Author page: Tommy Angelo

Three Poker Experiments

Three Poker Experiments

I’ve been conducting scientific experiments since I was a kid. How long does a pop bottle have to sit on a fire before it will explode when I throw cold water on it? How much air do I need to leave in a water balloon so I can throw it at Jennifer without having it

LMIP means <em>Last Money In Pot</em>

LMIP means Last Money In Pot

Less tanking. More certainty. Less second-guessing. More confidence. Less regretting. More badass. When you know you’ve put your last money into a pot unless you improve, you carry a valuable secret. Knowing the future makes you feel safe. And your sense of security will rattle your tablemates, adding even more fun and profit to your

How to Make Yourself Less Squeezable

How to Make Yourself Less Squeezable

Squeeze is a great poker word. It’s right up there alongside flop-lag and string-bet and bust-out. Words that depict the meaning, and capture the feeling. Joe bets, Moe calls, and Curly raises. In this story, Moe just got squeezed. He’s caught between two players applying pressure. He’s got a medium-strength hand, good enough to call the initial bet, but

Forecasting Tilt

Forecasting Tilt

I remember when LED guitar tuners came out. Life became so much better for musicians, especially on stage. The readout was three little lights in a row. The middle light was green and that was the target. Green meant “in tune.” The other two LEDs were red. They let you know if you were flat

Folding To 3-Bets From Behind

Folding To 3-Bets From Behind

What’s your position on position? Is it merely a word you know? Or is it something you seek? I’m a fanatic. This article is about how a positionally obsessed person sees the world − and the flop. We’ll look at two preflop situations where I’ve taken the guesswork out of folding when I’m out of

Demoralize Your Opponents with a High ALP

Demoralize Your Opponents with a High ALP

What if there was one guy in your game who had position on you every time you two played a pot? You dread playing against him because hand after hand, when the turn card comes, you have to go first. For all you know, he’s got the goods. Or he’s poised to call your bluff

How to Win a Big Pot at No-Limit

How to Win a Big Pot at No-Limit

Dear reader: I wrote this right after it happened, around 2001.   True story. I slumbered into the casino at 6:00 AM with $2,400. An hour of $3-6 limit-hold’em and a quart of coffee later, I was all the way up to $2420. The big no-limit game was starting so I locked up my favorite

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