RecPoker | Episode 561 – Shimpei Adachi

By Jim Reid
February 19, 2024

This week Jim Reid and the RecPoker RECing Crew interview Shimpei Adachi, a recreational player from Japan who has lived and played online in Canada for several years. Shimpei has grown a YouTube following as he chronicles his poker journey. He starts the interview by sharing some details about how poker is viewed in Japan, and how the social and political landscapes are slowly changing there to allow poker to become a more accepted pastime.

The panel then talks about adapting to different player pools, common mistakes less-experienced players make at the tables, and how studying has changed over the years. Shimpei then offers some tips for folks getting started on their poker journey and those making their way as a streamer or content producer!

We also play Stake/Study Stack with Masashi Oya, Tsugunari Toma and Masato Yokosawa 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!

Shimpei is active on Twitter at https://twitter.com/ShinnyPoker and you can check out his YouTube channel here: http://youtube.com/@shinnypoker

We also go over this week’s home game results and discuss these topics:
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04:04Shimpei shares his poker story
06:52How differences in culture impact poker 
09:50Shimpei talks about how to play poker in Japan 
12:59Given that it’s hard to play, how does interest grow among Japanese?
16:27Shimpei talks about things he produces on YouTube
20:27Adjusting play when in different player pools
23:40How Shimpei studies poker
26:28Shimpei shares about his Jiu-Jitsu practice
31:26Getting more familiar with other players
33:06There are now poker coaches in Japan as the game gets more popular
34:15Shimpei: if you’re going to play poker, do it for the love of the game
50:02John: 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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