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This is the podcast for poker players looking for coaching on the go. Learn new plays, powerful concepts, and gain insights from coaches who play your games. If you're looking for even more content and a community of poker players who are ready to help you improve, join us at redchippoker.com. Enjoy the show!

Episode Date
C-Betting With Fitzgerald
31:42

Alex "Assassinato" Fitzgerald joins James 'SplitSuit' Sweeney to discuss all things c-betting in preparation for this month's PRO group coaching session. Get a taste of professional-grade c-betting tactics and join PRO to get the complete strategy.

Aug 20, 2019
Behind The Scenes Of Our Podcast, After 2.2M Listens
51:12

Join us for a very special episode as all three of our hosts get together for a roundtable discussion, revealing all the details from behind the scenes of our podcast. Robbie Strazyknsi, James 'SplitSuit' Sweeney and Zac Shaw talk about the past and future of the podcast, the best guests, the biggest lessons learned, great successes and mistakes, and more. It's everything you ever wanted to know about running a poker podcast!

Aug 06, 2019
C-Betting Out Of Position
30:29

"w34z3l" joins us to lend his expertise as a pro and coach to make you a better c-bettor out of position. He's hosting a group coaching session for PRO members, and on this episode he shares some of his best advice for OOP c-betting.

Jun 25, 2019
The Poker Lawyer
48:08

Mac VerStandig is known as THE poker lawyer, a prolific protector of poker player rights. The old-school-grinder and gaming law guru gives us a far-ranging verbal tour of the poker legal landscape, touching on many critical legal issues any serious poker player should understand.

Jun 11, 2019
Playing From The Blinds
40:22

Mike Gano is a poker pro, coach and author who's contributed tons of great strategy content to our PRO and CORE premium training memberships. He joins us today to talk about the subject on which he'll be leading a Red Chip Poker PRO group coaching session this month: playing from the blinds.

Jun 04, 2019
Calling The Biggest Action In Poker
01:02:04

David Tuchman is one of poker's most beloved commentators, and as a player, he's posted six figures of tournament scores. He joins us to talk about what it's like calling the action -- front and center for the most talked-about hands and biggest pots in the game.

May 28, 2019
Consistently Cashing In Big Tournaments
55:32

Melanie Weisner is a pro poker player and coach with a long list of high-profile tournament cashes dating back to the golden age of online poker. We spoke with her about the many changes her poker career underwent as games and players evolved, and what her poker present and future look like. 

May 21, 2019
Poker And Creativity
53:16

David K Lappin is not just a poker player, he's a prolific creator of content and conversation within the poker world. We spoke to him about his tentacular reach in the poker scene, and took the pulse of poker with someone who's pumped many years of blood, sweat and tears into the game we love.

May 14, 2019
Poker's Leading Lady
43:44

Kara Scott has been a leading and highly visible figure in poker for a long time, with many an inside story to tell. This week, she joins us as she makes her triumphant return to the poker scene after being on maternity leave. Join us for another great discussion with one of the poker world's primary players.

May 07, 2019
Poker's Biggest Events
45:40

James Hartigan shares behind-the-scenes stories of his commentator work with the European Poker Tour and PokerStars Carribean Adventure, as well as thoughts on being a recreational poker player amongst some of the biggest events the poker world has to offer.

Apr 30, 2019
Satellite Tournament Strategy Shortcuts
46:18

Dara O'Kearney, Irish pro and satellite specialist, has teamed up with poker media mainstay Barry Carter to literally write the book on STTs. They both drop by for our first double-guest episode to discuss some of the secrets they've sealed in this tome of satellite poker wisdom.

Apr 23, 2019
Seven-Figure Scores: High Stakes Poker Life
51:58

Eli Elezra is a legend in the high stakes poker scene, with tons of TV appearances, 3 WSOP bracelets and countless six- and seven-figure scores at the cash game and tournament tables. He joins us to discuss the English-language release of his autobiography, and reflects on a poker life less ordinary.

Apr 16, 2019
Underground Poker Exposed
37:54

John Curry's We Run Bad is an "authentic and darkly comic look at underground poker culture." We spoke with him about underground poker and his gritty take on the dark underbelly of America's favorite card game, and indeed, America itself. It's a great read and this week's episode is a great listen!

Apr 09, 2019
World Series of Poker All-Access Pass
36:48

Jack Effel, tournament director for the World Series of Poker, drops by this week to talk about what goes into putting together the biggest and most famous tournament series in the game. For their 50th anniversary, the WSOP is pulling out all the stops this year, and we get the inside take on what players should expect this year as they chase their poker dreams.

Apr 02, 2019
Deciphering Poker Tells With An Expert
45:01

Zach Elwood has dedicated much of his life to deciphering poker tells so us players could make sense of them. This week, he shares some of his most profitable insights and breaks down exactly what goes into extraction information from verbal and nonverbal tells in poker.

Mar 26, 2019
Calling Action And Giving Action On TV
44:22

Jeff Platt is famous for his poker commentating and podcasting chops, but he's also a player, with a 60th place WSOP Main Event cash for $113,764. In this wide-ranging interview, we learn what it's like to call the action from behind the commentator's desk, as well as what it's like to tussle on the felt with the best.

