RecPoker | Episode 537 – Max Havlish and Wesley Cannon

By Jim Reid
November 27, 2023

This week Jim Reid and the RecPoker RECing Crew interview Max Havlish and Wesley Cannon from the Suited Kings Poker podcast! To start, Max shares some details about his own poker journey, and why he and Wes are good friends and partners. If you want to learn more about Wes’s poker story, check out episode 469 from earlier this year.

The group discusses cash vs. tournament play, competing with respect, when being ‘balanced’ matters most, and good hands to limp or call with. We also learn ways pros can tell if you are less experienced, about staking, swapping, selling action – and a lot more! Plus we play Stake/Study Stack with Matt Hamilton, Kou Vang and Robbie WazWaz, we Close The Action with Wes and Max, and 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!

We also go over this week’s home game results and discuss these topics:
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04:15Max describes his role in the poker world 
07:11Deciding to start a podcast
10:25Being competitors but also helping each other to get better
17:26Max: Rule No. 1: Never stop studying
20:40Getting a bit more experienced: cash vs. tournament 
25:44Maintaining or budgeting the ability to focus
27:26Actions that tell someone they are a less-experienced player
33:57How important is balancing hands in a certain spot?
43:43Max and Wes’ opinions on staking, swapping, and selling action
49:12Max & Wes play the game Stake, Study, or Stack
01:03:16John: 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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