RecPoker | Episode 411 – Rob Washam

By Jim Reid
September 12, 2022

This week Jim Reid and the panel are joined again by Greg Clem, our resident RECing Crew Interviewer, who puts our own Rob Washam in the hot seat! Rob is one of the founding members of RecPoker and an active member of the RECing Crew – affectionately referred to as the Zen Master of the panel, Rob runs the biweekly Book Study group and contributes heavily to the strategy content RecPoker produces every month.

Rob talks about how he got started in poker, how he likes to learn things, and how he met Steve and joined RecPoker. He also discusses playing in home games, early podcast editions, his favourite books, playing in the WSOP Main Event, how to improve as a new player, mindfulness, and a lot more!

Rob is active on Twitter as @rabman50

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

00:08 Welcome & Introduction 
02:08 How Rob got into poker
05:50 Rob shares how he got to RecPoker and met Steve
10:36 Spending more time playing and studying poker after retiring
17:39 Where did Rob play to start?
19:04 His most influential poker book: Modern Poker Theory by Michael Acevedo 
22:02 Rob talks about his approach to hand reading 
26:34 Rob shares his experience playing at the WSOP on live TV
36:29 The most memorable podcast guest Rob has ever had 
43:09 Playing, analyzing, and studying poker changed Rob’s game
51:12 Recommendations about note taking 
53:54 Golf was the reason Rob approached life with stoicism 



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!