RecPoker | Episode 389 – Grant Denison and Jonathan Levy

By Jim Reid
June 28, 2022

This week Jim Reid and Chris Jones interview Jonathan Levy and Grant Denison – otherwise known as The Poker Guys from the popular podcast The Breakdown! They talk about their own working chemistry, other fun projects they’ve tinkered with, and the process of breaking down a listener hand. They also discuss how they would study poker these days, how recreational players can avoid some common mistakes, the future of poker both live and online, and a lot more! Plus we give away a copy of their book “How Can He Fold?” to a lucky YouTube viewer in our weekly contest – join us every week Monday night at 6:30 CT for your chance to win!

Find The Breakdown on Twitter at @2pokerguys

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

03:13 Welcome & Introduction
05:14 Introduction to Grant Denison and Jonathan Levy
05:52 Grant and Jonathan describe their roles in the poker world
08:30 How The Poker Guys Podcast started 
10:36 Doing commentary didn’t work for Jonathan
14:28 Handling the absence of chemistry between Jonathan and Grant
17:13 Tips for less experienced players playing in big tournaments 
26:57 Balancing the poker and non-poker stuff on the podcast
31:00 Grant talks about Jonathan as a business partner
33:32 Will Jonathan play Hellmuth Heads Up?
40:16 Grant: No Limit Hold’em is always going to be the king of tournament poker
54:40 Jim: Home Game  Result updates



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Jim Reid is the host of the RecPoker Podcast and one of the leaders of the free poker learning community at www.rec.poker where you can find an amazing array of training resources and social community activities to help you develop and share your love of this great game we call poker! Learn more about Jim […]

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