Poker is not a game to me. It's a religion. I have beliefs I can't prove. I have saints I revere. Countless times I have held vigils all night and into the next day, seated patiently at the oval altar. And then there's the reading I do from the ancient scrolls, and the sacred rituals I perform, and the holy lingo I speak, and of course there's the bonded brotherhood.
It's a religion, no doubt. My elders taught me the ways of poker as a child, and I have been a faithful practitioner ever since.And I have been blessed. The poker gods saw to it that I survived 17 years as a professional poker player, despite severe degenerate tendencies, or perhaps because of them. And that's just the beginning. I've had the good fortune to coach 70 players from around the world, mostly pros. My first book, Elements of Poker, has been shown much love. And my video series, The Eightfold Path to Poker Enlightenment, won the Best Series Award at DeucesCracked.com. What happens next? I think I'll have lunch.(Tommy's website is tommyangelo.com and his blog is at tommyangelo.com/blog.)
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