36 episodes

If you want to improve your poker game and study habits ...

If you dream about having a successful career as a poker player …

Then "Chasing Poker Greatness" is your golden ticket!

15 year cash game pro and poker training website EnhanceYourEdge.com founder Brad Wilson interviews poker's elite, up-and-coming stars, and tireless ambassadors of the game in order to learn about their amazing journey, share their daily processes/tactics for regularly improving their poker game, and invaluable wisdom they have gained through a life on the felt.

Guests include: Dan "Jungleman" Cates, Matt Berkey, Jeff Gross, Jonathan Little, Matt Staples, and many, many more!

The first five episodes premier on Friday October, 18th ... be sure to subscribe and let my amazing guests guide you on your path to reach poker greatness!

Chasing Poker Greatness Brad Wilson

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If you want to improve your poker game and study habits ...

If you dream about having a successful career as a poker player …

Then "Chasing Poker Greatness" is your golden ticket!

15 year cash game pro and poker training website EnhanceYourEdge.com founder Brad Wilson interviews poker's elite, up-and-coming stars, and tireless ambassadors of the game in order to learn about their amazing journey, share their daily processes/tactics for regularly improving their poker game, and invaluable wisdom they have gained through a life on the felt.

Guests include: Dan "Jungleman" Cates, Matt Berkey, Jeff Gross, Jonathan Little, Matt Staples, and many, many more!

The first five episodes premier on Friday October, 18th ... be sure to subscribe and let my amazing guests guide you on your path to reach poker greatness!

    #35 Darren Elias: The ONLY 4-Time WPT Champ, $11.3 Million Online & Live Tourney Winnings, and Poker End Boss

    #35 Darren Elias: The ONLY 4-Time WPT Champ, $11.3 Million Online & Live Tourney Winnings, and Poker End Boss

    Yoooo, welcome my friend to another episode of the “Chasing Poker Greatness” podcast!

    I’m your host, founder of EnhanceYourEdge.com Brad Wilson and today’s guest is the only 4-time WPT champion on the planet, the one and only Darren Elias.

    Darren has over $7.5 million in career live cashes to go along with a pretty, pretty, pretty good $3.8 million in lifetime online career winnings … all despite being a low-volume player.

    His career highlights include:

    - The aforementioned FOUR WPT titles, including: the WPT Bobby Baldwin Classic, 2017 WPT Fallsview, season 16 WPT Tournament of Champions, and (Darren’s personal favorite win) the 2014 WPT Borgata Open.
    - Winning the 2012 World Championship of Online Poker high roller event for a cool $574k.
    - And a 2009 FTOPs gold medal for $126k.

    Our conversation covers a ton of ground from how Darren got his start playing cards in a way that’s very near and dear to my own heart … playing Yahoo! Hearts, to his first tournament bink and subsequent bankroll explosion to over $500k.

    There are too many greatness bombs to count headed your way, including:

    - How human beings are driven by personal interests and incentives that skew their opinions.
    - Darren’s thoughts on the re-entry vs. freezeout debate.
    - Why AI is an existential, imminent threat to the present and future of online poker.
    - Why Darren spends most of his time studying human behavior and analyzing patterns to improve his poker game.
    - And much, much more!

    So, without any further ado, I bring to you the great Darren Elias.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    #34 Jon "Apestyles" Van Fleet: $15.8 Million in Tournament Winnings and Online Poker Legend

    #34 Jon "Apestyles" Van Fleet: $15.8 Million in Tournament Winnings and Online Poker Legend

    I’m your host the founder of EnhanceYourEdge.com Brad Wilson and today’s guest is an absolute legend of the online game, Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet.

    Jon is currently #4 in lifetime online poker MTT tournament winnings with a cool $15.8 million … with a $5 million+ of that coming from a ridiculous 2 month venture playing $25k MTT’s on GGPoker last November and December (Which you are moments away from hearing all about).

    And not only has Jon been crushing tournaments for almost 2 decades, he is also as generous as they come when it comes to helping other folks out and sharing valuable information that probably isn’t in his best interest.

    When it comes to MTT poker coaches, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better dude to help you ascend through the poker ranking than Jon.

    In our conversation, you’ll also learn:

    - Why structure is paramount to Apestyles success in life.
    - Why the game of poker is an amazing example of a meritocracy that is more pure than almost any other life pursuit.
    - How he uses PIO to generate heuristics and find patterns he can actually execute at the tables.
    - And so much more!

    So buckle up, strap in, and get ready for a plethora of GREATNESS BOMBS from world-class tournament CRUSHER Jon "Apestyles" Van Fleet.

    • 2 hr 3 min
    #33 Kristy Arnett: Creating Your Vision, Taking Risks, and Living a Better Life

    #33 Kristy Arnett: Creating Your Vision, Taking Risks, and Living a Better Life

    I’m your host, founder of EnhanceYourEdge.com Brad Wilson and my guest today is the always incredible Kristy Arnett.

    Kristy has been in the poker industry for the past 15 years, starting off working as a reporter for Card Player magazine and then PokerNews. Then, in 2014, she decided to take the leap and began to play cards professionally.

    For a lot of folks, this could have ended in absolute disaster … but Kristy is not a human being you want to bet against.

    She has the unique combination of other-worldly grittiness, humility, and confidence that pretty much guarantees success in whatever venture she chooses to take on.

    She has not only survived but has THRIVED on the green felt, battling primarily in the live cash game arenas in sunny California.

    Kristy sums up her aspirations in life through a T.S. Elliot quote, “Only those who risk going too far, can possibly know how far one can go.”

