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Ep 185 - Chris Moneymaker

The RecPoker panel of Steve Fredlund, Jim Reid, Chris Jones, Rob Washam, John Somsky, and Andrew Feist chat with Chris Moneymaker, winner of the WSOP Main Event in 2003 resulting in the "Moneymaker Effect" that included a tripling of the Main Event field the very next year. We talk WSOP, recreational player strategy, and the importance of learning in the context of community

Ep 184 - Bluffing - from the RecPoker July Seminar

Every month, members at rec.poker enjoy a seminar put together by the RecPoker Podcast Panel, led by Membership Content Director Chris Jones. For July, the seminar s all about bluffing and we felt this was a great opportunity to showcase the seminars while providing the podcast audience with some great discussion on the art/science of bluffing. Also check out rec.poker/resources for all the partnerships and bonus RecPoker is offering. Specifically, Red Chip Poker is offering RecPoker listeners a free week ...

Ep 183 - Jerry Yang on winning the WSOP Main Event, refugee camps, and verbal tells

Jerry Yang has an amazing personal story of growing up in Laos, escaping to Thailand, and ultimately moving to the slums of Nashville, Tennessee. He worked hard on his education, which ultimately served to be his path out of poverty. In 2005 he started learning poker and only two years later found himself on top of the poker world having won $8.25 million and the WSOP Main Event Championship… all from a $225 satellite. An amazing story the Jerry wrote ...

Ep 182 - Carlos Welch on Chasing the Dream While Living Out of a Prius

Carlos Welch is one of the most interesting stories in poker. A player, writer, and coach who decided that to best chase his dreams required living out of his van. Then, the need for overnight A/C moved him to buying a Prius. We talk strategy, game selection, and then dig into a wonderful hand where we face a difficult river shove. Connect with Carlos on Twitter @hiphop101trivia. Make sure to check out rec.poker/resources for all the partnerships and bonus RecPoker ...

Ep 181 - Andrew Brokos on "Play Optimal Poker" and impact of COVID-19

Andrew Brokos is a great friend of the RecPoker podcast and he joins us again to talk about the release of his new book, "Play Optimal Poker 2" with a focus on constructing ranges. In addition to discussing the book, we talk a bit about the impact of the pandemic on Andrew's personal approach to poker as well as poker overall. Make sure to check out rec.poker/resources for all the partnerships and bonus RecPoker is offering. Specifically, Red Chip Poker ...

Ep 180 - Facing frequent shoves in online tournaments

The panel discusses how to handle the situation that comes up often in long re-entry, big field, small buy-in tournaments online; and that situation is having those players that frequently are shoving 30, 40, even 70 big blind stacks over an open raise. It can be frustrating to face, but what do we do?

Ep 179 - Ben Hayles & Merv Harvey from Postflop Poker

Ben Hayles & Merv Harvey are the co-hosts of the Postflop Poker Podcast and generally great guys! Ben “gamb64” Hayles is a poker player, coach, author and content provider. At postfloppoker.com you will find the Postflop Poker Podcast (PPP), 13 poker books, the PTP video series, blogs, and information on Ben’s 1 to 1 coaching services. The episode can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/hlcYa2vkuDA

Ep 178 - Nate Meyvis on Philosophy and AQ from Early Position

Nate Meyvis is the co-host of the Thinking Poker Podcast with Andrew Brooks, a student of ancient philosophy, and an all-around great dude. He joins the panel and talks about a number of things including breaking down an AQ hand in early position. You can also watch the discussion at https://youtu.be/3Vf7E9Su1Q4

Ep 177 - Jen Shahade

Jennifer Shahade is a two-time U.S. Women’s Chess Champion, speaker, host, author and PokerStars Ambassador. The Program Director at US Chess Women, Jennifer is passionate about female empowerment and creative work around the games she loves most, chess and poker. She is the author of Chess Bitch and Play Like a Girl, books that, along with her work for US Chess Women, aims to bring more females into the game. Jennifer believes that thinking inside the GRID, the title of ...

Ep 176 - Zach Elwood Discusses Tells

The crew chats with Zach Elwood, author of Reading Poker Tells, Verbal Poker Tells, and Exploiting Poker Tells. He also hosts the podcast, “People Reading People.” We have a chance to discuss several specific areas of tells ending with a dive into what we can use when playing online poker. Make sure to check out rec.poker/resources for all the partnerships and bonus RecPoker is offering. Specifically, Red Chip Poker is offering RecPoker listeners a free week of CORE by using ...

