Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast Ep. #357: Poker Potpourri

Bruce and Robbie welcome home game host Cody back to the show to discuss how online home poker games have become quite different than in-person home games among the same group of friends. The hosts also discuss the reopening of poker rooms across the US.

Plus, George Chao from BBO Poker Tables has a great “al fresco” edition of Table Talk, and Ben Ludlow’s got another great virtual WSOP top 10 list for this week’s One Outer that’ll make you literally laugh out loud.


Time Stamps

1:16How Ya Runnin?
1:29Bruce talks about some great charity poker events that have started taking place online, specifically one he watched that was run by the WPT featuring Pau Gasol, Jason Alxander, Jon Hamm, Kevin Pollak, Jose Andres, and Kelly Slater.
6:52Robbie hosted his first home game in months, and hasn’t lost since late March. Reemphasizing that if you don’t feel ready to come back to play at the tables, that’s OK, and home game friends shouldn’t make others feel bad if so.
16:42Reminder that listeners can sign up and claim one week free of Red Chip Poker’s CORE 2.0 training material by using the promo code: TOP.
19:02Reminder to check out the other shows in the Cardplayer Lifestyle family of podcasts: the Bernard Lee Poker Show and the Rec Poker podcast.
19:34Poker Notes Live mobile app ad
20:19Just a Few Folks: Welcoming longtime listener Cody back to the show
22:40Cody and his weekly poker group decided to move their home game online. He reflects upon some of the interesting distinctions that the online version of the home game has from the in-person version. Long story short: the joy and fun of the game has disappeared, too much money is being lost, and they miss playing in person.
41:45Robbie finally gets to see Wendover, Nevada, home of the closest poker rooms to where Bruce lives… but virtually through Jeff Hwang’s Nevada casino road trip pictures on Twitter.
46:00The world is focusing on the reopening of Las Vegas, but as far as poker rooms reopening, it’s happening countrywide throughout the United States. Discussing how things are different from state to state, and poker room to poker room.
48:50Poker legends Jan Fisher, Linda Johnson, and Eli Elezra not rushing back to the poker tables just yet, even though the rooms are opening in Las Vegas.
54:50What do the experts say about online poker’s recent surge in popularity? Will it last?
59:23Table Talk with George Chao of BBO Poker Tables: Post COVID-19, perhaps poker ought to be played outdoors, “al fresco” for a safer environment for your home game.
1:02:42Ben Ludlow’s One Outer: Another great top 10 list, this time of the things Ben has missed about the midway point of the World Series of Poker.


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Robbie Strazynski

Robbie founded Cardplayerlifestyle.com in 2009. A veteran poker writer and presenter, Robbie hosts The Orbit, a first-of-its-kind roundtable discussion live broadcast on Twitch.tv/poker featuring poker’s biggest names and personalities, as well as the CardsChat Podcast. In 2019, Robbie translated the autobiography of poker legend Eli Elezra (Pulling the Trigger) from Hebrew into English. Robbie’s “Running […]

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