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Two serious poker players from the midwest talking about the poker industry in America from home games and charity poker to the top poker rooms and casinos in Las Vegas. We cover cash games, tournaments, rules questions, current events, online poker, and overall degeneracy that all gamblers love.
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What's happening in poker right now? We have only three regions of the USA playing poker.  A huge MSPT Las Vegas live poker event (with a great finish by episode 7 guest Jordan Helstern) where the $400K guarantee was blown out of the water, and we touch on the Doug Polk vs Daniel Negreanu heads up feud/contest. If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button.  Wherever you listen to our podcast please share us with your friends or enemies (however you see fit) and we thank you for supporting our poker podcast.Have questions or suggestions for the show? Want Brandon to go over a hand you just played? Have a prop bet story for Ken? Send us a tweet or direct message on Twitter.Follow us on Twitter @theoverlaypod and check out our website at TheOverlay.buzzsprout.comA BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Are you in the Chicago-land area? Check out CCGpoker.com for weekend charity poker events with great tournaments and cash game action.Are you in the Houston, TX area? Check out ParamountSocial.com for a members-only poker club with tournament action and cash games running 6 days a week.  Are you not a member? Mention The Overlay a poker podcast when you sign up to become a member and pay $0 for your initiation fee.  
Whare are your favorite things to do at a casino while you wait for your poker room seat? Do you go full-blown degenerate? Do you study opening ranges while you wait? Read a book? Jam all your money into a Beirhouse slot machine?  Bet on the over/under on the number of people who walk by wearing a blue shirt? Go to the ATM twice prior to even sitting in a poker game?  In this episode of the Overlay, we discuss the finer points on how to degen at the casino when not playing poker. If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button.  Wherever you listen to our podcast please share us with your friends or enemies (however you see fit) and we thank you for supporting our poker podcast.Have questions or suggestions for the show? Want Brandon to go over a hand you just played? Have a prop bet story for Ken? Send us a tweet or direct message on Twitter.Follow us on Twitter @theoverlaypod and check us out at our website at TheOverlay.buzzsprout.comA BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:Are you in the Chicago-land area? Check out CCGpoker.com for weekend charity poker events with great tournaments and cash game action.Are you in the Houston, TX area? Check out ParamountSocial.com for a members-only poker club with tournament action and cash games running 6 days a week.  Are you not a member? Mention The Overlay a poker podcast when you sign up to become a member and pay $0 for your initiation fee.  
The Overlay podcast talks about the current state of poker, focusing on live poker on October 30th, 2020. What are the rumors about the Midwest poker rooms?  Who is open, who is re-opening, and who is going to stay closed? In these unsure times, Ken and Brandon try to bring a little clarity to LIVE poker during a global pandemic.If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button.  Wherever you listen to our podcast please share us with your friends or enemies (however you see fit) and we thank you for supporting our poker podcast.Have questions or suggestions for the show? Want Brandon to go over a hand you just played? Have a prop bet story for Ken? Send us a tweet or direct message on Twitter.Follow us on Twitter @theoverlaypod and check us out at our website at TheOverlay.buzzsprout.comA BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Are you in the Chicago-land area? Check out CCGpoker.com for weekend charity poker events with great tournaments and cash game action.Are you in the Houston, TX area? Check out ParamountSocial.com for a members-only poker club with tournament action and cash games running 6 days a week.  Are you not a member? Mention The Overlay a poker podcast when you sign up to become a member and pay $0 for your initiation fee.  
Advanced Poker Lingo level 101: the beginner's course to advanced poker lingo.  In this episode, we cover the six different types of calls: Cold Call, Smooth Call, Flat Call, Over Call, Hero Call, and the Crying Call.  Tell a better bad beat story, but using the correct terminology.  No poker player wants to hear a hand breakdown if you use these terms incorrectly.  If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button.  Wherever you listen to our podcast please share us with your friends or enemies (however you see fit) and we thank you for supporting our poker podcast.Have questions or suggestions for the show? Want Brandon to go over a hand you just played? Have a prop bet story for Ken? Send us a tweet or direct message on Twitter.Follow us on Twitter @theoverlaypod and check us out at our website at TheOverlay.buzzsprout.com A BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Are you in the Chicago-land area? Check out CCGpoker.com for weekend charity poker events with great tournaments and cash game action. Are you in the Houston, TX area? Check out ParamountSocial.com for a members-only poker club with tournament action and cash games running 6 days a week.  Are you not a member? Mention The Overlay a poker podcast when you sign up to become a member and pay $0 for your initiation fee.  
