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Top Pair Podcast 301: When a Poker Noob Wins a Bad Beat Jackpot

  • LISTEN: What happens when a player new to poker doesn't realize he's hit the Bad Beat jackpot?

In episode 301 of the Top Pair Home Game Poker Podcast, Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski welcome a home game player – Chad Logan, from Salt Lake City – for a recounting of an INCREDIBLE New Year’s Day poker room trip.

Other segments in this episode include How Ya’ Runnin’?, Cards in the Air, and Lessons from Gutterball, during which the hosts discuss the poker scenes of Molly’s Game, charitable poker-related initiatives, proper record-keeping during poker sessions, and shootouts in the most unlikely of places.

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Show Time Stamps

00:57How Ya Runnin?
 Bruce: Finally back to play in a home game again. “Middle of the pack, Bruce.” Nolan Dalla's Review of Molly's Game.
 Robbie: Interviewing the official poker consultant for Molly’s Game, Josh Leichner.
 2018 Running Well charity campaign, trying to raise $10,000 for Save a Child’s Heart.
16:56Congrats! You’ve Made the Show (Interview).
17:05Let’s meet Chad Logan, a home game player from Salt Lake City. How did Chad get into poker and discover the Salt Lake City meetup group?
21:00An amazing story of a home game player visiting a poker room for the first time, on New Years. His second hand sees a bad beat, which qualifies for a jackpot, but the new player has never heard of such a promotion. Hilarity ensues!
36:52Cards in the Air.
 Resolving to take accurate, detailed records of all your home game poker sessions. Recommending the Poker Dominator.
48:18Lessons from Gutterball.
 Observations about life and poker from one of the nicest home game players you’d ever want to meet and play with. On shootouts in the most unlikely of places.

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