Mark Hoke, host of Fifth Street Radio recently sat down with professional high stakes poker player Frank “The Trappa” Saulle to discuss a little poker. On top of that, Hoke wanted to find out how he balances poker with everyday life, and of course, who his celebrity crush is.
Mark: With us is Frank “The Trappa” Saulle, if im saying it right! This is a remarkable story. Frank is a successful high stakes cash game poker player from Brooklyn, New York. who now lives in Las Vegas. Frank Saulle started his poker career when he was 32 years old after a serious lower back injury. He is a former truck driver from a construction firm in New York that became homeless.
Mark: Hey Trappa! How's it going? Catch us up on what has been going on in poker and your life these days.
Trappa: Well, high stakes action has died down a bit this year in comparison to the last few yews in particular. But I can't really complain!
Mark: Tell us how you first got into poker, where it all began, and how you moved up so quickly? It's a remarkable story because you were a truck driver from Brooklyn, New York and you broke your back. Please tell us about that? Oh and congrats on your new born child!
Trappa: Thank you Mark, her name is MIA! I am so blessed to be a father at this stage of my life and I hope Mia follows in my footsteps. As for now I will be taking a break from poker to raise my new born child and to be the best father I can be!
I was Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. I started my poker career when I was 32 years old after a serious lower back injury. I was a former truck driver for a construction firm in New York and with no insurance and no benefits, I learned poker from friends. I started hanging out at the Mayfair Club in Manhattan, I watched and learned that I realized I was a really good reader and there was so much money to be made!
Mark: Tell us how you obtained the name, “The Trappa”?
Trappa: I got the name at the Mayfair Club from my style of play.
Mark: Frank, you went from being homeless to a successful high stakes cash game poker player.
Mark: That's just remarkable! Can you tell us how you did that?
Trappa: Well Mark it was not easy, I built my bankroll with twenty dollars playing with friends.
Mark: With twenty dollars? If you have any advice for our listeners what would it be?
Trappa: Start low like one Penney two Penney, playing with friends, and move on up with that.