RecPoker | Ep 297 – Carlos Welch

By Steve Fredlund
August 03, 2021

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 $124,369. 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.

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Time Stamps

00:03 Welcome & Introduction 
02:14 Introduction to Carlos Welch
07:52 Carlos talks about buying a house for his mom 
10:14 The role of his family in his life 
12:02 The effect of winning to Carlos
15:30 Carlos on changing his coaching brand
20:04 How Carlos studies and works on his game
23:14 Tips for first-time recreational players
28:35 Is there another tournament where Carlos had a big moment?
36:04 How soft are the fields in the WSOP’s small buy-ins? 
51:22 John: Home Game updates 
57:20 Chris: Seminar updates 



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Steve Fredlund is the host of the RecPoker podcast and Rec.Poker website, both of which are committed to building a vibrant and encouraging poker learning community. Steve also works diligently to encourage people live their most fulfilling lives through coaching, speaking and writing; information about that is at stevefredlund.com.

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