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

1:03How Ya Runnin?
1:16Bruce hasn’t been playing poker, even in online home games.
1:45Last episode with the Tilt Boys was very popular!
3:00Bruce 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.
7:45Robbie 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.
13:00Bruce recounts a funny story about just how well he knows his home game buddies…. Just not necessarily their last names though…
16:20Shout out to our sister shows, the Bernard Lee Poker Show and the Rec Poker Podcast.
17:45Robbie 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.
18:45Robbie played in a dozen in-person outdoor home games during the interim period between lockdowns.
20:00Robbie’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…
23:07Managed 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.
25:54Poker Notes Live mobile app ad
26:40One 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 poker writer and presenter, Robbie hosts the CardsChat Podcast as well as The Orbit, a first-of-its-kind roundtable discussion live broadcast on Twitch.tv/poker featuring poker’s biggest names and personalities. 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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