RecPoker | Episode 421 – Kevin Rabichow

By Jim Reid
October 18, 2022

This week Jim Reid and the panel interview longtime pro player and coach Kevin Rabichow about his experiences as a high-stakes heads-up player — and how it’s led him to create his new training course at Run It Once called The Game Plan. Kevin gets right into his insights about adjusting from full-ring to short-handed play, some theoretical implications of only having two players in each hand, why postflop analysis is so important, how he takes notes and how to get the most out of them, good ways to practice shorthanded play, and we even have time to get into RecPoker’s Theme of the Month this month: 3-betting! It’s a great chat and there is some fun new developments at the end of the show that you’ll want to stick around for as well.

Kevin is active on Twitter as @krabichow and you can find out more about him and his course at these links:
Course: https://www.runitonce.com/courses/the-game-plan/
Coaching Website: https://www.kevinrabichow.com/
IG: https://instagram.com/krabichow

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

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Time Stamps

00:13Welcome & Introduction
02:08Introduction to Kevin Rabichow 
02:18Kevin’s role in the world of poker 
03:53Inexperienced players’ challenges when moving to a certain style of game
06:46Is post-flop skill even more premium than heads up?
10:20The importance of one distinction in training 
13:43Kevin on what hands to limp or open with
14:46Understanding whether to play balanced or not 
20:59Kevin: I’m a pretty big proponent of note-taking 
27:32Kevin talks about his course and teaching approach 
36:21Kevin’s thoughts on the approach to post-flop as the 3-bet aggressor 
45:19John: Home Game Result



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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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