Mar 19, 2019
Bracelet Winner Brings Poker To The People
46:32

Chris "Fox" Wallace is a PLO and mixed game specialist with the WSOP bracelet to prove his poker mettle. His Next Level Poker and iNinja Poker Tour ventures are taking the poker world by storm, and he's on the podcast today to share an exciting behind-the-scenes look at how a major poker tournament tour comes together.

Mar 12, 2019
Poker Strategy Mindhacks
32:31

Tommy Angelo has written some of our favorite books on poker, period. He blurs the line between strategy and storytelling, teaching countless players how to succeed through mindfulness and self-reflection. Plus he's damn funny! Hear why 'Waiting For Straighters' might be the most entertaining way to up your game this year.

Mar 05, 2019
Making a Living Playing Big O & PLO8
40:34

Greg Vail is a split pot scholar who makes crushing Big O and O8 look easy. As he explains on our podcast, these games are growing in both popularity and profitability. Wondering what these Omaha games are all about? Listen and you'll wonder why you're not playing them.

Feb 26, 2019
Unbeatable Poker
45:18

Ross Glover is author of the upcoming strategy masterwork Unbeatable Poker. He drops by the podcast this week, taking us behind the scenes on the journey of authoring a poker strategy book. He shares his experiences as a serious student and sage of the game. Many winning poker players create their own unique system to dominate the game, and Glover's approach synthesizes the best poker strategy of the last decades into a single fascinating framework.

Feb 19, 2019
Life At The Center Of The Poker Universe
58:07

Joe Stapleton is one of the most-loved and most-recognized commentators in poker media. This week he joins us to entertain and entrance with tales from behind the scenes of poker's biggest stages. Tune in if you've ever dreamed of hearing Stapleton say your name on a broadcast (even if he's telling joke about you!)

Feb 12, 2019
The Moneymaker Effect, In His Own Words
34:16

Moneymaker. What more do we have to say? Listen to this week's podcast to hear our interview with Chris Moneymaker, 2003 WSOP Main Event winner and man whose storyline gave birth to the golden age of modern poker. 

Feb 05, 2019
Becoming A Solid Winner At $2/$5
33:30

Travis Moss struggled for years to gain a foothold in the game, but his passion for poker drove him to keep studying and competing against the best. Today, he's a solid winning player at $2/$5 taking shots at $5/$10, thanks to his serious study of the game (including being a Red Chip Poker member). Hear how he did it on this week's podcast.

Jan 29, 2019
Can Online Poker Make A Comeback In The US?
31:56

Rich Muny just finished his run as President of the Poker Players Alliance, and he joins us for a behind-the-scenes look at the legal landscape for online poker. Muny shares stories of fighting on behalf of all poker players to banish the legal demons of Black Friday and bring the game we all love back to the masses. It's a fascinating look at the past, present and future of the poker industry.

Jan 22, 2019
The Ugly Truth About Becoming A Poker Pro
33:41

Doug Hull has been grinding $1/$2 professionally in Las Vegas for years, and now he's ready to share the ugly the truth about going pro. He's seen the poker scene chew up and spit out 'baby pros' who come to town with a few buyins and a dream, and his message is "Beware." His bottom line? If you have the skills to excel in poker, you can profit more by applying those skills to non-poker career pursuits, and then you might have the bankroll to retire early and play poker professionally like Hull does.

Jan 15, 2019
Taking Your Shot At The Main Event
37:18

Johnny Kampis was your average poker player until he decided to take a shot at the Main Event. The thrilling journey was captured in his book Vegas Or Bust: A Family Man Takes On The Poker Pros, and this week he's on the podcast to give us a behind-the-scenes look at his WSOP Main Event run. 

Jan 08, 2019
Parlaying Poker Into A Fulfilling Career
45:02
Lee Davy has experienced poker from all sides, as a player, writer and everything in between. Today we discuss how his passion for poker led him to a long a fulfilling career in the gambling industry. In addition to his widely read work with gambling industry site CalvinAyre.com, he hosts The Alcohol & Addiction Podcast, part of a larger mission to spread the word about sobriety. He talks about it all on this week's podcast -- check out the story behind how your average poker player became a larger-than-life personality focused on doing good in the world.
Jan 01, 2019
Ace King: Optimizing When You Hit
33:00

We like looking down at ace king, but there's often the underlying feeling of dread that decisions are about to get tricky. It's true, ace king is arguably poker's most complex hand to play, and that's why James 'SplitSuit' Sweeney and Adam 'w34z3l' Jones wrote an entire book on it. This week, we share an chapter from Optimizing Ace King: The Right Strategy for Playing Poker's Most Complex Starting Hand. Enjoy!

Oct 16, 2018
Exploitative Poker Explained
52:27

The importance of exploitative play can easily get lost in the modern GTO world. But as Adam "W34z3l" Jones explains this week in an excerpt from one of our PRO Membership videos, the fundamentals of exploitative play go largely unstudied. In this episode, Jones presents a fully integrated strategic framework for approaching exploitative strategies and tactics in poker. It's accessible and advanced, so grab a notepad and get ready to learn!

