RecPoker | Episode 433 – Gareth James

By Jim Reid
November 29, 2022

This week Jim Reid and the panel interview Gareth James from the MTT Poker School! After overcoming some audio issues in the first couple of minutes, they talk about the Theme of the Month at RecPoker, which is “Responding to 3-bets,” by discussing position, stack size, player tendencies, and hand characteristics. They also get into the difference between ‘studying’ and ‘training’ as well as talking about a new Book Gareth is working on that focuses on how to play when you find yourself at the final table of a tournament.

Plus we give away a free prize at the end for folks in the YouTube chat. Join us on YouTube next Monday at 7:30 ET for free to ask our guests questions in real-time, and you can win too!

Gareth is active on Twitter at @gazelligpoker but spends most of his social media time on facebook (search for the group ‘poker profits’) and you can check out his “Train and play like the pros” course here: https://rec.poker/go/mtt-poker-academy/

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

03:09 Welcome & Introduction 
05:29  Introduction to Gareth James 
06:25 Gareth dives into some details of his new course 
09:39 Finding areas that should be worked on 
13:15 People say: This program (database) is incredible, but I don’t play online.
19:37 The difference between training and studying
24:28 A recreational player facing a 3-bet
28:26 Kinds of hands that one might consider calling 3-Bet with
33:22 The good thing about adding Fold Equity 
45:30 John: Home Game Result updates
59:00 Rob: Book Study 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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