Eric ‘Basebaldy’ Baldwin is one of the most consistent and dedicated poker pros out there, and last week he won his second career gold bracelet. Baldwin joins the show to talk about his family life, the passing of his father, the ups and downs of being a pro, and why the average skill level in live poker is heavily overstated.
- 2:18 – What sticks out to Eric Baldwin about winning his second career WSOP bracelet, and Brent Hanks missing his best friend’s wedding.
- 5:50 – Reliving Baldwin’s bracelet win, how it compares to other wins and how it fits into his career as a professional?
- 9:25 – Baldwin wanted to square up a $10,000 fantasy sports debt, and somehow turned it into a six-figure win? How did he pull that off?
- 11:48 – The California Story: Brent Hanks and Eric Baldwin road-tripping their way into a big score and lots of drinks.
- 14:50 – Degen stories from Brent Hanks and Eric Baldwin.
- 21:55 – Is Remko going to party with Post Malone?
- 27:50 – High stakes fantasy sports!
- 34:45 – Eric Baldwin’s professional approach, risk-averse style and how that’s changing.
- 44:45 – The family life, and how he combines it with professional poker.
- 48:56 – The lowest point of Baldwin’s career, how to grow past it and how the memory of his father lives on, and how he came up in the game and how he parents supported him throughout of it.
- 57:00 – Is the growth of the average skill in poker overstated, and how much value is there still in being a live-poker grinder?
- 1:04:50 – The style of play that makes Eric Baldwin into a top player that has consistently won for many years.
- 1:09:15 – Paying attention at the table, picking up on little things, and how every player sees every situation differently, making poker the most fascinating games in the world.
- 1:13:45 – Using and absorbing the information gathered in live events, and how even the best online players struggle to adjust to the live game.
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