Ryan Schoonbaert: Specialization Is for Insects (How You’re Likely Missing Out on an MTT Gravy Train)

Chasing Poker Greatness Podcast Episode 032

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I’m you host, the founder of Enhance Your Edge Brad Wilson, and today’s guest is PLO MTT wizard and PartyPoker Team Online pro Ryan Schoonbaert.

Ryan has been a POKER BATTLER since he was a mere 18 years old in his hometown of Calgary, Alberta Canada.

Always willing to mix it up, Ryan is the rare breed of poker player who is willing to sit down and play any variation of poker under the sun. 

For the first handful of years in his poker career, Ryan was a full-time live pro who never really caught the online bug. 

That all changed practically overnight when Ryan decided to jump head first into the Twitch streets because of a challenge from one of his good friends, Kevin Martin … which he’ll tell you all about in just a few minutes.

The poker world should be very, very grateful for that challenge as Ryan brings a uniqueness to the poker world that, in my opinion, is invaluable for both rookes and veterans in the cardplayer game.

In our conversation, you’ll also learn:

– Why game specialization isn’t always the most profitable or gratifying route you can take as a poker player. 

– Why Ryan transitioned to solely battling on the PLO streets on his Twitch stream.

– How playing the carnival games for “fun” even a little bit in your downtime can have a dramatic negative impact on your poker career.

– And much more.

So strap in tight and get ready to feel the burning desire to diversify your game selection, increase your edge, and insulate yourself in an ever-chasing poker environment.

Without any further ado, I am super pumped to bring to you my conversation with Ryan Schoonbaert.

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