Oct 09, 2018
When Is It OK To Limp?
12:40

Recreational, unstudied players love to limp, especially in live games. Us clued-in players know that 'never limp' is an edict best respected. But when is it actually OK to limp? This week, we take a page out of our CORE training platform to give you a quick lesson four very specific spots where limping makes sense.

Oct 02, 2018
Aggro Table Battle Plan
34:23

When faced with a table full of aggression, what is the most effective counter-strategy? James 'SplitSuit' Sweeney joins us to give his answers to your questions on how to beat tables full of players who are unafraid to raise, re-raise, and shove.

Sep 25, 2018
Buyin Size Considerations
30:06

What do I buy in for? What stakes do I play for? These may be some of the most fundamental questions in poker, but just like any other fundamental, they deserve well-reasoned, deeply thought-out approach. Luckily, James 'SplitSuit' Sweeney is here to answer your questions regarding how much cash to convert into chips on your way to the felt.

Sep 18, 2018
Navigating Rivers
21:12

The river doesn't need to be a scary street. This week, get your footing with James "SplitSuit" Sweeney as we answer member questions about thin value, showdowns, and all things fifth street.

Sep 11, 2018
Continuous Poker Improvement
30:43

Sheree Bykofsky joins us this week to discuss her new book The Kaizen Of Poker: How To Continuously Improve Your Hold'Em Game. We discuss using checklists to make sure you're plugging leaks and playing your A game, as well as the mental and cultural barriers to taking the game more seriously with study. Enjoy another wide-ranging poker strategy discussion on this week's podcast.

Sep 04, 2018
Modern Online Poker
26:45

Mike Gano has been a pro and coach for years, and he's still out there grinding, learning and teaching at serious stakes. We take stock of the modern online poker landscape, strategic considerations for new styles of play, and where the world's top players are finding their edge in an age of unprecedented information and computing power. Enjoy this wide-ranging discussion with a top-tier poker mind.

Aug 28, 2018
Poker Nutrition
30:40

What you put in your body has a direct correlation to whether you play your A game or your C game. We all know how valuable that difference is. Paul Salter, a nutrition coach to athletes, bodybuilders and poker players, breaks down the small steps we can take to make big long-term changes in our lives and games. A poker player himself, Salter gives tons of advice for optimizing your nutrition and getting a biological edge over less healthy competition.

Aug 21, 2018
Adjust Or Bust
40:05

Pro/coach contributor Fausto Valdez has a keen sense of when and how to make adjustments in any poker environment. We talk to him about his successful tournament grind at this year's WSOP, his return to crushing cash games and coaching up-and-coming poker pros. Plus, listen in as Fausto walks through a hand he played with host Zac Shaw at this year's Red Chip Poker meetup in Las Vegas.

Aug 14, 2018
Bet Sizing & Chunking
21:15

This week's podcast features a hand history breakdown provided by Adam Jones. Lots of strategy concepts are discussed, primarily around planning your bet sizing across three streets. The hand was originally submitted to the Red Chip Poker forum by one of our members, generated considerable discussion, and eventually found its way into our much-acclaimed CORE study program as a Level III lesson. For $5/week, CORE provides all the tools you need in structured lessons to help you analyze your own hands, and to take your game to the next level.

Aug 07, 2018
Running Deep In The Main
49:52

Andreas “Rayo” Kniep provided the Red Chip Poker community with a sweat in this year's WSOP Main Event, running deep into Day 5 and a 173rd place finish. Rayo, a student of RCP coach Luke Haward, has been playing poker for less than two years. His introduction to poker came when his marathon-running hobby was interrupted by a hip injury. Rayo reveals how that starting point eventually saw him at the TV table in the Rio.

Jul 31, 2018
Biggest Pot Of My Life
36:47

This week, host Zac Shaw talks about the biggest pot he ever played at $1/$2, and in the process details over a dozen ideas you can use to analyze your own big hands. Rather than focus on breaking down his strategic decisions, Zac invites you to analyze the hand along with him, and encourages you to try many different methods to better learn from your big hands, win or lose.

Jul 24, 2018
The Art Of The Scoop
26:05

This week, Greg Vail, our resident split pot specialist, joins us to answer your questions from the forum about Big O and O8. He's celebrating the release of his new book, Scoop! Big O and PLO8: Winning High Low Concepts for the Hold'Em Mind. Written by Vail and edited by Doug Hull, you'll be the smartest person at your split pot table upon digesting its contents. Heck, you'll probably be the smartest split pot player at your table after listening to this podcast!

Jul 17, 2018
From Rec To Grinder
57:05

Author, consultant and poker player Eileen Sutton has been getting deeper and deeper into the grind, taking on star coach Tommy Angelo and distilling his wisdom down to a strategy to win in the underground NYC poker scene. We take you into her world and mindset on this week's wide-ranging podcast interview.

