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Ep 433 - Chats: Gareth James on Training and Playing Like the Pros!

This week Jim Reid and the panel interview Gareth James from the MTT Poker School! After overcoming some fun audio issues in the first couple minutes, they talk about the Theme of the Month at RecPoker, which is "Responding to 3-bets" by discussing position, size, player tendancies, and hand characteristsc, and they also get into the difference between 'studying' and 'training' as well as talkimg about a new Book Gareth is working on that focusses on how to play when ...

Ep 432 - Forums: ICM Strategy (Rob)

This week, the panel talks with RECing Crew member Rob Washam about his latest Book Study that just wrapped up, "Endgame Poker Strategy: The ICM Book" by Dara O'Kearney and Barry Carter. Rob goes into some depth talking about the different ways that ICM pressure can be applied, who should be applying it, and who should be feeling it the most. We also get into the different stages of the tournament and the different stack sizes at which ICM pressure ...

Ep 431 - Chats: Sky Matsuhashi on studying and responding to 3-bets!

This week Jim Reid and the panel welcome Sky Matsuhashi back to the show! The popular podcaster, YouTuber and coach shares some thoughts on what goes on behind the scenes of his content creation, why he feels that active study is so important, some factors to consider when facing a 3-bet, and some details about his new video course that you can find at his Poker Forge training site - see the link below. It's always a fun chat when ...

Ep 430 - Forums: Monkie-ing around with Ace-Queen

This week, Jim Reid leads the panel through a forum post by Keith Brandt (Monkiesystem) about holding AQx on the bubble and seeing aggressive action in front of him. While battling it out against each other in the nightly home game, the panel discusses ICM pressure, short-stack shoving ranges, isolation raises vs cold calling ranges, villain types and player tendencies, when/if to have a flatting range at all, and more! Come sign up for a free account at https://rec.poker/ today ...

Ep 429 - Chats: Ryan Laplante on LPP, RTP and responding to 3-bets!

This week Jim Reid and the panel welcome Ryan Laplante back to the show. Ryan is an accomplished professional poker player, and the founder of the excellent training site Learn Pro Poker. WARNING: this starts as an interview but quickly turns into a detailed coaching session from Ryan, going over the many factor we should consider when facing a 3-bet. Ryan shares his screen as he uses a solver to break down a hand with visual elements, so while the ...

Ep 428 - Forums: Three MTT Hands from Black_Spade

This week, Jim Reid leads the panel through a forum post by Black_Spade about three hands from an MTT they played recently. While battling it out against each other in the nightly home game, the panel discusses preflop decisions at various points of the tournament, the pros and cons of various typical actions and scenarios, villain types, what information to include when posting hands, the importance of closing the action, to shove or not to shove, and more! Come sign ...

Ep 427 - Chats: Allen Kessler on mixed games, food, travel, and (of course) tournament structures!

This week Jim Reid and the panel interview Allen "Chainsaw" Kessler about a range of topics from his life in the world of poker. Known for his views on tournament structures, Allen gets right into the nuts and bolts of what makes for good and bad structures, how the stack sizes and the blind levels relate to each other, and the value in choosing the right structures for certain events. We also discuss travelling to play poker, the importance of ...

Ep 426 - Forums: 3-Betting Concepts

This week, Jim Reid leads the panel through a conversation about October's Theme of the Month: 3-Betting! While battling it out against each other in the nightly home game, the panel discusses the origin of 3-bets, why people do it, what kinds of hands to choose, what kinds of villains to target, capped ranges, squeezing, and a lot more! Come sign up for a free account at https://rec.poker/ today to see all the great comments and replies – and you ...

Ep 425 - Chats: Sarah Herring on Hosting, Interviews, Moms, and New Horizons!

This week Jim Reid and the panel interview Sarah Herring about her 12 years (!) at Poker News and her new start at Poker.org! Sarah talks about her favourite interview and her least favourite (you might be surprised!), she goes into what it's like to get started in the poker media world and gives some advice for people interested in getting started, she shares a few embarrassing stories from her time at Poker News - and Jim's Mom even gets ...

Ep 424 - Forums: The Importance of Sizing (Ben)

This week, Jim Reid leads the panel through a forum post by Ben "Bejamin96" Enslow about a deep run he made in a $22 Bounty tournament that he ended up placing second in for about $2k. Congrats, Ben! While battling it out against each other in the nightly home game, the panel discusses shorthanded play, contorting your opponent's ranges, the importance of bet sizing and how it changes action on future streets, how to factor in the value of bounties ...

