This week Jim Reid and the RecPoker RECing Crew interview the President of the Women’s Poker Association, Tara Smith!
Tara shares some details about her entry into the world of poker, and how she became drawn to the cause of advocacy for women in the game. She shares some of the origin story of the WPA and her role in it now, as well as outlining some of the issues women face in the poker world. Next she talks about some of the solutions the WPA and other great organizations like it are hoping to implement in the near future. The group also talks about how men can help support and encourage players of every demographic, and Tara gives some specific and helpful advice for how any of us can make the poker table a more positive and encouraging place for anyone to join.
Tara also shares some details about the WPA’s advocacy programs and how our male listeners can become Purple Tie Guys and show their support for the cause. Plus we give away a free prize at the end for folks in the YouTube chat. Join us on YouTube next Monday at 7:30 ET for free to ask our guests questions in real time, and you can win too!
Tara is active on Twitter as https://twitter.com/mspokermafia
WPA Purple Tie Guys – https://www.wpa.poker/2/purple-tie-guy/
How to order patches – https://www.wpa.poker/2/patches-order/
Raise it Up Info & Recommended Rooms List – https://www.wpa.poker/2/raiseitup/ & https://www.wpa.poker/2/raise-it-up-recommended-poker-rooms-lists/
Women’s Poker Playlist – https://www.wpa.poker/2/womens-poker-playlist/
WPA Contact links:
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|05:08||Welcome & Introduction|
|11:37||Introduction to Tara Smith|
|12:05||Tara describes her role in the world of poker|
|13:27||How Tara got started in poker|
|16:47||Tara: I feel like poker in general didn’t do a great job marketing to women|
|20:23||Intimidation and aggressive aspects to gain an advantage|
|23:03||Tara talks about the programs in the WPA (Women’s Poker Association)|
|27:20||The best way to help when at a table|
|32:52||Tara talks about the Purple Tie Guy|
|41:09||Tara: Playing poker is such parallel to your life|
|42:13||Common mistakes or leaks beginners or rec players have|
|52:25||John: Home Game updates|