Minnesota's Poker Podcast

Sponsored by Running Aces Casino, Hotel & Racetrack

Tune in each week to hear recreational tournament player Steve Fredlund talk poker etiquette, tips, and strategies in his popular Rec Poker Podcast. Enjoy interviews with top players, who share stories and insights about playing their favorite card games—as they sit back for an hour with Steve to relive their best tournament moments.
Whether you’re looking for pro tips on how to improve your game or you’re curious about upcoming poker tournaments in Minnesota, this podcast makes it easy to stay connected and entertained—as you learn from the best Minnesota poker players in town.
Be sure to catch each episode on the Running Aces website, where you’ll also discover exciting events and attractions taking place at Minneapolis’ best casino and racetrack! 

Current Episode

Episode 239: Forum on Monotone Flop Shove (@MonkieSystem)

This week, Jim Reid leads the panel through a forum post by @Michael about a tricky spot with JJ. While battling it out against each other in the nightly home game, the panel discusses calling versus raising, stack sizes, preflop shoving ranges, and how there is no 'right' way to pay JJ preflop! Come sign up for a free account at rec.poker today and post a question in the forum for the panel to review! Link: https://rec.poker/forums/discussion/to-fold-or-not-to-fold-jj/


Episode 240: Duncan Palamourdas on Mathematics of poker 

Duncan Palamourdas specializes in the mathematics of poker and poker education. His poker classes at UCLA always fill up early and have long waiting lists. He is also an author at Upswing Poker, Poker News, Card Player and Winning Network. Despite his impressive academic credentials, Duncan’s popularity is a product of his love for simple language and metaphors. Profitable poker play essentially revolves around correct risk/reward optimization. This is a complex topic and Duncan’s great strength is that he explains it in simple terms without resorting to technical jargon. He is the author of “Why Alex beats Bobbie at Poker: Developing a Fundamentally Sound Approach to Poker”. You can connect with Duncan on Twitter at @askthemathdr or through his website askthemathdr.com


