RecPoker | Episode 368 – Dara O’Kearney

By Steve Fredlund
April 18, 2022

Professional poker play, author, and RECing Crew member Dara O’Kearney is a long-time friend of the show and a monthly contributor to our rec.poker Premium training materials. He’s back this month to talk about Final Table strategy, how to study ICM, what tips recreational players need to make better decisions, and his current plans for live poker.

Dara is active on Twitter as @daraokearney and you can find out more about him, his podcast, and the books he’s written with Barry Carter at https://rec.poker/doke

We also go over this week’s home game results and discuss these topics:
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Time Stamps

00:09 Welcome & Introduction
02:06 Introduction to Dara O’Kearney 
02:51 Dara talks about the Norwegian Poker Championships 
08:59 Dara: Live poker is back in Ireland with a vengeance
12:08 Dara’s ways of re-establishing himself in the live game 
14:40 The importance of knowing about ICM 
23:58 Dara’s approach to teaching ICM 
28:58 How to practice ICM
33:16 Dara: The weird thing about ICM is that there’s an advantage to not knowing about ICM
42:14 Dara explains the importance of Stack Sizes
47:02 John: Home Game Result updates 
50:24 Rob: Book Study 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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