#170 Carlos Welch: Homeless Poker Player Wins WSOP Bracelet, Uses Winnings to Buy House for NOT Himself
Chasing Poker Greatness
Today’s guest on CPG is one of the most prolific CPG guests and, of course, one of my personal favorites, the always incredible Carlos Welch.And because I know Carlos is so great, today’s show is a very special one indeed because the man has recently claimed some brand-spanking-new hardware:He scooped Event 8 in the 2021 WSOP Online poker series for $124k and claimed his first WSOP gold bracelet.If you’re new to CPG or somehow missed the earlier episodes with Carlos (Which, if you did … you’ll be serving yourself well by going back and checking them out after this), he’s well-known in the world of poker for being the dude who plays and coaches poker professionally while living out of his Prius.The thing I respect and envy about Carlos is his fearlessness in living life on exactly his terms.In 2011 an Australian hospice care worker named Bronnie Ware published a book called “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying”.Number 1 on the list is, “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me”.I can tell you with confidence that Carlos will not have that regret.And because I love you so much, I spent like 20 minutesdigging up this beautiful tweet from WaitButWhy.com founder Tim Urban:“If you went back in time before your birth you’d be terrified to do anything, because you’d know that even the smallest nudges to the present can have major impacts on the future.Applied to today, a reminder that how you live each day really does matter. It changes the future.”If you’re not yet living a life that’s true to yourself, today is an excellent day to get that ball rolling.Now in today’s conversation with Carlos Welch, you’re going to learn:The clever way Carlos structures his poker aspirations.All of his thoughts and feelings while reflecting on his WSOP score.The heart-melting plan Carlos has for spending his newly acquired prize money.And much, MUCH more!Before you dive in, today’s episode with Carlos Welch is sponsored by me, Coach Brad Wilson.In 2020 I was teetering on the verge of pulling the plug on the CPG project. I worked 60 hour weeks and averaged about $6/hr.Before throwing in the towel, I decided to grit my teeth, face my largest inner fear, and throw every ounce of my being into creating the best poker courses I could. If they were awful, and you hated them, so be it… at least I could say I went down swinging.As it turned out, creating those courses upgraded my own poker game immensely, were so beloved by my Villagers I now have a list of 50 or so customers who instantly buy anything I offer, and are the reason why the Chasing Poker Greatness podcast is still going strong.So what makes my courses so different from everything else on the market?I sell plug and play, winning poker strategies in very specific spots that anyone of any skill level can memorize and use.So if you’d like to both support what I do at CPG while also massively upgrading your poker game, visit https://chasingpokergreatness.com/coursesThe spots covered at ChasingPokerGreatness.com/courses so far are:Preflop strategyCbetting vs. fish on the flop, turn, and river in single raised pots.And obliterating the poor souls who donkbet into you on the flop, turn, or river.More spots are coming soon and the offerings will always be updated at ChasingPokerGreatness.com/courses.So without any further ado I bring to you friend, coach, trailblazer, and now CHAMPION Carlos Welch!To learn more about the Free Nuffle promotion, visit: https://chasingpokergreatness.com/free-nuffle-promotionNew 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
Ep 297 - Chat: Carlos Welch on WSOP Bracelet, Buying a House for his Mom & more
Carlos Welch is a player, writer, and coach spending much of his time living out of Prius. Carlos recently won his first WSOP Bracelet, besting a field of 782 entries in the Crazy Eights ONLINE event for $1124,369. He plans on using part of the money to buy a house for his mom in George to serve as the central location for when the Welch family gathers. Carlos shares some tips on being frugal in Vegas during the WSOP and just brings a general positivity to the poker world. Connect with Carlos on Twitter @hiphop101trivia.
