RecPoker | Episode 395 – Matt Matros

By Jim Reid
July 15, 2022

This week Jim Reid and the panel interview Matt Matros, poker player and author of several books on the subject. RecPoker conducted a Book Study on his primer The Game Plan last year, and we are excited to get into the details of Matt’s latest book entitled The Poker Brain. The group also discusses the process of writing, what Matt enjoys about poker, what surprised him about his research for the book, and a lot more! After the interview, the gang recaps some more details about the RecPoker Weekend at Running Aces and Jim’s run in the WSOP Main Event including some thoughts on the unique dynamic at play in that very special tournament and how it affects the ranges players will use both to 3-bet, and also to continue against 3-bets from other players.

Matt is active on Twitter as @Matt_Matros

We also go over this week’s home game results and discuss these topics:
How to help us out – https://rec.poker/support/
Home Games – https://rec.poker/homegame/
Go Premium! – https://rec.poker/premium/

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

03:10 Welcome & Introduction
06:05 Introduction to Matt Matros
06:56 How are The Game Plan and The Poker Brain different?
09:25 Matt shares how long it took him to finish The Poker Brain
11:12 Matt: The Poker Brain is geared mostly for tournament players
13:08 Matt used Solvers to gather ideas and build optimal strategies
21:04 How does Matt think of himself in the poker world?
22:45 Matt prefers playing live
24:48 Teaser to some key stats when Matt plays online
26:35 John: from a writing style perspective, are the two books similar?
33:51 John: Home Game Results 



Sign up
Jim Reid
Written By.

Jim Reid

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 […]

Latest Post


Mixed Game Festival VIII

Pokercoaching All Access

Mixed Game Plaques

WPTGlobal Welcome Offer

Don’t miss our top stories, exclusive offers and giveaways!