RecPoker | Ep 316 – Dara O’Kearney

By Steve Fredlund
October 12, 2021

As well as being a player, long-time friend of the show, and RecPoker collaborator, Dara O’Kearney is a coach, author of two #1 best-selling poker strategy books Poker Satellite Strategy and PKO Poker Strategy. He recently published Endgame Poker Strategy: The ICM Book. A very popular blogger, Dara also co-hosts the GPI Award-winning Chip Race Poker podcast and the Lock-In on Youtube. He also writes a free monthly newsletter on poker strategy. He has also commentated on The Irish Poker Open, The Unibet Open, and at the WSOP. Dara became a Unibet Ambassador in March 2017. You can find out more about Dara on his RECing Crew page at rec.poker/doke. Dara is active on Twitter as @daraokearney

We also go over this week’s home game results and discuss these topics:
WSOP road trip – https://rec.poker/roadtrips/
RecPoker Staking -https://rec.poker/staking/

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Time Stamps

00:08 Welcome & Introduction 
00:50 Introduction to Dara O’Kearney 
01:45  How is Dara planning for the WSOP?
06:05 Dara on handling fund conversion and event registration
09:46 Dara’s recommendation for first-timers going to the event 
13:29 Dara says something about queuing etiquette in Europe
15:05 How Dara might use ICM to increase ROI 
24:24 How to think about whether to call or not
30:26 Dara’s recommended pre-flop tools 
34:36 What’s the cost of folding incorrectly? 
38:00 Jim: Knowing the theory for short-handed play 



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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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