Online poker or Live poker? What would you chose if you could only play one or the other for the rest of time? The Overlay goes over the pros and cons of live poker vs online poker.  The benefits of each, the disadvantages, and ultimately you hear which format Ken and Brandon would choose.  If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button.  Wherever you listen to our podcast please share us with your friends or enemies (however you see fit) and we thank you for supporting our poker podcast.Have questions or suggestions for the show? Want Brandon to go over a hand you just played? Have a prop bet story for Ken? Send us a tweet or direct message on Twitter.Follow us on Twitter @theoverlaypod and check us out at our website at TheOverlay.buzzsprout.comA BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Are you in the Chicago-land area? Check out CCGpoker.com for weekend charity poker events with great tournaments and cash game action.Are you in the Houston, TX area? Check out ParamountSocial.com for a members-only poker club with tournament action and cash games running 6 days a week.  Are you not a member? Mention The Overlay a poker podcast when you sign up to become a member and pay $0 for your initiation fee.  
The Overlay goes deep in the tank for the ten most common mistakes made by poker players.  From overplaying big hands, to defending the blinds to the death and "fancy play" syndrome. Remember "knowing is half the battle".  If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button.  Wherever you listen to our podcast please share us with your friends or enemies (however you see fit) and we thank you for supporting our poker podcast.Have questions or suggestions for the show? Want Brandon to go over a hand you just played? Have a prop bet story for Ken? Send us a tweet or direct message on Twitter.Follow us on Twitter @theoverlaypod and check us out at our website at TheOverlay.buzzsprout.comA BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Are you in the Chicago-land area? Check out CCGpoker.com for weekend charity poker events with great tournaments and cash game action.Are you in the Houston, TX area? Check out ParamountSocial.com for a members-only poker club with tournament action and cash games running 6 days a week.  Are you not a member? Mention The Overlay a poker podcast when you sign up to become a member and pay $0 for your initiation fee.  
The Overlay podcast goes off the reservation with the Tournament Directors second level course (201) "Beyond the rulebook". This episode is dedicated to those floor calls that are once in a lifetime.  When are players allowed to ask to see another player's card? What about the old All in Call Muck Muck scenario.  What do you do when the table gets knocked over? What is your responsibility if you see another player fold the nuts on the river? All this and more in this week's Overlay podcast episode. If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button.  Wherever you listen to our podcast please share us with your friends or enemies (however you see fit) and we thank you for supporting our poker podcast.Have questions or suggestions for the show? Want Brandon to go over a hand you just played? Have a prop bet story for Ken? Send us a tweet or direct message on Twitter.Follow us on Twitter @theoverlaypod and check us out at our website at TheOverlay.buzzsprout.comA BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Are you in the Chicago-land area? Check out CCGpoker.com for weekend charity poker events with great tournaments and cash game action.Are you in the Houston, TX area? Check out ParamountSocial.com for a members-only poker club with tournament action and cash games running 6 days a week.  Are you not a member? Mention The Overlay a poker podcast when you sign up to become a member and pay $0 for your initiation fee.  
To straddle or not to straddle, the Overlay a poker podcast goes over the pros and cons of the cash game straddle. We cover everything that is the straddle: Under the Gun straddle, Button straddle, the ROCK variation, Mississippi straddle, ultimate last action, all the way to making funny jokes with the obvious straddle innuendos. There has never before been such an all-inclusive straddle poker podcast episode in the history of the internet.  If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button.  Wherever you listen to our podcast please share us with your friends or enemies (however you see fit) and we thank you for supporting our poker podcast.Have questions or suggestions for the show? Want Brandon to go over a hand you just played? Have a prop bet story for Ken? Send us a tweet or direct message on Twitter.Follow us on Twitter @theoverlaypod and check us out at our website at TheOverlay.buzzsprout.comA BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Are you in the Chicago-land area? Check out CCGpoker.com for weekend charity poker events with great tournaments and cash game action.Are you in the Houston, TX area? Check out ParamountSocial.com for a members-only poker club with tournament action and cash games running 6 days a week.  Are you not a member? Mention The Overlay a poker podcast when you sign up to become a member and pay $0 for your initiation fee.  
