Jonathan Levy and Grant Denison are two Portland, Oregon-area pro poker players. I first met Jonathan playing some $20-40 Limit Hold’em up in Washington state, as you can often find him doing.
For the past year or so, he and Grant have been doing a weekly poker podcast and videos that analyze hands from televised poker footage. They call themselves The Poker Guys and they’ve named their weekly series The Breakdown. Their videos have been getting pretty popular, getting a good amount of views. They also do poker coaching if you happen to be in the Northwest and need some help with your game.
Most of their analysis is focused on strategy and is, in my humble opinion, strong in that regard. Sometimes they also analyze behavior and tells, so I thought it’d be good to highlight their videos here. Below are the videos in their series that focus a good amount on live behavior. (And if you’ve read a good amount of my stuff, you know that I’ve made reference to a few of these hands, either in the blog or in my book Verbal Poker Tells.)
- Big Game hand where the amateur player has a lot of physical and verbal tells when raising with the nuts on the river versus Phil Hellmuth.
- Hand from WSOP where Romanello folds Jacks full to raise on river.
- EPT hand where Joep van den Bijgaart folds top 2 on flop to raise by Wilinofsky, who has set of Aces.
- 2011 PCA hand where Chris Oliver makes large raise w/ full house on river and Galen Hall folds.
- Big Game hand where Negreanu and Phil Laak talk a whole bunch to each other.
You can see all of their poker videos on Youtube here. If you like them, I recommend clicking the red Subscribe button on that page so you get updates when they release new ones. And you can listen to their podcast here: that page also has instructions on how to get it from the iTunes store.
And if you like watching live poker analysis videos, you might also enjoy subscribing to my Reading Poker Tells YouTube channel while you’re at it.