RecPoker | Episode 565 – Matt Affleck

By Jim Reid
March 04, 2024

This week Jim Reid and the RecPoker RECing Crew interview pro player and coach Matt Affleck! We talk about the best ways to study, the importance of opportunity cost, and tips for recreational players. Matt shares what he loves about playing and coaching poker, different coaching styles for different clients, GTO vs. exploitative play, and a lot more!

We also play Stake/Study Stack with Lexy Gavin, Jordan Drummond, and Jonathan Little, 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!

Matt is available on Twitter as https://twitter.com/mcmattopoker

Check out his coaching at https://rec.poker/go/pokercoaching-com/

We also go over this week’s home game results and discuss these topics:
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07:28Matt shares his journey as a poker coach
09:50Qualities that make a good coach
12:53Matt: I am 100% theory in my coaching and in my play
16:3110k bankroll for the WSOP: tournaments to take a shot in
20:18A realization that winning bracelets doesn’t define skill level in poker
28:10Teaching Rec players vs. Pro players
36:42Matt talks about the percentage of women in his coaching
46:22Matt believes solvers might produce bad habits
51:37Are there rankings in the buy-ins field?
56:54Common mistakes that rec players make
57:22Shoving is actually lowering your variance 
01:07:58John: 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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