This is part two 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
2:04 Invitation to join rec.poker community
3:09 The start of Matt Hunt’s mental health journey
9:42 What’s going on with Matt Hunt in his situation
17:27 What Matt would do if he could start his career again
18:42 The basic reason why Matt was attracted to poker
22:52 The reasons why Matt is very thankful to poker
23:39 Matt: On streaming video games & promoting openness around mental health
38:33 Matt: The biggest challenge poker has to figure out
46:27 Matt: Message to those reluctant to go to a therapist & people who want to help
58:42 Steve: Schedule of events and invitation to sign up for the newsletter

 

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