The Official Red Chip Poker Podcast

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Apr 12, 2016

Straddles are something that you are more likely to see in live poker games - but most players have zero idea what straddles really do to the game. James "SplitSuit" Sweeney explains what straddles are, what they do to the effective stakes and stacks, and gives 3 clear examples when straddling is a good idea.

Apr 5, 2016

This is a very different episode for us. Doug Hull leads a discussion meant for a poker player’s love ones. If you are the spouse, girl/boyfriend, parent, etc. of a poker player – this episode is for you. Doug answers some of the common questions that loved ones have for poker players such as “is poker gambling?” “can you actually win at poker?” and “how should I talk to my loved one when they return from a poker session?”


If you are a poker player yourself, feel free to share this episode with anybody who cares about you but doesn’t quite understand your love for the game.

Mar 29, 2016

In this episode James “SplitSuit” Sweeney sits down with Red Chipper Matt Greco to chat about hand reading and other fun topics. Matt recently started studying The Hand Reading Lab and has been using it not only in his $1/$2 and $2/$5 cash games – but also in his transition to playing some online poker. The two discuss moving from full ring to 6max online, using HUD stats, and which player types to focus on when hand reading in live games.

Mar 22, 2016

How many streets of value is your top pair worth? What about your medium strength hands? Ed Miller and Doug Hull sit down to discuss this topic to help you understand this crucial concept. If you are interested in more material like this, check out Ed's book "The Course" which you can find on Red Chip Poker.

Mar 15, 2016

Poker is a game that requires balance. Not only in your ranges, but also in how poker fits between your family, work, and life. James “SplitSuit” Sweeney sits down with Red Chipper Steve “ChipXtractor” Catterson to discuss how he fits poker into his life between a job, wife, and a 3 hour commute to his closest poker room. Steve explains what poker is for him, how he structures his poker sessions, and what his plans are going forward.

Mar 8, 2016

Is it about time for you to take a shot at the next higher stake? Or maybe it’s time to move up altogether? James “SplitSuit” Sweeney breaks down 4 crucial considerations to keep in mind before you move up. This includes bankroll considerations, whether you should adjust your strategy before moving up, mental pitfalls, and why taking shots and being fluid between stakes is a good idea. If you’re ready to start moving up, make sure to give this episode a listen first.

Mar 1, 2016

How do you spot the live poker pros in your game? When you do spot them, should you even play against them? Doug Hull and Ed Miller sit down and discuss this topic in the context of the Las Vegas poker scene - but the tips are universal to any and all poker rooms where pros may play.

Feb 23, 2016

Playing profitable poker is about finding the right balance between playing sessions and studying the game away from the table. In this episode James "SplitSuit" Sweeney explains what your ratio of study:play should be based upon your current skill level and how close you are to moving up in stakes.

Feb 16, 2016

Playing against unknown players who you have zero information on can be tricky - but when you know what to look for it becomes a ton easier. James "SplitSuit" Sweeney answers player's questions about playing against brand-new opponents so you know what to look for in your next session.

Feb 9, 2016

Doug Hull hosts this episode and explores some of the common poker rules you see - and explains why they exist and how they protect you. Common rules like the one-chip rule, burn cards, and the 'show one/show all' rule are discussed along with many others.

Feb 2, 2016

Doug Hull and Ray Kondler sit down to discuss how taxes work as a poker player. Ray explains how things differ between professionals and recreational players, how taxes impact non-US players who come for the WSOP, and more.

Jan 26, 2016

Hand reading is a crucial part of becoming a great poker player - and this episode is all about understanding the key parts of a preflop range. James "SplitSuit" Sweeney explains what these 5 parts are along with questions to ask yourself to improve your hand reading skills ASAP.

Jan 19, 2016

Doug Hull hosts this episode and has a single goal - to help your first trip at a card room go well! If this is your first time playing live poker you'll learn what to do when you enter the poker room, how these games work, and tips to ensure you don't make any social faux pas along the way.

Jan 12, 2016

A good poker player has a strong plan of attack before entering a pot - and this episode gives you a checklist to create that plan! James "SplitSuit" Sweeney shares 5 questions to ask and answer before you put a single chip in the pot.

Jan 5, 2016

Doug Hull hosts this episode and discusses showdowns in live games. The goal is to ensure you never muck a winning hand and gives some good rules of thumb for etiquette at the table.

Dec 29, 2015

GTO Poker has become all the rage over the last couple years - but how important is it? Mike Gano joins the podcast to discuss how he got started with GTO, the tools he uses, and how GTO has impacted his overall strategy.

Dec 22, 2015

"ABC Poker" is a term that gets used everywhere, but is it an insult or a compliment? James "SplitSuit" Sweeney explains the good, bad, and ugly of this strategy while giving some simple pointers for exploiting this style.

Dec 15, 2015

Whether you are setting resolutions for the new year, or just trying to set some good overall poker goals, this episode has you covered. James "SplitSuit" Sweeney explains how to set the right kinds of goals in poker using the SMART framework.

Dec 8, 2015

Does "perfect poker" exist? James "SplitSuit" Sweeney explains why perfectionism is a terrible trait for poker players to have and provides a more powerful way of viewing your strategy.

Dec 1, 2015

Ever wonder what bad poker players are thinking? What is going through their mind as they make yet another terrible play? Doug Hull hosts this episode and shares the insights he got from reviewing the play and thought process of an unstudied player.

Nov 24, 2015

These are the resources you can use to start learning poker for free today. Not all poker training is expensive. In fact, some really great material costs exactly $0. If you are building your poker skills on a budget, or just want to save on your poker education for the time being...this is the podcast episode to check out. Grab all the links by going to:

Nov 17, 2015

Should you play cash games, poker tournaments, or both? We ask our coaches to weigh in and share which variant they play, why, and things you should keep in mind when choosing the right style for you. Coaches include Jonathan Little, Dr. Tricia Cardner, Christian Soto, James "SplitSuit" Sweeney, and Gareth James.

Nov 10, 2015

Today's podcast is all about downswings in poker. We have a conversation with our coaches about the downswings they've been on, how they've worked through them, and things to do if you are in the midst of a rough patch. Coaches include Jonathan Little, Mike Gano, Dr. Tricia Cardner, Christian Soto, Doug Hull, Derric Haynie, and Gareth James.

Nov 3, 2015

We have a great conversation about aggression on the tables. Our coaches discuss why being aggressive is good, why being bad/aggressive is terrible, and give you some easy ways to increase your own aggression today. Coaches include Jonathan Little, Mike Gano, Dr. Tricia Cardner, Christian Soto, Doug Hull, Derric Haynie, and Gareth James, and James "SplitSuit" Sweeney.

Oct 27, 2015

Poker coaches open up about the best pieces of poker advice they ever received. Use these tips and gems to improve your own poker strategy even quicker. Coaches include Jonathan Little, Doug Hull, Christian Soto, Gareth James, Mike Gano, James "SplitSuit" Sweeney, and Dr. Tricia Cardner.

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