RecPoker | Episode 417 – Matt Berkey

By Jim Reid
October 04, 2022

This week Jim Reid and the panel interview Matt Berkey, the founder of Solve For Why and a longtime friend of the show. Matt starts by talking about the goals of Solve For Why Academy and how they approach learning. We then get into common misconceptions that recreational players have about the game. We discuss fold equity as it relates to the strength of your hand, Matt analyzes different hands equities on a common flop texture, and we learn how to play a nut flush draw in various situations. This episode is jam packed with strategic goodness, so open up your ears and enjoy!

Links to learn more: solveforwhy.io & youtube.com/solveforwhy and for social media @berkey11 on all social @solveforwhytv on twitter

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

00:08Welcome & Introduction
02:08Introduction to Matt Berkey
02:38What is Matt up to now in the poker world?
03:58Matt shares how “Solve For Why” started
07:08The best approach to learning poker 
10:53Recreational players’ misconceptions 
13:43Opponents Folding vs. Folding Equity 
24:47How Matt reads his opponents at the table 
36:10Cognitive Skills and Discipline: are they teachable?
38:09The cheapest way to study GTO
42:01Matt talks about how the “Friends Only” podcast got started
50:15John: 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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