RecPoker | Ep 293 – Dara O’Kearney

By Steve Fredlund
July 19, 2021

Dara O’Kearney is the co-host of “The Chip Race” podcast and “The Lock-in” YouTube video series. He has authored two books, Poker Satellite Strategy (excerpt here) and PKO Poker Strategy. He is currently hoping to complete his next book on ICM (Independent Chip Model) by late August / early September. Dara has been a great friend of RecPoker as a podcast guest, Twitter supporter, and presenter at the RECies Awards. You can follow him on Twitter at @daraokearney

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Time Stamps

00:13Welcome & Introduction
01:51Introduction to Dara O’Kearney 
02:31What’s the latest with Dara
04:14Dara’s poker journey with his students 
08:51Dara talks more about bubble play and ICM 
14:04Explaining ICM to the newbies 
25:01Dara’s recommendations when playing chop 
29:43Other ways to understand the ICM 
32:52How to play against players who don’t understand the ICM 
39:15Dara’s suggestions  for rec players: looking at bubble and chopping 
52:21John: Home Game updates 



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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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