This week on Heads Up with Remko it’s all about U.S. Poker Open Championship winner Stephen Chidwick!
3:51 – The start of the interview and Stephen gets us caught up with his travel schedule and his decade of traveling the world for poker.
5:20 – Live poker vs online poker and wanting to become the No. 1 on the overall GPI standings.
7:35 – Stephen compares himself to other players in the top of the GPI standings and why he feels closest to David Peters from a playing style perspective.
8:58 – GTO vs exploitative and how Stephen approaches studying the game of poker and using solvers.
12:20 – Stephen’s advice for mid-stakes grinders who want to improve and whether GTO and using solvers is useful at that level.
14:34 – The economics of Super High Roller tournaments: Are there too many events? Will we reach the cap of what the economy can handle?
16:20 – Chidwick’s recent massive run of big tournament results, winning the U.S. Poker Open Championship, how did he do it?
20:30 – Comparing the US Poker Open to going deep in a big Main Event that lasts for multiple days.
23:45 – Dealing with being unlucky, having players tell him that he’s a great player without a massive breakout result, selling pieces in high stakes tournaments, and the biggest heartbreak in his career.
30:55 – Going back in time with Stephen, talking about coming up through the ranks in online poker, winning more than 100 seats for the World Series of Poker Main Event at age 18 and learning from Jon ‘Apestyles’ Van Fleet.
38:37 – Transitioning from being an online pro to an established live poker player, and how he overcome social anxiety to thrive in the game.
42:22 – The history of poker, the all-time money list, and comparing himself to other big players that are near him in the big rankings.
45:33 – Mixed games: Getting into them, getting good at them, and the meaning of the $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship.
48:49 – The Super High Roller Bowl and Big One for One Drop, are we going to see Stephen in there, and looking at his World Series of Poker schedule and goals for 2018.
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