Top Pair Podcast 346: Poker Chips, Ahoy!
Bruce Briggs and Robbie Strazynski dive deep into all the different kinds of poker chips you can use when hosting a home game, and recap their last home game sessions of 2019.
George Chao of BBO Poker Tables has a great Table Talk segment on giving your home game poker table all sorts of technological upgrades, and Ben Ludlow shares a One Outer take on poker’s current hot topic: tournament re-entry!
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Show Time Stamps
|1:17–20:53||How Ya Runnin?|
|1:34||Bruce: Attended one home game and doubled the buy-in!|
|3:36||Procedural question re: continuing to split a pot in a hi/lo game once it’s guaranteed that there won’t be a low.|
|13:20||Robbie reminisces about spending New Year’s Eve in Las Vegas as a young teenager.|
|17:00||New Year’s Resolution: Play more poker and win more money!|
|17:43||Robbie: Attended one home game and ran poorly to end off the year. Hoping to turn things back around in 2020.|
|19:40||Paying a home poker game house call at the Doc’s house.|
|23:03-41:54||Cards in the Air|
|23:50||Diving deep into a great article by Ashley Adams about the right poker chips with which to host a home game.|
|28:00||Shout out to chartreuse poker chips.|
|29:30||Shout out to our one listener named “Guido.”|
|32:20||Shout out to Adam Savage, of Mythbusters fame, who recreated an exact replica of Rounders poker chips.|
|34:00||Talking about poker chips from the old Dunes hotel. Imploded hotels used to encase the chips in concrete and dump them in Lake Mead!|
|38:49||Using plastic chip racks in a home poker game… “they’re cursed!”|
|41:55-46:55||Table Talk with George Chao of BBO Poker Tables|
|47:00||Giving your home game poker table a tech upgrade: built-in USB ports for phone charging, integrated automatic shufflers, and integrated LED lighting to set the right mood.|
|50:52||Ben Ludlow’s One Outer: Reflecting on the tournament re-entry debate currently raging. Any tournament can be a $50K if you fire hard enough!|