The Overlay podcast goes into the tank on tournament rules, common mistakes, and tournament etiquette.  What constitutes a raise, when is the action re-opened on an all-in bet, what to do when you are confused and unsure of what the proper ruling is.  When in doubt yell for the FLOOR, or listen to the Overlay and get the inside scoop on poker rules before you play. If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button.  Wherever you listen to our podcast please share us with your friends or enemies (however you see fit) and we thank you for supporting our poker podcast.Have questions or suggestions for the show? Want Brandon to go over a hand you just played? Have a prop bet story for Ken? Send us a tweet or direct message on Twitter.Follow us on Twitter @theoverlaypod and check us out at our website at TheOverlay.buzzsprout.comA BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Are you in the Chicago-land area? Check out CCGpoker.com for weekend charity poker events with great tournaments and cash game action.Are you in the Houston, TX area? Check out ParamountSocial.com for a members-only poker club with tournament action and cash games running 6 days a week.  Are you not a member? Mention The Overlay a poker podcast when you sign up to become a member and pay $0 for your initiation fee.  
The Overlay podcast talks about the current state of poker, focusing on live poker on August 6th, 2020. We cover the best and worst times to show up at CCG poker, the new MSPT and HPT schedules, and the hope of another November 9 WSOP Main Event happening this year. In these unsure times, Ken and Brandon try to bring a little clarity to LIVE poker during a global pandemic. If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button.  Wherever you listen to our podcast please share us with your friends or enemies (however you see fit) and we thank you for supporting our poker podcast.Have questions or suggestions for the show? Want Brandon to go over a hand you just played? Have a prop bet story for Ken? Send us a tweet or direct message on Twitter.Follow us on Twitter @theoverlaypod and check us out at our website at TheOverlay.buzzsprout.comA BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Are you in the Chicago-land area? Check out CCGpoker.com for weekend charity poker events with great tournaments and cash game action.Are you in the Houston, TX area? Check out ParamountSocial.com for a members-only poker club with tournament action and cash games running 6 days a week.  Are you not a member? Mention The Overlay a poker podcast when you sign up to become a member and pay $0 for your initiation fee.  
In this week's episode, we interview our guest host Sara from Poker Powher.  Poker Powher is dedicated to teaching one million women how to play poker. We talk about Poker Powher's mission, how life lessons are learned through the game of poker, how players can benefit from learning poker, how women can learn the game from other women who love the game, and how to volunteer with the organization.   We also go over Sara's biggest wins and losses.  Plus we discover why kids from the 80's were allowed to gamble at family gatherings.  Check out PokerPowher.com for more information on how you can volunteer or sign up to learn the game from Poker Powher!If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button.  Wherever you listen to our podcast please share us with your friends or enemies (however you see fit) and we thank you for supporting our poker podcast.Have questions or suggestions for the show? Want Brandon to go over a hand you just played? Have a prop bet story for Ken? Send us a tweet or direct message on Twitter.Follow us on Twitter @theoverlaypod and check us out at our website at TheOverlay.buzzsprout.comA BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Are you in the Chicago-land area? Check out CCGpoker.com for weekend charity poker events with great tournaments and cash game action.Are you in the Houston, TX area? Check out ParamountSocial.com for a members-only poker club with tournament action and cash games running 6 days a week.  Are you not a member? Mention The Overlay a poker podcast when you sign up to become a member and pay $0 for your initiation fee.  
In this week's episode, the hosts of the Overlay go over their favorite, and least favorite poker movies. Did James Bond really need to have a straight flush to take down Le Chiffre and save the world? How many actual no limit texas hold em poker hands are played in Rounders? Was Maverick really a magician or a wizard? If it is just a quick scene or the entire movie is based around poker we give you the best and the worst of them.  If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button.  Wherever you listen to our podcast please share us with your friends or enemies (however you see fit) and we thank you for supporting our poker podcast.Have questions or suggestions for the show? Want Brandon to go over a hand you just played? Have a prop bet story for Ken? Send us a tweet or direct message on Twitter.Follow us on Twitter @theoverlaypod and check us out at our website at TheOverlay.buzzsprout.comA BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Are you in the Chicago-land area? Check out CCGpoker.com for weekend charity poker events with great tournaments and cash game action.Are you in the Houston, TX area? Check out ParamountSocial.com for a members-only poker club with tournament action and cash games running 6 days a week.  Are you not a member? Mention The Overlay a poker podcast when you sign up to become a member and pay $0 for your initiation fee.  
