RecPoker | Episode 491 – Garry Gates

By Jim Reid
June 19, 2023

This week Jim Reid and the RecPoker RECing Crew interview Garry Gates from Poker.Org! Garry talks about his own 4th place finish in the 2019 WSOP Main Event, his new role with Poker.Org, their new “First-Hand Hands” program, one thing he would do differently, the importance of spending time with people that you love, and more! Plus of course 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!

Garry is active on Twitter as https://twitter.com/GarryGates

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Time Stamps

00:15Welcome & Introduction
07:44Introduction to Garry Gates
08:27WSOP 2019: life-changing for Garry
10:42How Garry ended up getting more involved with Poker.Org
12:28Garry talks about the first-hand hands program
16:22Different formats of hands that people submit 
22:27Poker.Org: you’re seeing coverage of poker through the lens of players
24:42Connecting with the professional realm of poker is very exciting and fun.
29:29How Garry’s journey continued after the WSOP 2019
33:12“Coming close but not getting to the top of the mountain”
35:14Looking back: things Garry would do differently
46:33Jim: 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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