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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|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|