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Thinking Poker Podcast Episode 7 Featuring Matt Parvis

by Andrew Brokos |  Published: Nov 12, '12


Matt Parvis of Poker News joins us to talk about how his interview with Howard Lederer came about, how he prepared for it, and what he wishes he’d done differently. Matt’s excellent blog post on the same subjects is what inspired us to invite him on the show. For a lighter take on the subject, check out this “I Don’t Know” montage that we mentioned on the air. After his interview with Matt, Howard answered more questions on the Two Plus Two Pokercast. After initially agreeing to an interview with blogger Diamond Flush, Howard cancelled that interview. Diamond Flush has since published a series called “The Distortion of Truth in the Lederer Files“.

Eric Epstein’s “Milky Fakes” served as the outro song this week.

For those who can’t be bothered to listen to the whole episode, here are a few key timestamps:

0:13 Intro
4:51 Strategy Segment: How to Use Position
23:44  Matt Parvis on The Lederer Files
57:00 Matt Parvis on PokerNews
1:15:20 Your esteemed hosts reflect on the interview
1:20:41 Outro and request for music submissions
1:21:20 Eric Epstein “Milky Fakes”

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