’s just me). Static noise, mic pops and general unclean sound makes it hard to hear some times. Nate’s mic is especially bad. Sorry for rant. Content is awesome, keep up the good work.

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