This week, Carlos Welch is locked in and blinging out proceedings with his brand new WSOP bracelet!Carlos joins David and Dara as the trio discuss the news, gossip and scandals of the day. First in the news is of course Carlos's victory in the $888 Crazy Eights WSOP Events few days ago for $125,000. Carlos summarises the key points of the tournament before telling the lads about his rags to riches story.The topic then begrudgingly switches to the story of Poker's Icarus Landon Tice and his concession to Bill Perkins in their much hyped Heads-Up Challenge.Doug Polk's return to the content streets is discussed as David wonders if Doug calling out Daniel Negreanu's losing streak was the ultimate jinx!Olivier Busquet's hot-take on the use of charts re-ignites an old debate as Carlos and Dara weigh in on the wrongs of RTA but also emphasis the need for rules that were policeable.David's rant this week is about PokerGO and their itchy copyrite claim trigger finger which he reveals effected past Chip Race Strategy Videos. The lads offer their takes on the pettiness of PokerGO who seem to be intimidating smaller content creators and disregarding fair use.The final topic is the news that Mason Malmuth has sold the 2+2 Forums and Carlos gives us the inside track on how that means the discontinuation of the magazine and potentially other wings of the business.
July 16th, 2021 - WSOP Bracelet Winner Carlos Welch
The Tournament Poker Edge Podcast
On this episode of the Tournament Poker Edge Podcast, Clayton welcomes long time TPE family member and recent World Series of Poker Bracelet winner Carlos Welch. They are joined by Derek "Killingbird" Tenbusch and Marc "aznAllin007" Alioto. They relive some great stories of Carlos from over the years and, in the strategy segment, review a key hand from his bracelet win.
Carlos celebrates the ten-year anniversary of his first WSOP, reflecting on his career and fondly recalling his former fishiness.LinksUse discount code “Carlos” to get 25% off Exploiting Small Stakes Tournaments, in which Carlos teaches Andrew his best tricks for winning the most from weak opponents.How To Obliterate Passive Tournaments is Carlos’s exploitive classroom and quiz style course with Alex Fitzgerald. Normally $399, it is currently on sale for $99.Support the podcast and get daily strategy segments from Nate, Carlos, and Andrew by subscribing to the Thinking Poker Daily patreon.Timestamps0:30 hello 82:24 strategyStrategyhttps://i.gyazo.com/75acf76781f2babe26dcfed653fbf1d0.mp4 Carlos Welch Carlos Welch is a “professional poker student” and long-time friend of the show. He plays, coaches, and studies poker, lives in a van, and substitute teaches. He first appeared on Episode 39. Twitter Link
#143 Carlos Welch: Co-Host Thinking Poker Daily, MTT Beast, & Back to Being Homeless
Chasing Poker Greatness
Welcome back my fine feathered friend to another episode of the “Chasing Poker Greatness” podcast. I’m your host, founder of Chasing Poker Greatness, Brad Wilson. Today the one and only Carlos Welch is back for the third time on CPG and I couldn’t be more thrilled! Don’t tell Andrew Brokos over at the Thinking Poker podcast but I’m secretly dreaming Carlos will reach out to me about being a regular co-host of CPG. He’s just the kind of dude that, once you get to know him, you wanna spend as much time with him as you possibly can. Unfortunately for your favorite podcast host, you’re about to learn that getting chances to chill out with Coach Carlos are rare opportunities indeed.As far as his poker credentials go...Carlos is an MTT beast who regularly battles in the biggest buy-in MTT’s on Ignition, he’s a writer for PokerNews and Tournament Poker Edge, and he’s also a co-host on the aforementioned Thinking Poker podcast. In today’s conversation with the always Great Carlos Welch, you’re about to learn:- How to avoid paying resort fees so that you can stay at the RIO during the WSOP for a paltry $30 or so per night.- Why Carlos prefers playing on his own dime.- Lessons and meditations on the blessings of both giving and receiving.- And much, much more!Before you dive into this episode with Carlos I wanted to take a moment to let you know about my latest mini-course: Neutralize River Leads.NRL is powered by Mass Data Analysis, which means the strategies were built based on what folks are ACTUALLY doing instead of what folks theoretically SHOULD do.Neutralize River Leads is a “pay what you wish” mini-course so that you can experience the power of MDA at absolutely no upfront cost.You can grab your copy at chasingpokergreatness.com/NRL by joining the daily newsletter.And now, without any further ado, I bring to you one of my all-time favorite human beings in the world of poker, the always inspiring and entertaining Carlos Welch.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
April 23rd, 2021 - Living the Nit Life with Carlos Welch
The Tournament Poker Edge Podcast
On this episode of the Tournament Poker Edge, Clayton is joined my long time friend of TPE Carlos Welch. He discusses finally moving out of his can...and in to a Prius! He also shares some other great tips for living the Nit Life. And of course, Clayton and Carlos discuss some strategy utilizing hands played against the DTO Bot. NOTES:How to get a Diamond Card: (a) Stay 24 nights at Wyndham Hotels to earn their Diamond card (b) Status match to Caesar’s Diamond card (c) Rematch back and forth yearly on the Status Match Merry Go Round. Never pay resort fees again!Carlos’s First Year As A Professional Poker Player With Weekly Updates.DTO Poker Video TutorialExploiting Small Stakes Tournaments Premium Training VideoHow To Obliterate Passive TournamentsThinking Poker Daily Premium Podcast (with Andrew Brokos)Carlos and the Giraffe on TwitchFollow Carlos on Twitter!