Jul 10, 2018
How To Beat Poker Players Who Are Better Than You
48:36

How do you beat a player that's much better than you? The answer is: Run good. But seriously, there are some winning strategies to taking on tough opponents, and one of the toughest is James 'SplitSuit' Sweeney, who joins us to talk about how you can beat players like... well, like him. Since host Zac Shaw is about to head out and play with Sweeney and the other coaches at the 4th Annual Vegas meetup, he needs all the help he can get in this department. The duo signs off with news on the future of the podcast and discusses the PRO and CORE membership as Red Chip Poker heads into its 5th year of helping poker players of all walks of life improve their games and their lives.

May 29, 2018
Where Money Comes From In Poker
23:27

Where does your profit come from in poker? This week, Ed Miller explains why most players get the answer to this question wrong. And don't worry, he shares the right answers too. This episode will get you out of your comfort zone and into the strategic concepts that are actually responsible for you taking money off the table in the long-term.

May 22, 2018
How To Balance Your Range & Exploit Imbalance In Others
46:04

You hear the pros talking about "balancing your range" all the time, but what exactly does that mean in practice? In this episode, coach and cash game grinder Fausto Valdez shares his secrets for thinking about your range and the ranges of your opponents. How do we become less exploitable, while exploiting others at the same time? Valdez walks host Zac Shaw through a $1/$2 hand he played to dissect each decision and coach recreational players to think more like a pro when it comes to ranges.

May 15, 2018
The Psychology Of Pocket Aces
37:27

As poker players, our relationship with pocket aces can be intense. They are a beautiful sight, but we must wait so long for a glimpse. The moment becomes critical. Will our aces get cracked? Will this rare opportunity be squandered? There are a lot of "feels" to be had about pocket aces, and Dr. Tricia Cardner breaks down the science and psychology behind overcoming them. This is a mental game episode you won't want to miss.

May 08, 2018
Secrets Of A Las Vegas $1/$2 Grinder
41:40

Kat Martin has been grinding $1/$2 in Vegas for years, and shares many nuggets of hard-earned wisdom for any poker player looking to take on the sleepless city's live poker rooms. Making a living in a place bent on taking away your money is no easy task, but Martin has made it work by carving out his niche, and perhaps you can too, starting with his tips for doing Vegas as a visiting poker player.

May 01, 2018
Why Pot Control Is A Bogus Concept
20:18

What if everything you thought you knew about pot control was wrong? This week, Adam Jones explains why "pot control" is inherently flawed as a poker strategy concept. Through a series of hand history reviews, he'll show why attempts to keep the pot small through checking can be a big, exploitable leak, and what real profitable "pot control" would actually look like.

Apr 24, 2018
Exploiting Double Barrel Bluffs
18:14

When we suspect our opponent is capable of firing double barrel bluffs our way, how do we counter-attack? This week, we take a chapter out of Doug Hull's classic strategy book Poker Plays You Can Use and analyze a hand to answer the question. Hull even illustrates alternate lines, alternate board card scenarios, and dives deep into the math behind his decisions.

Apr 17, 2018
Poker Coaching: Behind The Scenes
50:54

If you've never experienced a coaching session firsthand, it can be hard to overstate just how much coaching can change your game. This week, Kris Murray (aka Persaudeo) stops by for a coaching demo that leaves host Zac Shaw floored with new poker strategy revelations. The two review a recent hand Shaw played street-by-street to ask and answer the question, "Why are you making decision X?" Buckle up for an extended episode and a fantastic ride-along with a top coach.

Apr 10, 2018
Facing Tough River Spots And Big Bets
22:52

Facing tough river decisions and big bets while holding non-nut hands... it's what no limit hold 'em is all about! Even though this will happen comparitively rarely in your session, these decisions have an outsized effect on shaping your win rate. It's critical you get these spots right. This week, three coaches review three tough river spots and break down each street to detail their strategic thinking.

Apr 03, 2018
How To Crush A Table Full Of Nits And TAGs
10:33

We've all sat down at the table full of super-tight players and been frustrated by a lack of action. But the key to profiting from these positions is to realize you're in a massively exploitable opportunity, and to get exploiting! On this week's podcast, James 'SplitSuit' Sweeney shares a chapter from his book Unfolding Poker, giving you some solid, specific tactics for crushing tight tables.

Mar 27, 2018
Want To Improve Immediately? Start Taking Notes At The Table
19:48

This week, we look at the one thing almost no live poker players are doing, yet it could improve their game immediately. And that one thing is taking notes at the table. Host Zac Shaw delivers advice from the Red Chip Team and our member community on how and why taking notes on the hand histories you play can transform your game.

Mar 20, 2018
Increase The Value Of Your Poker Time
24:57

Are you trying to improve your win rate? What about the value of your poker time? This week, James 'SplitSuit' Sweeney joins us to explore the many ways poker players can squeeze more value out of their poker time through simple mindset adjustments. Touching on strategy and mental game, this episode will give you a fresh perspective on how to accomplish your poker dreams and goals.

Mar 13, 2018
4 Questions To Ask Before C-Betting
14:23

We're back with another episode you'll want to listen to more than once, as Adam "W34z3l" Jones shares four questions that you should be asking before c-betting. We've done a few c-betting episodes in the past, so what's new this week? C-betting is a major part of poker and you can never know enough, but this week, you can take these four questions to the poker room this weekend and notice an immediate change in your game.

