Within 2 years of his $15 deposit, he was entering live high rollers... and winning!

    by isnortbooze on November 13th, 2017

    I first heard about Charlie Carrel in 2014 when the 20-year-old chopped the Sunday Million for around $200,000 using the screen name "epiphany77 ". Intrigued by the fact that I was previously unfamiliar with his name, I did a little research into him. It turned out I hadn't heard of him because he had only been playing online for about 7 months. Then as more information started coming out about him, I found out that 7 months prior he was working with a $15 bankroll that he deposited to give online poker a shot. Fish on a heater, am I right?! But Charlie kept on winning online and documented it through cash game hand reviews and entire tournament reviews through the popular training site, Gripsed.

    Live Success
    The following year I heard about a $180,000 win in EPT Malta, and although I still didn't know much about him, I was happy to hear about his success. Then two months later, as part of the same series, he binked $1.1 million in a $25k high roller. That's right, within 2 years of his $15 deposit, he was entering live high rollers... and winning! Since then he has amassed over $6 million in live earnings. Oh, and in case you are concerned about his online career, he won 3 events in the SCOOP online poker championship this year, including the main event for $1.2 million.
    Multi-Color Magic
    Despite his unprecedented rise to the top rung of the ladder of poker success, Carrel has remained humble. No, humble isn't the right word. He has no problem admitting his greatness. Down to earth is a good way to put it. He knows he is one of the best, but doesn't act like it. When you first meet him, he speaks to you like you are an equal, a friend. And he has no problem being self-deprecating when the moment calls for it. He has never forgotten what it felt like to be bullied as a youth and has turned that sensitivity into kindness, compassion and a strength, which he now uses to dominate on the tables. Carrel applies psychology and reads as a big part of his game and it's definitely working, as he dominates the high roller events that are filled with quiet, calculating GTO-bots. Phil Hellmuth calls his own ability to read people white magic. A much less cocky Charlie Carrel would not come up with a term for himself like that, but based on the wild clothes he wears to events, I would dub his ability to predict his opponent's cards multi-color magic.
    The Interview
    I don't want to say much else because I think everybody should watch this interview. He talks about his rise up the ranks and gives some insight on how he turned $15 into millions. He gives advice to beginning and intermediate players on ways to advance their skills. He even gives some crypto investment tips! He answered every question I had without holding back or worrying about how it might affect his "brand". Carrel is hilarious and made me laugh so often you can see my webcam shaking for half the damn interview. I wrote enough questions for a 15-20 minute talk, but we ended up speaking for like 50 minutes because he is so interesting. But don't be intimidated by the length, it is great from start to finish.


    You can find Charlie Carrel on Instagram and Twitter @charliecarrel. His model girlfriend can be seen on Instragram @hannahluss. You can watch the Gripsed training videos that helped Charlie move up the ranks at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoj67ySCb_tDcTN5tuw-MWg.
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    Booze  Filed under: Poker, Charlie Carrel, Tipsy Talk, Tipsy Tips

    28 Comments

    LetsGumbol: The man, the myth, the LEGEND.
    Mon, 11/13/2017 - 16:05

    Such a great interview. Got him to talk about the darkest of his days, which is not easy to do. He has always been an absolute animal on the felt online and I have respected his game and watched many of his final tables. His win on pokerstars for over 2 million dollars in one tournament is just astounding!

    Such a great interview, well put together and perfectly put together question. I hope to see the tipsy talk rise to the moon! So proud of you man, keep the videos coming, please!!!

    I also want to put this in...You asked him what his live winnings has gotten up to. He said something along the lines of - Around 5 to 7 million. You can tell by a statement like that, that he is not just in to the game for the money, that their is much much more behind it than that. That is amazing to hear from a top pro as himself and like you said, very humbling.

    Underworld: Great article :)
    Mon, 11/13/2017 - 17:29

    I didn`t know about this guy before, great life story that just began, this guy is young and there is so much more for him. Its amazing what he done with 15$!
    In talking with you he looks like a normal guy, who would say that he is a poker master :)
    Article is great cause you found right person for it, I will take a look some more videos about Charlie and his games, you made me very interested in this :)

    arpcguy: Interview
    Mon, 11/13/2017 - 21:03

    A remarkable accomplishment in just a short time! Doesn't seem like it could have happened to a more deserving individual!

    michigan1: cool
    Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:29

    Interview was great !! Cool to learn about succesful players i didnt know about.

    Chris9999: awesome
    Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:44

    Great players coming out every year keep it going

    Mrboozo: indeed you are inviting top
    Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:51

    indeed you are inviting top class people to the interview ... like that.

