RecPoker | Ep 256 – Tommy Angelo

By Steve Fredlund
March 23, 2021

Tommy Angelo is a poker player, poker coach, and author of several books including Painless Poker, Elements of Poker, and Waiting for Straighters. He is also busy making videos including a YouTube Series called PokerWords on his YouTube channel. His latest effort is a 3-part series called “On Position.” We chat about parts 1 and 2, which have been released, talking about Act Last Percentage and folding to 3-bets from behind. The third part will be released April 1 focusing on folding the small blind in limped pots. Tommy also talks about his recent experience doing live poker commentary. He graced us with some harmonica playing to start the episode and shared his perspective on his perfect day, which was quite inspiring. Connect with Tommy at TommyAngelo.com

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Time Stamps

01:27 Introduction to Tommy Angelo  
03:31 Some updates from Tommy for the RecPoker nation 
05:26 Tommy talks about the concept of Act Last Percentage 
13:07 Is it really accessible for the people?
15:07 Tommy elaborates on his position on his second video
21:37 Tommy speaks about his experience doing live commentary 
23:50 Tips Tommy has gotten about how to do commentating
31:56 What would be the ideal day for Tommy Angelo at this point of his life?
34:43 How Tommy creates an aspirational schedule 
37:12 How COVID changed Tommy’s life
44:21 What advice does Tommy have for RecPoker nation?
49:02 John: Home Game updates 



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Steve Fredlund

Steve Fredlund is the host of the RecPoker podcast and Rec.Poker website, both of which are committed to building a vibrant and encouraging poker learning community. Steve also works diligently to encourage people live their most fulfilling lives through coaching, speaking and writing; information about that is at stevefredlund.com.

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