#80 Carlos Welch: The Best Mediocre Poker Coach On the Planet
Chasing Poker Greatness
Today’s guest is mediocre poker coach Carlos Welch who is back for a Round 2.Carlos and I’s first conversation was recorded right before the pandemic went nuclear and I had been wondering to myself how a man who lives out of his car would fare in these strange times. I mean, I can’t even drive my kids one hour away without catastrophe striking: One of them has to go to the bathroom.So how do you find a place that will let you inside to use the bathroom on a regular basis? How do you shower if your gym is shut down?Also, let’s be honest, I really just wanted an excuse to talk to Carlos again because he’s such an amazing human being which, if you have not yet been convinced, you will experience for yourself in just a few moments.In today’s episode you’ll learn:- How trusting your teacher relates directly to their impact.- Why Mike Caro may be the most under-appreciated all-time poker coaches.- Why Carlos doesn’t like interacting with strangers.- And MUCH more!Without any further ado I bring to you the nomad and “anything but mediocre poker coach” Carlos Welch.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
Ep 182 - Carlos Welch on Chasing the Dream While Living Out of a Prius
Carlos Welch is one of the most interesting stories in poker. A player, writer, and coach who decided that to best chase his dreams required living out of his van. Then, the need for overnight A/C moved him to buying a Prius. We talk strategy, game selection, and then dig into a wonderful hand where we face a difficult river shove. Connect with Carlos on Twitter @hiphop101trivia. Make sure to check out rec.poker/resources for all the partnerships and bonus RecPoker is offering. Specifically, Red Chip Poker is offering RecPoker listeners a free week of CORE by using the code RECPOKER.
#50 Carlos Welch: Following His Bliss While Living in a Used Prius
Chasing Poker Greatness
To support the show visit https://ChasingPokerGreatness.comToday’s guest is a man who has never been shy about following his bliss, Carlos Welch.Carlos is an MTT grinder and poker coach who exemplifies the phrase, “Dance to the beat of your own drummer.”In our conversation you’re going to hear all about Carlos’s journey from being a high school math teacher who had “all the things you’re supposed to have” (House, car, job, relationship) to traveling around the country and living a life that’s true to himself, which means playing cards and living out of his Prius.Carlos is going to tell you why he decided to become a Jamaican citizen and why playing in Jamaican SNG’s lead to some unexpected dings in his expected ROI.You’re also going to learn:The awesome reasons why living in his van is Carlos’ idea of freedom.The most peaceful place Carlos has ever slept in his life (HINT, you will never guess it in a thousand years).Why Carlos’s first trip to a real live casino blew his mind.And much, MUCH more!One final thing before we jump into the show.When I initially reached out to Carlos about coming on, he responded by quipping “I’d love to come on but it’s more like Chasing Poker Mediocrity”. Which is clever and made me laugh, but it brings up an important point:Your idea of greatness in poker and all areas of your life are singularly yours and it’s of the utmost importance that you stay true to them. I mention this because #1 you’re important to me. I take the success or failure of your journey personally and I have witnessed the suffering and anguish caused by the pursuit of outsized, unrealistic, and sometimes flat out delusional goals too often in my poker career to not give my opinion and try to save you from some of that pain.With that in mind, I hope you continue staying true to yourself and when you reach your own versions of greatness, my wish is that it brings you an endless supply of happiness and fulfillment.So, without any further ado, I bring to you the amazing, incredible, one-of-a-kind Carlos Welch.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