By night, Ian Parchen is the head of security at a major University. By day, he’s a winning cash game battler and major contributor to Greatness Village.
Listen to today’s episode to learn about Ian Parchen’s gambling origin story and what it finally took for him to find success in the world of poker.
Barbers. Prison. Pain.
Darin Houk has been a member of Greatness Village since the very beginning and has been instrumental in building a supportive, caring, and generous community.
Hear his story today on Chasing Poker Greatness.
From listening to CPG from the very first episodes while traveling and backpacking around the America’s to being one of the most prominent and respected Villagers, you won’t wanna miss Charlie’s journey through the world of cards thus far.
Have you ever wondered how you would live your life if you were certain your time was quickly running out? That’s the paradigm in which Ian Armijo has lived his entire life.
When he was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis as a kid, his life expectancy was 14 years old.
Instead of shying back, Armijo met his genetic challenge head on and did everything in his power to live a full life that’s true to himself.
Today, Armijo is 40-years-old, has bought and sold many successful businesses, is a member of an outlaw biker gang, and is pursuing poker with everything in his soul.
Listen to his story today on Chasing Poker Greatness.
Today’s guest is a good friend of mine for the last five or six years, Joe Desimone.
Joe Desimone is a villager. He’s currently an MTT Pro, but back when I met him in my old twitch street days he was battling in the cash game arena.
He’s been a successful professional poker player for the last 10 years or so.
Greatest Village is very lucky to have somebody as skillful as Joe around to answer MTT questions where, you know, the village is not exactly full of MTT specialists, right?
We’re cash game pros typically so, Joe is a major, major asset to the Village.
And in my conversation today with Joe Desimone he’s going to drop a Greatness Bomb on an underbluffed spot when you’re battling against fish, he’s going to dive deep into his poker origin story, and him and I are also going to reminisce about the good old days.
So now, without any further ado, I bring it to you a long time a professional poker player and good friend, the one and only Joe desimone.
Joe Johnson is an up-and-coming young gun who’s in hot pursuit of realizing his poker dream.
He and his fiance have recently moved to the poker boom-state of Texas where he plans on daily battling on the green felt, building up his poker bankroll, and carving out a successful career in the world of cards.
If you’d like to join up with Joe and all the other aspring poker pros who live in Greatness Village, be sure to visit GreatnessVillage.com
Enjoy the show.
Michael Lukich is a data analyst by day & high level poker player by night whose name you may recognize from his series of YouTube tutorial videos on how-to use GTO+.
Not only is he one of my most successful private coaching students and a huge asset to Greatness Village, he’s also an active member of SolveForWhy where he’s dropped Greatness Bombs aplenty in live webinars and threw down in the student version of Poker Out Loud.
If you’re a successful professional who pursues poker at a high level as a hobby, Michael Lukich’s journey through the world of cards ought to resonate very well.
If you’d like to join Greatness Village so that you interact and engage with folks like Michael Lukich, Peter Bermingham, and myself… you can do so by visiting https://greatnessvillage.com
Without any further ado sit back, relax, and enjoy Michael Lukich on Chasing Poker Greatness.
From driving taxis for a living to obsessively research & betting on the ponies (and winning!), Peter Bermingham’s time on this earth has been very well lived.
And about one year ago Peter stumbled into Greatness Village, randomly hopped into a Poker Power Hour, and the rest, as they say, is history.
In Peter’s one year spent in Greatness Village (The CPG Private Slack community) he’s missed ONE Poker Power Hour (Out of 52), bought all the CPG courses, and has been a prototypical obsessive student of poker.
He’s also flattened his cratering red line while going from a small winner at $25 NL to a big winner on the streets of $200 NL.
I could not be more proud of him.
Today you’re going to learn all about Peter’s journey through the world of cards, what the future holds, and much, MUCH more!
And if you want to join Greatness Village for free, all you have to do is visit GreatnessVillage.com.
Enjoy the show!
Welcome to a brand new series on Chasing Poker Greatness called “Aspirants” … they are conversations with folks who aspire to achieve longtime success on the green felt.
These episodes are going to be a little different than what you’re used to hearing on Chasing Poker Greatness and, if they aren’t your cup of tea, they will be labeled as “Aspirant” in the show title so you can just skip them when they show up in your feed.
The fee is $100 and, after our conversation, you’re added to an exclusive “Aspirant’s Only” slack group with other folks just like you who are chasing their own version of poker greatness. The slack group is also highly important so that I can check-in and follow-up on the Aspirant’s and give them feedback whenever they hit any snags.
Today’s aspirant is Doc and she’s going to share her personal story of how she fell into the world of cards and what it would mean for her to find success.
So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.