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Welcome to the new Jaime Staples Weekly Poker Showdown where he looks at the big issues of the week in the poker world. Listen in to get full competition details too.

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Welcome to the new Jaime Staples Weekly Poker Showdown where he looks at the big issues of the week in the poker world. Listen in to get full competition details too.

    23 - Sam Trickett

    23 - Sam Trickett

    • 39 min
    22 - Kristen Bicknell

    22 - Kristen Bicknell

    Kristen Bicknell, the #1 ranking female and #7 overall on the GPI rankings, shares how she’s been able to pull off super-long sessions, even though she doesn’t necessarily recommend them. Kristen and Jaime discuss diet and fitness – and she gives advice for those of us stuck at home during the coronavirus outbreak so we can stay fit and healthy. Listen in to hear why Kristen feels she’s missing out on the social aspect of poker – and learn why she plays poker on vacation.   
    Time Stamped Show Notes:
    00:00 – 07:00 – Online poker news, live-turned-online poker event announcements, and industry updates. 07:00 – 20:00 - Kristen’s poker origin story, how she became an elite player, her progression, and what she’s learned about grinding 35-48 hour sessions. 20:00 –33:30 - Kristen’s schedule, diet and fitness advice during these times of quarantine, what she eats before a session, and why she likes intermittent fasting. 33:30 – 38:00 - On drinking alcohol, working out before a session, the struggle to shift her mind state, and missing out on the social aspect of poker. 38:00 – 42:00 - On balancing the intensity of poker, loving her life, playing poker on vacation, and playing Jamie. 42:00 – 44:40 - Reflecting on Kristen and her mindset, the JS Poker Hero competition and last week’s winner. 3 Key Points
    Quality over quantity. Listen to your body. Eat healthily and get exercise to play and feel better! Contact/Resources
    partypoker Kristen’s Twitter Kristen’s Hendon Mob

    • 44 min
    21 - Hristivoje Pavlovic

    21 - Hristivoje Pavlovic

    Hristivoje “Pav” Pavlovic, a partypoker team member, Twitch streamer, and online poker professional, shares how he progressed from micro-stakes to playing any 500s he could find. Pav and Jaime discuss how new players should use Twitch and online poker courses to improve their game, share knowledge, and be a part of a community. Listen in to hear Pav’s most painful mistakes and biggest lessons – and learn how he has built and maintained such a successful Twitch channel.  
    Time Stamped Show Notes:
    00:00 – 07:00 – News about Powerfest, the WSOP online, the online Irish Open, the WPT online series, and some final live results. 07:00 – 15:30 - Introducing All-In Pav, his name origin, and what he thinks the coronavirus outbreak could mean for online poker and Twitch. 15:30 – 20:30 - On the Twitch community, why live players may avoid online games, the evidence of his growth, how he progressed, and his inspiration. 20:30 – 28:30 - On the challenge with cash games, how to use Twitch as a viewer, dealing with negative comments as a streamer, and what to do if you want to be a professional player. 28:30 – 32:00 - The biggest mistakes Pav made along the way, the lessons he has learned, and the value of sharing knowledge and having a community. 32:00 – 40:30 - Pav’s thoughts on live poker, how he grew a successful Twitch channel, why he’s not on Twitch for the money, and why he values hard work. 40:30 – 42:00 - The JS Poker Hero results and this week’s competition. 3 Key Points
    You can’t please everyone. Streaming allows you to track and have evidence of your improvement. Get competitive and work hard! Contact/Resources
    partypoker Pav’s Instagram Pav’s YouTube Pav’s Twitch

    • 42 min
    20 - Louise Butler

    20 - Louise Butler

    Louise Butler, a partypoker team member and Irish professional, shares how listening to an interview with other players made her realize her poker goals were achievable. Louise and Jaime chat about live event postponements, why she struggles to keep a schedule, and what she thinks will attract more players to the game. Listen in to hear Louise’s advice for amateurs – and get some insight on what it’s like being a professional female player.
    Time Stamped Show Notes:
    00:00 – 11:00 - Recent online poker results, live poker tournaments and news, postponed events, partypoker news, and some recent awards. 11:00 – 18:00 - Louise’s background, how she got into poker, what attracted her to the game, and why she thinks it’s valuable to make poker a game and sport. 18:00 – 30:00 - On why she thinks some people are ashamed of poker, how her parents reacted to her profession, how she turned professional, and the mindset of new players. 30:00 – 38:00 - Live events, why she struggles to keep a schedule, and what she thinks will improve poker, attract more players, and build the partypoker community. 38:00 – 47:00 - Advice for amateurs, how she looks at fields, her studying tips, and the importance of consistency, staying focused, and a realistic study schedule. 47:00 – 01:09:30 - Reflecting on how things are different for women, a story about a problem she had with a guy at the table, and why she loves Vegas. 01:09:30 – 01:15:30 - On the lack of new blood, keeping enthusiasm, grinding for the love of the game and what’s up ahead for Louise. 01:15:30 – 01:18:00 – The JS Poker Hero winner of the week and this week’s Twitter challenge. 3 Key Points
    Poker can benefit from having more women players. Have pride as a poker player! Be enthusiastic and positive. Contact/Resources
    partypoker Louise’s Instagram Louise’s Twitter

