RecPoker | Episode 483 – Heather and Paul Gearan

By Jim Reid
May 22, 2023

This week Joe Kulas and the RecPoker RECing Crew interview Heather and Paul Gearan about their poker resource website called Poker Pilgrims! Whether it’s comparing your EV in various tournaments or deciding which structures will give you the most time per level to soak up all the fun on the felt, there’s a lot to learn! They also talk about their work with Advanced Poker Training and Cardplayer Lifestyle and describe some other ways they keep their love of poker burning. Plus we give away a free prize at the end for folks in the YouTube chat. Join us LIVE on YouTube next Monday at 7:30 ET for free to ask our guests questions in real-time, and you can win too!

The website: PokerPilgrims.com and their twitter https://twitter.com/PokerPilgrims and Facebook accounts https://www.facebook.com/PokerPilgrims

We also go over this week’s home game results and discuss these topics:
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RecPoker is a vibrant and encouraging poker learning community. We are committed to learning the game, but our priority is building healthy relationships where we can not only grow in the game, but grow in our enjoyment of life. The free membership website at rec.poker is awesome, but it’s just a tool to help us build that community. You can join for FREE, giving you access to the groups, forums, and other member benefits. If you want to enjoy the premium content, or become part of the RECing Crew, those options are available, and you can get $10 off your first payment using the code RECPOKER. Music by Peter Troolin, [email protected].

Time Stamps

00:10 Welcome & Introduction
03:04 Introduction to Heather and Paul Gearan and their poker story
05:13 Heather talks about their poker travel resource website 
10:27 Paul shares how poker cash and tournament data is being analyzed
14:10 Paul explains the calculation and use of S points
20:47 Giving women an idea of venue friendliness
23:26 Card room rankings
25:36 Adjusting to different styles of poker across the country  
27:51 Is it the venue that creates a different atmosphere?
 33:06 Heather: one of our favorite poker rooms is Playground, outside of Montreal
43:17 Analyzing and managing options when playing poker at different card rooms
49:52 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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