Carlos Welch: Homeless Poker Player Wins WSOP Bracelet, Uses Winnings to Buy House for NOT Himself

Chasing Poker Greatness Podcast Episode 170

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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 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.

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I sell plug and play, winning poker strategies in very specific spots that anyone of any skill level can memorize and use.

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So without any further ado I bring to you friend, coach, trailblazer, and now CHAMPION Carlos Welch!

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