Rank #1: Playing From The Blinds
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
Rank #2: Deciphering Poker Tells With An Expert
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
Rank #3: Becoming A Solid Winner At $2/$5
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
Rank #4: The Secret Life of a Poker Dealer
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
Rank #5: Profitable Strategies For 5 Common Preflop Spots
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
Rank #6: Consistently Cashing In Big Tournaments
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
Rank #7: How To Beat Poker Players Who Are Better Than You
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
Rank #8: Poker Strategy Mindhacks
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
Rank #9: How Do I Barrel In Poker?
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
Rank #10: Strategies From a $2/$5 Grinder
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
Rank #11: Secrets Of A Las Vegas $1/$2 Grinder
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
Rank #12: Breaking Apart Your Flawed Strategy
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
Rank #13: How To Balance Your Range & Exploit Imbalance In Others
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
Rank #14: More Poker Plays You Can Use
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
Rank #15: Pot Odds, Equity and Equity Realization
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
Rank #16: The Ugly Truth About Becoming A Poker Pro
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
Rank #17: Unbeatable Poker
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
Rank #18: The Secret To Winning Any Poker Game
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
Rank #19: Ace King: Optimizing When You Hit
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
Rank #20: Fundamentals of Player Profiling
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