Mar 06, 2018
Profitable Strategies For 5 Common Preflop Spots
21:02

In one of the most value-packed episodes of the Red Chip Poker podcast to date, Adam 'w34z3l' Jones breaks down strategies and tactics you can use in each of five common preflop spots. You're going to encounter these spots in practically every session you play, and Jones breaks down dozens of specific considerations and tactics for each spot. This episode is an audio excerpt from a training video included with CORE, Red Chip Poker's new poker strategy training experience, available at redchippoker.com/launch-core.

Feb 27, 2018
The Secret To Winning Any Poker Game
22:32

We'll let you in on a little secret: No single strategy or tactic can make you a winning poker player. You need them all. So the secret to winning any poker game is to study more efficiently and effectively than your competition. That's where Adam Jones comes in on this week's podcast. He produced many of the exclusive training videos you'll find in our brand-new CORE poker learning platform. In this episode, Jones takes us inside his process for breaking down poker's more complex concepts into fundamentals that are easy to digest and apply in the games you play.

Feb 20, 2018
Deep Runs In Daily Tournaments
26:18

Most of us aren't competing for a six-figure score at a televised final table, we're grinding out the daily tournaments in our local poker rooms and online. Red Chipper Nick Graphia is one such tournament grinder, and he drops by the podcast this week to talk about how he used our training material to hone his game into some great cashes. In this episode, you'll hear a down-to-earth story of modest tournament success the likes of which any of us could imagine achieving.

Feb 13, 2018
The Ultimate Poker Learning Experience
24:09

With so many moving parts, a coherent poker strategy can feel like an impossibility. So we created CORE from the ground up to lay out everything you need to know in an easy-to-grasp course. It's the poker university you've been looking for, and we're here to help you through it. 

CORE makes professional-grade, winning poker accessible to anyone who's willing to put in the effort. This is the world's first all-encompassing poker strategy syllabus and learning platform. We believe it's the best way ever to learn to play like the pros. 

Feb 06, 2018
Winning Millions in Poker Tournaments
22:36

Jordan Young won millions in online poker tournaments and is approaching the million mark in live tournaments as well. This week, we talk to him about what advice he imparts to other tournament players who seek to achieve similar results.

We focus on strategy and discuss the foundations of a winning tournament gameplan. Young helps listeners identify and eliminate weaknesses in the way typical tournament players approach the game. He also gives tips on population exploits at the WSOP, and shares how it feels to sit at a final table with six figures and a bracelet on the line.

Jan 30, 2018
Learning Poker From Scratch
26:29

How would a poker coach go about learning poker from scratch in today's environment?

It's a fascinating question, and on this week's podcast, James 'SplitSuit' Sweeney answers by breaking down the four pillars of poker learning: Math, Tactics, Strategy and Mental Game. If you're not learning poker from scratch, it doesn't matter, there's something to be learned in this podcast for any player.

Jan 20, 2018
How Do I Barrel In Poker?
27:30

Barreling is one of poker's most fundamental skills. Whether you're firing once, twice or all three times, whether it's for value or as a bluff, you need a working barreling strategy to win in this game. Ed Miller joins us on this week's podcast with a simplified barreling strategy that anyone can use: "When they check, you bet." Of course, the profit is in the details, so don't miss this week's podcast.

Jan 16, 2018
What Strategies Do I Need To Win At O8 & Big O?
25:45

Our resident split pot expert Greg Vail is on the podcast this week, dispelling all the expensive myths held by unstudied O8 and Big O players. Becoming familiar with these leaks will help you plug your own and exploit weaknesses in others. Vail has long been an advocate for the profitability of split pot games in the face of so much player error, and he shares his secrets in this episode.

Jan 09, 2018
What's My Place in the Poker Ecosystem?
22:46

Our first episode of 2018 is geared toward psyching you up for a great year of studying to win. Host Zac Shaw takes the helm and offers up some advice for finding your place in the poker ecosystem, so you can set poker goals for the new year that you will celebrate achieving this time next year. Why do you play? What resources do you have to study and play? Where do you want to go in poker? This episode is all about being honest with our leaks and limitations... something poker players often struggle with. Good luck in 2018!

Jan 02, 2018
Preparing Taxes for Poker and Crypto/Bitcoin
25:31

At year's end, lots of poker players are asking the question, "How do I pay taxes on my poker and cryptocurrency earnings?" Zak Zimbile from Kondler & Associates breaks down the ins and outs of doing just that in the most financially responsible way you can. This podcast is pure gold for anyone who scored in poker or Bitcoin/cryptocurrency this year and is facing tax time with a big question mark over their earnings.

Dec 26, 2017
6-Max Hand History Analysis
27:04

Peter Clarke literally wrote the book on 6-max strategy (The Grinder's Manual) and now he's back with a new book, 100 Hands. It's just as it sounds -- 100 hands of 6-max poker, analyzed in depth as if Clarke was coaching you through each spot. And that's exactly what we do in this week's podcast: We review a random hand from the book and focus on giving listeners the skills to do their own strategic analysis at home.

