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Ep 143 - Andrew Brokos - Facing Limpers

Andrew Brooks is a professional poker player, author, blogger, coach, and host of the “Thinking Poker” podcast. He was on the RecPoker podcast episode #130 and is back by popular demand. His recent book, “Play Optimal Poker” has received great reviews and we are honored to have him on our show. In this episode we chat about facing limpers, which is one of the most commonly raised questions too our podcast. We also talk a bit about having our own ...

Ep 142 - The Future of RecPoker

The RecPoker podcast has seen tremendous growth over the past year, thanks to our listeners, guests, and others who have been supporting and encouraging. What we are most excited about is our role in building the poker community, connecting recreational players who love to learn in a positive and encouraging environment; and now we want to do more of that. Host Steve Fredlund has built a dream team with seven other recreational players to lead the development and creation of ...

Ep 141 - Greg Raymer

WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Raymer joins Steve Fredlund, John Somsky, and Rob Washam to chat about his background and some strategy. The interview occurred in May but as the “Women in Poker” series continued to expand, we didn’t want to disrupt the flow so decided to hold off releasing the interview with Greg until early August. This is also available on YouTube at the link below, but Greg was unable to use the video system, so he does not ...

Ep 140 - Tommy Angelo part 2

Tommy Angelo joins the podcast to talk about his background and insights; talk was so good we had to split into two parts. Enjoy! You can also watch on YouTube at

Ep 139 - Tommy Angelo part 1

Tommy Angelo joins the podcast to talk about his background and insights; talk was so good we had to split into two parts. Enjoy!

Ep 138: Matt Matros

Matt Matros a professional poker player and author from Brooklyn, New York, who has won three World Series of Poker events. Matt has a Bachelor of Science degree from Yale University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College. He is the author of the book “The Making Of A Poker Player: How An Ivy League Math Geek Learned To Play Championship Poker. You can watch the video at

Ep 137: Women in Poker part 6: Kasey Lyn Mills

Kasey Lyn Mills is the newest host of the Thirst Lounge and also hosted Stones Live. She is an avid Texas Hold ‘em player, primarily cash, and has some great perspectives on women in poker. You can follow her on Twitter of Instagram with handle @pokermommAA. This is also available on Video at the RecPoker YouTube Channel

Ep 136 - Women in Poker part 5: Sarah Herring, Katie Stone, Maureen Bloechlinger

Sarah Herring, Katie Stone, Maureen Bloechlinger share their perspectives on women in poker. Host Steve Fredlund is joined by John Somsky & Rob Washam for this continued discussion. This episode is also available on video at

Ep 135 - Women in Poker part 4: Jen Shahade

This week, we continue our conversation about women in poker. Steve Fredlund and John Somsky chat with Jen Shahade, great poker and chess player about her perspectives. You can watch the video at

Ep 134: Women in Poker part 3: Daiva Byrne

Daiva Byrne stops by the podcast to offer her thoughts on women in poker. Follow her on twitter @baltic_blonde You can also watch the video at:

Ep 133: Women in Poker part 2: Eileen Sutton

Eileen Sutton was a fixture in the New York underground poker scene, being coached and influenced by the likes of Matt Matros, Ed Miller and Tommy Angelo. Her article, "Poker for Girls" is an excellent read by this author of novels, memoirs & short-stories; she also wrote "The Total Poker Manual." She has written several blogs and appeared on many podcasts. We asked her to specifically chat about women in poker as we continue that series. Also available on ...

Ep 132: Women in Poker part 1: Lexy Gavin & Tiffany Lee

We start the discussion about women in poker with Charity Series of Poker (CSOP) Vice-President Lexy Gavin and Tiffany Lee.

Ep 131 - Jared Tendler

We sit down this week with Jared Tendler, who coaches over 450 poker players, including some of the best players in the world. He’s a licensed mental health counselor and performance coach who works poker players to help them eliminate tilt, improve focus, excel under pressure, play in the zone more often, and much more.

Ep 130 - Andrew Brooks discusses strategy & a hand history

Andrew Brooks from Thinking Poker podcast and joins the crew to discuss his perspectives on strategy and walk through a hand, facing many questions from the crew. This episode is also available on video at

Ep 129 - Peyton Smith discusses hands

Young & upcoming tough Minnesota player Peyton Smith joins Steve Fredlund and the RecPoker panel to discuss a couple of hands, approaching them like a chess player. This episode is also available on video at

Ep 128 - Community Chat - Various topics

Taylor Maas substitutes for Steve and chats with a few rec players about various topics including some of the things being learned in the “Crazy Like a Fox” training series.

Ep 127 - Matt Stout & Lexy Gavin with CSOP

Steve Fredlund chats with Matt Stout & Lexy Gavin about their start in poker, the beginnings of the Charity Series of Poker (CSOP), and what lies ahead. This episode is also available on video at

Ep 126 - Flopping trips then facing tricky spots

Steve Fredlund and the RecPoker panel discuss a couple of hands where we flop trips and find ourselves is very tricky spots. Available on YouTube at

Ep 125 - James "SplitSuit" Sweeney hand review & discussion

The crew catches up again with James "SplitSuit" Sweeney to walk through a couple of hands and then we continue the conversation with several other members of RecPoker Nation. Another great discussion; learning and building community is what we are all about.

Ep 124 - BONUS: Robbie Strazynski

Card Player Lifestyle owner Robbie Strazynski stops by to chat with Steve Fredlund, Chad McVean and John Somsky. Robbie also hosts the RecChip Poker and Top Pair podcasts and is the translator for Eli Elezera's autobiography. You can watch on YouTube at

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