This is part one of a two-part conversation with Matt Hunt. Matt is a professional poker player and coach from the UK, currently living in Las Vegas. Matt holds a bachelor’s degree in French and a Master’s degree in Transnational Studies, both from the University of Southampton (UK). As a poker coach, he specializes in MTT math and ICM concepts, short-stacked play, exploration of the No-Limit Hold’em game tree through GTO solver research, and the cognitive role of language in poker decision-making. Recently Matt has been active on Twitter (@MntalHlthGaming) and Twitch (Mental_Health_Gaming) discussing his own journey with depression and anxiety, and helping for a community for those also struggling with mental health issues.

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Time Stamps

0:00 Welcome & Introduction
2:30 Welcome  Matt Hunt
6:52 Matt: How Matt got into poker
14:55 Matt: Mathematical concepts in poker
24:03 Matt: Decision on sharing about mental health
27:20 Matt: Decision to move to the US
30:47 Matt: Difference in people’s learning process
35:12 Matt: Is poker still fun?
41:09 Matt: What still challenges Matt?
47:11 Matt: Resources he used to expand his knowledge
53:33 Steve: Podcast updates
57:40 John: Nightly series updates

 

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