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Carlos Welch

Carlos Welch

Carlos Welch has been playing and studying the game of poker for over 10 years. He is a writer for various poker media outlets and he has been a frequent guest on various poker podcasts including the Thinking Poker Podcast, TPE Live, the Heads Up Poker Podcast, and Full Tilt's Hitting The Jackpot. He plays small to mid stakes tournaments and is well known for his extreme frugality which helps to make it all work. He is not quite a professional poker player, but considers himself more of a professional poker student.

Homeless Poker Player’s Cross Country Road Trip: Vegas or Bust…or Both!

Homeless Poker Player’s Cross Country Road Trip: Vegas or Bust…or Both!

Carlos Welch - May 28th, 2016

In 2012, I decided to quit my job, leave my house, and move into an extended stay hotel while pursuing a career in poker. That decision culminated in my most successful year to date in 2015. I won an online Sunday major and cashed my very first attempt at the WSOP Main Event. After that […]

Homeless Poker Player’s California Trip Report

Homeless Poker Player’s California Trip Report

Carlos Welch - March 28th, 2016

February in Atlanta can be a bit chilly, so this year I decided to opt out of winter. As cool as that sounds, it’s not 100% true, but thanks to poker, fact was not that far from fiction. My buddy and fellow grinder Mike invited me to come visit him in San Diego. Being the […]

Twitch Recommendations

Twitch Recommendations

Carlos Welch - February 18th, 2016

As someone who spends a great deal of time on Twitch, I have come across some pretty interesting poker streamers. Obviously, the biggest ones are Jason Somerville and Jaime Staples, but there are a number of other streams who you may have never heard of. I’ll recommend a few to get you started and link […]

Homeless Poker Player’s PCA Trip Report

Homeless Poker Player’s PCA Trip Report

Carlos Welch - February 16th, 2016

As an online poker player, going to the Poker Stars Caribbean Adventure has been on my bucket list for years. In 2016, I finally got my chance to attend. As usual, I have to do these poker trips on a budget. Staying at the Atlantis is incredibly expensive, and with no way of driving the […]

Homeless Poker Player’s Cherokee: NC Trip Reports

Homeless Poker Player’s Cherokee: NC Trip Reports

Carlos Welch - December 21st, 2015

I recently took a trip to North Carolina for the WSOP Circuit stop at Harrah’s Cherokee. This was a highly anticipated stop for me because it is only three hours away from my office in Atlanta and has non-stop single table satellite action which I love. Cherokee is where I first began to make a […]

Homeless Poker Player’s Punta Cana Trip Report

Homeless Poker Player’s Punta Cana Trip Report

Carlos Welch - November 18th, 2015

People After the Dallas trip, I was back in Atlanta for a few days before abandoning the Nitmobile once again and heading down to the Dominican Republic for two weeks. My friend Gareth Chantler has been living in Punta Cana for the past four months and offered me a couch to crash on in Paradise. […]

Homeless Poker Player’s Dallas Trip Report

Homeless Poker Player’s Dallas Trip Report

Carlos Welch - November 18th, 2015

The Bum I recently took a trip to Dallas to support my friend Alex “Assassinato” Fitzgerald in his latest rap battle. My initial plan was to attend the Heartland Poker Tour stop in Vickburg, MS and then drive the Nitmobile over to Dallas. After deciding to skip the HPT, I opted to fly to Dallas […]

Homeless Poker Player’s Wild Florida Trip Report Part 2

Homeless Poker Player’s Wild Florida Trip Report Part 2

Carlos Welch - October 14th, 2015

Daytona Beach After spending a few more days in Fort Lauderdale, I finally forced myself to leave South Florida and head up to Daytona Beach. I was in town to play the Heartland Poker Tour’s single table satellites. I was pleasantly surprised when I arrived at the Daytona Beach Kennel Club. The only other dog […]

Homeless Poker Player’s Wild Florida Trip Report Part 1

Homeless Poker Player’s Wild Florida Trip Report Part 1

Carlos Welch - September 28th, 2015

Let me start by saying that I have been overwhelmed by the support from the readers of my blog. I read every message to me in the comments section and truly appreciate the kind words from the bottom of my heart. In stark contrast to this, I have been equally as underwhelmed by the amount […]

Homeless Poker Player On Twitch

Homeless Poker Player On Twitch

Carlos Welch - September 7th, 2015

Thanks to poker, so far this year I’ve made more money than I ever have in my life. Being the nit that I am, my first thought was ″How can I hold on to this money for as long as possible?″ This question led me to the bright idea of moving into a van. Not […]