Dennis Phillips and I had a very full edition of our poker radio show, The Final Table, today.

With Dennis heading to Vegas this weekend to play in the NBC National Heads-Up Championships, Collin Moshman (who wrote the book on heads-up tournaments) offered advice on the wider range of starting hands, the importance of raising on the button, how to defend from the big blind, and much more.

We also talked with Greg “Fossilman” Raymer, who is just back from lobbying some politicians in Washington on behalf of the Poker Players Alliance, and why anyone who believes in personal freedom should be part of the fight. On that same front, Dennis shared his own story of meeting with an entirely different group of DC big shots last week. Greg also offered tips for you regarding the WSOP Circuit Event which starts in four weeks in St. Louis.

Joe “The Poker Coach” McGowan joined us to talk about playing in the WPT’s LA Poker Classic at Commerce over the weekend, where he observed first-hand the aftermath of that sick last-longer prop bet between Joe Sebok, Gavin Smith, and Jeff Madsen. And I told a story about a couple of well-known pros who weren’t exactly image-conscious as they played big-money cash games while very drunk.

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