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GTO vs. Exploitative Poker Strategy · S5E3

What is GTO poker, what is exploitative poker, and when should you use each? This episode answers all of those questions and gives you the most well-rounded answer to this crucial topic. Seriously, even if you hate poker math, this episode will make sense! This episode features Ed Miller (yes, that Ed MIller) and one of his most popular PRO videos from Red Chip Poker. Ed breaks down when and where GTO styles work, when exploitative strategies perform better, and ...

Big Bets & Wet Flops?

What should you do when facing pot-sized c-bets on the flop? What line is best when you flop top pair on a wet flop? James answers some flop play questions recently asked on the Red Chip Poker Discord. There is also a quick blitz of Q&A related to the new GTO+ Bundle at the end. If you’re interested in getting your solver, you can grab it here today:

The Most Common Questions About GTO Solvers

Get answers to some of the most common questions that poker players have about GTO solvers. James “SplitSuit” Sweeney kicks off season 5 of the podcast with our new Q&A format to answer questions related to GTO, solvers, memorizing complex solutions, and getting started with game theory optimal play. This episode answers questions like “Is GTO useful for me if I play in games where my opponents aren’t even close to GTO?” and “how am I supposed to memorize such ...

LAG Plays You MUST Be Making

Chris and James continue the series on loose aggressive (LAG) play, they cover the plays you need to have in your repertoire. Everything from 3-betting light, isolation raises, squeezing, 4-betting light and more. Join the Red Chip Poker Discord:

How to Actually Play LAG

James and Chris discuss talk about one of James' favorites, how to play loose aggressive poker (LAG). They go over the reasons you might want to play LAG, how and when to implement it and most importantly how to avoid going too far... Join the Red Chip Poker Discord:

Getting Started 3-Betting Out of Position

James and Chris discuss one of the most common questions beginning poker players have when starting to 3-bet more, how do I handle being out of position with weaker hands than I'm used to? Chris goes over his more advanced techniques for visualizing how to balance your play from OOP in general. Join the Red Chip Poker Discord:

EVERYONE Tilts, How to Get Ahead

James and Chris talk about their own journeys with tilt and the tactics they’ve used over the years to ensure they can maximize their winrate. Join The Red Chip Poker Discord today:

William Hung Talks Winning $100K In Poker

William Hung joins James and Chris to break down his results, mindset, and strategy around poker. William, best known for his rendition of "She Bangs" on American Idol, has put a ton of time into poker over the years, and he has some excellent results to show for his efforts. Talking points include his start with poker, playing live poker in Florida, developing a solid TAG strategy, and making six figures on the felt. Join The Red Chip Poker Discord ...

You're A FISH - Get Over It!

James and Chris discuss the concept of being "a fish" in poker. Poker players tend to use this phrase A LOT, but having a clear definition and path for getting out of "fish status" is necessary. Discussion points include when and where to use this terminology, growing the game, creating the correct atmosphere, and breaking down the notion of "doing your best" in 2021. **RELATED LINKS** Exploiting Poker Fish Join Our Free Poker Discord

How to Handle a CRAZY Bet | Red Chip Poker Podcast

Chris talks about how methodically breakdown an unexpected play by your opponent. Using concepts like Bayes theorem, board texture and weighting we can figure out how to balance our decisions. Join The Red Chip Poker Discord:

Is Your Diet Your Biggest Poker Leak?

James and Chris discuss the impact of nutrition and diet on your poker play. They share some of the food experiments they've done over the years (including Keto), why they've made these changes, and why your overall health is so important on and off the poker table. General disclaimer: we are not doctors, and this is just our personal experience and opinion on food and health. We advise listeners to always seek the advice of a physician or other qualified ...

There Is A 99.9% Chance You Call Too Much (Preflop)

The first thing many players notice when exploring the Red Chip Poker preflop ranges is how rarely we suggest calling preflop. But honestly, most players leak consistently by calling with too many hands and passing up on (more) profitable 3bets. James and Chris discuss this leak, explain how it compares to the solver data, and exactly which factors go into preflop calls that are more +EV than just 3betting instead. **RELATED LINKS** Grab Our FREE Open-Raising Ranges Why Are Poker ...


Through analyzing thousands of GTO solves, Chris came across an amazing hack for figuring out your bluffing frequencies in real-time. James and Chris discuss this hack, explain how it works, and share how you can sync it together with bet sizing to simplify your postflop strategy. **RELATED LINKS** The GTO Crash Course Grab Our FREE Preflop Ranges Join Our Free Discord Server

Are You ACTUALLY Playing Exploitative Or Just Making Bad Plays? Repost

Had an issue with the previous release, apologies if you got notified twice. GTO vs. exploitative play. Which is more profitable? How do you know when to choose one over the other? James and Chris are here to break down the intricacies of appropriately deviating from game theory optimal play.

Do You Manage Your Money? Poker Finances

For poker players, money is always top of mind. Whether it’s keeping cash on hand, speculative investing, or planning for the future -- James and Chris dive into the many financial challenges poker players face. They discuss utility and happiness EV and how always seeking monetary edges can have downsides. They share personal stories with money and explain the differences between offensive and defensive strategies. Join The Red Chip Poker Discord:

Making GTO More Accessible

Breaking down the biggest buzzword in poker, “GTO”. How is play-calling in American football analogous to playing GTO in poker? James and Chris help make this scary concept more accessible by simplifying terms like “frequency” and “range advantage” through real-world hands and examples. Join The Red Chip Poker Discord:

Effective Poker Study

The best way you can gain a competitive advantage over your opponents is to improve your studying. James and Chris give their take on what effective study in poker looks like. They discuss how to make studying more enjoyable, and how to make goals for your study sessions.

Where And When To Use GTO Poker

With GTO (game theory optimal) solvers and discussion dominating the poker world, it's essential to know where and when it applies. James and Chris sit down to take a macro-level look at GTO poker and who it's for, why it's useful, and when you might want to incorporate it into your game. Join the Red Chip Poker Discord today at

Who Can You Trust For Poker Strategy?

Chris talks about trusting sources of information in poker, who can you really trust? Spoiler alert, NO ONE! The podcast covers how to navigate that, trying to bake in your own needs while assessing what you're being told.

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