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CPPT VI - Golden Gates Casino

$600 No-Limit Hold'em


The 300 Club

Here’s a look at the players who have managed to cross the 300,000 mark. Scott Patch — 320,000 Johnny Gomez — 315,000 David Levy — 310,000 David McLaughlin — 305,000


Thinking Poker Podcast Episode 9 Featuring Lee Jones

by Andrew Brokos |  Published: Nov 26, '12


Lee Jones joins us on the show to talk about the past, present, and future of poker and PokerStars. Lee’s an interesting guy with an interesting story, and his PokerStars blog is pretty interesting too. You can learn more about the Rec.Gambling.Poker Usenet group at the RGPFAQ page.

I was wrong on a few details of the Gigabet post I describe in the strategy segment. The Villain was actually Dan Harrington, not Eric Haber, and Gigabet actually bet-folded, not check-folded, the flop. For a great example of thought-provoking Gigabet mysticism, see Theory of Stack Sizes. And for rumors surrounding Gigabet’s hucksterism, see The Demise of Gigabet.

This week in music sees a reprise of Monogold, originally heard on Episode 1.

0:22 — Greetings. Nate has a nitcast moment.
7:42 — Strategy. Hand review (blind battle, dry board, playing for stacks with top pair). Reminiscing about old Gigabet forum posts.
34:15 — Interview. We talk to Lee Jones: poker history in California and on the Internet; his jobs and living on the Isle of Man; and the state and future of poker.
1:22:34 — Discussion. Lee is awesome.
1:28:37 — Good-bye!


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