    Marukh666: absolutely good interview sir
    Mon, 11/13/2017 - 22:58

    absolutely good interview sir.

    bwstacker1: Just goes to show you
    Mon, 11/13/2017 - 23:32

    I enjoyed reading this Booze. It just goes to show that anyone can make it big. It is all about risk.

    abdou: Good center was in play
    Tue, 11/14/2017 - 13:22

    Focus and do not rush the secret of success

    twirlspin: This was my introduction to
    Tue, 11/14/2017 - 13:46

    This was my introduction to this young man - really interesting story loved his insight and his atttitude - good for him doing so well!

    ipath: Thanks
    Tue, 11/14/2017 - 14:49

    Thanks for doing these for the community Scot. It's cool to see the mindset and thought of some of the crushers, especially the young one coming up in an increasingly difficult game. He seems like he has a good head on his shoulders and the right game plan. His organization will come with age though 😂

    winawyna: Wow dat is epic..I'm lost for
    Tue, 11/14/2017 - 15:36

    Wow dat is epic..I'm lost for words

    shandefoye: say yes of this time of
    Tue, 11/14/2017 - 17:26

    say yes of this time of interview

    jcmillionman: Nice Interview!
    Tue, 11/14/2017 - 18:02

    Interview was very nice! Keepem coming!!!

    jramy: I watched the entire video
    Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:06

    I watched the entire video and heard some new tips which would have helped me as well as other people. I didn't even know about this guy before hand but now I know about him I can say for myself he is a legend from $15 to playing highrollers live that's a massive feat which I can't even comprehend. How you manage to find such people and get interviews is beyond me but me and other people appreciate them. Thanks :)

    jramy: Thanks
    Tue, 11/14/2017 - 19:06

    I watched the entire video and heard some new tips which would have helped me as well as other people. I didn't even know about this guy before hand but now I know about him I can say for myself he is a legend from $15 to playing highrollers live that's a massive feat which I can't even comprehend. How you manage to find such people and get interviews is beyond me but me and other people appreciate them. Thanks :)

    CntryBoy: Definitely an entertaining
    Tue, 11/14/2017 - 21:39

    Definitely an entertaining video, to say the least. He does seem very down to earth... it's great to see folks like this remain themselves after suck success. Awesome interview, please keep them coming! Turning a $15 deposit into millions is simply amazing! Here's hoping for more great success in the future!

    amscafeaus: Interview
    Wed, 11/15/2017 - 02:03

    Wonderful interview! I have seen Charlie on several podcasts before and followed some of his success. I find him to be an open, honest and very thoughtful guy. Thanks a bunch for giving us a new look at this amazing poker success story. Charlie is winning at poker but more importantly, he is winning at life.

    Skippybp: Cool guy and nice story..
    Wed, 11/15/2017 - 14:33

    Nice to see guys that are broke and hungry get a nice score. Totally cool guy but it took a lot of luck to get there. I am always skeptical of the savant poker player stories because you have to admit that he luckboxed the shit out of that $15 - nice job nevertheless

    RxRxRx: Amazing
    Wed, 11/15/2017 - 15:44

    It's an inspiration to hear this kids story !

    USHOULDCALL: Interview with High Roller Crusher, Charlie Carrel- Tipsy Talk
    Wed, 11/15/2017 - 20:51

    Cool interview! Unbelievable to know a person started with $15 and ended up on pro level.

    ND707: Interview with Charlie Carrel
    Fri, 11/17/2017 - 02:08

    Thanks for providing this entertaining interview, really enjoyed the dynamics between you guys. Charlie seems like a professional player who's humble and having a good time when he plays, which is the most important thing in the long run.

    plo8monster: Soweeeeeet interview !
    Sat, 11/18/2017 - 12:08

    This is worth a watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8gLd5qjvps
    3 video hand review of final table for 1.2 million$ win.
    From last place to win!

    Here is a hi stake 25/50 cash game 50k win (2 part video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8gLd5qjvps

    Charlie is well liked by the poker community, Have never heard a bad comment on him, EVER.
    Thanks Scot !!!

    ~~plo8

    EyeWonBTC: Correct link for 25/50 cash game . It is Part 1 of 3
    Sat, 11/18/2017 - 19:33

    How to Win $50k Playing Poker with Charlie Carrel (Part 1)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWk--a9q5B4

    plo8monster: haha lol Good eye! EyeWonBTC
    Sun, 11/19/2017 - 06:23

    haha lol Good eye! EyeWonBTC

    (I put in duplicate link) ....

    ~~plo8

    DontCallMyAces: Great Interview
    Sun, 11/19/2017 - 09:54

    Great Interview, more of that stuff please ;D
    I like this small bankroll to highroller stories.

    cjmToo: Get Stackin'
    Wed, 11/22/2017 - 20:03

    I remember when he started, played with him many times....excellent interview! That's Charlie! Team Gripsed! Get Stackin'!

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