RecPoker | Ep 196 Matt Hunt (part 2)

By Steve Fredlund
September 07, 2020

This is part two of a two-part conversation with Matt Hunt. Matt is a professional poker player and coach from the UK, currently living in Las Vegas. Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in French and a Master’s degree in Transnational Studies, both from the University of Southampton (UK). As a poker coach, he specializes in MTT math and ICM concepts, short-stacked play, exploration of the No-Limit Hold’em game tree through GTO solver research, and the cognitive role of language in poker decision-making. Recently Matt has been active on Twitter (@MntalHlthGaming) and Twitch (Mental_Health_Gaming) discussing his own journey with depression and anxiety, and helping for a community for those also struggling with mental health issues.

RecPoker is a vibrant and encouraging poker learning community. We are committed to learning the game, but our priority is building healthy relationships where we can not only grow in the game, but grow in our enjoyment of life. The membership website at rec.poker is awesome, but it’s just a tool to help us build that community. You can join for FREE, giving you access to the groups, forums, and other member benefits. If you want to enjoy the premium content, or become part of the RECing Crew, those options are available and you can get $10 off your first payment using the code RECPOKER.

Time Stamps

0:00Welcome & Introduction
2:04Invitation to join rec.poker community
3:09The start of Matt Hunt’s mental health journey
9:42What’s going on with Matt Hunt in his situation
17:27What Matt would do if he could start his career again
18:42The basic reason why Matt was attracted to poker
22:52The reasons why Matt is very thankful to poker
23:39Matt: On streaming video games & promoting openness around mental health
38:33Matt: The biggest challenge poker has to figure out
46:27Matt: Message to those reluctant to go to a therapist & people who want to help
58:42Steve: Schedule of events and invitation to sign up for the newsletter




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Steve Fredlund

Steve Fredlund is the host of the RecPoker podcast and Rec.Poker website, both of which are committed to building a vibrant and encouraging poker learning community. Steve also works diligently to encourage people live their most fulfilling lives through coaching, speaking and writing; information about that is at stevefredlund.com.

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