RecPoker | Episode 543 – Brian Winter

By Jim Reid
December 18, 2023

This week Joe Kulas and the RecPoker RECing Crew interview Brian Winter! Brian talks about his lead in the RunGood Player of the Year competition, and traveling as a pro with his amazing photographer wife Rachel. He also shares top four WORST places to finish in a tournament, the problem of finishing final tables in the wee hours of the morning, one way that many recreational players can improve their game immediately, and the importance of PB&J fundamentals. He also plays “Stake, Study, Stack” with Jerod Smith, Tana Karn, and Ryan Laplante, and we Close The Action with our speed round. 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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We also go over this week’s home game results and discuss these topics:
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07:00 Brian talks about the Player of the Year at RunGood
12:08 Transitioning from teaching to playing poker 
16:59 Finance issues in a recreational setting 
18:56 Chat: Does Brian gives his wife all the credit for his success?
23:21 Where did the “Golden Blazer” come from?
26:37 Brian on responding to people on X (Twitter)
33:35 Brian shares how he and his wife work toward long-term goals
41:19 Brian shares his streaming experience
44:06 Piece of advice for recreational players 
47:21 Difficult spot for less-experienced players
55:27 Brian plays Stake, Study, or Stack, and Closing the Action
01:07:27 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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