Dec 19, 2017
Transcending Strategy with The Poker Monk
25:42

Robert Dewberry is a poker vlogger and aspiring Zen master of the game. He joined us to provide his unique perspective on the life of a winning player. Our conversation touches on strategy, studying, and the connections between winning at poker and winning at life. Hear musings of the Monk on this week's podcast.

Dec 12, 2017
Breaking Apart Your Flawed Strategy
25:36

Do you understand how frequencies work in poker? Years ago, Ed Miller's classic training text Poker's 1% heavily impacted the poker strategy scene with its unique approach to exploiting the common frequency-based errors of opponents in live cash games. This winning strategy endures because players are still not exploiting frequency leaks in their opponents as often as they should be. This week, James "SplitSuit" Sweeney breaks apart the flawed strategies of unstudied players who ignore frequencies to their own detriment.

Dec 05, 2017
Behind the Scenes: Cardplayer Lifestyle
35:25

Robbie Strazynski is a man about the poker industry, known widely for his thought-provoking poker productions such as Cardplayer Lifestyle and the Top Pair podcast. This week, we go behind the scenes with Strazynski to gain a unique perspective on professional poker and what it takes to make it in this game. He shares his strategic insights and reflections on many years in the orbit of the game's brightest stars.

Nov 28, 2017
Poker Philosophy
33:03

The game of poker is quite profound when you really think about it. Jerry 'Imperator' Monaco is one such deep thinker who has a wealth of insight into the game's many philosophical underpinnings. He's a poker polymath who has earned a reputation in the Red Chip Poker forum as having a unique and fascinating spin on strategy and the game as a whole. Get a new perspective on poker in this week's podcast.

Nov 21, 2017
Winning Workbook Study Methods
27:54

There are few better ways to develop poker skills than to drill through tricky spots away from the table with a poker strategy workbook. James 'SplitSuit' Sweeney has authored several such workbooks, and he joins us on this week's podcast to give a behind-the-scenes look at how they come together, as well as tips for getting the most out of them. You'll find strategy workbooks to be invaluable in gaining experience and intuition, as well as a comparatively cheap way to make mistakes before you deal with the spots you study off-table in real life with real stacks.

Nov 14, 2017
Going Beyond Tells
31:28

When it comes to poker tells, there are few on this Earth more knowledgable than Blake Eastman. It's not just that he's dedicated his life to the serious scientific study of nonverbal and verbal tells in poker. It's not just that he's an accomplished player in his own right. Eastman, with his Beyond Tells training site, has armed hundreds of poker players with a serious edge over their competition when it comes to reading live tells. He's on the podcast this week to announce the exciting evolution of his Beyond Tells research: the largest study ever on the behavior of poker players.

Nov 07, 2017
Outlasting 17,000 Players in The Colossus
18:48

Normally, 986th place is not the greatest finish in an MTT, but when you're talking about the biggest live tournament of the year, it's quite a feat. Red Chip Poker PRO member Keith Christopher drops by this week to discuss his deep run in the 2017 WSOP Colossus. What did he study and how did he apply it to outlast 17,000 other players and cash in this mammoth field? He shares his insight on another episode exploring the deep tournament runs of our most dedicated members.

Oct 31, 2017
Introduction to Split Pot Games
26:18

Poker's more fun when the pot's split between the high hand and the low hand, and perhaps more profitable too! Greg Vail, the newest addition to our Red Chip Poker coach roster, drops by this week to share his enthusiasm for Omaha 8-or-Better and Big O, two of the most popular split pot games being spread these days. Hear Vail break down the basics of how these games work, the common leaks you need to plug and exploit, and the strategies you need to adjust your hold 'em knowledge to compete in a split pot environment.

Oct 24, 2017
Fundamentals of Player Profiling
25:58

When we first sit down at the table, how do we gather as much information about how our opponents are playing as quickly as possible? This is a question you'll ask in every session you play, and every time a new player sits down. In this episode, James 'SplitSuit' Sweeney dives deep into how to read opponents and their actions for answers. He discusses how to profile players, from their appearance and demeanor all the way to their betting frequencies and sizing.

Oct 17, 2017
More Poker Plays You Can Use
24:37

We couldn't be more excited to bring you this week's episode, because Doug Hull is here to discuss his upcoming new book, More Poker Plays You Can Use. The sequel to Hull's acclaimed debut as a solo poker strategy author is a literal wealth of information that low-stakes live cash players will use to dominate games for years to come. The book is based on Hull's years of experience grinding $1/$2 games and analyzing the mathematics of poker strategy, even developing his own software release (Flop Falcon) to help players build flop intuition. Don't miss this exciting preview with one of poker's most respected strategists and authors.

Oct 10, 2017
Running Deep in MTTs vs. Big Fields
26:35

Mark Rumbaugh had one heck of a summer. He finished first in two local $110 tourneys vs. smaller fields. Then, with a profitable poker wind at his back, he traveled to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas and did not disappoint his bankroll. He ran deep again and again, nabbing three cashes in the four events he played: 295th/2020 in the WSOP $1K, 24th/1368 in Planet Hollywood's $600 Goliath, and 208th/2320 in the Wynn $1100 classic. Hear how he studied his way to tournament success this summer on the podcast this week.

