On this week’s edition of The Final Table radio show, Dennis Phillips and I talked with Chris Moneymaker, whose name became synonymous with the poker boom when he won the 2003 World Series Of Poker Main Event.

Chris filled us in on what he’s been up to, why he doesn’t play as many tournaments as he used to, and what his plans are for the 2009 WSOP. We also asked him about changes he’s seen in the game as more young, aggressive online players come along — and the best strategy for playing against them.

Also on the show:

  • Dennis and I discussed how Tom Dwan and Peter Eastgate fit in with the veterans on Sunday’s season premiere of “High Stakes Poker”;
  • The Poker Coach, Joe McGowan, answered an e-mail from a listener whose first cash game experience didn’t go very well, provided tips on how to choose the live game that’s right for you, and explained why too many players lose money in lower-limit games because of the rake the house takes;
  • Kat Kowal provided details on the Dream Team Poker event coming up at the end of March at Caesar’s Palace (which Dennis, Joe, and I will play in);
  • The Poker Lawyer, Josh Schindler, revealed what the law says about home poker games in Missouri and Illinois.

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[Note: if it sounds like this show was done over the telephone, that’s because it was — we had technical difficulties with the broadcast feed, but felt the content was strong enough to continue anyway. We’re confident that the problem won’t recur in future weeks, and appreciate your understanding.]