RecPoker | Episode 407 – Rob Gardner

By Jim Reid
August 26, 2022

This week Jim Reid and the panel interview Rob Gardner, a pro player and content creator who shared a table with Jim in the WSOP main event this year. Rob opens up about his experiences playing as a tournament pro over the last several years, what got him into poker in the first place, and how important it is to know if you are playing for fun or money. He also shares how he improves and studies the game, the importance of bankroll management and game selection as a pro, how to exploit less savvy players with your sizing techniques, and a lot more!

NOTE: In the interview, Rob refers to a 2-year threshold for profitable play – this refers to folks who are actively working hard to become winning players and is not a standard that recreational players who play for fun should hold themselves to. Enjoy!

Rob can also be found here:
Twitter: @robgardnerlive
Youtube RobGardner.Live or youtube.com/RobGardnerLive
Twitch: twitch.tv/pokerpastor
Instagram: RobGardnerLive
TikTok: RobGardnerLive
Email: [email protected]

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/

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Time Stamps

00:08 Welcome & Introduction 
02:17 Introduction to Rob Gardner
03:13 Rob’s 2nd time playing at the main event
06:40 Rob’s role in the poker world
13:50 Technical help Rob may provide for players
20:25 Rob talks about Chase the Dream
24:34 The 2-year threshold for profitable play
29:43 Rob’s advice on doing a stream
33:46 Playing live vs. playing online
35:38 Mistakes in exploiting poker that are actually good
39:06 What does going into the lab entail?
54:42 John: 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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