A highlight from #190 David Tuchman: Renowned Poker Commentator and Longtime Pro
Mister tuckman, how are you, sir? I am good. How are you? I'm doing quite well. Doing quite well. Just expressing the fomo that I have for missing out on the W SOP this year. And feeling a little bit excitement to get there next year. Yeah, I haven't missed a World Series in quite some time. I want to say that I have not missed the World Series in its entirety in probably like 14 years. Yeah. I mean, to be fair, I don't really miss it. I haven't ever missed it, but this is the first time I've actually missing it because I know through the podcast just so many people that are there. It's just one time where all of the people that I've met and networked with through this venture are all concentrated like the same place, which is just kind of a cool thing. Yeah, I imagine, especially considering, you know, I mean, if you're a cash game player and you normally see these people on a regular basis, but you haven't seen them over the last 18 months because of the pandemic. I would imagine at least it's like, you know, even if you're not going to play tournaments, it's still a great excuse just to kind of see some people that you like. Well, I'm a shut in. So, you know, I'm a shut in and an anonymous cash game player. So before I started the podcast, like two years ago, I didn't know tons of people in the poker world and shamefully ignorant of all tournament players and results. I did not keep up with anything over the past decade, and then through close to 200 episodes, I've just met so many people and made so many connections and done so many interviews and had conversations like this that yeah, now I know a lot of people. I didn't know a lot of people two years ago and now there's just tons of people that I know they're all milling around in the same spot. Yeah, I mean, by the way, you're no longer anonymous. I guess I know that kind of halfway. I haven't gone anywhere. That's thing. I just have a conversation with one person. Then I release it into the world, and then that's it. So I haven't actually gone to play poker because of the pandemic, really. I get it. I get it. You're still out of that. I mean, people know who you are now at least, which is, you know, yeah, I tell my kids, you know, I'm trying to be the most famous Brad Wilson. Like if I can knock that out, then achievement achievement unlocked. There's actually a lot of high achieving Brad Wilson's out in the world. I was gonna say I was gonna say like, that's gotta be hard. Because Brad Wilson, I mean, that's like Joe. I mean, that's a fairly common name. Wilson, first of all, very common last name and then Brad is not, I mean, don't take it the wrong way, but we're not, you know, we're not breaking boundaries at their first name either. Apparently I've quickly Googled. So there's a Brad guitar Wilson, songwriter from California. That's not you. There's a politician, not you. There's a photographer, not you. There's a lot of Brad Wilson's. I think, I mean, I will tell you that you becoming the most famous Brad Wilson is far more difficult than most people. Certainly more difficult than me being the most famous David tuckman. Yeah, not a ton of David tuckman's. You have to front page when I was doing my research for this conversation. You got the front page locked down. I'm firmly on page two. Need to get my SEO guys to work on ranking me up in the Google searches. Or you can just change your name. Oh, I could. Yeah. Maybe brain fuel Wilson. What about that? Yeah, I think on the fly, that's not bad, but I think we can do better. If I might change my name, I at least want to get paid. Yeah, you should get paid if you're going to change your name. You're right. It's a good point. We can brainstorm. Yeah. Something really, really good. I mean, Brad guitar Wilson. That's their middle name, guitar. That's what he's called. It's a homepage of braggart Wilson a songwriter artist from California. Brad Wilson has a soulful contemporary sound. I mean, I just feel like that's kind of dumb. If you are a songwriter, you don't need if you're any good. You don't need to make your middle name guitar. You're not gonna, you know what I mean? You wouldn't like, you know, you're not gonna see like, you know, Peyton, football Manning. Yeah. Brad chip wreck, Wilson. Yeah, just like, I don't know, be more be more creative than that, right?