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Recent Episodes

Forum on QQ PreFlop
Robbie Strazynski & Bruce Briggs
Reacting to Our Mistakes (@ARW)
Jonathan Little
High Frequency C-Bets (@MonkieSystem)
Dara O'Kearney
Preflop Craziness in Cash Game (@Binkley)
Chris 'Fox' Wallace
The River Bluff (@TaylorMaas)
Lynn Gilmartin
ICM Considerations at Final Table (@CaptainWalleye)
Matt Matros
Forum on Betting Patterns Blind vs Blind (@Jim)
Dutch Boyd
Forum on Value Sizing (@Yamel)
Ryan Laplante
Chad Holloway
Forum on River Bluff - Catching (@ARW)
Jack Laskey & Zach Resnick
Forum on Facing Microbets (@MonkieSystem)
Matt Hunt (Part 2 of 2)
Forum On Note - Taking (@Wojami)
Matt Hunt (Part 1 of 2)
Forum on Hand-Ranging (@Raisy_Daisy)
Blake Bohn
Clayton Fletcher
Maria Konnikova
Gareth James
Jason Su
New Website & the RecPoker Community
Adam Friedman
Christ Moneymaker
Bluffing - from the RecPoker July seminar
Facing frequent shoves in online tournaments  
Ben Hayles & Merv Harvey from Postflop Poker
Nate Meyvis on Philosophy and AQ from Early Position
Jen Shahade
Zach Elwood Talks Tells
Pandemic Check-In & ACR AK Hand by RecPoker
Hand From Russia SHRB
Elliot Roe
Online Poker
Brad Wilson
Bernard Lee
Strategy and RecPoker Day
Maria Ho
Ed Miller
K L Cleeton
Dara O'Kearney
Fedor Holz
John Reading
The Poker Guys
BONUS - Lynn Gilmartin And Australian Brush Fires
Hand History, Straight Draws, and 2020 Plans
Listener Questions, MSPT
Ryan Laplante 
Listener Questions & Hand Histories
Poker League of Nations
Adam Friedman - Mixed Games - Part 1, Part 2
Tommy Angelo amd Lee Jones
Alec Torelli
Hands from the Fall Poker Classic
Daniel Negreanu
Jonathan Little
Content Sampler
Matt Hamilton Ax Suited From Blinds
Free Poker Network (FPN) Crushers
Steve Fredlund & the RecPoker Vision
Andrew Brokos - Facing Limpers
The Future of RecPoker
Greg Raymer
Tommy Angelo: Part 1, Part 2
Matt Matros
Women in Poker parts 1-6: Lexy Gavin & Tiffany Lee, Eileen Sutton, Daiva Byrne, Jen Shahade, Part 5: Sarah Herring, Katie Stone, Maureen Bloechlingers, Kasey Lyn Mills
Jared Tendler
Andrew Brokos discusses strategy & a hand history
Peyton Smith Discusses Hands
Community Chat - Various Topics
Matt Stout & Lexy Gavin with CSOP
Flopping Trips then facing tricky spots
James "SplitSuit"" Sweeney hand review & discussion
Robbie Strazynski
Sky Matsuhashi hand review
Discussion group on variety of topics
Emanuel & Group AK, TT
Community Group discussing JJ hand & satellites
Sky Matsuhashi playing JT
Hand History: Chris "Fox" Wallace, Sky Matsuhashi, Brian Soja, Sarah Herring, Kenna James
Sky Matsuhashi Interview
Community Groups & Expert Hand Review
Chris "Fox" Wallace from iNinja talking about c-betting & resurrection
Player Panel with Max, Matt, Ian & Alan
Steve's Enhanced Pre-Flop Ranges
5 Ways to Destroy Tournament Results
Approaching a Tournament
Strategy Build - Playing Style, Deep Stack Size, UTG Range, GTO vs. Exploitative, UTG, GTO Preflop Sources, Berkey on GTO, Opening Ranges in Preservation Phase, Reactions to Opening Ranges, Response to Limpers, Preflop with Raise Before,
Complete Pre-flop Summary
Sheree Bykofsky
Kenna James
Fox & The INinja Resurrection
Craig Casino
Mike Schneider again Part 1 & Part 2
Sara Herring & Vegas Recap
Alec Torelli
James "Splitsuit" Sweeney
Dr. Tricia Cardner
Jordan Young
Gareth James
Jonathan Little Part 1 & Part 2
Matt Berkey Part 1 & Part 2
No Limit Tournament Paradigm
Staking & Investing Plus Tipping
Post-Flop Bet Sizing
Pre-Flop Bet Sizing At A Loose Table
Adjusting for Fast, Small Buy-In Tournaments
Steve's Running Aces Pot O' Gold Experience
Big Stack End of Day 1 & on Bubble
Big Stack Early & Middle of Tournament
AK In A Weird Spot
KQ Full House Tough Spot
AQ Suited UTG Scenario
A5 Suited Scenario
KQ Suited Scenario
Toughest Spots
Steve's Key Learnings
Small Pocket Pairs
Suited 97 from Jason
Tilt Control
Steve Butchers KJ
Wearing Sunglasses & Hoodies
Post Flop as a pre-flop caller
Preflop Considerations: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
Nearing The Bubble
Jonathan Little Book: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3Part 4, Part 5
Chris Hanson, Jim LeVoir
Kou Vang Interview
Mark Hodge Interview
Q&A with Rec Players
Steve Olson Interview
Hand review 666 on scary board
Hand review AQ button with 3-bet before
Hand review AJ in BB with 2 limpers
Continuation Betting (Rec Discussion)
Brian Soja Interview
Chris "Fox" Wallace Interview
Zach Elwood Interview
Hunter Cichy Interview
Mike Schneider Interview
Jonathan Kim Interview
Aaron Johnson Interview
Jason Seitz Interview
Vlad Revniaga Interview
All-In For Africa VI Recap
All prior episodes are available through iTunes and SoundCloud.

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About Minnesota's Poker Podcast

A recreational Texas Hold'em tournament player, Steve Fredlund is a frequent visitor and good friend of Running Aces Casino & Racetrack. In his search to find a quality poker podcast to improve his game and fit his learning style, Steve had decided it was time to deal his own hand and begin his very first podcast. In the early stages of production, Steve played with multiple formats to help inspire fellow poker players to listen in. After a few tweaks to the program, he settled into a weekly episode series leveraging the knowledge and experience of some of the best poker players in Minnesota. The primary goal of the podcast is to help improve the number and quality of players by learning from the pros about what it takes to partake in poker tournaments. The added bonus is Steve gets to meet and hang out with many of these players himself.
Listen in to hear all-star interviews as you spend some time learning from the pros about how to improve your recreational game skills and maybe try your hand at Texas Hold'em, 3 or 4-card poker, or other popular card games available in our poker room and win your first Minnesota poker tournament.
As the official sponsor of Rec Poker Podcast, Running Aces’ Minneapolis casino invites you to check our website each week, so you never miss an episode! Be sure to follow Steve on Twitter @RecPoker or join his Facebook group to stay connected with fellow players and fans. Have questions for Steve? Feel free to email him directly at stevefredlund@gmail.com.