The (Poker) Zoo, Ep. 3: Fausto

This week on the Zoo, Fausto Valdez. Fausto is immersed in poker, and just marked two years in as a professional player.  We discuss his life and challenges, as well as go over a hand he played at the Sands.

Fausto Valdez, member of TBR, coach at Red Chip Poker, and Solve For Why acolyte.

Fausto on Instagram

V (8-900) 15 late pos, volatile
V (800) sb calls, value heavy
H (cover) bb calls A5ss
Pot 40

Vx Hx V20
All call
Pot 100

Vx Hx V40
Vf H200 Vc
Pot 500

H350, V ???

6 thoughts on “The (Poker) Zoo, Ep. 3: Fausto

  1. That was a fun ride. And we had the thrill of a perfectly timed ambulance siren to add tension and drama to the hand.


  2. We might need a few of the creative thinkers in the group to suggest the creation of a moving fund, to get Fausto to South Beach, in exchange for coaching and use of a room in his pad when the fund creators decide that visiting south Florida for that wonderful food, sunshine, and beaches sounds like a great idea – when wouldn’t it? Ok, good talk :-)


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