Ben Saxton teaches literature and writing classes at Tulane Medical School and Bard Early College. He’s also a poker writer whose interviews for Two Plus Two Magazine have a lot in common with those you’d hear on the Thinking Poker Podcast! He and Andrew talk about documenting the unique culture of poker rooms, reading American literature, and playing trips with a mediocre kicker.
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0:30 – Hello & Welcome with Ben Saxton
Tournament Poker Edge
Biggest Game in Town
The Big Deal
The Professor, the Banker, and the Suicide King
As I Lay Dying
The Sound and the Fury
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe
I am in the cutoff. Main villain open limps UTG +1, two more limpers. I have A10 offsuit and raise to £15. Folds around to the villain, he calls, and the other limpers fold. Heads up to the flop with £37 in the middle.
Flop is Ah, Ac, 6h. (I do not hold a heart.) Villain checks and I check behind.
Turn is the Qh. Villain bets out £17, about half pot, very quickly. I call.
River is an offsuit 4. He checks. Hero?