RecPoker | Episode 453 – Shannon Van Den Berg

By Jim Reid
February 06, 2023

This week Jim Reid and the RecPoker RECing Crew interview Shannon Van Den Berg from the Mixed Games Academy. The first in a series of guests from Australia, Shannon is the founder of the Mixed Games Academy. He gets right into talking all about his favorite mixed games and the different events going on in Australia this year that you can visit to join in the fun! Whether it’s to get an edge on the future of poker, to take a break from No Limit Texas Hold’em, or to give your brain a new perspective on poker generally, there’s WAY more fun to be had in the mixed game arena. Listen along to learn some tips for newbies and why some games are easier to master than others.

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!

To join the fun with Shannon visit http://www.mixedgamesacademy.au/
For Facebook & Instagram you can find the them @mixedgamesaacademy
Twitter @mixedgamesacad
YouTube @mixedgamesacademy5659

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

03:26 Welcome & Introduction 
06:09 Introduction to Shannon Van Den Berg
06:20 Shannon talks about his role in the poker world
11:40 Ways to encourage players to play, from Hold’em to Mixed Games
20:06 Chat: How have solvers affected the lesser played mixed games?
22:30 The future of poker: is it in mixed games?
24:48 The best way to encourage people to get interested in mixed games
24:51 How Shannon hopes players will develop their game in Australia
32:12 Recreational players’ development through different games
38:11 Shannon describes his favorite poker variant 
45:20 Shannon on preparing dealers to provide a quality experience
01:05:05 John: 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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