This week Jim Reid and the RecPoker RECing Crew interviewed TJ Reid from Poker.Org! TJ shared some stories about his journey into the world of poker; from working retail and service jobs to playing full-time. He discusses how he treated poker like a small business by tracking his results and hourly rates. He also discussed the importance of not depending solely on poker for income and shared his definition of a recreational player.
TJ Reid discussed his passion for traveling and playing poker, and how his current role as a live reporter allows him to do both without financial stress. He also talked about the shift in poker reporting towards storytelling and finding interesting content to share with the world. Chris Jones and TJ discussed the success of new approaches to reporting in poker media, including initiatives like First-Hand Hands and Inside the Rail content.
TJ provided valuable advice for recreational poker players, highlighting common mistakes and stressing the importance of situational awareness and having a long-term plan for every decision. He provides some good examples and counter-examples of various spots you might encounter in NLHE tournaments, and also shared the experience of blowing off steam in Las Vegas during the World Series of Poker by singing karaoke with friends. Plus we gave away a free prize at the end for folks in the YouTube chat. Join us LIVE on YouTube next Monday at 7:30 ET for free to ask our guests questions in real time, and you can win too!
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|00:16||Welcome & Introduction|
|02:44||Introduction to TJ Reid|
|03:10||TJ shares his role in the poker world|
|04:33||How TJ started with poker|
|10:49||Being able to profit from your hobby|
|13:00||TJ talks about reporting and how he got the job|
|19:13||Will there be Canadian stops on TJ’s tour?|
|30:17||TJ on organizations’ different approaches to reporting|
|35:06||TJ shares interesting player stories|
|40:37||Common mistakes less-experienced players tend to make|
|53:11||Looking back in time: One thing TJ would do differently|
|01:16:41||John: Home Game Result updates|