RecPoker | Episode 519 – Derek Tenbusch

By Jim Reid
September 25, 2023

This week Jim Reid and the RecPoker RECing Crew interview Derek Tenbusch from Tournament Poker Edge! Derek talks about the arc his career has taken: from playing semi-professionally, to forming TPE, transitioning through the Black Friday era, streaming on Twitch. He also talks about his new day job running a distillery, and the importance of following your passion. Finally, he offers some tips for recreational players, 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!

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Time Stamps

00:14 Welcome & Introduction 
02:40 Introduction to Derek
02:53 Derek’s evolution across the poker world
10:37 Finding a way to stay and still exist in the poker industry
14:25 Derek shares about his transition to Twitch streaming
19:05 Passion with a little bit of luck involved
23:55 Derek talks about the Beagle Foundation
28:44 The success of TPE that went after tournaments
31:38 Some mistakes that recreational players make
37:21 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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