138 – Shakti Chauhan – The Treasure Hidden in Your Network

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There’s gold waiting for you in your poker network, and it’s not just in the money you win at the tables…

When poker pro Shakti Chauhan started hosting games to fuel his gambling habit, he realized the rich opportunity hidden in the relationships he cultivated with other players—and learned a lot about himself along the way.

In this episode, he shares how he created his wealth by building his network and seeking out the opportunities inside.

Time Stamped Show Notes:

[00:00:33] Welcome to this episode with guest Shakti Chauhan

[00:01:11] Shakti’s starts hosting games to fund his table play

  • [00:04:50] Building trust, growing his network of players…

[00:07:58] Shakti’s struggles with gambling and bankroll busting…

  • [00:10:17] The -EV effect of alcohol, weed, and cigarettes on performance at the tables
  • [00:13:36] Shakti shares the freedoms gained by giving up vices…

[00:16:31] Networking in poker is an investment in your future…

  • [00:19:00] Self-aware game selection—finding the best games for your poker goals…
  • [00:24:42] Don’t coach the fish at your tables!

[00:26:02] Clarify your poker goals with self-awareness—why do you play poker?

  • [00:27:42] Identifying and clearing out negative behaviors

[00:29:23] What’s on the horizon for Shakti?

[00:31:41] Wrap-up—thanks for checking out this episode!

3 Key Points

  1. Who might be playing at the tables with you? The poker table is the great equalizer—people from all backgrounds come to take their chances. Giving time and energy to building your network is an investment in your future, and the opportunities may surprise you…
  2. The best strategy for winning money at the poker tables, even if you’re a mediocre player, is to choose your games wisely. Understand your limits, know why you’re playing the game, and seek out games that play to your strengths
  3. The best +EV decision you can make for yourself is to identify and clear out your negative behaviors. Shakti battled addictions to alcohol, cigarettes, and gambling until he realized how sabotaging they are to life goals. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain by giving up unhealthy habits—and if you struggle with this, reach out to a professional who can help you.


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