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The Official Red Chip Poker Podcast

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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!

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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!

iTunes Ratings

200 Ratings
Average Ratings
135
17
16
12
20

Best poker podcast out there

By Yscllc - Apr 24 2020
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I have thoroughly enjoyed James and Zac on the podcast. There is lots of tips and information given that relate with today’s game. My win rate has certainly gone up thanks to the podcast, YouTube channel and ebooks.

Good stuff

By Checkshovinu - Apr 17 2020
Read more
Very enjoyable, even if some episodes don’t focus specifically on poker strategy. Sweeney is a really smart dude and very well-spoken.

iTunes Ratings

200 Ratings
Average Ratings
135
17
16
12
20

Best poker podcast out there

By Yscllc - Apr 24 2020
Read more
I have thoroughly enjoyed James and Zac on the podcast. There is lots of tips and information given that relate with today’s game. My win rate has certainly gone up thanks to the podcast, YouTube channel and ebooks.

Good stuff

By Checkshovinu - Apr 17 2020
Read more
Very enjoyable, even if some episodes don’t focus specifically on poker strategy. Sweeney is a really smart dude and very well-spoken.
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The Official Red Chip Poker Podcast

Latest release on May 18, 2020

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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!

Rank #1: The Secret Life of a Poker Dealer

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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

32mins

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Rank #2: Profitable Strategies For 5 Common Preflop Spots

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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

21mins

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Rank #3: Deciphering Poker Tells With An Expert

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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

45mins

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Rank #4: Breaking Apart Your Flawed Strategy

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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

25mins

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Rank #5: Becoming A Solid Winner At $2/$5

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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

33mins

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Rank #6: Fighting Back vs. LAGs

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Fausto Valdez returns with critical advice on how to outmaneuver LAGs in your game. He's presenting this month's PRO group coaching session on the same subject, and gives a window into some tactics that are particularly useful in combating loose aggressive opponents.

Sep 17 2019

42mins

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Rank #7: How To Beat Poker Players Who Are Better Than You

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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

48mins

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Rank #8: Poker Strategy Mindhacks

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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

32mins

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Rank #9: Secrets Of A Las Vegas $1/$2 Grinder

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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

41mins

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Rank #10: Strategies From a $2/$5 Grinder

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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

25mins

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Rank #11: Playing From The Blinds

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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

40mins

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Rank #12: Pot Odds, Equity and Equity Realization

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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

25mins

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Rank #13: The Secret To Winning Any Poker Game

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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

22mins

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Rank #14: C-Betting With Fitzgerald

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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

31mins

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Rank #15: How To Balance Your Range & Exploit Imbalance In Others

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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

46mins

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Rank #16: More Poker Plays You Can Use

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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

24mins

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Rank #17: C-Betting Out Of Position

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"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

30mins

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Rank #18: Unbeatable Poker

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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

45mins

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Rank #19: Going Beyond Tells

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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

31mins

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Rank #20: Ace King: Optimizing When You Hit

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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

33mins

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Introducing CORE 2.0

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James and Zac discuss the process of building CORE and what's been added to CORE 2.0, updating every lesson for 2020, the new MTT course and more. A fascinating peak behind the curtain of what goes into creating the most structured poker course available.

May 18 2020

37mins

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Winning Poker Tournaments

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Zac and guest Chris "Fox" Wallace discuss transitioning from cash games to tournaments, adjustments to make at different stack sizes and what's included in Chris' soon to be released course in CORE.

May 12 2020

31mins

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Crushing Fear in Poker

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James and Zac discuss the many ways fear can impact your poker game and how you can address and manage it.

Apr 28 2020

34mins

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3 Ways to Adjust to Fishy Tables

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Very soft games can often be harder to manage and require different strategies than what you're used to. James and Zac go over what you need to know to maximize your winrate in these games.

Apr 21 2020

28mins

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4 Poker Exploits to Use Now

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James and Zac breakdown the most common places you can leverage exploitative play in your game.

Apr 14 2020

22mins

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4 Poker Strategies to Deal With Coronavirus

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James and Zac talk about how you can apply skills you've learned from poker to dealing with a crisis like coronavirus.

Apr 07 2020

28mins

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The Preflop Checklist

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Splitsuit (James) and Zac go over the preflop checklist, what considerations should you be using when making preflop decisions?

Mar 31 2020

38mins

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Are Poker Workbooks Worth Your Time?

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James and Zac discuss poker workbooks, why they are valuable and how you can use them. They also touch upon the impact of live poker shutting down.

Mar 24 2020

28mins

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How Important is a Balanced Range?

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This week James and Zac breakdown balance in poker for newer players, how important is it and how to start bringing it into your game without losing your exploitative edges. James even breaks down how he would approach the active play in Zac's homegame.

Mar 17 2020

21mins

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Are You Folding Too Much?

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Welcome to Season 3 of the Red Chip Poker podcast! Zac and James are back to discuss the topic of folding -- are you doing it too much? Most players are. They cover everything from managing standard ranges to the psychological aspect of the game.

Mar 13 2020

31mins

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Fighting Back vs. LAGs

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Fausto Valdez returns with critical advice on how to outmaneuver LAGs in your game. He's presenting this month's PRO group coaching session on the same subject, and gives a window into some tactics that are particularly useful in combating loose aggressive opponents.

Sep 17 2019

42mins

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C-Betting With Fitzgerald

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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

31mins

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Behind The Scenes Of Our Podcast, After 2.2M Listens

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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

51mins

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C-Betting Out Of Position

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"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

30mins

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The Poker Lawyer

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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

48mins

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Playing From The Blinds

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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

40mins

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Calling The Biggest Action In Poker

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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

1hr 2mins

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Consistently Cashing In Big Tournaments

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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

55mins

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Poker And Creativity

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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

53mins

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Poker's Leading Lady

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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

43mins

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iTunes Ratings

200 Ratings
Average Ratings
135
17
16
12
20

Best poker podcast out there

By Yscllc - Apr 24 2020
Read more
I have thoroughly enjoyed James and Zac on the podcast. There is lots of tips and information given that relate with today’s game. My win rate has certainly gone up thanks to the podcast, YouTube channel and ebooks.

Good stuff

By Checkshovinu - Apr 17 2020
Read more
Very enjoyable, even if some episodes don’t focus specifically on poker strategy. Sweeney is a really smart dude and very well-spoken.