In this episode, we talk about short-handed cash play and how to be Game Theory Optimal (GTO) while playing with fewer players.  Specifically, we talk about the lack of UTG, UTG+1, and UTG+2 and how you must open your ranges in order to be a successful short-handed player.  While most games are now played short-handed due to safety procedure from COVID-19 we want our Overlay listeners to up their game by "winning pots with worse hands". If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button.  Wherever you listen to our podcast please share us with your friends or enemies (however you see fit) and we thank you for supporting our poker podcast.Have questions or suggestions for the show? Want Brandon to go over a hand you just played? Have a prop bet story for Ken? Send us a tweet or direct message on Twitter.Follow us on Twitter @theoverlaypod and check us out at our website at TheOverlay.buzzsprout.comA BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Are you in the Chicago-land area? Check out CCGpoker.com for weekend charity poker events with great tournaments and cash game action.Are you in the Houston, TX area? Check out ParamountSocial.com for a members-only poker club with tournament action and cash games running 6 days a week.  Are you not a member? Mention The Overlay a poker podcast when you sign up to become a member and pay $0 for your initiation fee.  
The Overlay podcast discusses the who's who of poker content creators. What is a content creator? Who are the top Twitch streamers + What is a Twitch? The most popular YouTube channels. Whose vlogs are the most artistic? Whose vlogs are the most educational? What happened to Doug Polk.  All this and more in this episode of the Overlay a poker podcast. If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button.  Wherever you listen to our podcast please share us with your friends or enemies (however you see fit) and we thank you for supporting our poker podcast.Have questions or suggestions for the show? Want Brandon to go over a hand you just played? Have a prop bet story for Ken? Send us a tweet or direct message on Twitter.Follow us on Twitter @theoverlaypod and check us out at our website at TheOverlay.buzzsprout.comA BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Are you in the Chicago-land area? Check out CCGpoker.com for weekend charity poker events with great tournaments and cash game action.Are you in the Houston, TX area? Check out ParamountSocial.com for a members-only poker club with tournament action and cash games running 6 days a week.  Are you not a member? Mention The Overlay a poker podcast when you sign up to become a member and pay $0 for your initiation fee.  
The Overlay discusses the advantages to short-handed play, why we should keep playing 7-8 handed cash games post-pandemic, and the history of poker as it pertains to the number of players at the table.  The state of live poker at the end of August 2020: WSOP Main Event online discussions, Does it count if you win a WSOP bracelet for an online event, the MSPT is the first mid stakes poker tour to start up after the COVID break.  We also touch on what the silver lining might be from COVID-19.  If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button.  Wherever you listen to our podcast please share us with your friends or enemies (however you see fit) and we thank you for supporting our poker podcast.Have questions or suggestions for the show? Want Brandon to go over a hand you just played? Have a prop bet story for Ken? Send us a tweet or direct message on Twitter.Follow us on Twitter @theoverlaypod and check us out at our website at TheOverlay.buzzsprout.comA BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Are you in the Chicago-land area? Check out CCGpoker.com for weekend charity poker events with great tournaments and cash game action.Are you in the Houston, TX area? Check out ParamountSocial.com for a members-only poker club with tournament action and cash games running 6 days a week.  Are you not a member? Mention The Overlay a poker podcast when you sign up to become a member and pay $0 for your initiation fee.  
In this episode, we sit down with Pat the Nit, a long time CCG regular & poker grinder, our local poker marketing expert, and part-time poker professional.  We talk to Pat about his ability to balance school, work, and other hobbies all while playing poker at a serious professional level.  Learn about his biggest wins, his biggest loss, how he became a nit, and his 2nd place finish in a professional FROLF tournament. If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button.  Wherever you listen to our podcast please share us with your friends or enemies (however you see fit) and we thank you for supporting our poker podcast.Have questions or suggestions for the show? Want Brandon to go over a hand you just played? Have a prop bet story for Ken? Send us a tweet or direct message on Twitter.Follow us on Twitter @theoverlaypod and check us out at our website at TheOverlay.buzzsprout.comA BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Are you in the Chicago-land area? Check out CCGpoker.com for weekend charity poker events with great tournaments and cash game action.Are you in the Houston, TX area? Check out ParamountSocial.com for a members-only poker club with tournament action and cash games running 6 days a week.  Are you not a member? Mention The Overlay a poker podcast when you sign up to become a member and pay $0 for your initiation fee.  
