Chasing Poker Greatness

Chasing Poker Greatness

Pro Poker Player Brad Wilson dives deep with World Class Cash Game Players (No limit hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, and Mixed Games), poker tournament Superstars (WSOP bracelet winners, WPT champions, Online Poker Crushers), legendary poker ambassadors (Norman Chad, Matt Savage), and poker mindset coaches (Elliot Roe, Nick Howard, Jared Tendler) in this strategic poker podcast. There are greatness bombs aplenty whether you’re trying to improve at live or online No Limit Hold’em, Pot Limit Omaha, or rise up the mixed games ranks. Guests include PokerCoaching’s Jonathan Little, Run It Once’s Phil Galfond, Jason Koon, JNandez, Nick Howard, Marle Cordeiro, Kristen Bicknell, Maria Konnikova, Kevin Rabichow, Smart Poker Study Sky Matsuhashi, Andrew “Luckychew” Lichtenberger, Thinking Poker Andrew Brokos, James “Splitsuit” Sweeney of The Official Red Chip Poker Podcast, Alex “Assassinato” Fitzgerald, The Poker Guys, Darren Elias, Phil Hellmuth, Fedor Holz, Tommy Angelo, PokerNews Sarah Herring, Twitch Streamers Matt & Jamie Staples, SolveForWhy’s Matt Berkey, JustHands Podcast Jack Laskey, Poker In the Ear's Joe Stapleton, The Chip Race Dara O' Kearney & David Lappin, and AnteUp Poker Podcast’s Scott Long. Chasing Poker Greatness podcast features multiple new episodes each and every week. Please visit us at


March 21, 2023 36 min
Jon continues to slave away in the 500 Zoom mines as part of his CPG Wolves R&D, and he's emerged from those murky depths with triple the amount of our normal haul of hands for review. Sometimes he has a pair, sometimes he doesn't. Sometimes he has thick value, sometimes he has garbage air bluffs. Is this... balance?? [butterflymeme.jpg] Let's see if Coach Brad can make any sense of it. Welcome to Tactical Tuesday 118.

For the m...
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Be sure to get a free poker course in the description! So Jon's been hard at work in the lab doing 500NL Zoom Play & Explain videos for the CPG Wolves Coaching For Profit poker stable, and he's selected two spicy hands for us to review before we get into the main course, which is a live cash hand he played at pretty high stakes. But he has Aces, so everything should work out fine. Welcome to Tactical Tuesday 117, friends and fa...
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This week Peter and Duncan have the pleasure to talk to clinical and sports psychologist Dr. Micheal J. Whitman who adds incredible insight on a variety of poker and sports related topics such as: competition, disruptive behavior, dealing with downswings/adversity, growth and many others.

Dr Michael has been practicing psychotherapy for over 20 years (

When he is not working with patients or playing...
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When you’re in the midst of a bit of a downswing, well, nobody ever got out of it by folding, did they? That’s where Jon’s head is at the week as he tries to pry victory from the jaws of negative variance by considering a big call with a great bluff catcher in one instance, and then deciding to turn yet another pair into a bluff in another. Welcome to Tactical Tuesday 116 on YouTube dot com, friends.

The first poker hand we have for...
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This week Duncan is joined by Martin Harris (@hardboiledpoker), a fellow academic who writes about popular culture, literature, horror film, and poker. How does poker represent American culture in the best and the worst way possible? What do people often get wrong about poker culture? What makes for a good poker scene in film, and how are dreadful poker sessions related to horror films? Join us to find out! You can find more about ...
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Free poker course details in the description! Jon's back again this week, showing massive dedication calling in from the road with some great teachable spots in thin value betting. But how thin is too thin? As always, Coach Brad brings the sobriety and we reset the clock until next week. Welcome to Tactical Tuesday 115, where we're playing online poker and making friends along the way.

The first poker hand in question is from 1000NL...
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This week Andrew Brokos (@thinkingpoker) is back on the podcast to engage in a conversation with Peter and Duncan on a wide range of topics including his impressive 2nd place finish on ACR's main event that attracted 1600 people.

The trio also explores meaningful charity, good intentions in problem solving and exposure to different and potentially uncomfortable ideas. Andrew is the author of over a dozen books including the highly p...
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Check the description below for a free poker course! This week's episode is a masterclass in skepticism, as we join Jon amidst his online poker exploits for a pair of hands in which he's faced with bets across multiple streets but fails to connect with the board. "Bluff catching without a pair" is not for the faint of heart, as we'll soon see.

