RecPoker | Steve Fredlund
Aug 05, 2020 1 hr 9 min
Ep 190 - Maria Konnikova
Maria Konnikova is the author of two New York Times bestsellers, The Confidence Game and Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes. Her new book, The Biggest Bluff, was just released in June. She is a regular contributing writer for The New Yorker whose writing has won numerous awards, including the 2019 Excellence in Science Journalism Award from the Society of Personality and Social Psychology. While researching The Biggest Bluff, Maria became an international poker champion and the winner of over $300,000 in tournament earnings—and inadvertently turned into a professional poker player. Maria’s writing has been featured in Best American Science and Nature Writing and has been translated into over twenty languages. Maria also hosts the podcast The Grift from Panoply Media, a show that explores con artists and the lives they ruin, and is currently a visiting fellow at NYU’s School of Journalism. Her podcasting work earned her a National Magazine Award nomination in 2019. She graduated from Harvard University and received her PhD in psychology from Columbia University.
Jul 29, 2020 1 hr 19 min
Ep 189 - Gareth James
Gareth James, known as Gazellig online, has been a tournament poker coach since 2012, teaching the strategies to be successful at multi-table tournaments both live and online. He has worked with all manner of players, from those getting their feet wet in the wonderful world of tournament poker for the first time right up to the high stakes cash game players wanting a tournament poker primer before one of the biggest tournaments of the year. Find out more at https://www.mttpokerschool.com/
Jul 22, 2020 58 min
Ep 188 - Jason Su
Jason Su, author of "Poker With Presence: Unlocking the Final 15%" joins the panel. Also joining the panel is special guest Woody Adams, the most recent member of the RECing Crew. Jason talks about the importance of the mental game of poker, shares some easy exercises, and shares his own personal experiences. He also gives insight into an actual example from Chris Jones of how we can get thrown off our optimal game.
Jul 14, 2020 1 hr 13 min
Ep 187 - New Website & the RecPoker Community
One week ago, rec.poker relaunched with an amazing new website. The crew talks about the website, but with a focus on how it is just a tool to achieve our ultimate vision — the creation of a vibrant and encouraging poker learning community. We love poker; and we love playing and learning in the context of relationship… and now, finally, we have the tool to help us do that effectively. Make sure you check out rec.poker to find out how to join the community for free! If you want to upgrade to Premium or the RECing Crew, use the code RELAUNCH to get $50 off your annual membership.
Jul 07, 2020 1 hr 3 min
Ep 186 - Adam Friedman
The RecPoker panel of Steve Fredlund, Jim Reid, Chris Jones, Rob Washam, John Somsky, and Andrew Feist chat with Adam Friedman, three-time WSOP bracelet winner, all in mixed games, including back to back in 2018-19 in the $10k Dealers Choice event. We talk mixed games, WSOP, and advice for recreational players.
Jun 30, 2020 1 hr 10 min
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
Jun 23, 2020 29 min
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 of CORE by using the code RECPOKER.
Jun 16, 2020 57 min
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 about in his autobiography called, “All in: From Refugee Camp to Poker Champ.” Please also check out the National Collegiate Poker Tour by following them on @ncptpoker on Twitter or Instagram. They have their next event, the Summer Series, being held June 21st-August 2. 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 of CORE by using the code RECPOKER. Watch the video at https://youtu.be/08RwkNEjxtw
Jun 09, 2020 1 hr 14 min
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 is offering. Specifically, Red Chip Poker is offering RecPoker listeners a free week of CORE by using the code RECPOKER.
Jun 02, 2020 1 hr 14 min
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 is offering RecPoker listeners a free week of CORE by using the code RECPOKER.