Oct 03, 2017
How to Win a $20K Pot vs. a Maniac
38:39

By popular request, poker mastermind Christian Soto is back on the podcast this week going over hand histories. First he discusses the infamous $20,000 pot he played on Live at the Bike versus Hashtag King. How did he handle this maniac and get stacks in as a 75% favorite? Then Soto goes street-by-street, action-by-action, picking apart a live $1/$2 hand host Zac Shaw played, where all involved take questionable lines. Get your hand history fill from one of the best hand breakdown artists out there on this wee's Official Red Chip Poker Podcast.

Sep 26, 2017
Strategies From a $2/$5 Grinder
25:17

Exactly one year ago, Red Chipper Fausto Valdez appeared on our podcast to discuss his dedication to becoming a professional poker player as he moved from $1/$2 to $2/$5. This week, Valdez drops in for an update, and it's a big one: He quit his job to play poker full-time and has dedicated his life to the game. He's even coaching! Look inside the mind of a cash game grinder and tournament shot-taker this week and get a taste of what professional poker is all about.

Sep 19, 2017
C-Bets & Delayed C-Bets
14:02

Take a peek behind the curtains of our PRO membership this week with excerpts from two of our most popular videos on continuation betting. This episode is pure value and you will use the information in every session you play. First, Adam Jones debunks some common c-betting myths that could be costing you chips. Then, Mike Gano goes over six specific reasons why you might want to delay a c-bet.

Sep 12, 2017
Final Table Decision-Making
29:37

You don't have to be told that at the final table, your decisions matter. So why don't more tournament players work through the spots they're likely to face, under extreme ICM pressure, with major pay jumps and big cash on the line? To fill that knowledge gap, tournament coach and pro Ben Hayles recently collaborated with James "SplitSuit" Sweeney on the new Poker Workbook: Tournament Final Tables. Hayles stopped by the podcast to share details on their new approach to developing poker skills to dominate final tables.

Sep 05, 2017
What Drives You to Study Poker?
23:38

In honor of our 100th episode, we have an all-star lineup on this week's podcast. James "SplitSuit" Sweeney, Ed Miller, Mike Gano, Dr. Tricia Cardner and Doug Hull all drop by to share their answer to a single question: What first inspired you to study, and what inspires you to continue to study?" You'll hear five very different stories about falling in love not just with the game of poker, but the study thereof. It's a unique look into the lives of five very accomplished poker coaches, and there is something for poker players at every level to relate to here.

Aug 29, 2017
SPR: Stack-to-Pot Ratio
25:04

Stack-to-pot ratio, commonly known as SPR, is a fundamental poker concept every winning player needs to understand. This week, James 'SplitSuit' Sweeney is on the podcast to explain why the size of the effective stack relative to the size of the pot demands your full attention.

If you're new to SPR, this episode is going to transform your game. If you're already familiar, there's value for you here in refreshing your understanding, because SPR is something you will use in basically every pot you play.

Aug 22, 2017
Practical Poker Study
32:15

Studying is not the sexiest part of being a winning poker player. But it is a necessary part, and poker writer and educator Eileen Sutton is on the podcast this week to share more effective ways to approach thinking about and studying the game of poker.

Author of The Total Poker Manual and regular blogger here at Red Chip Poker, Sutton has a unique perspective on how to integrate serious study into our poker routines. In addition to writing about poker, she is a dedicated player, and she speaks to her own revelations on how get more out of every minute of study you put in towards becoming a big winner in the game.

Aug 15, 2017
Poker Refugees: Relocating Online Pros
29:40

When Black Friday hit on April 15, 2011, Kristin Wilson sprang into action, using her unique skill set to start helping online poker pros in the US relocate to countries more hospitable to poker, like Canada and Costa Rica. Several years later, she is still at it, having relocated thousands of players. She helps with everything from finding an apartment to moving, customs, establishing bank accounts other important financial arrangements, and a host of other deceivingly complex aspects of moving to a foreign country as a professional online poker player. Get an inside look on how poker relocation is done on this week's podcast.

Aug 08, 2017
The Secret Life of a Poker Dealer
32:37

What goes on behind the scenes from a poker dealer's perspective? Doug Hull interviews his friend Nathan on this week's podcast bring you insights from the lifestyle of top dealer in Las Vegas. Nathan isn't just an in-demand dealer, he's also a semi-pro player. He shares an unfiltered view of the ups and downs of life dealing the biggest games in Vegas all the way down to $1/$2. Join us to get a view poker players rarely get, and are sure to appreciate.

Aug 01, 2017
Extracting Information from Donk Bets
24:22

What information does a donk bet communicate to you? Ed Miller joins us this week to outline his five different categories of donk bets, and how to pick up on the information embedded within to make optimal decisions. The donk bet is a disruptive play, and understanding the motivations behind that disruption are going to be key when planning your post-flop line.

