Since we are in the midst of tournament season, it’s not shocking that we’ve been getting a lot of MTT questions lately. James “SplitSuit” Sweeney sits down and answers some common tournament questions about things like chip accumulation, hand reading, differences between cash and MTTs, etc. If you are playing MTTs or are thinking about playing more of them – make sure to listen to this episode first.
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Every poker player has leaks in their game – some are big, some are small, and some are very specific – but we all have them. James “SplitSuit” Sweeney breaks down a model for finding and fixing your leaks to help you constantly grow as a player. The FLASHED model is all about Finding leaks, Listing them, Assessing, Studying, Homework, Executing, and Demoting each leak you spot.
If you are serious about improving, you may want to listen to this episode twice!
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PokerRanger is a powerful piece of poker software that combines all the important features from various tools into a single application. Michael, the developer, sits down and walks us through some of the major highlights of the software along with his own journey that lead him into developing this tool.
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Host James “SplitSuit” Sweeney gets interviewed in this episode. Sky asks great questions about coaching, playing, common leaks, and leads a great discussion about hand reading.
This is a rebroadcast of the interview originally featured on the Smart Poker Study podcast. A special thank you to Sky for both hosting the interview and allowing us to share it directly with Red Chippers!
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GTO Range Builder is a world-class poker tool for mapping out game theory optimal decisions. Today we sit down with Alex Sutherland, the creator of GTORB, to pick his brain on GTO and understand how his software helps poker players make better decisions.
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Do hands like 65s, A4s, and 97 get you a little excited, or alittle nervous? Doug Hull and Ed Miller lead today’s conversationand discuss the driving factors behind playing these handsprofitably. They go on to discuss the power and misconceptionsbehind small pocket pairs and explain why folding gutshots toooften is leaving money on the table. Nits beware!
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New players love to say "tight is right" - but nits take this to the extreme. James "SplitSuit" Sweeney spends this episode discussing why being a nit is a bad idea. Concepts include why nits have awful frequencies, why a lack of showdowns is a bad thing, and why nits actually become targets to good players. If you know any nitty players, make sure to share this episode with them as well!
Sick of constantly min-cashing in your poker tournaments? Doug Hull and Gareth James sit down to discuss ways to avoid the min-cash and explain how to start playing for the win more often. They discuss restealing strategies, open-shipping stack sizes, and more MTT-specific advice to help you perform better in your next tournament series.
Thinking about coming to Las Vegas for the WSOP? Doug Hull leads today's conversation to discuss ways to save money on your Vegas trip. Doug breaks down common travel costs, money-saving tactics, and what you need vs don't need in Vegas. If you want to keep more money in your bankroll and keep your trip under $2,000 - this episode is a must.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.