RecPoker | Episode 571 – Brad Willis

By Jim Reid
March 25, 2024

This week Jim Reid and the RecPoker RECing Crew interview Poker.Org’s editor-in-chief Brad Willis! Brad talks about baseball, music, and other ways he and his family enjoy their time together. He also tells some fun stories about his new position at Poker.Org and what he loves about working there. The group discusses some of the surprises Brad wasn’t expecting from the poker industry, some lessons he’s learned there, and Brad shares some details about his own personal experiences while working at PokerStars through Black Friday and the organizational changes that followed.

We also play Stake/Study Stack with Sarah Herring, Lee Jones, and TJ Reid 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!

Find Brad on Twitter at https://twitter.com/BradWillis

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We also go over this week’s home game results and discuss these topics:
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04:03Brad Willis describes his role in the poker world
06:56Brad talks about getting into poker and leaving journalism 
08:47Advice to people who are trying to break into the poker world
10:28What makes Poker.Org different from other poker news 
12:20Covering stories that are more accessible to Rec players
17:24Fantastic ideas that people need
20:35How much poker does Brad get to play these days?
30:15Learnings from the poker world that helped Brad raise his kids
32:39Brad shares what he really does as editor in chief
36:59Seeing the poker world and Poker Stars change significantly
43:35Something in Brad’s current job that he really enjoys
55:45John: 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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