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Thinking Poker Podcast Episode 6 Featuring Gareth Chantler

by Andrew Brokos |  Published: Nov 05, '12


Gareth Chantler will be a familiar name if you’re a regular ”What’s Your Play?“ participant. He’s the guy whose comments always knock it out of the ballpark and make you feel like an ass for posting anything different. If that’s happened to you, don’t worry – he does it to me too! You might also recognize him from his cameo appearances in my 2012 WSOP Trip Report.

Gareth is a Zoom poker specialist who blogs and produces videos at CardRunners. He’s also an instructor at PokerStars’ Poker School Online and available for private coaching. Though he’s originally from Canada, poker gave Gareth the freedom to spend a year living in Peru, and he’s currently back in Canada grinding up a bankroll so that he can hit the road once again. You can follow his world travels and poker travails on Twitter.

Thanks to Bubblegum Octopus for providing this week’s music, including the outro song, “Betrayal is OK”. Bubblegum Octopus has a strong web presence, with tracks and more info available on Facebook, Myspace, or Bandcamp.

This is an extra long episode, and while Nate and I hope that you’ll want to hear it all, we’re going to give you a few timestamps in case you want to get all Reader’s Digest about it:

0:12 Introduction and congenial banter, including an amusing live poker story
7:02 Gareth on life, dropping out of college, and why he gets up in the morning
44:35 Gareth’s year in Peru and elsewhere
58:33 Our best strategy segment to date
1:31:35 Wrap-up
1:35:47 Email us! “Betrayal is OK” by Bubblegum Octopus.

What did you think of Gareth’s story? What did you think of the episode? Please comment here or e-mail us with your thoughts and questions.


Andrew Brokos is a professional poker player, writer, and teacher. He is also an avid hiker and traveler and a passionate advocate for urban public education. You can find dozens of his poker strategy articles at and more information about group seminars and one-on-one coaching at

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