This was an amazing podcast! If you are thinking about transitioning from Poker to Business, playing on Poker Apps, finding poker mentors, you MUST watch this!
The main reason I brought Allison on is he did the transition many of us want to do – he went from a successful poker pro (still plays High Stakes PLO!) to building businesses around poker – he confessed to me the other day he thinks of himself now more as a business man than a poker player.
His mindset and approach shows you why he crushes HSPLO and Business. ENJOY!
Links to get in his clubs will be coming soon!
===Timestamps: I made extra effort to divide this up for you guys to easily browse topics===
00:00 – Testing the Stream
02:15 – Start
02:47 – Introducing Allison Silva
07:50 – How I select students
08:32 – Moving to Sao Paolo, Brazil
14:20 – Civil Engineering background
II. POKER AND APPS
17:20 – Going into Poker, first poker Job
21:13 – Why he chose PLO
22:16 – What happened to Gabriel Goffi
23:03 – Road up PLO stakes, transition to apps
26:17 – Dangers of poker apps
28:47 – Selecting an agent for apps
30:14 – Poker apps banning people
32:24 – Having funds guaranteed
36:00 – Advantage of being a reputable agent
36:31 – Get started in Allison’s Clubs
39:09 – Should you learn PLO? Vs No Limit
46:35 – Softer games (apps) vs increasing skill (stars)
53:36 – How much softer are poker apps?
57:29 – Secrets to crushing HSPLO
58:45 – How to surround yourself with better players
1:04:00 – Starting his own poker business
1:07:48 – The HUGE EV of being Trustable!
1:18:21 – Examples of giving value first
1:22:08 – Build on client feedback!
1:25:30 – Balancing Poker and Business (time management)
1:33:00 – Examples of day structuring
1:39:36 – Business automation, when to hire?
1:44:05 – Importance of systems
1:47:35 – Advice for transitioning Poker — Business
1:52:39 – Ideas of making money with Poker
1:56:02 – How to get into Allison’s Clubs – tell him SoF sent you