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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|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|