Ep 423 - Chats: Maanit Madan on playing with RFID protocols and streaming technology!

This week Jim Reid and the panel interview Maanit Madan from rfpoker.com who shares some context around possible technical/security weaknesses in the streaming world that have been mentioned in the conversations around The Hand that we've all been hearing about for the last few weeks, and some of the technical factors that go into tracking and streaming technology on today's tables. Maanit recaps some current events and gets right into the technical difficulties of securely streaming private card info in ...

Ep 422 - Forums: Draw-Heavy Boards (Black_Spruce)

This week, Jim Reid leads the panel through a forum post by Black_Spruce about playing the nut flush draw OOP and multiway on a dynamic, monotone board in a limped pot. What could go wrong?!? While battling it out against each other in the nightly home game, the panel discusses player types, exploitative sizing, value-targeting, counting combos, postflop betting patterns, and more! Come sign up for a free account at https://rec.poker/ today to see all the great comments and replies ...

Ep 421 - Chats: Kevin Rabichow on playing heads up, postflop savvy, 3-betting, and more!

This week Jim Reid and the panel interview longtime pro player and coach Kevin Rabichow about his experiences as a high-stakes heads-up player - and how it's led him to create his new training course at Run It Once. Kevin gets right into his insights about adjusting from full-ring to short-handed play, some theoretical implications of only having two players in each hand, why postflop analysis is so important, how he takes notes and how to get the most out ...

Ep 420 - Forums: Facing Limpers (John)

This week, Jim Reid leads the panel through a forum post by John Crowell about facing multiple limpers in the cash games he plays in. While battling it out against each other in the nightly home game, the panel discusses A LOT of factors about limping: player types, stack sizes, raise sizes, hand ranges, hand qualities, postflop tendencies, variance - and more! Come sign up for a free account at https://rec.poker/ today to see all the great comments and replies ...

Ep 419 - Chats: Dr. Alex Chauran on practicing witchcraft, writing, teaching poker, and more!

This week Jim Reid and the panel interview Dr. Alex Chauran, a twitch streamer, writer, and instructor with Poker Power who thoroughly enjoys working with beginner players and taking their game to the next level. A practicing Wiccan, Doc runs her own coven in British Columbia, Canada, and shares some details about what life is like practicing witchcraft, how poker has helped her overcome adversity, some missteps new players often make, the different strategies she employs when playing cash versus ...

Ep 418 - Forums: Defending against C-bets with Carlos Welch (part 2 of 2)

This week, Jim Reid and the panel AGAIN welcome Carlos Welch back to the show to talk some strategy on the Forums edition! While battling it out against each other in the nightly home game, the panel talk to Carlos about a specific hand example from Jim's WSOP main event experience earlier this summer, and find a few ways he could have made better assumptions about his foe, and better decisions too! Come sign up for a free account at ...

Ep 417 - Chats: Matt Berkey on learning, misconceptions, and nut flush draws!

This week Jim Reid and the panel interview Matt Berkey, the founder of Solve For Why and a longtime friend of the show. Matt starts by talking about the goals for Solve For Why Academy and how they approach leaning, we get into common misconceptions that recreational player have about the game in the abstract, we discuss applying fold equity as it relates to the strength of your hand, Matt analyzes different hands equities on a common flop texture, and ...

Ep 416- Forums: Defending against C-bets with Carlos Welch (part 1 of 2)

This week, Jim Reid and the panel welcome Carlos Welch back to the show to talk some strategy on the Forums edition of the show! While battling it out against each other in the nightly home game, the panel talk to Carlos about some of the basic concepts that we should be thinking about when facing a c-bet, and they find a few rabbit-holes along the way too! Come sign up for a free account at https://rec.poker/ today to see ...

Ep 415 - Chats: Dan Ross on radio, writing, and over a decade of covering poker!

This week Jim Reid and the panel interview Dan Ross from PokerLiveUpdates.com about championing recreational poker players from around the world, and celebrating their successes! Dan and his crew are actively involved in reporting poker tours and results for not just the biggest tours around - but also the smaller ones that we seems to have the most fun at. Dan and the panel talk about the logistics of reporting, the highs and lows of covering poker, some of his ...

Ep 414 - Forums: KJs IP (Ben)

This week, Jim Reid leads the panel through a forum post by Ben Enslow (Bejamin96) about a tough spot holding King Jack suited in late position. While battling it out against each other in the nightly home game, the panel discusses calling ranges, raising ranges, postflop betting lines, player tendencies, and more! Come sign up for a free account at https://rec.poker/ today to see all the great comments and replies – and you can post a question of your own ...

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