Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #364: Short and Sweet

By Robbie Strazynski
October 01, 2020

In this short, but sweet episode of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Robbie recaps his final in-person home game before the proverbial walls of Israel’s lockdown closed in. Bruce reflects on the beauty and blessings of having a number of home game buddies that he can call good friends off the felt as well.

The show ends off with a curtain call from Ben Ludlow, who’s got his farewell One Outer segment.

Time Stamps

00:30 Synopsis
1:03 How Ya Runnin?
1:16 Bruce hasn’t been playing poker, even in online home games.
1:45 Last episode with the Tilt Boys was very popular!
3:00 Bruce reflecting on his home game history, that the folks he’s played poker with over the years have truly become his friends away from the felt as well.
7:45 Robbie reflects on the folks he’s played with for 15 years in his home game, that they’ve become good friends away from the felt as well.
13:00 Bruce recounts a funny story about just how well he knows his home game buddies…. Just not necessarily their last names though…
16:20 Shout out to our sister shows, the Bernard Lee Poker Show and the Rec Poker Podcast.
17:45 Robbie explains why the last in-person home game e played in might be THE last one for a while… as Israel is officially in lockdown.
18:45 Robbie played in a dozen in-person outdoor home games during the interim period between lockdowns.
20:00 Robbie’s recap of his final home game, a local one held indoors. Shout out to Ariel who let us use his empty office in which to play, even though he didn’t attend. There WAS security/surveillance footage though…
23:07 Managed to claw back to “only” a 3 buy-in loss after having bought in eight times. Overall just good vibes and happy to be playing one final time before lockdown.
25:54 Poker Notes Live mobile app ad
26:40 One Outer: Ben Ludlow bids farewell to the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast family with his final One Outer segment.


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Robbie Strazynski

Robbie founded Cardplayerlifestyle.com in 2009. A veteran member of the poker media corps, in addition to writing and video presenting, Robbie has hosted multiple poker podcasts over the years, including Top Pair, the Red Chip Poker Podcast, The Orbit, and the CardsChat Podcast. In 2019, Robbie translated the autobiography of Poker Hall of Famer Eli […]

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