    • 1 hr 17 min
    19 - Jonathan Little

    19 - Jonathan Little

    Jonathan Little, 2-time WPT champion, author, and one of the most prolific poker creators of all time, shares how he’s able to break down processes in a way beginners can understand. He gives valuable advice for players who want to improve and recommends a path to take to get better quickly and without losing a ton of money. Jonathan and Jamie chat about why he thinks cash games are “a mess” and what radical changes he thinks need to be made in order for the game to become more sustainable. Listen in to hear Jonathan’s practical opinion on re-entries, the privatization of poker tournaments, and Coronavirus – and discover why he recommends to either adjust to what there is or create what you want.
    Time Stamped Show Notes:
    00:00 – 07:30 - Recent online poker results, live poker tournaments and news, Coronavirus bets, big partypoker news, and an upcoming Twitch event with championship prize money. 04:00 – 16:00 - How Jonathan manages to break down the explanation of poker in books, how he got published after making training videos, and why he likes to mix it up. 16:00 – 26:30 - His origin story and what games he recommends for beginners depending on their time commitment and tolerance for variance and downward swings. 26:30 – 45:00 - On how Jonathan teaches his students, why he recommends tracking live poker, an approach he would take as a new player today, and how he transitioned out of grinding. 45:00 – 58:00 - Why he thinks cash games are “a mess”, what he would do if he ran a poker site, why either pros or casinos need to make less to be sustainable, and his take on Coronavirus. 58:00 – 01:09:00 - Jonathan’s thoughts on re-entries, the privatization of poker tournaments, why it’s important to adjust, why his goal is never-ending, and when good things happen. 01:09:00 – 01:10:30 - The weekly JS Poker Hero competition challenge question and result from last week. 3 Key Points
    You never know until you try. Get good first – then move up in stakes. Try to learn from people that are better than you. Contact/Resources
    partypoker Jonathan’s YouTube Channel Jonathan’s Website – Poker Coaching Jonathan’s Twitter Jonathan’s Instagram

    • 1 hr 10 min
    18 - Andrew Neeme

    18 - Andrew Neeme

    Andrew Neeme, a professional poker player and vlogger, shares valuable advice for new players wanting to get into the game. He explains the importance of managing your bankroll and expenses, and speaks from personal experience when he suggests to study and use the resources that are out there to improve your skills. Andrew and Jamie chat about the latest news in the online world and brainstorm the regulations and guidelines around poker on YouTube. Listen in to hear Andrew talk about his poker meet-ups – and learn how he’s using them to bring fun and social connection back into the game.
    Time Stamped Show Notes:
    00:00 – 04:00 – Recent online poker results, live poker news, some Twitch updates, and a quick plug from Jamie. 04:00 – 10:00 - Introducing Andrew, his poker journey, how he learned poker thorough online forums and education, and when he took the leap to play professionally. 10:00 – 19:00 - On the challenges he faced, where he likes to play, and the advice he has for someone starting with a low bankroll and wanting to work their way up. 19:00 – 23:30 - On utilizing all of the education tools that are out there and treating your expenditures like a business when you’re a new poker player. 23:30 – 31:00 - Andrew’s vlogging journey, what attracted him to do videos, and why his channel filled a missing link in poker and in his life personally. 31:00 – 40:30 - The structure of Andrew’s videos and his thoughts on what’s happening with poker guidelines on YouTube. 40:30 – 43:00 - Brainstorming the content moderating issue and the monumental task of monitoring what goes on media sites. 43:00 – 50:30 - What Andrew’s meet-up games are all about and how they incorporate fun and a social aspect into the game again. 50:30 – 01:00:00 - Andrew’s favorite country, travels, fun activities, favorite beer, thoughts on being the “big stakes grinder” on YouTube, and what his hopes are for the future. 01:00:00 – 01:07:00 – Andrew’s goals for the next one and five years and the JS Poker Hero competition results and challenge. 3 Key Points
    Make use of all the resources out there to improve your game. As a professional player, monitor your expenses and treat your finances like a business. Keep poker a fun and social game. Contact/Resources
    Andrew’s Vlog

    • 1 hr 6 min

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