Jul 25, 2017
Pot Odds, Equity and Equity Realization
25:18

We welcome Dustin 'Oblioo' Goldklang on the podcast for his first appearance, and the subject is pot odds, equity and equity realization. These are fundamental concepts every poker player must know, and many players are familiar with. Whether you're new to the game or have these ideas under your belt, there's value to be had with Goldklang's detailed breakdown of how odds and equity factor in to a winning poker strategy. For a perspective on universal poker concepts from a coach and pro, don't miss this episode.

Jul 18, 2017
Range Advantage
16:23

Range advantage is a key concept in poker strategy, and two of the game's great thinkers introduce the idea to our listeners on this week's podcast. Christian Soto and Doug Hull -- both Red Chip Poker founders, authors, coaches and pro players -- talk about range advantage in a way that should be accessible for any level of player. Understanding who has range advantage and what that means is a modern poker must in terms of skills you need under your belt. Listen to Soto and Hull use hand examples to illustrate range advantage for players eager to know more on the subject.

Jul 11, 2017
Avoiding Psychological Traps in Poker
24:35

Avoiding psychological traps in poker is a required component of a winning strategy. In our search for tactics we often overlook mental game to our peril. Dr. Tricia Cardner is on the podcast this week to help you steer clear of common mental game leaks that have ruined scores of players before you. Don't be one of them. Listen close and take heed to the good doctor's advice.

Jul 04, 2017
GTO for Small Stakes Players
27:35

GTO. Three letters that every poker player needs to know in the modern poker world. You may have heard of game theory optimal play, you may even comprehend what it is on a basic level. But have you integrated it into your game? That's the question and Adam Jones, also known as 'W34z3l', is on the podcast this week to discuss. He helps people understand how game theory optimal fundamentals work, why they're worth learning, where they can generate profit in your game and this isn't just for high stakes players. Here's the do's and don'ts of applying GTO strategies to your small stakes poker game.

Jun 27, 2017
MTT Concepts: 30BB and Less
18:46

Knowing how to play with 30BB or less is crucial for winning tournaments. You might not find yourself in this spot all that often in cash games, but you will commonly find yourself short-stacked on your journey to the final table. On this week's podcast, accomplished tournament player and coach Jordan Young sits down with Christian Soto to discuss playing with 30BB or less in MTTs.

Jun 20, 2017
Running a Successful Home Poker Game
25:42

The Red Chip Poker podcast is not the only thing Zac Shaw hosts. He has also run a successful home poker game for the last 12 years. The home game has been successful in the sense that its attendees have fun, the game goes off regularly, and has been a great proving ground for the strategy concepts he learns here at Red Chip. In this episode, he gives a densely packed rundown on the various aspects that have made for a successful home game over the years, hoping to inspire you to host your own and grow this great game we all love.

Jun 13, 2017
Plug Your 100% C-Betting Leak
25:27

Doug Hull coaches many players, and he finds that while most students come to him with a solid pre-flop strategy, their post-flop skills need serious work, particularly around c-betting. Far too many players are c-betting flops close to 100% of the time. In this episode, Hull outlines the reasons why this is a losing strategy, how to a adjust to a winning strategy, and how to exploit other players who are c-betting too many flops.

Jun 06, 2017
Range Merging
27:32

High-roller and in-demand coach Matt Berkey is back on the podcast, and this episode starts with an in-depth discussion on range merging. What is a merged range, and how can we use it to balance our play and keep our opponents guessing? Berkey gives his advice on this topic, as well as a breakdown of his overall thought process while playing a hand. Take notes, because Berkey is dropping solid gold insights into the mind of a top-level pro.

May 30, 2017
Challenge All Assumptions
32:21

Matt Berkey has amassed millions in tournament winnings. He plays high stakes cash so competitively, some games stopped inviting him. We're lucky to speak with him this week about his training method and style of play. Like Red Chip Poker co-founder Christian Soto, with whom he closely collaborates, Berkey is a fan of challenging conventional poker wisdom, and exploiting entire populations of players by getting inside their heads.

May 23, 2017
Moving Up from the Microstakes
24:55

Microstakes players dream of moving up to higher levels online, where serious money can be made. But how do you rise from 25NL to 200NL? Mike Gano has done it, and he's on the podcast this week giving specific strategies for moving up in online poker. 

May 16, 2017
Mindset of a Winning Tournament Player
28:58

Hypnotherapist and poker mental game coach Dan Heskett is on the podcast this week dispensing wisdom on developing a winning mindset for tournament players. His advice on approaching the game with a disciplined, focused mindset has translated into poker profits for many of his students. In this episode, you’ll hear some of his best advice on honing your mental game to a well-oiled winning machine.

May 09, 2017
Bankroll Management 101
23:41

How do you build a bankroll as a poker player? Should bankroll even matter to you? And if it does, how do you manage to grow it and avoid going bust? Seasoned live player and coach Doug Hull is on the podcast this week to answer all your questions on bankroll management.

May 02, 2017
Should You Always Use the Same Bet Size?
19:05

Bet sizing is your friend in poker. But "always bet the same amount" has become somewhat ingrained as a stratagem for many players. In this episode, James "SplitSuit" Sweeney responds to the question "Should I Always Use the Same Bet Size?" to explain why deviation is sometimes very important.

Apr 25, 2017