RecPoker | Episode 495 – Gareth James

By Jim Reid
July 03, 2023

This week Jim Reid and the RecPoker RECing Crew interview RECing Crew member Gareth James about his new book The Final Table! Gareth gets right into the details about what it’s like to write a book by himself, having co-authored before, and what led him to work on this subject for his new book. The group goes over some of the strategic elements of different phases of the final table, how to write for different audiences, and a lot more! 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!

Order the book here and check out our book review here.

Check out these ways to get in touch with Gareth:

Gareth’s RECing Crew page: https://rec.poker/mttpokerschool/

FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pokerprofits

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mttpokerschool

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/mttpokerschool

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/mttpokerschool or https://www.twitter.com/gazelligpoker

Plus, take a sneak peek into the book: https://youtu.be/yOl5_-8prvg

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

00:15Welcome & Introduction
03:32Commentary on Jim’s game
17:20Introduction to Gareth James
18:05Gareth shares his experience writing his first solo book
24:37Challenges faced while writing the book
30:04Book’s accessibility for recreational players
35:08“Even the best players in the world make mistakes”
37:12Alternative practice methods for final table preparation
46:08Key factors to focus on in short-handed games
51:01Tips for adjusting to changes in table seating
58:12Gareth discusses the video series that complements the book
01:06:07John: 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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