The Overlay podcast talks about the current state of poker, focusing on live poker reopening across the USA at the end of June 2020. In the self-proclaimed "LAST" episode about COVID-19 we go over the new online WSOP, how poker has been affected so far and is still being changed daily by this new disease.  Plus Ken goes on a pretty long rant about how COVID-19 has affected him and something about a plane crash. This might be one of our best episodes yet.  If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button.  Wherever you listen to our podcast please share us with your friends or enemies (however you see fit) and we thank you for supporting our poker podcast.Have questions or suggestions for the show? Want Brandon to go over a hand you just played? Have a prop bet story for Ken? Send us a tweet or direct message on Twitter.Follow us on Twitter @theoverlaypod and check us out at our website at TheOverlay.buzzsprout.comA BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Are you in the Chicago-land area? Check out CCGpoker.com for weekend charity poker events with great tournaments and cash game action.Are you in the Houston, TX area? Check out ParamountSocial.com for a members-only poker club with tournament action and cash games running 6 days a week.  Are you not a member? Mention The Overlay a poker podcast when you sign up to become a member and pay $0 for your initiation fee.  
In this bonus episode, we interview Joe L a long time CCG player and an avid amateur poker player. We go over Joe's biggest win, how he got started in the game, playing poker while on vacation, and the ins and outs of playing poker at a serious level but keeping things in the recreational section of the pocketbook.  Plus we get to hear a blackjack story from Ken, and those never end well.  If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button.  Wherever you listen to our podcast please share us with your friends or enemies (however you see fit) and we thank you for supporting our poker podcast.Have questions or suggestions for the show? Want Brandon to go over a hand you just played? Have a prop bet story for Ken? Send us a tweet or direct message on Twitter.Follow us on Twitter @theoverlaypod and check us out at our website at TheOverlay.buzzsprout.comA BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Are you in the Chicago-land area? Check out CCGpoker.com for weekend charity poker events with great tournaments and cash game action.Are you in the Houston, TX area? Check out ParamountSocial.com for a members-only poker club with tournament action and cash games running 6 days a week.  Are you not a member? Mention The Overlay a poker podcast when you sign up to become a member and pay $0 for your initiation fee.  
The who what why when and where of Mixed Games.  We go over Limit Holdem, Omaha 8 or better, RAZZ, Seven Card Stud, Seven Card Stud High/Low, Duece to 7 triple draw, Badugi, Badacey, Baduecey, 5 Card Omaha, BIG O, Dramaha... Learning Mixed Games can be a daunting task, but we try to cover as much or each game as possible to help introduce our listeners to some of the different poker games. Give these games a chance, we know you will ultimately love them.  If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button.  Wherever you listen to our podcast please share us with your friends or enemies (however you see fit) and we thank you for supporting our poker podcast.Have questions or suggestions for the show? Want Brandon to go over a hand you just played? Have a prop bet story for Ken? Send us a tweet or direct message on Twitter.Follow us on Twitter @theoverlaypod and check us out at our website at TheOverlay.buzzsprout.comA BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Are you in the Chicago-land area? Check out CCGpoker.com for weekend charity poker events with great tournaments and cash game action.Are you in the Houston, TX area? Check out ParamountSocial.com for a members-only poker club with tournament action and cash games running 6 days a week.  Are you not a member? Mention The Overlay a poker podcast when you sign up to become a member and pay $0 for your initiation fee.  
Poker Culture 201: Poker culture and how it pertains to American society, a 200 level course. Poker players have their own language, terminology, shorthand, code words, and unwritten laws. In this episode of the Overlay, we talk about culture in a poker room as it pertains to chopping a tournament, staking poker players, and what poker players wear in a poker room. All this and more in this week's episode of the Overlay a poker podcast. If you are enjoying our show please subscribe and leave us a 5-star review on Apple Podcasts. If you are listing on Spotify please hit that follow button.  Wherever you listen to our podcast please share us with your friends or enemies (however you see fit) and we thank you for supporting our poker podcast.Have questions or suggestions for the show? Want Brandon to go over a hand you just played? Have a prop bet story for Ken? Send us a tweet or direct message on Twitter.Follow us on Twitter @theoverlaypod and check us out at our website at TheOverlay.buzzsprout.comA BIG THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Are you in the Chicago-land area? Check out CCGpoker.com for weekend charity poker events with great tournaments and cash game action.Are you in the Houston, TX area? Check out ParamountSocial.com for a members-only poker club with tournament action and cash games running 6 days a week.  Are you not a member? Mention The Overlay a poker podcast when you sign up to become a member and pay $0 for your initiation fee.  
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