RecPoker | Episode 419 – Dr. Alex Chauran

By Jim Reid
October 07, 2022

This week Jim Reid and the panel interview Dr. Alex Chauran, a twitch streamer, writer, and instructor with Poker Power who thoroughly enjoys working with beginner players and taking their game to the next level. A practicing Wiccan, Doc runs her own coven in British Columbia, Canada, and shares some details about what life is like practicing witchcraft. She also discusses how poker has helped her overcome adversity, some missteps new players often make, the different strategies she employs when playing cash versus playing “Spin & go” poker online, and a lot more!

Doc is active on Twitter as @dralexchauran and on twitch at

Find out more about Poker Power and their goal to teach a million women to play poker at www.pokerpower.com

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Time Stamps

00:13 Welcome & Introduction 
03:38 Introduction to Dr. Alex Chauran
04:37 Alex talks about her role at Poker Power
09:52 What brought Alex into witchcraft?
15:47 How Alex came to know poker and its role in her life
21:08 Helping beginners understand theories about aces
27:13 Alex is one of the leading instructors at Poker Power 
31:38 Differences in payouts on Spin & Go compared to tournaments etc.
36:05 Does the rising prize pool affect strategies?
38:47 Teaching techniques Alex uses for beginners
41:00 Kim: Time for study vs play?
52:05 Alex’s thoughts on 3 betting from an aggressor’s POV



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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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