    But you can’t have a journey without a plan, a vision for what it will take to reach your destination and if you are lacking a vision, Kristy is about to walk you through that process.

    In our conversation, you’ll also learn:

    - Why Kristy decided to leave poker media and go pro.
    - How poker can be used as a tool to pursue what you love.
    - Kristy’s amazing wisdom if you want to become a professional poker player.
    - How you can use poker to become a better human being.
    - And so, so MUCH more!

    So without any further ado, I bring to you my conversation with future NYT bestselling author, Kristy Arnett.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    #32 Ryan Schoonbaert: Specialization is For Insects (How you're likely missing out on an MTT gravy train)

    #32 Ryan Schoonbaert: Specialization is For Insects (How you're likely missing out on an MTT gravy train)

    Ryan has been a POKER BATTLER since he was a mere 18 year 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.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    #31 Phil Hellmuth: 15 Gold Bracelets, $23 Million in Cashes, & Poker Hall of Famer

    #31 Phil Hellmuth: 15 Gold Bracelets, $23 Million in Cashes, & Poker Hall of Famer

    Welcome back for another episode of Chasing Poker Greatness. I am your host, Brad Wilson, and today I am going to be speaking with one of poker’s superstars. Anyone with even a passing interest in poker during the last 20 years will certainly know who he is. My guest today is the one and only “poker brat” himself, Mr Phil Helmuth.

    Phil’s list of accomplishments and accolades in Poker is so long that it’s difficult to put it all together without missing something. To name just some of the things that have made him one of the best poker players to ever take a seat at the table:

    - He is a member of the WSOP Poker Hall of Fame
    - In 1989 he became the youngest player to win the WSOP main event. A record that stood until 2008 when Peter Eastgate won the event.
    - He holds the record for most WSOP cashes - 108
    - He holds the record for most WSOP final tables - 52
    - He has won more than $14 million in WSOP cashes alone
    - He ranks 5th on the WSOP all-time money list
    - He holds 15 championship bracelets, 13 of them for Hold’em
    - In 1993 he became only the second player in history to win 3 bracelets at one WSOP
    14 cashes and 5 final tables in the WPT

    Aside from appearing on TV during broadcasts of some of the tournaments he’s played in, he’s also appeared in many other televised games such as Poker After Dark, Hight Stakes Poker, and Late Night Poker.

    Just slightly outside of poker, Phil has also written several books including his autobiography, “Poker Brat”, several poker strategy books, and “Positivity: 8 Tips For Success”.

    During my conversation with Phil , you’ll hear some of his best stories about a life playing poker and the places the game has taken him. He talks about the days when the only people who knew who professional poker players were were other professional poker players. He talks about what it was like to go from obscurity to a poker celebrity recognized all over the world, and, of course, what it’s like to carry the reputation of being “the poker brat”.

    There are very few players that have played as long as Phil Helmuth has and remain active and successful in the game. ...And he shows no signs of stopping anytime soon.

    This episode was originally aired live on YouTube. If you didn’t catch the live broadcast, you’ll be glad you didn’t miss this chance to get a candid peek inside the world of one of poker’s living legends.

    I thank you again for listening...And now...This Phil Helmuth on Chasing Poker Greatness.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    #30 Aleeyah Jadavji: WSOP Writer, Live Reporter, Poker Player, and All-Around Badass

    #30 Aleeyah Jadavji: WSOP Writer, Live Reporter, Poker Player, and All-Around Badass

    I’m your host Brad Wilson, the founder of EnhanceYourEdge.com, and today my guest is the one and only Aleeyah Jadavji.

    Aleeyah is a WSOP writer, live reporter, poker player, winner of the PokerStars $30k Platinum Pass, and all-around badass.

    Before we hop into Aleeyah and I’s conversation, I want to be upfront in that this was the most nervous I have ever been before any interview I have ever done.

    In these CPG intros I talk a lot about career winnings in the millions of dollars, awards won, and going to war playing massive stakes, but all of that pales in comparison to the battle Aleeyah is fighting.

    A couple of years ago, after losing 100 lbs and feeling the best she’s ever felt, Aleeyah was dealing with some intense pain and went to the Dr. where she found out she had a 10 lb cancerous tumor in her stomach.

    Fortunately the tumor had not spread (Most likely for reasons we discuss in our conversation) and was successfully removed.

    Unfortunately the cancer did return and, like the true warrior she is, Aleeyah’s battle continues as of the release of this episode.

    The vulnerability Aleeyah expressed in our conversation is of course incredibly inspiring, I am humbled to say that I now consider her a dear friend, and I can say with 100% confidence that this is my favorite podcast conversation of all-time.

    So, without any further ado, I bring to you Aleeyah Jadavji on Chasing Poker Greatness.

    • 1 hr 22 min

Customer Reviews

JenShahade ,

Great interviews and guests!

Brad does a fabulous job of finding both well known guests and also people you haven’t heard of yet but will be everywhere soon. From my own interview with him I saw he takes podcasting very seriously, from prep to sound to post production. It shows in the final product!

Chris Cloutier ,

My Fave

I’m really digging this show. I have a lot of podcasts in my feed but I’m constantly looking for new stuff here. Keep it up man!

DGAFPokerPlayer ,

Brad can do it!

Brad has a big future in interviewing imo. My interview with him was painless and I was in a great mood afterwards. That says a lot. Looking forward to listening to all the eps that come out, and I normally can't listen to anythng poker-related! Do it, Brad!

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