RecPoker | Episode 555 – Chris “Fox” Wallace

By Jim Reid
January 30, 2024

This week Jim Reid and the RecPoker RECing Crew interview our newest RECing Crew member Chris “Fox” Wallace! Chris is a professional poker player, author, and poker coach. While primarily a cash game player, he also has over a million dollars in tournament earnings including winning the $10,000 buy-in HORSE World Championship at the World Series Of Poker for more than half a million dollars. He has also made days five and six in the WSOP Main Event. Fox has created video content for more than a dozen poker training sites, coached some of the best players in the world, and written three books on the game.

We talk about shifting from a recreational to pro mindset, the effects of being ‘feared’ at the table, common ‘tells’ that players are less-experienced in masking (and how to exploit them). Fox shares some GREAT tips about how to extrapolate meaningful information from incomplete data sets, and how you can use that information to make good assumptions about different player types at your table and to play optimally against them.

We play Stake/Study/Stack with Shaun Deeb, Brian Devonshire and Michael Mizrachi, we Close The Action with our speed round, and 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!

Learn more about Fox at his RECing Crew page at https://rec.poker/fox/ and you can find most of his coaching information, and a bargain on his training content, at patreon.com/CheckItDown and watch him play live at http://twitch.tv/foxplayspoker . To schedule a coaching session, contact Fox at [email protected].

We also go over this week’s home game results and discuss these topics:
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05:45 Getting to know more about Chris “Fox” Wallace 
15:27 Chris as a musician, a player, and a writer
17:57 Chris on people’s common misconceptions in poker
24:21 Deciding to play more for money: what people have to do differently
31:18 Actions and appearance that tell someone a player is less-experienced
37:49 Chris: Do secret interviews; go talk to some people out there in the world
46:19 How to hone interview skills and calibrate assumptions
48:24 Getting out of the mindset of feeling under threat
51:31 Stake, Study, or Stack
01:48:43 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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