RecPoker | Ep 301 – Joe Stapleton

By Steve Fredlund
August 15, 2021

Joe Stapleton is a poker player, commentator and television personality whose work includes just about every poker organization including PokerStars, European Poker Tour, Poker Night in America and WSOP. Most recently Joe was hired as a consultant for a movie, “The Card Counter” and is working on a comic book to be released soon. Joe is a great combination of confidence and  with a vision for success in his life, keeping a great perspective on where he has been and where he is going.

RecPoker is a vibrant and encouraging poker learning community. We are committed to learning the game, but our priority is building healthy relationships where we can not only grow in the game, but grow in our enjoyment of life. The membership website at rec.poker is awesome, but it’s just a tool to help us build that community. You can join for FREE, giving you access to the groups, forums, and other member benefits. If you want to enjoy the premium content, or become part of the RECing Crew, those options are available and you can get $10 off your first payment using the code RECPOKER.

Time Stamps

00:03Welcome & Introduction
01:27Introduction to Joe Stapleton 
03:08A little bit about Joe’s background
07:10What is it about Joe that made entertainment companies choose him? 
10:35What motivated Joe to continue playing poker: people noticing him or an intentional decision?
19:41Joe talks about how his work looks like in the WSOP 
27:39Joe shares the funny story of how he got hired on the movie “The Card Counter”
28: 15Three major things Joe did for the movie and the time he spent from start to finish 
37:38The most enjoyable thing Joe has done and his “one poker wish”
47:36Tips for someone who is on a similar path as Joe 
01:18:01John: Home Game Result 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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