#24 Arlie Shaban: PokerStars Team Pro Online, Run It Up Ambassador, & Tireless Twitch Streamer
Chasing Poker Greatness
Today’s guest is Canadian online tournament specialist and prolific Twitch streamer (And Big Brother Canada participant), Arlie Shaban.For Arlie, poker and streaming are inseparable. He’s made a name for himself not just because of his poker ability, but also because of his relentless pursuit to be one of the biggest and best poker streamers on Twitch. Without a doubt he is one of the hardest working human beings in the game today.In a tale as old as time Arlie quit his job, decided to play poker for a living and began his streaming career 15 days later. To prove himself to his peers and his audience, he set out to do something nobody else had done. He logged 1000 hours of broadcast time by streaming for more than 120 consecutive days. His personal record is a single streaming session lasting more than 40 straight hours.No other poker streamer on Twitch has put in as many live hours online as Arlie since the day he started streaming.Because of his poker prowess and streaming persistence, he has amassed more than 30,000 followers on Twitch and is now a member of PokerStars Team Pro Online as well as a RunItUp Ambassador. You’ll find Arlie on Twitch regularly, of course, streaming MTT sessions on PokerSTars, of course. During our conversation today, Arlie shares his views on what can be accomplished with hard work and good planning. He is, himself, a perfect living example of exactly what can happen. You’ll hear why he wanted to play poker in the first place, the risks he took to try to become a professional player, and the immense amount of work and sacrifice that got him to where he is now.Arlie is a shining example of how a “regular guy” can achieve a dream and make it as a professional poker player even if they don’t have a massive bankroll, didn’t start in the early 2000’s, or have the luxury of being able to study all day long.If you’ve got the desire and the drive, Arlie just might have the advice that’ll light that fire in you and set you on a new path…Thanks again for listening. This is Chasing Poker Greatness with Arlie Shaban.New CPG Cash Game Courses!Preflop Bootcamp: https://bit.ly/Preflop-BootcampFish in a Barrel: http://bit.ly/fish-in-a-barrelNeutralize Flop Leads: https://bit.ly/2OkN8Yt
The Chip Race - Season 8 Episode 1 - Mike Sexton, Arlie Shaban & Barry Carter.
The Chip Race
For our Season 8 curtain raiser David and Dara interview poker Hall Of Famer, WSOP and WPT champion Mike Sexton. They also sit down for a chat with Twitch poker sensation and Herculean Labourer Arlie Shaban. Dara examines a crazy big fold that David made at the recent Unibet Open Dublin. David reports on the Super Highroller Bowl and the end of year GPI rankings in the news. Not only that but author Barry Carter stops by to discuss David’s conspiracy theory about Joe Ingram and to announce some big news involving Dara.
In this episode, Arlie Shaban, full-time poker player and Twitch streamer, talks about what it was like to stream 125 days in a row for 8 hours a day – a total of 1,000 hours – and get challenged by Poker Stars. Elliot and Arlie discuss extreme tilts, online trolls, and how he has learned to control his temper during a bad beat. Listen in to hear an Enterprise Rent-a-Car employee turned full-time poker player share his journey to becoming a professional player and progress on the “12 Labors of Arlie” Poker Stars challenge. Visit The Mindset Advantage Podcast or find us on iTunes to subscribe, visit previous episodes, and learn more about your host, Elliot Roe. Time Stamped Show Notes: 00:50 – Arlie Shaban is a Twitch streamer who has just been challenged by PokerStars for a chance to win a $30,000 Platinum Pass 01:20 – Arlie’s Introduction 01:30 – Arlie’s been playing poker full-time for 15 months; he hated working a regular job and loved poker 02:30 – He had a mentor to learn Twitch and Twitch poker; he went through the Max-Value Training Program 03:35 – Starting in November of 2017 he streamed 125 days in a row for a total of 1000 hours; he has an intense work ethic and went all-in 04:25 – Now he’s a full-time Twitch poker streamer 04:40 – What it was like to stream 125 days in a row, 8 hours a day 04:43 – He was confident and over-prepared; it was harder than he thought but he wasn’t willing to fail 06:50 – The challenges Arlie faced 07:00 – Arlie can grind for months; he thought that would translate well to streaming, but he completely underestimated its intensity and negativity 07:32 – He thought since he was on Big Brother Canada, he could handle anything; but he found streaming draining and distracting 09:30 – You have less time to study when you’re streaming; he stopped studying for a while 10:05 – Study and play hours 10:15 – He’s not consistent and doesn’t have a set schedule 12:23 – This past month he was at an 85% ROI; he’s up almost $4,000 and plays small $22 games and below 12:45 – The 12 Labors of Arlie challenge 13:10 –Poker Stars noticed his 1,000-hour challenge 14:00 – He later did a 43-hour stream and got 1,400 followers 14:45 – Poker Stars challenged him to the 12 Labors of Arlie, which were 12 random challenges 15:22 – He’s on challenge 5 now and just found out that the challenge is for a $30,00 platinum pass 16:30 – Breaking down the challenges 17:00 – Jamie Staples, the Twitch “Granddaddy,” set-up inspiration and things to do to improve his streaming and brand 18:30 – Mindset improvement challenge: He must clip when he has a bad beat and record himself having a positive reaction 19:30 – Arlie has intense swings and thought that’d be his barrier to entry in poker 20:10 – He realized that if he wanted to become a professional he would need to teach himself to not have negative reactions 21:05 – He understands poker enough to play without emotions affecting him 21:30 – As an MTT player, you should understand that you will have bad beats 22:00 – Play your best and you’ll be profitable over time 22:30 – As he’s gotten better and made more money, his reactions have improved 23:25 – Down time and study time is critical for success; playing 8 hours a day every day isn’t sustainable over time 24:40 – Consistency is key 24:55 – The most extreme tilt he’s had was with chats; he used to have a fan near his bed that he’d break 26:15 – He’d lose it over super-small stakes; he turned off chats for years because he knew how much it impacted him 27:10 – Where to find Arlie: Arlie.tv 3 Key Points Mentorship and training programs can help you improve your game faster. It’s important to balance your study and play time. Unchecked negative emotions will hinder your success. Contact/Resources Twitch site: Arlie.tv Podcast Production, Editing, Show Notes & Transcript by Podcastily
Off the back of their first Monday-night stream, James and Joe run through the latest poker headlines before welcoming Arlie Shaban to the show. The former 'Big Brother Canada' contestant, best known for his 125-day and 43-hour Twitch marathons, is currently undergoing the '12 Labours of Arlie', and uses the podcast to "tell the world about his deeds,” and share his life story. The boys also have details of Week 2 of the #PokerInTheEars Freeroll League, awarding two Platinum Passes (worth $30k each), and their next evening of Home Games (Monday 8th October, 19:30 BST at twitch.tv/pokerstars). Finally, Jason from New Jersey tries to outsmart Joe at 'Big Lebowski' trivia in this week's edition of 'Superfan vs Stapes'. Please don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to the podcast.
Arlie Shaban joins me on the podcast today. Arlie just completed 125 days straight streaming poker on Twitch and now has the longest streak in poker. He is an up and coming tournament poker player with an insane work ethic and great attitude. He was also on Big Brother Canada.