So what's a young crusher to do when the dealer won't help you out? Call anyway, of course...
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Peter and Duncan are joined by the very articulate Ben Kushigian to discuss all things technology when it comes to poker.

What are some limitations and dangers of our current available software and what areas can we hope to get meaningful improvements in the future? Ben (@ben_kushigian) is a computer science PhD candidate at the University of Washington who is currently interested in using and improving existing technology (such as ...
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For Valentine's Day, we love you so much that we're offering a free poker course in the description below! For this week's poker training, love is in the air, but definitely not the good kind. Welcome to the first episode of Toxic Tuesday, where we've staged an intervention of sorts to make Jon face the hard facts that his love affairs with turning pairs into bluffs and chasing every flush draw with a pulse is causing him to lose m...
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February 10, 2023 80 min
This week Peter and Duncan have the pleasure to talk to the great Andrew Brokos (@thinkingpoker) about a variety of topics that range from good faith disagreements all the way to the meaning of life.

Andrew is the author of over a dozen books including the highly praised Play Optimal Poker series as well as the most recent Essential Poker Concepts series (

He is also the co-host of the very...
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For your free poker course, just read the description below! For this week's episode, we revisit good 'ol reliable Equilab to drill down on calculation of hand equity in some all-in spots where Jon calls it all off with hands that obviously don't beat all of villain's range. But can he find enough combos in post-hand review using Equilab to feel good about the calls? Or does Coach Brad help Mr. Chai find some calculation recalibrat...
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This week Peter and Duncan have Dr Alex "Doc" Chaurran as a guest in the show to share her incredible story of extreme adversity but also inspiring perseverance.

She discusses the lessons she learned both from and applied to poker while she addresses some really interesting sophisticated questions from the listeners. Doc is a twitch streamer (under the moniker: QueenOfDiamonds) a lead instructor at pokerpower (
@joinpokerpower) and s...
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Find out how to get a free poker course below! SCRIPT FLIP INCOMING: This week's show format has been turned right on its head as we finally make good on Coach Brad's previously broken promises -- for which he still hasn't apologized -- to revisit some old hands from yesteryear, when Jon Chai was but a wee lad trying to scratch two big blinds together and find his way in this poker world.

Upon revisiting hands from all the way back ...
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This week Peter Bermingham and Duncan Palamourdas discuss Superstitions. What are they really and where are they coming from? Are they irrational? What great question did one of the listeners asked that got them all excited?

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Find out how to get a free poker course below! This week's journey into the realm of Tactical Tuesday poker training series sees CPG's Coach Brad Wilson and co-host Jon Chai critique two cash game poker hands played by Jon, this time playing suited connectors in 3-Bet and 4-Bet pots. It wouldn't be an episode of TT without jams on both hands, and sure enough we're faced with exactly those decisions for the entirety of the chips. Co...
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In this week's episode of Philosophical Friday, Peter Birmingham and Duncan Palamourdas discuss the concept of Fancy Play Syndrome (FPS), i.e. the concept of applying unnecessarily complex methods in otherwise simpler problems.

What are some poker examples both within the game itself but also in the realm of the so-called metagame where this applies? Why can FPSing be detrimental and how can it be mitigated? Tune in to find out!

If y...
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Our newest installment in the Tactical Tuesday free poker training series features CPG Founder and Coach Brad Wilson with co-host Jon Chai as they dive into yet another pair of online cash game poker hand breakdowns focusing this time on bluff catching spots against the all-too-common all in jam by adventurous villains.

With upper range hands in both situations, should Jon ever find a fo...
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Join Peter Bermingham and Duncan Palamourdas as they discuss Opportunity costs. What are the hidden costs of making a choice and how can one foresee them?

How does this apply to poker and what are some good ways for players to achieve regret minimization, both when it comes to the game itself but also to the metagame of choosing the right tables or even a poker career as a whole?

If you have any comments/questions, you can visit the ...
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This week's free poker training video features Coach Brad Wilson and co-host Jon Chai with more online cash game poker hand breakdowns focusing on 4-Bet Pots as both the PFR (Preflop Raiser) and the PFC (Preflop Caller).

Jon puts himself into position to play for stacks, but as always, Coach Brad begs the question of whether the road taken leads to the most value.

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