Ep 175 - Pandemic check-in and ACR AK hand

The crew does a check-in on how they are getting along during the corona virus. They then discuss an AK hand Chris Jones played recently on ACR. Make sure to check out rec.poker/resources for all the partnerships and bonus RecPoker is offering. Specifically, Red Chip Poker is offering RecPoker listeners a free week of CORE by using the code RECPOKER.

Ep 174 - Hand from Russia SHRB

The RecPoker panel of Steve Fredlund, Jim Reid, Chris Jones, Rob Washam, John Somsky, and Andrew Feist discuss what they have been learning, struggling with, and working on in regard to recent on-line poker experience. They also take a look at a hand history from the Russia Super High Roller Bowl. ITM ($800k to 5th/$3.7 mil 1st), FT, 5 left. Folds to us (Adrian Mateos, chip leader at 3.4 million at the 15k/30k/30k level) in SB. We open QsQc to ...

Ep 173 - Elliot Roe

The crew sits down with Elliot Roe, one of the greatest mindset coaches around, and certainly the leading authority for poker mindset, having worked with some of the greatest players in the world such as Fedor Holtz, Brian Rast, Phil Galfond and more. Elliot has a new A-Game Master Class for poker players and we are delighted to partner with him on getting the word out on that; you can go to rec.poker/resources for more info and to link to ...

Ep 172 - Online Poker

For many recreational players, the idea of playing online seems appealing, especially in our current world of social distancing and self-quarantine. But where do we start? What are the risks? Is it even legal? What should we be playing? What site should I use? Is my money safe? The RecPoker panel of Steve Fredlund, Jim Reid, Chris Jones, Rob Washam, and John Somsky discuss these questions and more, highlighting John’s extensive knowledge and involvement with online poker and the personal ...

Ep 171 - Brad Wilson

Brad Wilson is a poker player, coach, and host of “Chasing Poker Greatness.” We enjoyed a wonderful conversation with Brad including talking strategy and reviewing a specific hand. RecPoker has launched daily tournaments on PokerStars we are calling our “Social Distance Series” to help stay connected and sharp on the felt. Details are at rec.poker/homegame

Ep 170 - Bernard Lee

This two-part episode includes an interview with Bernard Lee, host of the Bernard Lee Poker Show and fellow member of the Cardplayer Lifestyle Family of Podcasts along with RecPoker and the Top Pair Home Game Podcast. Following that interview is a hand history breakdown using a hand played by Kou Vang in the World Series of Poker Main Event. Check out http://rec.poker/train-connect/ for information on joining our membership site or discord channels. http://rec.poker/homegame/ has all the info to join in ...

Ep 169 - Strategy and RecPoker Day

The crew reflects on RecPoker Day at Running Aces on February 29, 2019, including picking Rob’s brain on his two deep runs that day. We include a sample of interviews conducted on RecPoker Day as well as the expansion of RecPoker through new programs and our first official ambassador, Josh Schwartz in Colorado.We also look at a and history from Shayan Bhattacharyya where the panel all have some different perspectives on the approach to the hand. Check out http://rec.poker/train-connect/ for ...

Ep 168 - Maria Ho

The crew chats with the fantastic Maria Ho including a brief discussion of her big fold with a set of tens (watch here: https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x6bqwcb ) Make sure to follow Maria on Twitter @mariaho and pretty much everywhere else! You can also watch on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/0ofhqriKQ8I

Ep 167 - Ed Miller

Jim Reid, John Somsky, & Chris Jones chat with author, coach, and professional poker player Ed Miller. Also, make sure you check out the RecPoker link to a free trial of Ryan Laplante’s Learn Pro Poker right here: https://www.learnpropoker.com/a/22141/pvLxagfX

Ep 166 - K L Cleeton

Steve Fredlund, Rob Washam, John Somsky, & Chris Jones chat with K. L Cleeton. K.L. is the greater of Range Builder Pro, a tool to help define hand ranges in different situations. He works closely with Ryan Laplante and the crew at Learn Pro Poker. You can connect with K.L. and the tool at rangebuilderprro.com.

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